It’s not always clear where data travels on the Internet, but with American cloud providers like Amazon Web Services and others powering a sizable chunk of the modern web, there’s a fair chance the National Security Agency can examine and store your data — even if you live across the pond.
Russia may be aiming for a gold medal of its own when it comes to extensive and invasive surveillance at next year’s Winter Olympics.
Samsung’s been a bad, bad boy. And I’m not just talking about creative ways to make its Samsung Galaxy S4 look faster than it is. In a court filing made public this morning, U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal says that Samsung’s lawyers inappropriately shared Apple-Nokia licensing agreements with Samsung executives.
Yahoo’s days of rewarding security researchers with T-shirts may soon be over.
Guest Post Andy Thurai is chief architect and CTO of Intel App security and Big Data (@AndyThurai). David Houlding is privacy strategist at Intel (@DavidHoulding).
Remember Lavabits, the now defunct private email service reportedly used by Edward Snowden? It seems the government threatened its founder with a $5,000-a-day fine for every day he refused to hand over a “certain user’s” metadata.
“It almost looks like it was designed to go in there,” Hilsenteger says.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court today opposing tech companies’ bid to disclose to their users that the government is spying on their data.
Sponsored Post Egnyte, an enterprise file sharing provider based in Mountain View, CA, is seeking to address the rising vulnerabilities inherent with data transferred via the cloud.
Network security company Barracuda Networks filed to go public today in what will be a $100 million offering.
While companies like Facebook are dishing out hundreds of dollars to researchers to spot security vulnerabilities, Yahoo, it seems is a bit less generous.
Cigital bills itself as the world’s largest consulting firm specializing in software security. The Dulles, VA- based company works with government agencies and large corporations to design, build, and maintain secure software.
Just in time for the impending shutdown of the federal government, Microsoft’s Windows Azure today received the thumbs up from the feds.
60 percent of Android smartphones returned to the store aren’t actually broken. And if InnoPath’s new Mobie app gets widespread adoption, they may not actually get returned in the first place.
From the mind of eccentric playboy John McAfee — founder of McAfee Antivirus — comes a “new and revolutionary technology” that will reclaim our lost privacy, he says, and restore the capability of college students to get all the free movies and music they want.
Dataguise, a company that seeks to secure the corporate data used by big data-crunching technologies such as Hadoop, has raised $13 million in a second round of funding.
Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been creating social graphs of some Americans, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews by the New York Times.
Azure customers can feel little (little) safer today as Microsoft is plugging in multifactor authentication for the cloud platform.
Guest Post C-level executives across the board are tasked with managing company security risks. Unfortunately, while a security breach gets immediate attention from the board, the infrastructure and systems needed to recover from, and prevent against another hit, have never been boardroom fare.
Please don’t give that sketchy dude at the bar your number — there are apps for that. Burner is one of them, and it got $2 million for its disposable phone number app today.
Editor’s Pick Apple has pulled off a masterpiece in the detailed, perfected, refined iPhone 5S. It’s the muchiest iPhone ever.
Dropbox is joining Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other major tech companies in demanding the government to permit it to publish exactly how many national security requests it receives.
Google will now permit you to remotely lock your Android, lest that cabbie whose vehicle you left your phone in sees all those duckface pictures you took last night.
Two out of five software engineers working on big data solutions say that government agencies are tracking the data they’re collecting.
For most people, the most secure security system is often the most simple one as well.
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Today, the Chaos Computer Club delivered yet another way to get around your new iPhone 5S’s Touch ID.
Security company FireEye went public today, raising $303.6 million in the process. The company priced its stock at $20 a share and closed up 80 percent at $36 after a wildly successful day on the markets.
Guest Post Can you use 23andMe without giving the company all of your personal info? Definitely.
“The information we have on the Navy Yard shootings is that he used someone else’s ID card,” General Farkash said. “This cannot happen with our system, because you must be identified … with second-generation biometrics you are the key … your body is the key for your building.”
Google Wallet is officially available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch for the first time this morning.
For every new security innovation, it’s only a matter of time until hackers find a way around it.
Google is planning to unveil its own ad tracking technology to replace today’s third-party cookies. The move would potentially give people more privacy while browsing the web … and, of course, make Google even more powerful in digital advertising.
The bad guys of the Internet target high-volume searches — like those for celebrity names. So if you want to avoid malware, avoid searching for these 10 celebs.
Iranian Internet users were able to access Facebook and Twitter for the first time in four years on Monday, but that wasn’t a sign Iran was loosening its restrictions on the social media sites. It was just a big, fat glitch.
File storage company Hightail acquired security company adeptCloud today, continuing its quest to compete with major names in the cloud file-sharing industry.
Hewlett-Packard is introducing self-healing computing startup software that can repair itself after a malware attack.
Wickr launched on the Android operating system today, promising to keep your information safe from both rogue governments and hackers.
Believe it or not, we’ve come to a place in this world where your phone needs a condom, too.
One Russian senator is on a crusade to take Twitter to task for violating laws on privacy — from the EU’s Articles of Convention on Human Rights to Russia’s own Personal Data Law.