If there’s one “company” that’s doing big data right, it’s the NSA.
Sponsored Post With internet fraud costing US consumers over $560 million per year, it’s no surprise that most of the biggest web properties are investing considerable resources in protecting their users.
National Security Agency employees are bummed out.
Spycraft ain’t like it used to be.
ObserveIT lets you know who did what, when. The startup compares its software to security cameras, watching everyone who accesses your servers.
Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, AOL, LinkedIn, and Yahoo have banded together to created the Reform Government Surveillance coalition, declaring that spy tactics around the world need to change now.
Guest Post Teaching kids how to conduct themselves online has become a matter of urgency.
Yes, foreign governments will be able to buy the bots. Yes, the data the bots gather can be broadcast in any way Knightscope sees fit. No, there’s no way to opt out of being tracked by these machines.
Guest Post A number of the social network’s top managers have visited Russia to meet local developers since Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Moscow last year, when the Facebook founder tried to woo Russian programmers to California.
Guest Post Despite original intentions, current policies have been used by the government to argue that your data does not qualify for the freedom from unwarranted search and seizure, and the right to privacy.
On Nov. 5, BitTorrent Sync, the free “private cloud” solution to syncing files between your desktop, laptop, and mobile devices, hit one million users. Today, the company announced that it has hit two million users.
At a gathering to talk about his new health care legislation, President Barack Obama casually revealed to the crowd that he wasn’t allowed to upgrade his smartphone to Apple’s iPhone due to “security reasons,” reports Reuters.
Update: several credible sources have told me they believe iJailbreak Pro is a scam. I have removed the link.
Tomorrow a Silicon Valley startup named Knightscope will unveil the K5, a 5-foot tall, 300-pound robot that just might take away the traditional security guard job in America.
Sponsored Post In the 40 years since the introduction of the mobile phone, its influence has grown more than its size has shrunk. And it’s not longer about just making calls. For many, it’s nothing less than the center of their digital lives. And now it is also central to safeguarding that digital life.
The Guardian is being investigated by the British parliament to see if it violated Section 58A of the country’s Terrorist Act for publishing former NSA-contractor Edward Snowden’s documents on the NSA and British spy agency GCHQ.
The one thing you’ve always been certain of is that a computer that’s not connected to a network, doesn’t munch data from any USB sticks, and doesn’t accept any kind of electronic connection requests is reasonably safe against hackers and crackers breaking into its electronic vaults.
Okay, haters, you win: Huawei is nixing its growth plans in the US.
You know those third-party toolbars and proxies you download? They may be silently using you to mine Bitcoins, and you may have actually agreed to it.
Looks like Edward Snowden is blowing the whistle on Australia’s government now.
With great troves of online content comes a great responsibility for security.
Affectiva, a technology start-up company based in Waltham, Mass., will start offering a face-reading software to mobile developers starting in mid-January.
The recommendation, still off the record, cam from the post-Soviet successor of the KGB, and followed the revelations made by Edward Snowden.
Ark OS, the private cloud crowdfunding project that aims to enable you to provide all your cloud services right in the comfort — and security — of your home, has beaten its funding goal of $45,000.
It’s Thanksgiving weekend and one of the things we’re undoubtedly thankful for is the ability to go on a massive spending spree immediately after turkey day. Just a little tip — when you’re busy buying, the bad guys are busy stealing.
Like Yahoo and Google, Microsoft is now looking at rallying its engineering teams to encrypt all of the data flying between its data centers.
Shockingly, people seem to get upset when you spy on them.
In the latest report on the NSA’s extensive digital spying efforts, it turns out even online porn habits are fair game.
“They who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
Last month’s big hack has given Buffer a crash course in security.
New reports suggest that Level 3 Communications, the company that controls many of the fiber optic cables that enable the Internet, may have worked with the NSA to tap Google and Yahoo’s data, according to the New York Times.
Chelsea Manning, the U.S. soldier who released classified diplomatic cables to Wikileaks in 2010, published an open letter today after recently being sentenced to 35 years in jail.
Starting today, Twitter is starting an age-screening process for people who want to follow alcohol brands. You enter your date of birth, Twitter does a little counting on its fingers and compares to the legal drinking age of the country you say you’re from, and if it all checks out, Twitter will let you follow the account
To defend your privacy in a time when the “Internet is forever,” Wickr has put together an adivsory board of security professionals to guide that fight for data control.
A new report from corporate watchdog Essential Information titled “Spooky Business” details how American corporations such as Wal-Mart, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, McDonalds, and Shell are allegedly spying on nonprofits in the environmental, consumer safety, pesticide control, gun control, and animal rights areas.
“I have to be very careful about everything I say to my friends as I conduct business activities over the same accounts,” said one employee. “My friends don’t understand why I am reluctant to use [Facebook] to talk.”
Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg thinks the U.S. government screwed up when it comes to the NSA’s surveillance techniques.
You’d think of any organization, the U.S. government would want to make sure its systems were secure. Guess it’s not doing that so well.
Browser security company Quarri received $2.35 million dollars today, sticking behind the idea that the browser is one of the weakest points in a company’s system.
Security software company Trend Micro has discovered a number of “survey scams” specifically aimed at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.