The rolling back of the broadband privacy rules set in place by the Obama administration only a short time ago should concern everyone with a stake in privacy. The Trump government has bowed to pressure from ISPs to allow them to in effect gather browsing data from customers – and then monetise that data through on selling it to marketing and advertising companies. In this article, we examine just how we have arrived at this point.
A recent audit of websites by the well-known Online Trust Alliance has revealed something that many consumers have long suspected. Financial institutions are the least trusted when it comes to cybersecurity. Although the results are no doubt coloured by the inherent fear that many consumers have when it comes to the security of their money, it should still be a worry for banks which have long struggled with issues around online trust.
Congress has brought the controversial bill on internet surveillance back to the discussion room, and this time, Silicon Valley remains largely silent.
The U.S. government reveals the Vulnerabilities Equities Process which decides if vulnerability data is released or gets stockpiled as cyber weapons.
Misconfigured AWS buckets containing dozens of terabytes worth of social media messages were exposed to the public. The data found in Pentagon's leaked database was gathered by the U.S. military as part of their ongoing efforts to identify so called ‘persons of interest’, revealing the extent of internet surveillance.
The U.S. Federal Government is a behemoth that touches every aspect of American life – and today the services and information needed by U.S. citizens are increasingly found online. However, the latest report on the state of U.S. federal websites indicates that they fail on some key indicators regarding web security.
Consumer privacy took a body blow in 2017 when U.S. President Donald Trump signed a repeal of the broadband privacy rules. Increasingly, the complex nature of privacy in the age of the internet is putting the fraught relationship between government, big business and the man on the street to the test.
While the Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal has created its share of problems for Facebook, it’s clear that the scale and scope of the scandal extends to every corner of Silicon Valley. After all, most tech giants are collecting staggering amounts of user data and comprehensive new privacy regulations seem imminent.
Proposed Secure Data Act wants to forbid government agencies from demanding for encryption backdoors. This is a positive move but will it resolve the security vs. privacy debate?
New report shows nearly 75 percent of U.S. federal agencies are still woefully unprepared and deemed to be “at risk” or “at high risk” of a cyber attack.