Data Privacy and Protection
- June 24, 2016
U.S. Senate fails to pass National Security Letter regulation to enhance warrantless FBI surveillance access to metadata, including email headers and browser history.
- June 22, 2016
EFF and privacy activists oppose Rule 41 changes, while the Department of Justice claims the changes do not alter 'traditional protections' under the Fourth Amendment.
- May 27, 2016
US Reps. Poe and Conyers join Sen. Wyden's fight against changes to Rule 41 that would remove limits on government hacking, introduce companion bill to quash changes.
- May 24, 2016
Former computer science majors Lieu and Hurd wrote to their U.S. House of Representatives colleagues, urging improved awareness of cyber risks and cyberhygiene.
- May 24, 2016
Internet pioneer Paul Vixie spoke with SearchSecurity about IPv6 NAT, IPv6 and the Internet of Things, and the long, thankless path to deploying IPv6.
- May 12, 2016
The new Privacy Shield framework for transatlantic data flows faces challenges from Article 29 Working Party criticism, as well as U.S. changes to Rule 41 for computer searches.
- April 29, 2016
More fallout from the Apple/FBI conflict: The second iPhone suit was dropped; the FBI can't provide details of a tool used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone.
- April 22, 2016
Experts face off in Congress over 'going dark' encryption debate, stake out positions on security, privacy and government access; polls show support for strong encryption.
- February 19, 2016
Roundup: DHS posts first pass at guidelines for cyberthreat indicator reporting under CISA. Plus, the U.S. planned a major cyberattack against Iran if nuclear diplomacy had failed, and more news.
- February 12, 2016
Roundup: Details are uncertain for the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, as Facebook is charged with privacy violations in France over the use of the now-illegal Safe Harbor framework; more news.
- January 29, 2016
Roundup: As the deadline looms to replace the Safe Harbor data-sharing framework, the U.S. and EU continue to make progress; Senate is ready to vote on the Judicial Redress Act.
- January 19, 2016
David Chaum presents Internet anonymity tool PrivaTegrity, using the cMix mix network for reliable, high-performance Internet anonymity and protection against attacks or unauthorized backdoors.
- January 08, 2016
- December 18, 2015
News roundup: As EU's Global Data Protection Regulation advances, businesses anticipate higher penalties and compliance costs. Also, malware roundup.
- November 20, 2015
News roundup: Rights groups join critics of Safe Harbor framework update, OPM breach testimony pushback, FBI hiring part of cybersecurity issue for Justice Department. Plus: recycled malware, Microsoft's security push.