HBO is currently embroiled in headaches after hackers assaulted their systems and swiped Game of Thrones scripts, unaired TV episodes, and scads of internal company documents. If an entertainment giant like HBO isn’t safe, how does a little guy like you protect yourself against cyber-predators stalking across the interwebs? With rock solid, battle-tested security coverage, […]
Online security isn’t just about protecting your trusty old home PC anymore. In fact, it isn’t even just about protecting yourself and your handful of mobile devices. We’ve all got families, organizations, and whole workforces to protect from cyber attack as well. As one of the world’s leading VPN service providers (and winners of the […]
Having a virtual private network (VPN) protecting your online activities is practically an essential piece of anyone’s cyber defense these days. But with dozens of VPN companies crowding the market, a select group of VPN service providers are upping the ante, packing more than just a secure internet connection and IP masking for your subscription […]
Hacking and cyber-terrorism continue to dominate the news and may ultimately even help topple a presidency. With stakes like those, it’s not hard to see where acquiring the skills to be an ethical hacker could open up a world of job possibilities for anyone interested in stopping malicious cyber threats for a living. You can […]
A hidden camera in the sky watches people’s movements on the ground; ex-military private contractors control the cameras and run the operation to avoid government oversight. In the background, billionaire funders salivate at the possibility of plush government contracts. In the city of Baltimore, this dystopian scenario is already real life.
Most people who are setting up a social media account or downloading a new app hit the “Agree” button for the terms of service agreement without even reading it. They have a vague idea that they’re selling off parts of themselves.
dpa PARIS — French actress Julie Gayet whose affair with President Francois Hollande caused a sensation earlier this year won a second court case Tuesday against the gossip magazine that revealed their liaison. A criminal court in Nanterre west of Paris ruled that a picture of published by Closer magazine of Gayet in her car […]
By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times LONDON — A jury failed to reach a verdict Wednesday on the remaining counts against two defendants in Britain’s phone-hacking trial, bringing to a close one of the longest court proceedings in British history in a case that lifted the lid on the sometimes unsavory nexus of media, celebrity and […]
Luxembourg (AFP) – In a surprise ruling on Tuesday, the EU’s top court said individuals have the right to ask U.S. Internet giant Google to delete personal data produced by its ubiquitous search engine. Individuals have a right “to be forgotten,” under certain circumstances when their personal data becomes outdated or inaccurate, the European Court […]
By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — A new White House report on privacy and data collection says the mass collection of information is “saving lives” but calls for additional safeguards in how personal information is stored and collected. The report, issued Thursday, is the result of a three-month review led by White House adviser […]
You have to give Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) credit for recognizing Republicans should be embarrassed by their stand on a woman’s right to choose. While promoting his Life at Conception Act last year, Paul told CNN that “there are thousands of exceptions” to his bill, which would make all abortions and some forms of birth […]
London (AFP) – U.S. senators said British and U.S. spy agencies showed a “breathtaking lack of respect” for privacy after reports they had intercepted and stored images from webcams used by millions of Yahoo users. Files from Britain’s communications spy agency GCHQ leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed how the […]
Jan. 19 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s speech last week marked a historic step in the continuing discussion of national security, privacy and government surveillance. The speech was delivered against a background set by numerous proposals, including various bills in Congress and the recommendations of the president’s Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies, on which I served (and most of whose […]
Perhaps you’ve heard of the Fourth Amendment. That’s the one that guarantees freedom from unfettered government snooping, the one that says government needs probable cause and a warrant before it can search or seize your things. That guarantee would seem to be ironclad, but we’ve been learning lately that it’s not. Indeed, maybe we’ve reached […]