Europe’s data protection chiefs have fired a warning shot across the bows of the executive body of the Union ahead of the first annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield. Read More
General Keith Alexander has warned there will be more ransomware attacks this year, and urged industry to work with government to try to defend against global cyber threats. Read More
A little more detail has emerged about how a key component of the controversial UK surveillance law, the Investigatory Powers Act, which was passed at the end of last year, is likely to function — after a government consultation document on so-called Technical Capability Notices was published by the digital rights organization Open Rights Group yesterday. Read More
Earlier this month, a Tor node operator in Russia was arrested in a potential misunderstanding about the nature of the decentralized network. Dmitry Bogatov, a lecturer at the Moscow Finance and Law University, was taken into custody on April 6 and charged with organizing mass unrest, which was later appended with the more serious charge of incitement to terrorist activity. He remains in… Read More
As the longest-serving director of the National Security Agency, Gen. Keith Alexander certainly knows a thing or two about cybersecurity and the threats companies face from sophisticated nation-state hackers. That’s why Alexander founded IronNet Cybersecurity in 2014 after retiring from his post at NSA. In the three years since IronNet was founded, cybersecurity has become an issue of… Read More
Mass surveillance seems like it would be a valuable national security tool. In reality, it's doesn't help much at all. The post Mass Spying Isn’t Just Intrusive---It’s Ineffective appeared first on WIRED.