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Wed May 24 10:19, 2017 GMT
The explanation given to James Oberhelm for the removal of his work from an interim show was “inadequate” according to artist Duncan Campbell The post Turner Prize winner criticises Glasgow School of Art for censoring student’s work appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turner Prize winner criticises Glasgow School of Art for censoring student’s work
Wed May 24 10:32, 2017 GMT
Diginomica The EU takes first step on slippery slope to internet censorship Diginomica The European Union (EU) has signed off on the first steps towards greater regulation of the internet with a vote to establish a universal set of video content censorship rules that companies like Facebook and Twitter would be forced to follow ... and more »
The EU takes first step on slippery slope to internet censorship - Diginomica
Wed May 24 09:08, 2017 GMT
The Nevada Independent After federal internet privacy rollback, Nevada Democrats push for more data disclosures The Nevada Independent Inspired by recent federal moves rolling back landmark internet privacy regulations, Nevada Democrats say they're taking proactive action requiring that online giants explain what kind of data they're collecting. ... Tempers flared and outrage occurred ... and more »
After federal internet privacy rollback, Nevada Democrats push for more data disclosures - The Nevada Independent
Wed May 24 07:01, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has joined the Banned Books Week Coalition as the first international member of this US-based alliance. The post Index on Censorship brings Banned Books Week to the UK appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index on Censorship brings Banned Books Week to the UK
Wed May 24 02:02, 2017 GMT
Cable giant accuses pro-net neutrality site Comcastroturf of trademark infringement.
Comcast accused of trying to censor anti-Comcast site - CNET
Tue May 23 21:12, 2017 GMT
From testing hydrogen bombs to launching cyberattacks, the rogue nation is taking an incredibly aggressive posture.
Inside North Korea's mysterious military - CNET
Tue May 23 14:28, 2017 GMT
On Friday, May 12, an unprecedented cyberattack affected approximately 200,000 computers across 150 countries. By exploiting a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows, a combined worm/ransomware attack called WannaCry shut down hundreds of thousands of computers and demanded payment in order to regain access. In episode 5 of our AppSec in Review podcast, Evan Schuman and Veracode's Brian Fitzgerald discuss this unique attack and its implications. Listen to this discussion for: An overview of the attack and what makes it unique Best practices for preventing these types of attacks – in the long and short term Details on how to recover from WannaCry Thoughts on what WannaCry indicates about the future of cyberattacks and cybersecurity
Podcast: Our Take on the WannaCry Ransomware Attack
Tue May 23 16:49, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a Wikipedia lawsuit that challenges a U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) program of mass online surveillance, and claims that the government unconstitutionally invades people's privacy rights.
Wikipedia can pursue NSA surveillance lawsuit: U.S. appeals court
Tue May 23 15:37, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index on Censorship magazine explores the conflict in Bosnia: the pornographic documentation of grief and the betrayal of multiculturalism. The post End of a multicultural world appeared first on Index on Censorship .
End of a multicultural world
Tue May 23 14:00, 2017 GMT
Self-driving cars can only get better if information is safely shared. That's where blockchain technology comes in.
Toyota wants to use bitcoin tech to share self-driving car data - Roadshow
Tue May 23 09:58, 2017 GMT
City Pages Republicans break promise to protect Minnesota's Internet privacy City Pages Paul Thissen (SFL-Minneapolis) introduced bills to preemptively protect Minnesotans' Internet privacy . Those bills received overwhelming bipartisan support, passing 66-1 in the Senate and 134-0 in the House, with Sen. David Osmek (R-Mound) as the ...
Republicans break promise to protect Minnesota's Internet privacy - City Pages
Tue May 23 08:41, 2017 GMT
A popular section of Reddit devoted to piracy discussion was shut down last night following a dispute that boiled over into mutiny. After being helped by Reddit's admins, the people now in charge of /r/piracy say that a former moderator went rogue, promoting his own 'fake' websites, while holding threads hostage and censoring critique. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Reddit’s Piracy Sub-Reddit Reopens After Mutiny Shutdown
Sun May 21 13:24, 2017 GMT
Hate Speech in the Cloud: Cloudflare Confronts Internet Censorship InfoToday.com The article notes that Cloudflare, “an otherwise very mainstream internet company,” was providing services to neo-Nazi sites, “including giving them personal information on people who complain about their content.” Titled “How One Major Internet ...
Hate Speech in the Cloud: Cloudflare Confronts Internet Censorship - InfoToday.com
Tue May 23 00:42, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted operations at hospitals, banks and schools across the globe.
Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korea group behind ransomware attacks
Mon May 22 20:17, 2017 GMT
Democrats Hit Lack Of Internet Privacy CBS Minnesota / WCCO (AP) — Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect residents' internet privacy isn't part of the next budget. A move in Congress earlier this year to loosen regulations allowing internet providers to sell customers' data sparked ... and more »
Democrats Hit Lack Of Internet Privacy - CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Mon May 22 20:43, 2017 GMT
The Diplomat China's Cybersecurity Law could take internet censorship to a new high. The Diplomat China's new Cybersecurity Law takes effect on June 1. Together with regulations issued over the past month by the Cyber Administration of China (CAC) — including on news reporting and commentary — the new legal landscape threatens to tighten what is ... and more »
China's Cybersecurity Law could take internet censorship to a new high. - The Diplomat
Mon May 22 21:25, 2017 GMT
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Internet privacy in Legislature TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press A last-ditch effort to add new protections for Minnesotans' internet data failed in the early morning hours Monday. Lawmakers finalizing Minnesota's jobs and economic development budget met after midnight to approve a compromise deal between Dayton ... Internet privacy measure dies at Capitol Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 4 news articles »
Internet privacy in Legislature - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Mon May 22 19:41, 2017 GMT
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats hit lack of internet privacy Washington Times ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Latest on the last day of the Minnesota Legislature's regional session for 2017 (all times local):. 2:30 p.m.. Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect residents' internet privacy isn't part of the ... and more »
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats hit lack of internet privacy - Washington Times
Mon May 22 19:49, 2017 GMT
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea have suffered a "sustained" cyber attack by unknown hackers with "very detailed insight" into their work, according to an email warning seen by Reuters on Monday.
U.N.'s North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack
Mon May 22 18:26, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy measure dies at Capitol Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) Internet privacy was a popular idea earlier in the Minnesota legislative session — getting 200 of the 201 votes in previous votes in both the House and Senate. Lawmakers didn't want internet service providers to be able to sell information about their ... and more »
Internet privacy measure dies at Capitol - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Mon May 22 19:46, 2017 GMT
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats Hit Lack of Internet Privacy U.S. News & World Report The Latest: Minnesota Democrats Hit Lack of Internet Privacy . Minnesota Democrats are raising a stink that a measure to protect internet privacy isn't part of the next budget. | May 22, 2017, at 3:33 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. and more »
The Latest: Minnesota Democrats Hit Lack of Internet Privacy - U.S. News & World Report
Fri May 12 04:41, 2017 GMT
Council on Foreign Relations Media Censorship in China Council on Foreign Relations Google's battle with the Chinese government over internet censorship and the Norwegian Nobel Committee's awarding of the 2010 Peace Prize to jailed Chinese activist Liu Xiaobo have also increased international attention to censorship issues. At the ...
Media Censorship in China - Council on Foreign Relations
Mon May 22 16:39, 2017 GMT
PenBayPilot.com Local legislators lobby to protect internet privacy , customer data PenBayPilot.com “With its reckless vote, Congress put Mainers' privacy up for sale,” said Sen. Bellows, in a news release. “Most people are rightfully appalled by the idea that their Internet service provider could be watching their every move online and selling their ...
Local legislators lobby to protect internet privacy, customer data - PenBayPilot.com
Mon May 22 17:10, 2017 GMT
Today three years have passed since the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) delivered its judgment on the case of political prisoner Ilgar Mammadov The post Azerbaijan: Time for justice for Ilgar Mammadov appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan: Time for justice for Ilgar Mammadov
Mon May 22 13:58, 2017 GMT
The virtual currency is proving popular but rival crypto-cash systems are catching up fast.
Bitcoin hits $2,000 trading high point
Mon May 22 10:58, 2017 GMT
As Nabeel Rajab approaches a year in detention for exercising free speech, Index on Censorship expresses its solidarity with the 2012 Freedom of Expression Award winner. The post Dear Nabeel: We are with you appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Dear Nabeel: We are with you
Mon May 22 09:03, 2017 GMT
The "inconsistent" rules used to judge and censor content on Facebook are exposed, claim insiders.
Leaks 'expose peculiar Facebook moderation policy'
Mon May 22 08:08, 2017 GMT
In this issue, Index examines the issues that lie at the heart of women's continuing fight against social, cultural and political subjection. The post Rewriting history appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Rewriting history
Sun May 21 18:34, 2017 GMT
Social network "doesn't want to censor or punish people in distress," according to documents described by The Guardian.
Facebook rules reportedly allow livestreaming of self-harm - CNET
Sun May 21 10:51, 2017 GMT
News from the BBC that a UK teenager has been banned from accessing her university's wifi after getting caught for a pirate download seemed straightforward enough. However, on closer inspection, the story about an illegal Chicken Run download is actually a really nice example of several key file-sharing issues, all wrapped up in an innocuous looking package. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Girl Busted For Pirating ‘Chicken Run’ Provides Food For Thought
Sun May 21 02:49, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts.
Exclusive: North Korea's Unit 180, the cyber warfare cell that worries the West
Sat May 20 12:00, 2017 GMT
Six out of 10 small businesses shut down after cyberattacks. Here's why.
WannaCry ransomeware's real victim: Your local corner store - CNET
Sat May 20 09:17, 2017 GMT
The Premier League and its anti-piracy partners have begun blocking some illicit IPTV streams in the UK after obtaining a High Court injunction earlier this year. However, providers are already countering the efforts in various ways, including tweaks to their Kodi addons. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
IPTV Providers Counter Premier League Piracy Blocks
Fri May 19 21:35, 2017 GMT
The Hill House Republican unveils internet privacy bill The Hill The bill from the chairwoman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on technology and communications is similar in some ways to the Federal Communications Commission's broadband privacy rules that Republicans and President Trump ... New Browser Act would restore restrictions on sharing browsing history The Verge all 5 news articles »
House Republican unveils internet privacy bill - The Hill
Fri May 19 16:35, 2017 GMT
The WannaCry cyberattack is one of the worst of its kind in history, disrupting businesses, hospitals and even government agencies. Here's everything we know so far.
Seven things we learned about WannaCry - CNET
Fri May 19 16:35, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry "ransomware" attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain's National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries.
WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms
Fri May 19 14:20, 2017 GMT
Celebrate the courage and creativity of some of the world’s greatest journalists, artists, campaigners and digital activists The post #IndexAwards2018: Nominate your free expression hero appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2018: Nominate your free expression hero
Fri May 19 11:34, 2017 GMT
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Wannacry cyber attack compromised Russian banks' systems in some isolated cases, the Russian central bank said on Friday, in the first official acknowledgement by Moscow that the attack had an impact on the banking system.
Wannacry cyber attack compromised some Russian banks: central bank
Fri May 19 10:55, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship welcomes the Conservative Party's promise in its manifesto to repeal Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013. The post Tory party promise to scrap Section 40 step in right direction appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Tory party promise to scrap Section 40 step in right direction
Fri May 19 10:15, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Turkish editor arrested on terror propaganda charges appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Turkish editor arrested on terror propaganda charges
Fri May 19 07:26, 2017 GMT
Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed seven lawsuits in the Moscow City Court targeting sites that offer its gaming titles without permission. The aim is to have the sites blocked permanently by Russian ISPs, so that users can longer access the sites by regular means. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Sony Files Lawsuits to Block Video Game Piracy Sites
Thu May 18 23:02, 2017 GMT
How can businesses protect themselves against future cyber-attacks?
WannaCry lessons
Thu May 18 16:24, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin is well-entrenched as the preferred payment for cybercriminals like the WannaCry hackers who have hit more than 300,000 computers over the past week, but cryptocurrencies offering more anonymity are threatening to displace it.
Bitcoin's murkier rivals line up to displace it as cybercriminals' favorite
Thu May 18 15:03, 2017 GMT
VILNIUS (Reuters) - A Lithuanian judge said she wants more information from the United States before ruling on whether to extradite a Lithuanian national accused of swindling two U.S.-based Internet companies out of more than $100 million through an email fraud scheme.
Lithuania wants U.S. to clarify charges against $100 mln email fraud suspect
Thu May 18 14:01, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joined a protest of solidarity outside of the Saudi embassy in London to call for the release of blogger Raif Badawi The post Raif Badawi’s wife leads calls for his release at Saudi embassy in London appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Raif Badawi’s wife leads calls for his release at Saudi embassy in London
Thu May 18 12:58, 2017 GMT
Mirror.co.uk Curry's launch half price sale on internet security and antivirus software amidst recent cyber-attacks Mirror.co.uk We've rounded up the top five deals on internet security and anti-virus programmes below, from both Curry's half price sale and other big retailers, as well as a few of the most highly-rated free ones. We've also asked Darren Guccione, co-founder and ...
Curry's launch half price sale on internet security and antivirus software amidst recent cyber-attacks - Mirror.co.uk
Wed May 17 14:54, 2017 GMT
Legislator proposes internet privacy regulations Biddeford Journal Tribune Roughly a dozen states have taken up measures in the last two months to enhance internet privacy laws following the defeat of protections proposed on the federal level. Sen. Shenna Bellows says her bill applies to companies providing broadband internet ...
Legislator proposes internet privacy regulations - Biddeford Journal Tribune
Thu May 18 03:04, 2017 GMT
PBS NewsHour Propublica finds lax internet security at four of Trump's resorts PBS NewsHour As both the U.S. and French presidential campaigns showed, hackers increasingly exploit weaknesses in internet security systems in an effort to influence elections and policy. Last week, cyberattacks using software stolen from the National Security ... Report finds weak cybersecurity at Mar-a-Lago The Hill Weak cybersecurity discovered at Mar-a-Lago: report New York Daily News Trump's Mar-a-Lago can be hacked in minutes: investigators New York Post all 22 news articles »
Propublica finds lax internet security at four of Trump's resorts - PBS NewsHour
Wed May 17 22:50, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bill proposed in Congress on Wednesday would require the U.S. National Security Agency to inform representatives of other government agencies about security holes it finds in software like the one that allowed last week's "ransomware" attacks.
U.S. cyber bill would shift power away from spy agency
Wed May 17 15:22, 2017 GMT
NJ.com N.J. lawmaker seeks to restore Internet privacy protections that Trump revoked NJ.com A New Jersey Assembly member has introduced legislation to restore the privacy of Internet users that President Donald Trump took away. The legislation by Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-Somerset) would prevent Internet service providers such as ...
N.J. lawmaker seeks to restore Internet privacy protections that Trump revoked - NJ.com
Tue May 16 11:16, 2017 GMT
One of the most experienced and respected journalists covering Mexico’s brutal drug war was murdered Monday in Sinaloa, a state plagued by narco violence. Read the full article The post One of Mexico’s most revered narco journalists was gunned down outside his office (Vice News) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
One of Mexico’s most revered narco journalists was gunned down outside his office (Vice News)
Sat May 13 11:18, 2017 GMT
Unlike other people’s definitions of who you are – something over which one can exercise little control – self-definitions are tricky little customers. They kind of stick to you like burrs and every now and then you will be forcibly reminded of their presence. To celebrate its second anniversary, The Wire could have chosen from […] The post Backstory: The Many Shades of Journalistic Fearlessness (The Wire) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Backstory: The Many Shades of Journalistic Fearlessness (The Wire)
Wed May 17 11:08, 2017 GMT
One of the Bahraini activist's two trials has been postponed until 30 May as court rules to further extend his imprisonment The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab hospitalised and denied bail appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab hospitalised and denied bail
Tue May 16 20:47, 2017 GMT
WSLS Carilion cracks down on internet security after largest... WSLS ROANOKE, Va. - Some businesses in southwest Virginia are taking extra steps to protect their information after the biggest worldwide cyberattack in history hit on Friday. "When you lose access to your data, in today's world, that could mean a pretty ...
Carilion cracks down on internet security after largest... - WSLS
Tue May 16 16:59, 2017 GMT
The malware that's locked up hundreds of thousands of computers has netted roughly $70,000 so far.
Watch the WannaCry bitcoin ransom trickle in - CNET
Tue May 16 15:34, 2017 GMT
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Tue May 16 13:45, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group that has taken credit for leaking NSA cyber spying tools - including those used in the recent WannaCrypt global ransomware attack - has threatened in a blog it is believed to have authored to release more recent code to enable hackers to break into the world's most widely used computers, software and phones.
Group thought to be behind NSA tool leaks threatens new round of spy tools
Tue May 16 10:51, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine said on Tuesday it was imposing sanctions on Russia's largest internet group Yandex and other popular online firms to protect itself against cyber attacks.
Ukraine imposes sanctions on Russian web firms citing cyber threat
Tue May 16 10:40, 2017 GMT
Following the coup attempt on 15 July 2016, the Turkish authorities have pursued an unprecedented crackdown against perceived critics and opponents The post Turkey: UN should address continuous deterioration of free expression and other human rights appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: UN should address continuous deterioration of free expression and other human rights
Tue May 16 04:18, 2017 GMT
Maine Democrat proposes internet privacy regulations - Washington ... Washington Times A Maine Democrat says her bill would ban internet service providers from selling their customers' online browsing data to third parties without explicit consent. and more »
Maine Democrat proposes internet privacy regulations - Washington ... - Washington Times
Tue May 16 06:56, 2017 GMT
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand has no immediate plan to block access to Facebook , the telecoms regulator said on Tuesday, as it expects the social media giant to comply with court orders for the removal of content deemed to threaten national security.
Thailand has no immediate plan to suspend Facebook, regulator says
Tue May 16 04:23, 2017 GMT
Maine Democrat Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations U.S. News & World Report President Donald Trump last month signed a law that could allow internet providers to sell information about their consumers' online browsing habits. It nullified a regulation from the Federal Communications Commission that aimed to block broadband ... and more »
Maine Democrat Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations - U.S. News & World Report
Mon May 15 21:11, 2017 GMT
Maine legislation aimed at protecting internet privacy Press Herald AUGUSTA – Some state lawmakers want to pass a new law to keep Mainer's internet browsing data private in response to a federal rule change allowing internet service providers to sell the web browsing data of their customers to advertisers and others.
Maine legislation aimed at protecting internet privacy - Press Herald
Mon May 15 15:28, 2017 GMT
“Detection and response” is the new approach to information security being championed by some of the leading analyst firms today. The theory is that, since we have failed to keep attackers from getting inside our networks, we’re better served getting tools that detect them once they are in, and help chase them back out again before they can do real harm. Nice idea, but completely wrong-headed. While detection-and-response capabilities can be valuable as part of an overall approach to cybersecurity, they cannot be the foundation of one –-and, in fact, will fail if thought of that way. There are lots of reasons for that reality, including the built-in advantage the attacks have in initiative and agility, and the massive surface area response teams must try and defend. But before we talk about those, let’s actually just use a bit of common sense from the rest of our lives. Imagine if the fire chief in your town came to you and said, “we’re getting rid of building codes around fire safety, because we just bought a rockin’ new fire truck, and we figure that once you let us know the house is on fire, we can get there quickly enough to keep too much damage from occurring.” You’d call him naive and a bit daft. The reality is that fire departments, while essential and life-saving at times, generally show up to make sure that the fire in your house doesn’t spread to your neighbor’s house, and that everyone gets out alive. The surface area they have to cover (your whole town or precinct) and the time from detection to action (communications, roads, marshalling the fire team) are just too great for them to really do much more in most cases. That’s why fire codes and fire prevention approaches are the best friends of the fire department. They reduce the surface area of risk (number of ways a fire can start and, therefore, number of fires they’ll have to fight) to something close to manageable. And they help slow the spread of fires and toxic gases so that the people involved have a much better chance of actually getting out alive. Sure, faster detection is helpful, but the complexity of the response task still means the fire department’s ability to prevent meaningful damage is limited. The same holds true in cybersecurity, but at a far more pronounced level, because here the risk is not from accidental fires, but from the digital equivalent of a skilled and determined arsonist who knows the tools and tactics of the fire department, and can easily overwhelm or evade its efforts. Prevention of attacks is still the best, lowest-cost foundation of information security, because the breach that never happens is the easiest one to defend against. And despite a lot of today’s hyperbole, prevention is, in fact, very effective. No, it won’t stop all attacks from being successful, but its other advantage is that it reduces the number of fronts that your response teams must defend at any one time, so that response actually has a chance of success, the few times you actually need it. Prevention, for enterprise security teams, is also a more effective and achievable approach as more and more of their IT infrastructure is outsourced to cloud providers in one form or another. Because in that scenario, what’s left for the enterprise to really worry about are not servers, storage and networks, it’s users and applications – the two elements of the equation that cloud provider security programs generally disavow responsibility for. The good news: Prevention technologies for users (multifactor authentication, risk-based authentication) and applications (static and dynamic testing) are actually robust today, and very achievable for enterprises to implement and manage. So before we start thinking that playing cops and robbers inside our networks is the right approach to information security, let’s put some thought into what it is we’re trying to achieve and the lowest-cost way to do it. I’m glad my town has a good fire department and those shiny trucks in the station – but that doesn’t mean I’m going to start grilling in the family room anytime soon …
You’ve Got Smoke Detectors in the House, but I Bet You Still Don’t Store Gasoline in the Living Room
Mon May 15 18:02, 2017 GMT
Reuters Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain Reuters British media were hailing as a hero a 22-year-old computer security whiz who appeared to have helped stop the attack from spreading by discovering a "kill switch" - an internet address which halted the virus when activated. Individual European ... WannaCry ransomware cyber-attacks slow but fears remain BBC News Cyber attack: Latest evidence indicates 'phishing' emails not to blame for global hack Telegraph.co.uk Is Microsoft to blame for the largest ransomware attacks in internet history? The Verge Washington Post  - Phys.Org  - Los Angeles Times all 1,572 news articles »
Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain - Reuters
Mon May 15 17:12, 2017 GMT
One of the largest cyberattacks ever is currently eating the web, hitting PCs in countries and businesses around the world.
WannaCry ransomware: Everything you need to know - CNET
Mon May 15 15:40, 2017 GMT
Jeremy Hunt says a lack of new attacks is "encouraging", but 16 hospital trusts are still affected.
NHS cyber-attack: No 'second spike' but disruption continues
Sun May 14 11:04, 2017 GMT
Reuters Ransomware's Aftershocks Feared as US Warns of Complexity New York Times Five businesses in South Korea reported ransomware attacks over the weekend, according to the government's internet security agency, and a Korean theater chain said late-night moviegoers on Sunday alerted them when computer ransom notes appeared ... More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy Reuters 'WannaCry' cyberattack is slowing down; experts say it could have been much worse Los Angeles Times Worldwide ransomware attacks: What we know so far Yahoo News NEWS.com.au  - The Verge  - The Straits Times all 1,326 news articles »
Ransomware's Aftershocks Feared as US Warns of Complexity - New York Times
Fri May 12 06:50, 2017 GMT
News3LV Nevada Senator wants tougher internet privacy laws News3LV LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — Nevada Senate Majority Leader Aaron Ford introduced an emergency bill on Thursday designed to strengthen internet privacy in Nevada. If passed the bill would require operators of websites or services to provide a notice of ... Nevada Legislature introduces Internet privacy bill Nevada Appeal all 19 news articles »
Nevada Senator wants tougher internet privacy laws - News3LV
Mon May 15 08:54, 2017 GMT
Telegraph.co.uk Cyber attack latest: Vladimir Putin blames US for hack as thousands more computers hit by ransomware Telegraph.co.uk He added that global leaders needed to discuss cyber security at a "serious political level" and said the US has backed away from signing a cyber security agreement with Russia. Authorities fear a second wave of the "WannaCry" ransomware could hit ... More disruptions feared from cyber attack; Microsoft slams government secrecy Reuters World's biggest cyberattack sends countries into 'disaster recovery mode' CNNMoney Cyber -attacks from WannaCry ransomware slow but fears remain BBC News Washington Post  - NEWS.com.au  - Los Angeles Times all 4,304 news articles »
Cyber attack latest: Vladimir Putin blames US for hack as thousands more computers hit by ransomware - Telegraph.co.uk
Mon May 15 06:12, 2017 GMT
Metro China Hit Hard by Hacking Attack as Asia Assesses Damage New York Times An internet cafe in China. State news outlets said on Monday that about 40,000 institutions had been struck. Credit Associated Press. HONG KONG — Asia began to grapple on Monday with its share of the ransomware attacks taking aim at computers across ... Cyber attack hits China government, schools, but spread slows Reuters Ransomware hits 'hundreds of thousands' of China PCs: firm Phys.Org Cyber attack update: Computer systems across the world continue to be crippled Metro all 13 news articles »
China Hit Hard by Hacking Attack as Asia Assesses Damage - New York Times
Mon May 15 10:15, 2017 GMT
CUSTOMER UPDATE: Cyren Internet Security Detects, Blocks WannaCry Ransomware Worm Attack PR Newswire (press release) MCLEAN, Va., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyren (NASDAQ: CYRN), a leading internet Security as a Service provider, has issued a Customer Update for all of the company's customers and partners regarding the recent massive ransomware outbreak ... and more »
CUSTOMER UPDATE: Cyren Internet Security Detects, Blocks WannaCry Ransomware Worm Attack - PR Newswire (press release)
Mon May 15 10:38, 2017 GMT
Europe and Asia record fewer WannaCry ransomware attacks, as the hunt for the perpetrator continues.
Cyber-attacks from WannaCry ransomware slow but fears remain
Mon May 15 09:08, 2017 GMT
Security Minister Ben Wallace says the government need to look into why not every NHS trust installed the software that would have protected them from the cyber-attack.
Cyber-attack: Security minister says XP issue a 'red herring'
Mon May 15 09:04, 2017 GMT
An international group of academics, writers and activists have signed a petition calling on Denmark to repeal its ban against blasphemy. The post Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Petition calls on Denmark to repeal blasphemy ban
Mon May 15 08:40, 2017 GMT
The WannaCry cyber-attack has affected more than 200,000 computers in 150 countries, Europol says.
Ransomware cyber-attack: Who has been hardest hit?
Mon May 15 07:35, 2017 GMT
Join notable free-thinkers from around the world for a weekend of discussions and debates on freedom of conscience and expression in the 21st century at a spectacular venue in central London during 22-23 July 2017. The post Freedom of conscience and expression in the 21st century appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Freedom of conscience and expression in the 21st century
Mon May 15 03:55, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and checked e-mails.
Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more
Mon May 15 02:42, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's presidential Blue House office said on Monday there have been nine cases of ransomware found in the country so far, but did not provide details on where the cyber attacks were discovered.
South Korea says nine cases of ransomware found in country so far
Mon May 15 00:19, 2017 GMT
LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Many companies outside the United States may not have cover for a recent computer-system attack, leaving them potentially with millions of dollars of losses because there has been relatively little take-up of cyber insurance, insurers say.
European, Asian companies short on cyber insurance before ransomware attack
Sun May 14 22:14, 2017 GMT
The warning comes amid fears of further ransomware attacks worldwide as people return to work.
Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call, Microsoft warns
Sun May 14 18:41, 2017 GMT
More disruption could follow, possibly on "a significant scale", the UK cyber-security agency warns.
NHS cyber-attack: More ransomware cases 'likely on Monday'
Sun May 14 13:57, 2017 GMT
The EU police chief says Friday's ransomware attack hit more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries.
Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol
Sun May 14 13:26, 2017 GMT
Europol director Rob Wainwright said there was an escalating threat worldwide.
Cyber-attack: Firms 'must patch before Monday morning'
Sun May 14 10:24, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Friday's cyber attack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, the head of the European Union's police agency said on Sunday, adding he feared that number would grow when people return to work on Monday.
Cyber attack hits 200,000 in at least 150 countries: Europol
Sun May 14 01:18, 2017 GMT
Government's increasing industry collaboration and research efforts suggest Singapore needs a cybersecurity strategy that goes beyond limiting internet access, as two universities fall prey to APT attacks.
Singapore university breaches reveal wider attack surface to safeguard
Sun May 14 03:05, 2017 GMT
Computer experts warn a follow-up to the global ransomware outbreak could hit by Monday.
Next cyber-attack could be imminent, warn experts
Sat May 13 20:10, 2017 GMT
As thousands of organizations work to contain and clean up the mess from this week’s devastating Wana ransomware attack, the fraudsters responsible for releasing the digital contagion are no doubt counting their earnings and congratulating themselves on a job well done. But according to a review of the Bitcoin addresses hard-coded into Wana, it appears the perpetrators of what’s being called the worst ransomware outbreak ever have made little more than USD $26,000 so far from the scam.
Global ‘Wana’ Ransomware Outbreak Earned Perpetrators $26,000 So Far
Sat May 13 15:52, 2017 GMT
A researcher who stopped the global cyber-attack believes the coder behind it made a mistake.
Global cyber-attack: Security blogger halts ransomware 'by accident'
Sat May 13 03:39, 2017 GMT
Telegraph.co.uk Government under pressure after NHS crippled in global cyber attack as weekend of chaos looms Telegraph.co.uk Experts at GCHQ's national cyber security centre were helping NHS teams fight the attack. The US Department of Homeland Security said late on Friday that it was aware of reports of the ransomware, was sharing information with domestic and foreign ... Massive cyber attack creates chaos around the world NEWS.com.au Global cyber attack is using US spy hacking tools Daily Mail Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Washington Post New York Times  - The Guardian  - The Independent all 1,205 news articles »
Government under pressure after NHS crippled in global cyber attack as weekend of chaos looms - Telegraph.co.uk
Sat May 13 13:13, 2017 GMT
Europe's police agency says a "complex international investigation" is needed to catch the culprits.
Cyber-attack: Europol says it was unprecedented in scale
Sat May 13 13:10, 2017 GMT
You Didn't Actually Need Internet Privacy Protections, Right? Motley Fool Now, if you don't want to share your search history, you will no longer have the option of privacy (unless you take fairly extreme technical steps to block ISPs from seeing it). That's only the tip of the iceberg for how the new legislation will allow ...
You Didn't Actually Need Internet Privacy Protections, Right? - Motley Fool
Sat May 13 10:12, 2017 GMT
BARI, Italy (Reuters) - Financial leaders of seven leading world economies will pledge stronger cooperation against cyber crime on Saturday and not to use foreign exchange to gain competitive advantage, but stick to their cautious wording on trade, a draft communique showed.
G7 reiterates FX pledges, vows more cyber cooperation: draft
Fri May 12 21:10, 2017 GMT
Vox The ransomware outbreak that's sweeping the internet , explained Vox The incident highlights a big downside to the NSA's practice of collecting libraries of security vulnerabilities in popular consumer software rather than notifying software companies about them. Keeping flaws secret makes it easier for the NSA to spy ... Massive cyberattack spreads around the globe New York Post all 21 news articles »
The ransomware outbreak that's sweeping the internet, explained - Vox
Sat May 13 01:33, 2017 GMT
Cyber-crime experts say that we could see more of the cyber attacks that crippled NHS computers.
NHS cyber-attack: 'The next step for organised crime'
Fri May 12 20:53, 2017 GMT
Vox Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide Washington Post [What you need to know about the massive hack that hit the British health-care system, elsewhere]. “This is not targeted at the NHS,” British Prime Minister Theresa May told ... The Moscow-based Internet security company Kaspersky Lab said Friday ... The ransomware outbreak that's sweeping the internet , explained Vox Cyberattack spreads worldwide, NZ likely affected New Zealand Herald Ransomware - Questions and answers RTE.ie Telegraph.co.uk  - ExtremeTech  - VICE News all 630 news articles »
Malware, described in leaked NSA documents, cripples computers worldwide - Washington Post
Fri May 12 21:48, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A global cyber attack on Friday renewed concerns about whether the U.S. National Security Agency and other countries' intelligence services too often horde software vulnerabilities for offensive purposes, rather than quickly alerting technology companies to such flaws.
Global cyber attack fuels concern about U.S. vulnerability disclosures
Fri May 12 20:34, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - FedEx said on Friday it was experiencing issues with some of its Microsoft Corp Windows systems in relation to a global cyber attack that had disrupted hospitals in England and infected computers in dozens of other countries around the world.
FedEx reports malware interference in global cyberattack: statement
Fri May 12 20:08, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft said on Friday its engineers had added detection and protection against a ransomware attack that had disrupted hospitals in England and infected computers in dozens of other countries around the world.
Microsoft adds detection, protection against global cyberattack: statement
Fri May 12 19:41, 2017 GMT
A Californian judge is threatening to throw up a roadblock for Malibu Media, the adult media publisher that has sued thousands of alleged BitTorrent pirates. The judge might bar dozens of cases in his district until the accuracy of the company's geolocation technology is fully vetted. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Judge Threatens to Bar ‘Copyright Troll’ Cases Over Lacking IP-location Evidence
Fri May 12 18:38, 2017 GMT
BAKU (Reuters) - A court in Azerbaijan on Friday supported the blocking of the websites of several media outlets critical of the government, including the Azeri service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE).
Azeri court supports block on several media websites
Fri May 12 16:40, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Hospitals and doctors' surgeries across England were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments on Friday after a nationwide 'ransomware' cyber attack crippled some computer systems in the state-run health service.
English hospitals divert ambulances after 'ransomware' cyber attack
Fri May 12 16:12, 2017 GMT
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal Telecom was hit on Friday by a cyber attack but no services were impacted, a spokeswoman for the company said.
Portugal Telecom says hit by cyber attack, no impact on services
Fri May 12 15:33, 2017 GMT
We call on the government to take all necessary measures to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous crime are brought to justice The post Maldives: Killing of Yameen Rasheed underscores urgent need for reform appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Maldives: Killing of Yameen Rasheed underscores urgent need for reform
Fri May 12 15:15, 2017 GMT
The discussion will revolve around how to stay independent in an era of big budget cuts, PR, advertorials, sponsored content and self-censorship The post Index at Byline: Can journalists ever be independent? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Byline: Can journalists ever be independent?
Fri May 12 14:59, 2017 GMT
NHS services across England hit by IT failure, believed to be caused by a large-scale cyber-attack.
NHS England hit by 'cyber-attack'
Fri May 12 14:18, 2017 GMT
Join free speech fanatics Index on Censorship for a quiz show with a difference: the Fake News Quiz The post Index at Wilderness: The Fake News Quiz appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Wilderness: The Fake News Quiz
Fri May 12 13:21, 2017 GMT
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish companies including Telefonica were hit by a so-called ransomware hack into their computer systems on Friday, with Spain's cyber security body warning of a "massive attack" affecting several firms.
Spanish companies hit by ransomware cyber attack
Fri May 12 12:22, 2017 GMT
The Glasgow School of Art has censored an artwork by James Oberhelm, a master of fine art student, on the grounds of “inappropriate content” The post Glasgow School of Art bans student’s controversial artwork appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Glasgow School of Art bans student’s controversial artwork
Fri May 12 11:11, 2017 GMT
Rory Cellan-Jones joined a police training exercise aimed at helping detectives prevent cybercrime.
How do you catch cyber criminals?
Fri May 12 09:31, 2017 GMT
The page belonging to a Dutch women's group was taken down for telling women how they can get access to abortion pills in places where they're banned.
Facebook removes women's abortion page for 'promoting drug use' - CNET
Fri May 12 08:23, 2017 GMT
The Royal Windsor Horse Show should sever ties with the Kingdom of Bahrain, say five rights groups The post Royal Windsor Horse Show must “sever ties” with Bahraini king over executions and blackmail  appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Royal Windsor Horse Show must “sever ties” with Bahraini king over executions and blackmail 
Fri May 12 05:49, 2017 GMT
Thai authorities want a long list of Facebook pages shut down by next Tuesday.
Facebook gets legal threats from Thailand over e-censorship - CNET
Thu May 11 22:53, 2017 GMT
Miami Herald Nevada Senate leader proposes internet privacy regulations Virginian-Pilot Following the defeat of a federal internet privacy rule, Nevada's Senate leader is pushing to mandate websites disclose what types of personal information they collect from Nevadans. Ford on Thursday, May 11, 2017, introduced emergency ... It nullified ... Nevada Legislature introduces Internet privacy bill Nevada Appeal all 12 news articles »
Nevada Senate leader proposes internet privacy regulations - Virginian-Pilot
Thu May 11 23:10, 2017 GMT
KSAT San Antonio Internet -connected toys can pose privacy risks KSAT San Antonio The Federal Trade Commission recently announced its reviewing privacy and security complaints of Internet -connected toys i-Que robot and My Friend Cayla, which has been banned in Germany. Fowler said parents should consider playing it safe by ... and more »
Internet-connected toys can pose privacy risks - KSAT San Antonio
Thu May 11 19:52, 2017 GMT
Nevada Senate Leader Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations U.S. News & World Report Nevada Senate Leader Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations. Following the defeat of a federal internet privacy rule, Nevada's Senate leader is pushing to mandate websites disclose what types of personal information they collect from Nevadans. | May 11 ... and more »
Nevada Senate Leader Proposes Internet Privacy Regulations - U.S. News & World Report
Thu May 11 17:45, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at strengthening the federal government's cyber security and protecting the nation's critical infrastructure from cyber attacks, a senior administration official told reporters on a call.
Trump signs cyber security executive order: senior official
Thu May 11 14:59, 2017 GMT
MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - Suspected Russia-backed hackers have launched exploratory cyber attacks against the energy networks of the Baltic states, sources said, raising security concerns inside the West's main military alliance, NATO.
Suspected Russia-backed hackers target Baltic energy networks
Thu May 11 14:50, 2017 GMT
The 22-year-old received a suspended sentence of three and a half years.
Blogger convicted in Russia for playing Pokemon Go in church - CNET
Thu May 11 10:35, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists barred from covering Theresa May event appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Journalists barred from covering Theresa May event
Thu May 11 06:07, 2017 GMT
Another View -- Dan Feltes and Neal Kurk: NH needs to act to protect internet privacy The Union Leader People should not have to choose between accessing the internet and giving up their privacy . That is why a bipartisan group of New Hampshire legislators has proposed legislation requiring internet service providers in New Hampshire to obtain express, ...
Another View -- Dan Feltes and Neal Kurk: NH needs to act to protect internet privacy - The Union Leader
Wed May 10 18:23, 2017 GMT
Bangor Daily News A false sense of internet privacy Bangor Daily News Well, a smart person would probably tell you that it doesn't exist, and you should probably assume as much as you spend time online. But according to the spin from the Obama-era Federal Communication Commission, privacy on the internet does exist, ... and more »
A false sense of internet privacy - Bangor Daily News
Wed May 10 15:39, 2017 GMT
The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the five core treaties that advance the fundamental freedoms and to protect the basic human rights The post What does the International Bill of Human Rights mean for freedom of expression? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
What does the International Bill of Human Rights mean for freedom of expression?
Wed May 10 12:00, 2017 GMT
The US is a prime target for cyberattacks in the new age of digital warfare. Here's how cadets are preparing for the future.
How military cadets get their mock cyberwar on - CNET
Fri May 5 18:34, 2017 GMT
Illinois Senate approves Right to Know online privacy bill - Chicago Tribune. With the federal government rolling back internet privacy regulations, Illinois is moving forward with legislation to protect personal information collected online. The state Senate on Thursday approved the groundbreaking Right to Know Act, a measure ...
Illinois Senate approves Right to Know online privacy bill - Chicago Tribune
Tue May 9 19:41, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin hit a record high on Tuesday as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology.
Bitcoin surges to all-time high above $1,700
Tue May 9 16:54, 2017 GMT
AZCentral.com (satire) My Turn: Why Congress was right to halt FCC's internet privacy rules AZCentral.com (satire) Congress was right to reject this mistake, and its action was a crucial step toward reestablishing consistent privacy requirements for the entire internet ecosystem. As my friend and former colleague, former Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) noted last fall ... A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you ... PRI Innovation in Network Measurement Can and Should Affect the Future of Internet Privacy Freedom to Tinker all 5 news articles »
My Turn: Why Congress was right to halt FCC's internet privacy rules - AZCentral.com (satire)
Tue May 9 13:16, 2017 GMT
ANKARA (Reuters) - Online encyclopedia Wikipedia has appealed to Turkey's constitutional court against a government decision to block access to its website, broadcaster CNN Turk said on Tuesday, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey.
Wikipedia appeals to Turkish constitutional court over website's blocking: CNN Turk
Tue May 9 01:03, 2017 GMT
GeekWire Rep. Suzan DelBene on Trump budget cuts, virtual reality, and internet privacy GeekWire When we see augmented, virtual, mixed reality type of technologies coming forward, we want to let people understand what those are, what the potential and opportunities are but also address issues that may come up with security and privacy that have ...
Rep. Suzan DelBene on Trump budget cuts, virtual reality, and internet privacy - GeekWire
Mon May 8 16:32, 2017 GMT
Innovation in Network Measurement Can and Should Affect the Future of Internet Privacy Freedom to Tinker In particular, conveying knowledge about the capabilities and uses of network monitoring, and developing both new monitoring technologies and privacy -preserving capabilities can and should shape this debate in three important ways: (1) Level-setting on ...
Innovation in Network Measurement Can and Should Affect the Future of Internet Privacy - Freedom to Tinker
Mon May 8 19:35, 2017 GMT
Lexology (registration) Internet Privacy - ISP Snooping and U.S. Surveillance Laws Lexology (registration) Yet, when it comes to our web browsing activities and electronic communications, isn't that what Internet Service Providers (ISPs) are now lawfully able to do as a result of the U.S. government's recent action overturning the FCC's privacy rules? The ...
Internet Privacy - ISP Snooping and U.S. Surveillance Laws - Lexology (registration)
Mon May 8 17:17, 2017 GMT
What a billboard means for your Internet privacy Phoenix Business Journal An internet privacy group has taken out a billboard in Phoenix criticizing U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., for pushing a bill earlier this year critics say pulls back some federal online privacy rules. The group is called Fight for the Future and has ...
What a billboard means for your Internet privacy - Phoenix Business Journal
Mon May 8 17:51, 2017 GMT
PRI A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you shield your browsing data? PRI “Unfortunately, this new law actually just sort of codifies the status quo,” says Julia Angwin, a senior reporter for ProPublica and author of "Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy , Security , and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance." She ... and more »
A new law rolls back certain internet privacy measures. How can you shield your browsing data? - PRI
Mon May 8 09:52, 2017 GMT
Newsweek China to strengthen internet censorship - report Telecompaper (subscription) China will strengthen its internet regulations, increasing controls over search engines and online news portals, Reuters reports. Under a 5-year cultural development and reform plan released by the party and State Council, or Cabinet, the government ... Internet in China: Government Plans Further Tightening of Controls on Search Engines and News Outlets Newsweek all 8 news articles »
China to strengthen internet censorship - report - Telecompaper (subscription)
Mon May 8 12:28, 2017 GMT
Nine months. That's how long brothers Ahmet and Mehmet Altan have been in pre-trail detention in Turkey. Prosecutors are demanding multiple life sentences for the brothers, who will face their first day in court on 19 June. The post Turkey: After nine months in detention, Altans face court on 19 June appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: After nine months in detention, Altans face court on 19 June
Mon May 8 10:49, 2017 GMT
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets out the basic rights all people should enjoy and expect from their governments and other governments. The post Why is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights important? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Why is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights important?
Wed May 3 08:44, 2017 GMT
When satirical blogger Yameen Rasheed was brutally murdered in the stairwell of his apartment block on 23 April, it brought home a regrettable reality for fellow Maldivian journalist Zaheena Rasheed (no relation): Paranoia can be paralysing, but journalists in the Maldives “should never let their guards down”. Read the full article The post Journalists need courage and paranoia in repressive Maldives regime (The New Arab) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists need courage and paranoia in repressive Maldives regime (The New Arab)
Tue May 2 08:42, 2017 GMT
A public interest defence should be created to protect journalists and whistleblowers who disclose secret information that reveals serious criminal activity or widespread breaches of human rights, an alliance of free speech organisations has said. Read the full article The post Free speech groups call for public interest defence for whistleblowers (The Guardian) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free speech groups call for public interest defence for whistleblowers (The Guardian)
Mon May 8 07:58, 2017 GMT
Pay TV company Foxtel has launched a new case to have several key 'pirate' streaming platforms blocked by ISPs in Australia. Yes Movies, Los Movies, Watch Series and Project Free TV are targeted in the action, which will see local ISPs forced to block the popular movie and TV show portals. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Foxtel Targets Pirate Streaming Sites in New ISP Blocking Case
Mon May 8 08:00, 2017 GMT
groovyPost (blog) Everyone Should Use a VPN to Protect Their Internet Privacy groovyPost (blog) Occasionally, there are moments when niche tech topics spill over into public awareness. For me, that usually comes with a feeling of excitement and vindication, like when the Serial podcast exploded and everyone was like “Oh, you can have STORIES play ...
Everyone Should Use a VPN to Protect Their Internet Privacy - groovyPost (blog)
Mon May 8 05:17, 2017 GMT
Crixeo (press release) (blog) No, You Can't Buy Paul Ryan's Browsing History: Internet Privacy and the True Price of the Digital Age Crixeo (press release) (blog) In late March 2017, the U.S. Congress voted to dismantle internet privacy rules voted upon by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in October 2016. The original FCC ruling would have stopped Internet Service Providers from collecting and selling ...
No, You Can't Buy Paul Ryan's Browsing History: Internet Privacy and the True Price of the Digital Age - Crixeo (press release) (blog)
Mon May 8 04:56, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship is recruiting for its next youth advisory board, which will sit from July to December 2017. The post Join the youth advisory board appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Join the youth advisory board
Mon May 8 03:10, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Francis Ford Coppola, director of classic films such as "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now," has sent a letter to the top U.S. telecommunications regulator to urge support for "net neutrality," which prevents internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to particular websites.
Director Francis Ford Coppola weighs in on preserving net neutrality
Sun May 7 14:55, 2017 GMT
State bill on internet privacy would result in confusion The Daily Herald To that end, internet service providers (ISPs) have privacy policies that protect customer data consistent with the FTC's battle-tested privacy framework, covering transparency, consumer choice, security , and data breach notifications. If adopted ... and more »
State bill on internet privacy would result in confusion - The Daily Herald
Fri May 5 22:46, 2017 GMT
KTAR.com Billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote erected in ... KTAR.com An anti-censorship organization has unveiled a billboard targeting Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake for his vote to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations. and more »
Billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote erected in ... - KTAR.com
Sat May 6 04:43, 2017 GMT
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Russia's telecoms watchdog has blocked China's WeChat, the popular social media app developed by Tencent Holdings, the South China Morning Post said on Saturday, citing information posted on the Russian regulator's website.
Russia blocks China's social media app WeChat - South China Morning Post
Fri May 5 22:46, 2017 GMT
KTAR.com Organization launches billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote KTAR.com PHOENIX — An anti- censorship organization has unveiled a billboard in Phoenix targeting Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake for his vote to kill Obama-era online privacy regulations in March. The billboard reads, “Flake betrayed you. He took $185,900 from ... and more »
Organization launches billboard targeting Jeff Flake over internet privacy vote - KTAR.com
Fri May 5 21:31, 2017 GMT
Technology giant Microsoft has obtained a patent to block objectionable content from being shared and to identify repeat offenders. The company mentions copyright infringement as one of the areas where it can be applied, particularly in cases where files are publicly shared. What to do with these repeat offenders remains open for debate. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Microsoft Patents Technology to Block Pirated Content, Track Repeat Offenders
Fri May 5 19:37, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper soon plans to take a step that even he, a long-time bitcoin aficionado, has eschewed to now: buying a new digital currency offered by a technology startup.
Exclusive: Billionaire investor Draper to participate in blockchain token sale for first time
Fri May 5 15:30, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Attempts at cyber wire fraud globally, via emails purporting to be from trusted business associates, have surged in the last seven months of 2016, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a warning to businesses as it bid to curb such crimes.
FBI warns of surge in wire-transfer fraud via spoofed emails
Fri May 5 12:15, 2017 GMT
Minnesota Lawyer In the Hopper: Internet privacy ; drive-by lawsuits; kids' rights Minnesota Lawyer Rep. Pat Garofalo, R-Farmington, the House author of the omnibus jobs and commerce bill, indicated late Wednesday that the internet privacy provision could reappear in modified form by “the end of the weekend.” (File photo: Kevin Featherly) ... and more »
In the Hopper: Internet privacy; drive-by lawsuits; kids' rights - Minnesota Lawyer
Fri May 5 11:56, 2017 GMT
ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish court on Friday rejected an appeal by the online encyclopedia Wikipedia against a government decision to block access to its website, the state-run Anadolu news agency said, a case that has heightened concerns about censorship in Turkey.
Turkish court rejects Wikipedia's appeal over website's blocking: Anadolu
Fri May 5 01:13, 2017 GMT
Illinois Senate OKs internet privacy measure - The State Journal-Register. Illinois senators have narrowly approved legislation to give individuals the right to find out what information online companies collect on them. The proposal passed 31-21 on Thursday. It would also allow internet users to determine which third parties ...
Illinois Senate OKs internet privacy measure - The State Journal-Register
Fri May 5 07:00, 2017 GMT
Wells, internet privacy are unfinished business The Spokesman-Review One benefit of an extra legislative session (or two?) is the opportunity to address unfinished business. Today we spotlight two bills that have been revived in Olympia – one that requires action from the House and one that needs the Senate's attention. and more »
Wells, internet privacy are unfinished business - The Spokesman-Review
Fri May 5 00:59, 2017 GMT
CBS St. Louis Illinois Senators OK Internet Privacy Measure CBS St. Louis SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois senators have narrowly approved legislation to give individuals the right to find out what information online companies collect on them. The proposal passed 31-21 on Thursday. It would also allow internet users to ... and more »
Illinois Senators OK Internet Privacy Measure - CBS St. Louis
Fri May 5 01:12, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Actually, Congress Did Undermine Our Internet Privacy RIghts EFF Don't listen to the telecom lobby. Congress' vote to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) broadband privacy rules has a profound impact on your online privacy rights. According to those who supported the repeal, the rules never took ... Get government out of the Internet's business Washington Post all 32 news articles »
Actually, Congress Did Undermine Our Internet Privacy RIghts - EFF
Fri May 5 00:04, 2017 GMT
BGR Politicians who voted to gut web privacy are now being shamed on huge billboards BGR There was a lot out outrage — and that anger continues to simmer in some corners of the web — but within a few days other tidbits of government insanity stole the headlines and lots of internet users gave up the fight. Well, one group of dedicated ... Billboards target lawmakers who voted to let ISPs sell user information The Verge Activists target ads at lawmakers who voted to sell your data for targeted ads Mashable all 4 news articles »
Politicians who voted to gut web privacy are now being shamed on huge billboards - BGR
Thu May 4 22:35, 2017 GMT
Illinois senators OK internet privacy safeguard Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois senators have narrowly approved legislation to give individuals the right to find out what information online companies collect on them. The proposal was OK'd 31-21 on Thursday. It would also allow internet users to ... and more »
Illinois senators OK internet privacy safeguard - Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Thu May 4 14:31, 2017 GMT
Developers are increasingly being pushed to create more code faster. As the speed of development increases, it becomes less feasible to create every application from scratch. In turn, the reliance on third-party applications and code increases as well. But this “short cut” comes with risk. Third-party applications and open source components frequently contain vulnerabilities, leaving organizations at risk of breach and, increasingly, regulatory fines. As breaches proliferate through third-party applications and code, regulators are taking notice. Here’s a sampling of current regulations surrounding third-party software, and this is certain to be only the beginning. Regulations that will look at the security of open source components There are several industry regulations and security frameworks that require that you find and patch known vulnerabilities in your applications, including: PCI DSS 6.1 / PA-DSS 7.1 : Requires the establishment of a process to identify security vulnerabilities, using reputable outside sources for security vulnerability information, and assign a risk ranking (for example, as “high,” “medium” or “low”) to newly discovered security vulnerabilities. Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC): In its guidelines, " Appropriate Software Security Control Types for Third Party Service and Product Providers ," this Working Group recommends financial services member firms adopt three control types. Control 3 is “policy management and enforcement for consumption of open source libraries and components.” In addition, it recommends a bill of materials that clearly identifies the open source code libraries that are part of a commercially developed software package offered to financial service firms. The Group states that it “believes that each of the three control types are required for financial institution member firms to achieve third party software security.” NIST 800-53  Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations (SA-12, Supply Chain Protection) NIST 800-161  Supply Chain Risk management Practices for Federal Information Systems and Organizations (CM-8, Information System Component Inventory) HITRUST CSF v8  (Control of Technical Vulnerabilities): The HITRUST CSF was developed to “address the multitude of security, privacy and regulatory challenges facing healthcare organizations.” OWASP Top 10  compliance (referenced in compliance criteria such as those put forth by PCI Council, NIST, HIPAA, SOX, FTC, ISO 27k, DoD, etc.): Requires organizations to maintain an inventory of third-party components and libraries and monitor that inventory for known security vulnerabilities. Regulations that will look at the security of third-party applications There are also several industry regulations and security frameworks that require that you to assess the security of applications your purchase. These regulations include: NIST special publication 800-161 : “Information and communications technology supply chain risk assessment should be integrated to the overall enterprise risk assessment processes throughout the organization.” PCI 3.2, Requirement 6.3 extends the secure software development mandate to include all custom, third-party developed software. OCC : Asks banks to effectively manage the risk associated with use of third parties. FS-ISAC : Control 2 recommends the use of binary static analysis for an assessment of third-party software products. MAS, Monetary Authority of Singapore : Section 5 calls for management of IT outsourcing risks. This section states that service providers should implement security policies, procedures, and controls that are at least as stringent as for their own operations. EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Article 26: This article states that, in choosing a data processor (outside vendor), “the controller shall select a processor providing sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures and procedures in such a way that the processing will meet the requirements of this Regulation and ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.” New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulations Section 500.11 Third Party Information Security Policy: This section includes the requirement that “Each Covered Entity shall implement written policies and procedures designed to ensure the security of Information Systems and Nonpublic Information that are accessible to, or held by, Third Party Service Providers. Such policies and procedures shall be based on the Risk Assessment of the Covered Entity and shall address to the extent applicable.” HITRUST CSF Control 10.a, Level 2 outlines that “specifications for the security and privacy control requirements shall include that automated controls be incorporated in the information system…Commercial products sought to store and/or process covered information shall undergo a security assessment and/or security certification by a qualified assessor prior to implementation. (Not applicable to operating system software).” How Veracode can help Veracode Software Composition Analysis (SCA) helps you build an inventory of your open source components and identify vulnerabilities. The Veracode Application Security Platform analyzes both proprietary and open source code in a single scan, providing you visibility across your entire application landscape. When a big vulnerability hits the news, Veracode helps you quickly identify which applications in your organization are vulnerable. Veracode Vendor Application Security Testing (VAST) provides a scalable program for managing third-party software risk. Because Veracode scans binaries rather than source code, vendors will be more comfortable with the assessments because they don’t have to disclose their intellectual property. With Veracode, you can scale your program without adding specialized headcount and manage the entire program on a single platform. For more information Get details on our SCA and VAST solutions, plus all our best tips and advice on managing third-party software – in one place – in our new Third-Party Software Security Toolkit .
Regulations Surrounding Third-Party Software Security Are Increasing – How to Stay Compliant
Thu May 4 18:27, 2017 GMT
Government Technology New York City, Seattle Enlist in Fight to Preserve Internet Privacy for Residents Government Technology In late March, congressional representatives voted along party lines to abolish privacy protections for Web users. The regulation, passed during the Obama administration, forbade Internet service providers (ISPs) from collecting, selling or ...
New York City, Seattle Enlist in Fight to Preserve Internet Privacy for Residents - Government Technology
Thu May 4 15:29, 2017 GMT
As part of its Art and Offence programme exploring censorship and self-censorship in the arts, Index on Censorship researches examples of censorship in UK theatre, film and visual arts. Index looked at the case of Positive Hell -- a short documentary film that challenges the scientific consensus on HIV and AIDS. The post Positive Hell appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Positive Hell
Thu May 4 12:14, 2017 GMT
On World Press Freedom Day protesters gathered outside the Turkish Embassy in London to highlight the arrest and imprisonment of journalists in Turkey The post #FreeTurkeyMedia: “Solidarity is the most important thing we can give them” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#FreeTurkeyMedia: “Solidarity is the most important thing we can give them”
Thu May 4 11:49, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency said it would ultimately be up the Kremlin to decide whether data gleaned from cyber attacks directed at German lawmakers and political parties would be used to try to affect the Sept. 24 national election.
Germany: Kremlin to decide whether to use hacked data to influence election
Thu May 4 10:52, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency expects further cyber attacks directed against German politicians and government officials ahead of national elections on Sept. 24, the agency's chief Hans-Georg Maassen told a conference on Thursday.
German domestic spy agency expects further cyber attacks before election
Tue May 2 22:42, 2017 GMT
KNSI Radio Internet Privacy Measure In Limbo KNSI Radio ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota lawmakers' attempts to safeguard residents' internet privacy are in limbo. That's because a measure meant to counteract Congressional moves that could allow internet providers to sell customers' data was removed from a ...
Internet Privacy Measure In Limbo - KNSI Radio
Thu May 4 00:07, 2017 GMT
Government Technology Minnesota Lawmakers At Odds Over Removal of Internet Privacy Measure Government Technology The provision had been crafted in response to a recent action by the U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump to loosen online privacy regulations, potentially opening the door for internet service providers to sell the browsing data of customers. It ...
Minnesota Lawmakers At Odds Over Removal of Internet Privacy Measure - Government Technology
Wed May 3 23:20, 2017 GMT
JD Supra (press release) U.S. Government's Assault on Internet Privacy – Where Do We Go From Here? JD Supra (press release) The U.S. government's action this week overturning the FCC's recently passed privacy regulations and stripping the FCC's authority to implement similar privacy regulations in the future, whether one agrees or disagrees with it, raises more questions ... and more »
U.S. Government's Assault on Internet Privacy – Where Do We Go From Here? - JD Supra (press release)
Wed May 3 23:20, 2017 GMT
JD Supra (press release) Filling the Void in Internet Privacy : Time to Turn to the Courts (Again) JD Supra (press release) Now that the U.S. government has overturned the FCC's privacy regulations, are courts more likely to step in to protect the Internet privacy rights of individuals? More specifically, how will courts respond when an Internet Service Provider (ISP ...
Filling the Void in Internet Privacy: Time to Turn to the Courts (Again) - JD Supra (press release)
Wed May 3 19:33, 2017 GMT
BGR This sophisticated phishing scam has the entire internet terrified BGR You can also remove permissions for the fake “Google Docs” app from your Google account. Go to myaccount.google.com, Sign-In and Security , and Connected Apps. From there, look at the list of connected apps, and ensure that anything you don't recognize ... Massive Google Docs phishing attack swept the internet today [Updated] TNW Don't Open That Google Doc Unless You're Positive It's Legit WIRED Someone Hit the Internet with a Massive Google Doc Phishing Attack Motherboard Inc.com all 209 news articles »
This sophisticated phishing scam has the entire internet terrified - BGR
Wed May 3 17:55, 2017 GMT
JD Supra (press release) Trump Signs Repeal of FCC's Internet Privacy Rule JD Supra (press release) On April 4, 2017, President Trump signed legislation repealing the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) privacy protections adopted in October 2016. The regulations, set to go into effect later this year, would have required internet service ... and more »
Trump Signs Repeal of FCC's Internet Privacy Rule - JD Supra (press release)
Wed May 3 17:32, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Cybercrime is expanding at a rapid rate in Germany, one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world, but the vast majority of attacks against individuals and companies are not reported, government and industry executives said on Wednesday.
Germany sees rise in cybercrime, but reporting rates still low
Wed May 3 10:40, 2017 GMT
City Pages Are Republican legislators trying to sabotage Minnesota's internet privacy ? City Pages Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park), who championed the internet privacy bill, was incensed. He'd heard that the issue had something to do with a disagreement over wording, so they decided to take it out altogether. In his view, the bill was worded perfectly ... Attempts For Internet Privacy In Flux At Minnesota Legislature CBS Minnesota / WCCO Internet privacy measure removed as lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill Farmington Independent Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 13 news articles »
Are Republican legislators trying to sabotage Minnesota's internet privacy? - City Pages
Wed May 3 10:18, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship privacy and cookie policy The post Privacy and cookie policy appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Privacy and cookie policy
Wed May 3 08:47, 2017 GMT
Reporters Without Borders, English PEN and Index on Censorship have published their joint submission to the Law Commission’s Consultation on the Protection of Official Data The post Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Free expression groups call for public interest defence in UK official secrets laws
Wed May 3 08:42, 2017 GMT
The post The story of a strange (un)release from prison appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The story of a strange (un)release from prison
Wed May 3 06:16, 2017 GMT
China increases internet censorship SBS The objective of the regulations is to "promote healthy Internet culture and safeguard national and public interest," Xinhua said. China has 700 million internet users, the world's highest, but the country also has some of the strictest internet ... and more »
China increases internet censorship - SBS
Wed May 3 04:43, 2017 GMT
The world's biggest defense contractor looks to the same tech that powers Bitcoin for cyber security.
Lockheed Martin bets on blockchain for cybersecurity - CNET
Tue May 2 20:32, 2017 GMT
CBS Minnesota / WCCO Attempts For Internet Privacy In Flux At Minnesota Legislature CBS Minnesota / WCCO (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers' attempts to safeguard residents' internet privacy are in limbo. Long-simmering privacy concerns about personal information and browsing history bubbled up across the nation after Congress moved to loosen regulations that ... Internet privacy measure removed as state lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill Farmington Independent Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 9 news articles »
Attempts For Internet Privacy In Flux At Minnesota Legislature - CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Tue May 2 17:15, 2017 GMT
News8000.com - WKBT Internet privacy effort in flux at Minnesota Legislature Sacramento Bee Minnesota lawmakers' attempts to safeguard residents' internet privacy are in limbo. Those privacy concerns bubbled up across the nation after Congress moved to loosen regulations that could potentially allow internet providers to sell customers' data. Internet privacy measure removed as state lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) all 8 news articles »
Internet privacy effort in flux at Minnesota Legislature - Sacramento Bee
Tue May 2 19:44, 2017 GMT
Daily Nexus It's Time Take Control of Your Internet Privacy Daily Nexus If you're anything like me, then you probably think that a person's history and activity online are their personal business. You might be of the opinion that no business or governing body should be able to invade our privacy without a warrant. Well ... and more »
It's Time Take Control of Your Internet Privacy - Daily Nexus
Tue May 2 16:18, 2017 GMT
The Motion Picture Association has advised the Indian government to forge exceptions in any eventual net neutrality regulation so that the fight against infringing content is not hindered. ISPs should be permitted to block or throttle unlawful transmission of pirate material, the Hollywood group argues, without "judicial determinations" prior to every instance. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Hollywood Demands Net Neutrality Exceptions to Tackle Piracy
Tue May 2 15:51, 2017 GMT
  Following ECPMF-EFJ-SEEMO-OBCT fact-finding mission to Macedonia, on 25th-28th April 2017, the four organisations issued this statement today, regarding rising violence against journalists in Macedonia: We hereby express our deep concerns about the yesterday‘s violent attacks against journalists in the parliament of the Republic of Macedonia. From the beginning of 2016 until yesterday at least […] The post State of media freedom in Macedonia is very worrying appeared first on Index on Censorship .
State of media freedom in Macedonia is very worrying
Tue May 2 16:07, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy measure removed as lawmakers debate budget Minneapolis Star Tribune An internet privacy measure that passed overwhelmingly in the Minnesota Senate has been removed from a larger budget bill, three weeks before the Legislature adjourns for the year. Sen. Ron Latz, DFL-St. Louis Park, who drafted the measure in the ... and more »
Internet privacy measure removed as lawmakers debate budget - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Fri Apr 28 12:39, 2017 GMT
The press freedom situation in the United States is worsening not only because of President Trump’s anti-press rhetoric but because of a constellation of factors including arrests, detainment, lawsuits, physical violence and outright censorship, according to a new report. Read the full article The post New report from Index on Censorship paints a bleak picture for U.S. press freedom (Poynter) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
New report from Index on Censorship paints a bleak picture for U.S. press freedom (Poynter)
Tue May 2 11:53, 2017 GMT
Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears Minnesota Public Radio News (blog) 1. Both the Minnesota House and Senate voted this year to limit what internet service providers can do with their customers' data. But those provisions were dropped from a compromise bill unveiled Monday. Lawmakers say the language could still be added ... and more »
Daily Digest: Internet privacy provision disappears - Minnesota Public Radio News (blog)
Tue May 2 10:43, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin surged to an all-time high above $1,400 on Tuesday, after more than tripling in value over the past year, with its most recent rise attributed to strong demand in Japan, where the digital currency has been deemed a legal means of payment.
Bitcoin soars above $1,400 to all-time high
Tue May 2 01:12, 2017 GMT
vtdigger.org Study of data brokers, internet privacy wins Senate backing vtdigger.org The Vermont Senate gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would regulate telemarketers and study whether to regulate data brokers and internet service providers. The Senate approved S.72 in a voice vote. The bill could be passed as early as ...
Study of data brokers, internet privacy wins Senate backing - vtdigger.org
Tue May 2 00:04, 2017 GMT
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press The internet provider privacy language was included as part of a much larger bill: the $378 million budget for jobs, commerce and energy programs. A bill combining the different House and Senate versions of the budget was unveiled Monday, but has not ...
Internet privacy provisions removed from Minnesota bill - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Mon May 1 22:49, 2017 GMT
Miami Herald Internet privacy isn't broken — don't try to 'fix' it Miami Herald The recent actions by Congress revoking regulations supposedly protecting internet privacy and signed by former President Obama in the last minutes of his administration are one such example. Congress' use of the Congressional Review Act to nullify ... Internet Privacy : New Browser Plugins Hide User Activity From ISPs By Creating Digital Noise International Business Times all 3 news articles »
Internet privacy isn't broken — don't try to 'fix' it - Miami Herald
Tue May 2 00:01, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post "Improving the World" through Internet Security : Chatting with David Gorodyansky, CEO of AnchorFree Huffington Post The notion that securing your Internet privacy is “improving the world” may be a debatable one for some, but it's what David Gorodyanksy set out to do when he founded AnchorFree: The software company provides Hotspot Shield, a downloadable free virtual ...
"Improving the World" through Internet Security: Chatting with David Gorodyansky, CEO of AnchorFree - Huffington Post
Mon May 1 21:01, 2017 GMT
Pacific Standard Redrawing the Battle Lines in the Internet Privacy Debate Pacific Standard In October 2016, the FCC passed robust, clear broadband privacy rules focusing on consumer choice, data security , and transparency. Among other things, the rules required ISPs like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T to protect by default information the FCC ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Redrawing the Battle Lines in the Internet Privacy Debate - Pacific Standard
Mon May 1 17:07, 2017 GMT
Assemblyman unveils Internet privacy proposal Rome Sentinel Federal law now allows Internet Service Providers, Brindisi said, to track customer's personal data includes browsing history, user location and financial information including social security numbers, and sell the information to advertisers. “To think ...
Assemblyman unveils Internet privacy proposal - Rome Sentinel
Mon May 1 14:58, 2017 GMT
WIBX AM 950 Brindisi Introduces Internet Privacy Legislation WIBX AM 950 Following a vote by Congress that allows Internet Service Providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to legally gather and sell a customer's personal information without their consent, Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi is fighting back. Brindisi says he's ...
Brindisi Introduces Internet Privacy Legislation - WIBX AM 950
Mon May 1 13:22, 2017 GMT
Having received royal assent before the weekend, the UK's Digital Economy Bill is now law. As a result, Internet file-sharers can be jailed for up to ten years, if they knowingly make infringing content available to the public while exposing a copyright owner to even a risk of loss. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
10 Years in Jail For Internet Pirates Now Reality in the UK
Mon May 1 13:49, 2017 GMT
The Forecaster The Universal Notebook: Internet privacy is an oxymoron The Forecaster If you want to know the difference between congressional Republicans and Democrats, look no further than the vote to repeal Obama-era internet privacy regulations that had not even gone into effect. The House voted 215-210, largely along party lines, ...
The Universal Notebook: Internet privacy is an oxymoron - The Forecaster
Mon May 1 08:33, 2017 GMT
Australia's Federal Court has issued a new blocking order targeting several KickassTorrents related sites. When the original site was taken down, music industry companies shifted the focus to several spinoffs. Twenty Internet providers now have two weeks to implement reasonable measures to block users from accessing the infringing domains. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Aussie ISPs Ordered to Block KickassTorrents ‘Spinoffs’
Sat Apr 29 13:34, 2017 GMT
The online encyclopaedia is inaccessible under an official order, but no reason for this is given.
Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason
Mon May 1 07:32, 2017 GMT
FCC Rule Reversal Strips Consumers of Internet Privacy , CEO Says in Forbes Benzinga But if it happens once, it's too late." For more information on what these recent changes in Washington mean for the future of internet security , and how a VPN can keep you safe, read Dinha's column for the Forbes Technology Council or visit Private ... and more »
FCC Rule Reversal Strips Consumers of Internet Privacy, CEO Says in Forbes - Benzinga
Sat Apr 29 20:46, 2017 GMT
The Premier League has sent a rather unfortunate takedown notice to Google. The football organization wants the search engine to take down Facebook's homepage, claiming that it distributes copyright infringing content. Google has investigated the unusual censorship effort and decided not to take any action in response. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Premier League Asks Google to Take Down Facebook’s Homepage
Sat Apr 29 17:15, 2017 GMT
Deutsche Welle Turkey blocks Wikipedia, expanding censorship Deutsche Welle A volunteer at Turkey Blocks told DW he suspected Turkish authorities used "Deep Packet Inspection" (DPI) software used by some countries for surveillance and censorship to block Wikipedia. "Normally http websites are easily blocked, but https websites ... Turkish court formally blocks access to Wikipedia KIRO Seattle Monitor: Turkish internet users unable to access Wikipedia WBOC TV 16 Turkey blocks access to Wikipedia Reuters all 89 news articles »
Turkey blocks Wikipedia, expanding censorship - Deutsche Welle
Sat Apr 29 12:29, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Lock in 2 years of internet privacy with this top-notch VPN deal The Daily Dot Everyone's activity is up for sale by Internet Service Providers (ISP). Protect your right to online privacy with a subscription to Private Internet Access VPN. This VPN deal will even throw you a money-saving bone. The VPN uses top-level encryption ... and more »
Lock in 2 years of internet privacy with this top-notch VPN deal - The Daily Dot
Sat Apr 29 07:07, 2017 GMT
Press-Enterprise Why Congress was right to act on internet privacy Press-Enterprise For a generation, the internet's success has relied on the commonsense principle of making things easy for consumers. From the smartphone to streaming video services, experience shows that consumers respond enthusiastically and in droves when given ... Ways exist to protect internet privacy despite new regulations Palmetto Business Daily all 2 news articles »
Why Congress was right to act on internet privacy - Press-Enterprise
Sat Apr 29 01:12, 2017 GMT
Congress pulls the plug on internet privacy In Motion Meanwhile, just a year ago, the Washington D.C.-based National Cyber Security Alliance revealed that an alarming number of Americans are concerned with the privacy of their data, more-so even than they worry about personal finances, such as loss of ...
Congress pulls the plug on internet privacy - In Motion
Sat Apr 29 00:53, 2017 GMT
Complex Report Indicates '10 Concerts' Facebook Trend Could Compromise Your Internet Security Complex But the case holds some weight when you consider the following: “ Privacy experts cautioned it could reveal too much about a person's background and preferences and sounds like a security question—name the first concert you attended—that you might be ... and more »
Report Indicates '10 Concerts' Facebook Trend Could Compromise Your Internet Security - Complex
Fri Apr 28 20:34, 2017 GMT
Wisconsin Public Radio News Wisconsin Senate May Take Up Internet Privacy Again Wisconsin Public Radio News The Wisconsin Senate may again take up a proposal to limit the ability of Internet Service Providers, such as Charter or Verizon, to collect users' browsing data. Sen. Chris Larson, D-Milwaukee, was circulating a new bill in the Legislature that would ...
Wisconsin Senate May Take Up Internet Privacy Again - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Fri Apr 28 21:59, 2017 GMT
Palmetto Business Daily Ways exist to protect internet privacy despite new regulations Palmetto Business Daily The rules and regulations of internet use as we know it have come to an end as the Broadband Consumer Privacy Proposal (BCPP) was reversed by a federal law passed this month. Enacted by the President Barack Obama Administration in October 2016 ...
Ways exist to protect internet privacy despite new regulations - Palmetto Business Daily
Fri Apr 28 18:23, 2017 GMT
Mirror.co.uk How Internet privacy is changing - what is Net Neutrality and why we must preserve it worldwide Mirror.co.uk Is the Internet sky falling? A lot of people are wondering after the U.S. Congress, the head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and President Trump recently delivered a devastating body blow to Internet privacy worldwide. Can you ... Internet privacy regulations on Trump's agenda Flagler College Gargoyle (blog) Fixing the FCC Internet privacy mess (commentary) SILive.com What killing net neutrality means for the internet The Hill Philly.com (blog)  - Breitbart News  - Washington Times  - Federal Communications Commission all 242 news articles »
How Internet privacy is changing - what is Net Neutrality and why we must preserve it worldwide - Mirror.co.uk
Fri Apr 28 12:39, 2017 GMT
Weatherford Democrat Internet privacy and money correlation Uncommon Wisdom Daily Last October, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) under the Obama administration adopted regulations requiring Internet service providers (ISPs), like AT&T (T), Comcast (CMSCA) and Verizon (VZ), to do more to protect customers' privacy . Under ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Internet privacy and money correlation - Uncommon Wisdom Daily
Fri Apr 28 09:23, 2017 GMT
e27 Thailand starts new internet censorship campaign as SEA tighten grips on freedom of speech e27 The institutions called for internet service providers (ISPs) and international internet gateway (IIG) providers to block web pages or content that contain or promote illegal act, including the violation of the country's lese majeste law. Lese majeste ... and more »
Thailand starts new internet censorship campaign as SEA tighten grips on freedom of speech - e27
Wed Apr 26 22:00, 2017 GMT
Mail & Guardian In the age of the internet , censorship has acquired a new face Mail & Guardian The CPJ's World Press Freedom Report 2017, released ahead of World Press Freedom Day on May 3 and titled The New Face of Censorship , also shows that violence against journalists has spiked. Censorship is now complex and no longer the crude practices of ... and more »
In the age of the internet, censorship has acquired a new face - Mail & Guardian
Fri Apr 28 10:16, 2017 GMT
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - A Russian state prosecutor asked a court to jail a blogger who played Pokemon Go inside a church for three-and-a-half years on Friday, saying he was guilty of inciting religious hatred, a court employee told Reuters by phone.
Russian prosecutor demands jail time for man who played Pokemon in church
Fri Apr 28 09:10, 2017 GMT
The post Zimbabwe: Protesting presents many challenges, especially for women appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Zimbabwe: Protesting presents many challenges, especially for women
Thu Apr 27 00:58, 2017 GMT
How, a decade ago, a ground-shaking cyber attack brought Estonia to its knees - and spurred it to rebuild.
Modern warfare
Fri Apr 28 07:52, 2017 GMT
Taha avoids giving his last name to journalists, but not out fear of the Sudanese government, whose harassment he fled in 2015. “I don’t want any of the people I worked with to know I’m here,” he tells Al Jazeera, writing by instant messaging from a temporary residence for refugees in the French city of Calais. […] The post Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter? (The Manila Times) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Double standards: Do all journalist lives matter? (The Manila Times)
Wed Apr 26 08:00, 2017 GMT
Read the full article The post America’s place in the world (National Review) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
America’s place in the world (National Review)
Thu Apr 27 19:29, 2017 GMT
This week, HipChat advised customers that one of its databases was breached by attackers who exploited a vulnerable third-party library used on HipChat.com. HipChat, owned by Atlassian, said that the compromised database stored customer usernames, email addresses, hashed passwords, and room metadata such as room name and topic. HipChat’s fast action to force a reset of all HipChat passwords and its use of bcrypt and a random salt to store passwords securely appear to have limited the damage. But attackers may have compromised a small number of accounts (.05 percent) to access chatrooms, messages and content in rooms, according to HipChat Chief Security Officer Ganesh Krishnan’s blog post . No other Atlassian products or services were affected, and financial data does not appear to have been accessed, Krishnan said. However, the HipChat breach is concerning for a few big reasons: namely, the third-party library that was the source of the breach remains unpatched, according to a tweet from Atlassian CEO Scott Farquhar . That means other websites and applications are vulnerable. The HipChat breach also puts an exclamation point on warnings – from application security companies like Veracode – that attackers continue to exploit vulnerabilities in third-party and open source components. Components are frequently not tracked by developers and organizations who use them in their applications. Therefore, vulnerabilities in components can remain unpatched for long periods of time.  All of this adds up to make vulnerable components a big, easy target for cyberattackers. Just last month, a vulnerability in Apache Struts 2, a commonly used Java library, was exploited in attacks on the Canada Revenue Agency . Veracode scans found that vulnerable versions of Struts 2 were present in 68 percent of applications using the library . Getting a handle on vulnerable components To be clear, using third-party and open source components isn’t the problem. And open source isn’t inherently riskier than the code you develop in-house. The issue is failure to keep visibility into the threat landscape and update components when new vulnerabilities are disclosed. Tim Jarrett, Veracode director of enterprise security strategy, said many organizations lack a systematic way to address vulnerable components in their development process.  “It’s hard to get action on component vulnerabilities without a recognition at the business level that addressing component risk is a priority. A policy can help to establish handling component risk as a business priority and establish what to do with applications that don’t comply,” Tim said. “As an added benefit, having a policy can also help ensure that there’s traceability between security requirements and any requirements of industry regulation,” Tim said. “Several  industry regulations , including  new financial regulations  taking effect in New York, require organizations to manage risk from third-party components.” Development and security teams also need to shift their mindset and recognize that “free” components actually come with a cost. “Open source isn’t free like the air you breathe,” Tim said. “I find it helpful to think of open source as a balance sheet. The functionality it delivers can be an asset to a development team, but keep in mind that the asset is offset by technical debt that requires regular payments, in the form of applying regularly released updates to the open source library.” Finally, as developers make changes to their applications, it’s important to keep an up-to-date inventory of the components they are using. Veracode makes this easy  by collecting information about your application’s open source components at the same time that static analysis is conducted – including open source components used by compiled libraries for which you have no source code. Visit veracode.com to learn more about strategies to reduce risk from open source components using software composition analysis.
HipChat Breach Shows Dangers of Slacking on Security of Third-Party Components
Thu Apr 27 21:04, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday released a 58-page draft plan to reverse the landmark 2015 "net neutrality" order and disclosed the agency may withdraw "bright line" rules barring internet companies from blocking, throttling or giving "fast lanes" to some websites.
U.S. FCC chief unveils plan to scrap Obama-era internet rules
Thu Apr 27 20:16, 2017 GMT
TIME Review: The Circle Tackles Internet Privacy Issues, Makes Millennials Look Dumb TIME If you've looked at a newspaper, magazine or web site within the past, oh, 15 years, you probably know that Internet privacy is an issue of massive concern to all of us. Now there's an almost wholly pointless movie about it (one that isn't Oliver Stone ... 'The Circle' Led Emma Watson To Think More About Internet Privacy Huffington Post Emma Watson fights a losing battle with internet paranoia in The Circle A.V. Club all 160 news articles »
Review: The Circle Tackles Internet Privacy Issues, Makes Millennials Look Dumb - TIME
Thu Apr 27 19:41, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's top cyber official on Thursday confirmed said his agency was aware of computer attacks on two foundations tied to Germany's ruling coalition parties for some time, and was helping the think tanks analyze what happened.
Germany confirms cyber attacks on political party think tanks
Thu Apr 27 16:46, 2017 GMT
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has published the 2017 rankings for the World Press Freedom Index – a system for rating the freedom of the media and journalists across the world. Read the full article The post UK falls further down the World Press Freedom Index (Wired) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UK falls further down the World Press Freedom Index (Wired)
Thu Apr 27 15:15, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post 'The Circle' Led Emma Watson To Think More About Internet Privacy Huffington Post Watson elaborated on the rules she has in place to protect her privacy in a chat with Jessica Chastain for Interview magazine this month. Having been thrust into the spotlight at a young age as Hermione Granger in the “Harry Potter” franchise, Watson ... and more »
'The Circle' Led Emma Watson To Think More About Internet Privacy - Huffington Post
Thu Apr 27 15:09, 2017 GMT
Flagler College Gargoyle (blog) Internet privacy regulations on Trump's agenda Flagler College Gargoyle (blog) In a significant blow to Obama-era FCC regulations, the House voted last week to reverse internet privacy rules and now has set their sights on net neutrality laws. Congress invoked the powers of a Congressional Review to overturn an FCC ruling that ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Internet privacy regulations on Trump's agenda - Flagler College Gargoyle (blog)
Thu Apr 27 14:06, 2017 GMT
SILive.com Fixing the FCC Internet privacy mess (commentary) SILive.com And while Americans are still waiting for progress on many of these issues, one notable early success was recent Congressional action to fix the confusing and costly rules that govern Internet privacy . Consumers deserve to confidently know what ... Open Internet Advocates Vow to Fight Trump FCC's Plan to Kill Net Neutrality Motherboard all 49 news articles »
Fixing the FCC Internet privacy mess (commentary) - SILive.com
Thu Apr 27 12:11, 2017 GMT
The post Turkey’s journalists have no time for fear appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey’s journalists have no time for fear
Thu Apr 27 11:19, 2017 GMT
The post Index at Hay: Madeleine Thien talks to Jemimah Steinfeld appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Hay: Madeleine Thien talks to Jemimah Steinfeld
Thu Apr 27 11:18, 2017 GMT
The post Index at Hay: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova talks to Philippe Sands appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Hay: Nadezhda Tolokonnikova talks to Philippe Sands
Thu Apr 27 11:18, 2017 GMT
Christina Lamb, Helena Kennedy, Rachael Jolley and Joan Bakewell discuss women reporting on war. The post Index at Hay: The War on Women appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index at Hay: The War on Women
Thu Apr 27 07:57, 2017 GMT
All the data points to this last referendum being the beginning of the end for Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The post Can Dündar: The beginning of the end for Erdoğan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Can Dündar: The beginning of the end for Erdoğan
Wed Apr 26 23:08, 2017 GMT
Weatherford Democrat Daniel Lyons: Dispelling internet privacy misconceptions vtdigger.org Editor's note: This commentary is by Daniel Lyons, who is a visiting scholar with the American Enterprise Institute's Center for Internet , Communications, and Technology Policy, and an associate professor at Boston College Law School, where he ... Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules Weatherford Democrat all 2 news articles »
Daniel Lyons: Dispelling internet privacy misconceptions - vtdigger.org
Wed Apr 26 17:24, 2017 GMT
Matthew Hanley, 22, and Connor Allsopp, 20, accessed customer's information during the cyber attack.
TalkTalk hack attack: Friends admit cyber crime charges
Wed Apr 26 17:16, 2017 GMT
Cranston Herald Martinez gives tips on Internet security at library forum Cranston Herald Meghan Martinez, the Rhode Island State Police Cyber Terrorism program manager, delivered a presentation at the Cranston Central Library on Monday morning to discuss preserving Internet safety and privacy and navigating the web. The seminar was the ...
Martinez gives tips on Internet security at library forum - Cranston Herald
Wed Apr 26 03:49, 2017 GMT
Wisconsin Public Radio News Nothing has changed with internet privacy Centre Daily Times A recent letter writer, who has jumped on the fake news bandwagon, has stoked fears that Congressman Glenn Thompson has voted to wipe out our internet privacy protection rights. That is patently false. Historically, the Federal Trade Commission has ... Budget Committee Scraps Internet Privacy Plan Wisconsin Public Radio News Internet Privacy - What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union Lexology (registration) Rep. Charlie Dent votes correctly on internet privacy Allentown Morning Call The Times and Democrat  - NJ TODAY  - The Linfield Review all 13 news articles »
Nothing has changed with internet privacy - Centre Daily Times
Wed Apr 26 16:40, 2017 GMT
Internet Privacy : The Emperor's New Clothes Daily Caller To believe some ill-informed rhetoric, and frankly propaganda, last month Congress abandoned the American people by “repealing their Internet privacy ” and abandoning them to the ravaging hordes of telecommunication companies. That is complete ... and more »
Internet Privacy: The Emperor's New Clothes - Daily Caller
Wed Apr 26 14:14, 2017 GMT
Previously, the firm had allowed the government access to the data when investigating potential terrorist plots.
UK protests Twitter's block on user data
Wed Apr 26 14:16, 2017 GMT
eWeek Attackers Using Legitimate Tools in Attacks, Symantec Reports eWeek Symantec released the latest edition of its Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) on April 26, providing insight into security trends over the course of the past year. Among the big trends noted by Symantec in the 77-page report is a sharp increase in ... Web Attacks Decline, Ransomware Attacks Surge Dark Reading Political sabotage and rampant ransomware ruled cybercrime in 2016 The Daily Dot US victims twice as likely to pay ransomware demands: Report The Hill Business Wire (press release) all 16 news articles »
Attackers Using Legitimate Tools in Attacks, Symantec Reports - eWeek
Wed Apr 26 06:54, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Russian investigative journalist dies after two brutal assaults appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Russian investigative journalist dies after two brutal assaults
Wed Apr 26 09:18, 2017 GMT
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#FreeTurkeyMedia: Vigil for Turkey’s imprisoned journalists
Wed Apr 26 08:02, 2017 GMT
One year on from the exonerating Hillsborough inquest verdict, a campaign has gathered momentum. Its message is simple: “Don’t Buy The Sun”. The post “Don’t Buy The Sun” campaign gathers momentum appeared first on Index on Censorship .
“Don’t Buy The Sun” campaign gathers momentum
Tue Apr 25 22:14, 2017 GMT
The Mac Observer A Tor Browser Might Not Be Your Best Solution for Internet Privacy The Mac Observer I'm very privacy -minded. I've written quite frequently about securing your browser and network on the Mac. I figure it's about time to give the iPhone some loving, since there are a number of ways to make sure you have a good experience browsing while ...
A Tor Browser Might Not Be Your Best Solution for Internet Privacy - The Mac Observer
Tue Apr 25 18:04, 2017 GMT
On April 24, Webroot experienced a technical issue affecting some business and consumer customers. Webroot incorrectly identified multiple files as malware. Webroot was not breached. Actual malicious files are being identified and blocked as... read more The post Critical Service Announcement appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Critical Service Announcement
Tue Apr 25 19:47, 2017 GMT
Broad pirate sites blockades are disproportional, Mexico's Supreme Court of Justice has ruled. The Government can't order ISPs to block websites that link to copyright-infringing material because that would also restrict access to legitimate content and violate the public's freedom of expression. The ruling is a win for local ISP Alestra, which successfully protested the Government's blocking efforts. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Pirate Site Blockades Violate Free Speech, Mexico’s Supreme Court Rules
Tue Apr 25 17:38, 2017 GMT
Tucson Local Media Congressman Tom O'Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration Tucson Local Media Congressman Tom O'Halleran is in his first term representing Congressional District 1, which includes Oro Valley and Marana, as well as Flagstaff and much of eastern rural Arizona. He recently appeared for a one-on-one interview on the televised ... and more »
Congressman Tom O'Halleran talks Obamacare, internet privacy and immigration - Tucson Local Media
Tue Apr 25 16:38, 2017 GMT
Lexology (registration) Internet Privacy - What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union Lexology (registration) With respect to Internet privacy , as a result of recent U.S. government action, Americans now have less protection and are more at risk of government surveillance and potential misuse of their personal information, as compared with citizens of the ... and more »
Internet Privacy - What the U.S. Can Learn from the European Union - Lexology (registration)
Tue Apr 25 15:50, 2017 GMT
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers voted on Tuesday to ban online retailers from treating consumers differently depending on where they live and expanded their proposed law to include music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple's iTunes.
EU lawmakers include Spotify and iTunes in geoblocking ban
Tue Apr 25 13:34, 2017 GMT
As a new law passed by Hungarian government threatens the existence of Central European University in Budapest, 70,000 people marched in protest The post International community rallies in support of Hungary’s Central European University appeared first on Index on Censorship .
International community rallies in support of Hungary’s Central European University
Tue Apr 25 12:45, 2017 GMT
Adam Mudd hacked gaming sites including Xbox Live and Runescape to earn money, a court hears.
Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks
Tue Apr 25 12:40, 2017 GMT
The Badger Herald State legislators unanimously vote to protect internet privacy in Wisconsin The Badger Herald As internet privacy remains a hot-button issue around the world, the Wisconsin state Senate unanimously passed a recent amendment April 4 aimed at reshaping internet usage and protections. This proposed legislation, known as Senate Amendment 13, ...
State legislators unanimously vote to protect internet privacy in Wisconsin - The Badger Herald
Tue Apr 25 07:49, 2017 GMT
A few days before the 2 April 2017 Serbian presidential elections, a picture was posted on Twitter that caused an unexpected storm The post Serbia: Media freedom worsening as Serbs take to the streets appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Serbia: Media freedom worsening as Serbs take to the streets
Mon Apr 24 22:33, 2017 GMT
Wisconsin Public Radio News Budget Committee Scraps Internet Privacy Plan Wisconsin Public Radio News The Legislature's budget committee has scrapped a proposal that would have restricted the ability of Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, to collect peoples' browsing data. State senators added the internet privacy provision to a bill that's aimed at ...
Budget Committee Scraps Internet Privacy Plan - Wisconsin Public Radio News
Mon Apr 24 21:02, 2017 GMT
Allentown Morning Call Rep. Charlie Dent votes correctly on internet privacy Allentown Morning Call Various ports on the rear of a Verizon Fios set top box are seen in a 2010 file image. The company joined Comcast in reacting to Congress' move to kill privacy rules protecting broadband users by announcing that it would not sell customer browsing ... Republicans and Internet Service Providers Issue Hollow Privacy Promises Truth-Out all 2 news articles »
Rep. Charlie Dent votes correctly on internet privacy - Allentown Morning Call
Mon Apr 24 18:51, 2017 GMT
Marketplace.org The main differences between internet privacy in the US and the EU Marketplace.org Not just to read this story, but to live and work in the modern world. If that sounds highfalutin, that's because it is: Internet access is a human right, according to the UN, just like the right to own property, start a family and seek asylum. Privacy ...
The main differences between internet privacy in the US and the EU - Marketplace.org
Mon Apr 24 18:46, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The campaign of Emmanuel Macron, the favorite to win France's presidential election, has been targeted by a cyber espionage group linked by some experts to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.
Macron campaign was target of cyber attacks by spy-linked group
Mon Apr 24 15:32, 2017 GMT
WGN Radio Protecting your Internet Privacy from your Service Provider WGN Radio Kurt Burngarden, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky Labs gives tips on how you can protect your internet privacy from service provider. Kurt also explains the importance of virus programs. and more »
Protecting your Internet Privacy from your Service Provider - WGN Radio
Mon Apr 24 14:07, 2017 GMT
The UTD Mercury Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy The UTD Mercury A UTD group called Ethical Hackers is donating the profits from its first annual fundraiser to protest a federal bill overturning previous Federal Communications Commission regulations protecting consumer privacy . On April 19, Christopher Franson, an ...
Ethical Hackers raise money to help repeal bill reducing internet privacy - The UTD Mercury
Fri Apr 21 19:54, 2017 GMT
Cyber attacks on universities and gaming websites, including Minecraft, cost them millions, a court hears.
Computer hacker Adam Mudd attacked gaming websites
Fri Apr 21 10:34, 2017 GMT
  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) and Index on Censorship held a public forum at the House of Commons on Thursday 20 April 2017 to discuss the impact of the recent Turkish referendum as part of the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards. The referendum held on 16 April 2017 saw President Recep Tayyip Erdogan […] The post Turkey’s post-referendum freedom of expression appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey’s post-referendum freedom of expression
Mon Apr 24 10:00, 2017 GMT
With the hollowing out of the Turkish media landscape in recent years, honest coverage on the night of the historic referendum was rare The post Yavuz Baydar: Turkey’s crippled and tarnished journalism found space to breathe appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Yavuz Baydar: Turkey’s crippled and tarnished journalism found space to breathe
Mon Apr 24 08:29, 2017 GMT
BitTorrent inventor Bram Cohen has already earned a spot in the Internet hall of fame, but he's not done yet. In recent years he's taken a strong interest in cryptocurrencies, something he will devote himself full-time to in the near future. This includes launching a new cryptocurrency which addresses some of the challenges facing Bitcoin. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
BitTorrent Inventor Bram Cohen Will Start His Own Cryptocurrency
Fri Apr 21 16:39, 2017 GMT
Em Sheldon says celebrities failing to "disclose adverts" on Instagram is having a negative effect on professional bloggers like her.
Instagram star says celebrities are not making sponsored content clear
Sun Apr 23 21:35, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government registered 82,649 cases of computer fraud, espionage and other cyber crimes in 2016, an increase of just over 80 percent from 2015, a German newspaper reported on Sunday.
German cyber crime rose 80 percent in 2016: report
Sun Apr 23 15:45, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship strongly condemns the killing of Maldives blogger Yameen Rasheed. The post Maldives: Prominent blogger and internet activist stabbed to death appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Maldives: Prominent blogger and internet activist stabbed to death
Sun Apr 23 07:19, 2017 GMT
Herald and News Internet privacy not at as much at risk as controversy made it sound Herald and News On April 3, President Trump signed a joint congressional resolution that repealed the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of misleading sturm und drang. Understanding what's really at stake ... Banks in unique position to advocate for consumers' privacy rights The Hill (blog) all 4 news articles »
Internet privacy not at as much at risk as controversy made it sound - Herald and News
Sun Apr 23 02:50, 2017 GMT
The Detroit News Column: Privacy rules impact internet ecosystem The Detroit News President Trump recently signed a joint congressional resolution that repealed the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of misleading sturm und drang. Let's understand what's really at stake. There is ... Banks in unique position to advocate for consumers' privacy rights The Hill (blog) all 3 news articles »
Column: Privacy rules impact internet ecosystem - The Detroit News
Sat Apr 22 11:00, 2017 GMT
No one wants murder videos on Facebook. But no one wants Facebook to censor their baby videos, either. The post Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won't Like the Choices appeared first on WIRED .
Want to Stop Facebook Violence? You Won’t Like the Choices
Fri Apr 21 19:29, 2017 GMT
Last month Yours Truly got snookered by a too-good-to-be-true online scam in which some dirtball hijacked an Amazon merchant's account and used it to pimp steeply discounted electronics that he never intended to sell. Amazon refunded my money, and the legitimate seller never did figure out how his account was hacked. But such attacks are becoming more prevalent of late as crooks increasingly turn to online crimeware services that make it a cakewalk to cash out stolen passwords.
How Cybercrooks Put the Beatdown on My Beats
Fri Apr 21 15:15, 2017 GMT
We, representatives of international and national non-governmental organisations, issue this appeal prior to a discussion of the investigation into allegations of corruption at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) in connection with its work on Azerbaijan, at the Assembly’s April 2017 session and a meeting of the Bureau of the Assembly before […] The post Investigate corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Investigate corruption allegations linking PACE and Azerbaijan
Fri Apr 21 15:56, 2017 GMT
KPQ Manweller Negotiates Internet Privacy Bill KPQ The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to acquire opt-in consent from customers before selling or transferring their information. The legislation is in response to decisions ...
Manweller Negotiates Internet Privacy Bill - KPQ
Fri Apr 21 10:22, 2017 GMT
Thousands of miles separate the Maldives from Serbia, but Zaheena Rasheed and Stevan Dojcinovic describe similar attacks on press freedom at a panel discussion at London The post #IndexAwards2017: Journalists from the Maldives and Serbia describe attacks on press freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Journalists from the Maldives and Serbia describe attacks on press freedom
Fri Apr 21 08:03, 2017 GMT
“Of course my family are worried,” says Ramazan Ölçen, who was detained for owning the copyrights to what was Turkey’s only Kurdish-language daily newspaper The post Ramazan Ölçen: Kurdish journalist detained for working at Apê Musa’s newspaper appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ramazan Ölçen: Kurdish journalist detained for working at Apê Musa’s newspaper
Fri Apr 21 04:38, 2017 GMT
Easy to use hacking tools make it easy for teenagers to get started in cyber-crime, finds a report.
Free hacking tools 'help young into cyber-crime'
Thu Apr 20 21:23, 2017 GMT
InsideSources States Push Their Own Internet Privacy Rules - Consumer Reports ConsumerReports.org Now that Congress has killed internet privacy regulations due to take effect this year, a number of states are weighing their own measures to protect consumers' ... Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions – InsideSources InsideSources Column: Trump's move to kill internet privacy, wrong for net ... Spencer Daily Reporter Other Views: Legislature Has Right Idea on Internet User Privacy ... Centralia Chronicle The National Law Review all 8 news articles »
States Push Their Own Internet Privacy Rules - Consumer Reports - ConsumerReports.org
Thu Apr 20 14:06, 2017 GMT
New York Times California Today: Weighing a Response on Internet Privacy New York Times Some lawmakers have argued that the privacy rules, drafted last October by the Federal Communications Commission, would have unfairly targeted telecom carriers, while sparing web companies like Google and Facebook that also provide access to user ...
California Today: Weighing a Response on Internet Privacy - New York Times
Thu Apr 20 16:29, 2017 GMT
We, the undersigned, express our deep concern with the government of Bahrain’s continued targeting of journalists, which further restricts free press and expression in the country The post Bahrain: NGOs express concern over arrest of photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: NGOs express concern over arrest of photojournalist Sayed Ahmed Salman al-Mousawi
Thu Apr 20 14:09, 2017 GMT
Proposed German legislation threatens broad internet censorship CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog) GNI is a coalition of leading technology companies--including Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo--and human rights groups, digital freedom advocates, and ethical investors that promotes privacy and freedom of expression online. The full, joint ...
Proposed German legislation threatens broad internet censorship - CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)
Thu Apr 20 13:07, 2017 GMT
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Journalism 2017
Thu Apr 20 13:03, 2017 GMT
In a country marked by increasing authoritarianism, a strident crackdown on press and social media as well as numerous human rights violations, Turkish-British technologist Alp Toker brought together a small team to investigate internet restrictions. Using Raspberry Pi technology they built an open source tool able to reliably monitor and report both internet shut downs […] The post Digital Activism 2017 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Digital Activism 2017
Thu Apr 20 12:52, 2017 GMT
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Arts 2017
Thu Apr 20 12:51, 2017 GMT
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Campaigning Fellow 2017
Thu Apr 20 05:28, 2017 GMT
Rapid City Journal Protecting your Internet privacy rights Rapid City Journal Since the House and Senate voted to undo Obama-era regulations related to internet privacy last month under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a lot of misinformation has been floating around about your privacy online. I would like to take the ...
Protecting your Internet privacy rights - Rapid City Journal
Thu Apr 20 10:31, 2017 GMT
A Chinese political cartoonist forced into exile and a Russian prisoners and LGBT rights activist convicted under the country’s draconian anti-protest law were among the winners of the 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. The winners, announced on Wednesday evening at a gala ceremony in London, also included a crusading news organisation battling […] The post Index announces winners of the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index announces winners of the 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards
Thu Apr 20 08:08, 2017 GMT
The Russian government is preparing to scale-up its war on blocked sites by hitting services that provide workarounds. A new bill developed by the government requires VPNs and other anonymizing services to stop providing access to blocked domains. If they do not, they themselves will also be blocked. Search engines also face sanctions for linking to banned sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russia Plans To Ban VPNs & Proxies That Unblock Blocked Sites
Thu Apr 20 03:39, 2017 GMT
InsideSources Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions InsideSources On April 3, President Trump signed a joint congressional resolution that repealed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) privacy rules. The debate prompted an unusual amount of misleading sturm-und-drang, including a somewhat disingenuous ... and more »
Dispelling Internet Privacy Misconceptions - InsideSources
Wed Apr 19 19:28, 2017 GMT
TORONTO (Reuters) - Global hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group Plc said 1,200 of its franchised hotels in the United States, including Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza, were victims of a three-month cyber attack that sought to steal customer payment card data.
Cyber attack hits 1,200 InterContinental hotels in United States
Wed Apr 19 18:28, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy law is about more than selling data - Chicago Tribune. President Donald Trump signed what's being called the internet privacy bill April 3, repealing vital consumer protections shortly after it barely cleared the House. Polls indicate more than 70 percent of Americans — from both major parties — oppose ...
Internet privacy law is about more than selling data - Chicago Tribune
Wed Apr 19 18:54, 2017 GMT
Live. And the winners are.... The post #IndexAwards2017: Index announces 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards winners appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Index announces 2017 Freedom of Expression Awards winners
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
Our aim is to put ourselves out of business. Our ambition is modest: nothing less than an end to censorship. The post Jodie Ginsberg: Our ambition is modest: nothing less than an end to censorship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jodie Ginsberg: Our ambition is modest: nothing less than an end to censorship
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Campaigning Award winning Ildar Dadin's acceptance speech. The post Ildar Dadin: “Together, we can refuse to look away” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ildar Dadin: “Together, we can refuse to look away”
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Journalism Award-winning Maldives Independent acceptance speech. The post Zaheena Rasheed, Maldives Independent: “This award feels like a lifeline” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Zaheena Rasheed, Maldives Independent: “This award feels like a lifeline”
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The post Rebel Pepper: “I will continue working hard on creating new cartoons” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Rebel Pepper: “I will continue working hard on creating new cartoons”
Wed Apr 19 18:30, 2017 GMT
The post Alp Toker, Turkey Blocks: “Online censorship is increasingly used to mask more severe human rights violations” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Alp Toker, Turkey Blocks: “Online censorship is increasingly used to mask more severe human rights violations”
Wed Apr 19 14:26, 2017 GMT
KIRO Seattle Tacoma City Council votes in internet privacy resolution KIRO Seattle TACOMA, Wash. - The Tacoma City Council is taking steps to prevent internet service providers from selling your personal information. The council voted for a resolution barring the city's Click! Cable TV service from doing that.
Tacoma City Council votes in internet privacy resolution - KIRO Seattle
Wed Apr 19 12:01, 2017 GMT
The post #IndexAwards2010: Mahsa Vahdat, Freemuse Award for Music appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2010: Mahsa Vahdat, Freemuse Award for Music
Wed Apr 19 10:01, 2017 GMT
The post #IndexAwards2009: Ma Jian, TR Fyvel Book Award appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2009: Ma Jian, TR Fyvel Book Award
Wed Apr 19 09:44, 2017 GMT
A government study suggests 46% of UK businesses had at least one cybersecurity breach or attack in the past year.
'Nearly half' of firms had a cyber-attack or breach
Wed Apr 19 09:02, 2017 GMT
CapitalGazette.com Letters: Hospice volunteers; Internet privacy ; Frosh's stance CapitalGazette.com Herb McMillan showed an incredible lack of leadership and common sense when he voted against a bill protecting the internet privacy of Marylanders from being sold without their consent or knowledge. Why? Del. McMillan often brags he does what his ...
Letters: Hospice volunteers; Internet privacy; Frosh's stance - CapitalGazette.com
Wed Apr 19 08:01, 2017 GMT
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#IndexAwards2008: Wikileaks, Economist New Media Award
Wed Apr 19 07:22, 2017 GMT
France's presidential election has been rife with accusations against the media. The post French presidential campaign: Trumpisation and attacks on the media appeared first on Index on Censorship .
French presidential campaign: Trumpisation and attacks on the media
Wed Apr 19 06:03, 2017 GMT
Education Week (subscription) 10 States Fight to Protect Consumers' Internet Privacy Yahoo Finance Several states are fighting to retain their residents' internet privacy after Congress voted to overturn Obama-era rules that would have provided consumer privacy protections. Despite widespread public criticism, federal lawmakers voted to remove the ... New Federal Law Could Affect Students' Internet Privacy Education Week (subscription) all 3 news articles »
10 States Fight to Protect Consumers' Internet Privacy - Yahoo Finance
Tue Apr 18 18:13, 2017 GMT
BillMoyers.com Here's How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider BillMoyers.com Bear in mind that these measures aren't a replacement for the privacy rules that were repealed or would protect our privacy completely, but they will certainly help. ... As with all things security and privacy -related, it's important to consider your ... New Internet Privacy Repeal Makes VPN Usage More Important Than Ever The National Memo (blog) Why a VPN in Australia is now more important than ever NEWS.com.au all 15 news articles »
Here's How to Protect Your Privacy From Your Internet Service Provider - BillMoyers.com
Wed Apr 19 00:18, 2017 GMT
The Metropolitan Understanding Internet Privacy The Metropolitan There are many AdBlock extensions available, AdBlock Plus (adblock​plus​.org) and uBlock Origin (available on the Chrome Web Store) being two good choices. Both will automatically block most tracking, ads included, and can be easily configured to ...
Understanding Internet Privacy - The Metropolitan
Tue Apr 18 18:01, 2017 GMT
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#IndexAwards2007: Chen Guangcheng, Whistleblower of the Year
Tue Apr 18 17:14, 2017 GMT
Skip to the tl;dr Encryption is the process of using mathematical algorithms to obscure the meaning of a piece of information so that only authorized parties can decipher it. It is used to protect our data (including texts, conversations ad voice), be it sitting on a computer or it being transmitted over the Internet. Encryption technologies are one of the essential elements of any secure computing environment. The security of encryption lies in the ability of an algorithm to generate ciphertext (encrypted text) that is not easily reverted back to its original plaintext. The use of keys adds another level of security to methods of protecting our information. A key is a piece of information that allows only those that hold it to encode and decode a message. There are two general categories of key based algorithms: Symmetric encryption algorithms:  Symmetric algorithms use the same key for encryption and decryption. These algorithms, can either operate in block mode (which works on fixed-size blocks of data) or steam mode (which works on bits or bytes of data). They are commonly used for applications like data encryption, file encryption and encrypting transmitted data in communication networks (like TLS, emails, instant messages, etc.).  Asymmetric (or public key) encryption algorithms:  Unlike symmetric algorithms, which use the same key for both encryption and decryption operations, asymmetric algorithms use two separate keys for these two operations. These algorithms are used for computing digital signatures and key establishment protocols.  To configure any basic encryption scheme securely, it's very important that all of these parameters (at the minimum) are configured correctly: Choosing the correct algorithm Choosing the right mode of operation Choosing the right padding scheme Choosing the right keys and their sizes Correct IV initialization with  cryptographically secure CSPRNG It's very important to be vigilant about configuring all of these parameters securely. Even a tiny misconfiguration will leave an entire crypto-system open to attacks. Note:  To keep this discussion simple, I will discuss only algorithm-independent initializations of a Cipher. Unless you know what you are doing, let provider defaults do their job of configuring more algorithm-dependent configurations, like p and q values of the RSA algorithm, etc. Just configuring the basic cryptographic parameters  above spans more than half a dozen classes, involving class hierarchies, plenty of overloaded constructors/methods and so on, adding many unnecessary complexities. I wish Java didn't complicate these basic configurations and would instead employ a more simplified architecture like that of Microsoft, where all these parameters are within the perimeter of a single class  SymmetricAlgorithm  and  AsymmetricAlgorithm . For the first 3 parameters to be specified (algorithm, mode of operation and padding scheme), a Cipher  object uses a transformation string. Let's dig deeper and see what is going on in each of these parameters. Choosing the correct algorithm: A transformation string always includes the name of a cryptographic algorithm. Between symmetric and asymmetric encryption, there are 11algorithms (not considering various PBEWith<digest|prf>And<encryption> combinations), which can be specified as per the  Standard Algorithm Name Documentation for Java 8  . Out of these only two (one for each, symmetric and asymmetric encryptions) are actually completely secured. The rest of the algorithms, are either way too broken (DES, RC2, etc.) or cracks have started to surface (RC5), making it breakable with sufficient CPU power - it may already be broken by the time you read this. Even the most well-intentioned, security-minded developer might not be reading troves of NIST specifications, nor following the latest happenings and research in the cryptography community, and might pick up broken or risky algorithm, digest or pseudo-random generator.  Always for: Symmetric Algorithm:  Use AES/AESWrap block cipher; and Asymmetric Algorithm:  Use RSA To make matters worse, even the  JCA Reference Guide , uses insecure algorithm specifications in its examples, which are the first – and probably last – stop for copy-pasting code for many. If you follow the  JCA Reference Guide  section "Creating a Cipher Object", you will see examples using the DES algorithm. Going forward, we will limit our discussions to only secured algorithms.  Choosing the right mode of operation: Mode of operation, as part of transformation, is only relevant to block ciphers. While using asymmetric ciphers, use ECB as the mode of operation, which essentially is a hack behind-the-scenes, meaning ignore this value. If you aren't reading the  Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) Reference Guide  Cipher section carefully, you might just miss the point that Java providers (SunJCE, SunPKCS11) defaults to ECB mode for symmetric as well as asymmetric algorithms. This might be a good thing for asymmetric algorithms, but a terrible idea for block ciphers. Providers could have been instructed to make secure defaults based on the algorithm used. If using symmetric encryption, to save you from replay attacks or known plaintext attacks, please use a transformation, which fully specifies an algorithm (i.e. with its mode of operation and padding). Basically, never, ever do something like: // ANTI-PATTERN // This defaults to using ECB mode of operation, which should never be used for any cryptographic operations. Plaintext blocks generates // identical cipher text blocks. Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES"); In the case above, the AES algorithm would be used with ECB mode of operation, making replay attacks very easy. For any new development, or if there's the slightest chance of revamping old work, use  Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data (AEAD)  mode (For example  GCM  and  CCM ). Use an authentication tag with full 128 bits-length. If you have to use an unauthenticated mode, use CBC or CTR with a MAC to authenticate the ciphertext. We will talk more about MAC along with an example with CBC mode, in upcoming posts.  Choosing the right padding scheme: Symmetric Algorithms: Most block cipher modes require the length of plaintext to be a multiple of the block size of the underlying encryption algorithm, which is seldom the case. Thus, we require some padding. Java provides 3 different schemes for just symmetric encryption, one being NoPadding (unacceptable) and another being ISO10126Padding (which has be withdrawn since 2007). So, the only viable option is using  PKCS5Padding . I would like to warn, that a combination of some modes of operation (for example CBC mode) and PKCS5Padding padding scheme can lead to padding oracle attacks [5] . However, not specifying a padding scheme at all is more dangerous than providing a scheme which is susceptible only to certain types of attacks. It's best to use AEAD mode of operation to be sure that you're protected against these attacks. Asymmetric Algorithms: Here, we have the option of choosing from two padding schemes. Make sure to only use OAEPWith<digest>And<mgf>Padding schemes. For a digest, please use either  SHA1  or  SHA256/384/512 , unlike what the example in  Standard Names Document  (Cipher Algorithm Padding section) specifies. For Mask Generation Function(MGF), use  MGF1  padding as specified. PKCS1Padding with RSA has been susceptible to Chosen Ciphertext attacks [6]  since 1998. At this point, we can talk about the correct way to use a transformation in a  Cipher.getInstance method. Luckily, so far we will be dealing only with a single class, which will chance quickly. Symmetric Encryption Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CBC/PKCS5Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CTR/PKCS5Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/GCM/PKCS5Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("AES/CCM/PKCS5Padding") ; Asymmetric Encryption Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA1AndMGF1Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA256AndMGF1Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA384AndMGF1Padding") ; OR Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance("RSA/ECB/OAEPWithSHA512AndMGF1Padding") ; Keys: The security level of an encryption scheme is directly proportional to the size of its key. Key sizes should be long enough that brute force attacks become unfeasible, but short enough to keep computational feasibility in mind. Also, we should try to consider choices could that could still withstand computational advances for the next 30 years. With that in mind:  Symmetric Algorithms Choose the key size for AES as 256 bits. This is done to future proof your applications.  Note:  You would still need  Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength  installed to use 256-bit keys.  If you have to choose (or stay with) a 128-bit key size (due to hardware or software limitations), it should be fine from most known attacks, as long as the rest of all the parameters are carefully configured as discussed in this post. To implement this, the  KeyGenerator  class is used: KeyGenerator keygen = KeyGenerator.getInstance("AES") ; // key generator to be used with AES algorithm. keygen.init(256) ; // Key size is specified here. byte[] key = keygen.generateKey().getEncoded(); SecretKeySpec skeySpec = new SecretKeySpec(key, "AES"); Asymmetric Algorithms For asymmetric encryption, choose a key size of at least 2048 bits. I would encourage this purely for future-proofing your applications. Obviously, if you can afford it (from a hardware and software perspective), use at least  4096  bits key size. The  KeyPairGenerator  class is used to generate the key pair to be used by asymmetric algorithms: KeyPairGenerator keyGen = KeyPairGenerator.getInstance("RSA"); keyGen.initialize(4096); // key size specified here. KeyPair pair = keyGen.generateKeyPair(); PBKDF2 (Password Based Key Derivation Function) and PBEWith<digest|prf>And<encryption>:  PBKDF2 is typically used when only user supplied passwords are used to protect or allow access to secret information, derive cryptographic keying material from sources like a passphrase. PBKDFs are computed by applying multiple iterations to a user-supplied password using a pseudorandom function (prf) and an additional salt. Here, the developer is responsible for configuring prf, iteration count and salt value. Specifications around these standards were last written in 2000 [3] , and computational powers have increased since. So, I would suggest, using  SHA2  family of hash functions, a salt value of at least  64  bits, and an iteration count of atleast  10,000 . While Java providing an API to support this is a good step, there is absolute lack of documentation around how and where to use this. PBEWith*, really is the PBKDF2 + encryption scheme (CBC mode with PKCS5Padding). Make sure you use any of the AES cipher algorithms.   To implement PBKDF2 in java: String password = "DV^M[EvcmJEhwwKFXpuCC7gWD7j9BTtm<^H?QdhmymD6nenaEK" ; // As random and long as you possibly can // salt value byte[] salt = new byte[128] ; // Should be atleast 64 bits SecureRandom secRandom = new SecureRandom() ; secRandom.nextBytes(salt) ; // self-seeded randomizer for salt // iteration count int iterCount = 12288 ; int derivedKeyLength = 256 ; // Should be atleast longer than 112 bits. Depends on Key size of algorithm. KeySpec spec = new PBEKeySpec(password.toCharArray(), salt, iterCount, derivedKeyLength * 8); SecretKeyFactory f = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance("PBKDF2WithHmacSHA256"); To implement PBEWith<digest|prf>And<encryption></encryption></digest|prf> // Generate PBEKeySpec as above String algo = "PBEWithHmacSHA512AndAES_128" ; // Using approved Hashing algorithm and recommended block cipher SecretKeyFactory skf = SecretKeyFactory.getInstance(algo); SecretKey key = skf.generateSecret(ks); // Note: there is no typical transformation string. Algorithm, mode (CBC) and padding scheme (PKCS5Padding) is all taken care by // PBEWithHmacSHA512AndAES_128. Cipher c = Cipher.getInstance(algo); c.init(Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, key); Initialization Vectors: To add to the complexity of a cipher, Initialization Vectors are used. For CTR and CBC modes of operations, we need IVs to be unpredictable and random.  We get access to configuring IVs, by getting into transparent specification (thru  AlgorithmParameterSpecs ) and using the  IvParameterSpec  class. One of the most important thing to keep in mind while configuring IVs is its source of randomness. Logically, there seems to be two places, where this randomness can be configured; one inside IvParameterSpec and another thru the  init  method in the  Cipher  class. Javadocs, says any randomness needed by Cipher comes from the SecureRandom configuration in init method. It might be true for other transparent (non-developer controlled) parameter, but it's not true for IV. IV gets its randomness from the way IvParameterSpec is configured. This would be implemented as: byte iv[] = new byte[16]; SecureRandom secRandom = new SecureRandom() ; secRandom.nextBytes(iv); // self-seeded randomizer to generate IV IvParameterSpec randomIvSpec = new IvParameterSpec(iv) ; // IvParameterSpec initialized using its own randomizer. // randomIvSpec will influence randomness of IV and not "new SecureRandom()" c.init(Cipher.ENCRYPT_MODE, skeySpec, randomIvSpec, new SecureRandom()) ; Most modes of operations also need a nonce (of key and IV pair). So make sure, that not more than a few plaintexts are encrypted with same Key/IV pair.   Full working examples of encryption schemes using Java 8 are in the " Java_Crypto " repo on github. More specifically: SecuredGCMUsage.java  for AES using GCM mode SecurePBKDFUsage.java  for PBKDF2 passwords SecuredRSAUsage.java  for RSA with OAEPWith<digest>And<mgf>Padding   Conclusion:  With enough effort, any practical cryptographic system can be attacked successfully. The real question is how much work it takes to break a system. As seen in this post, there are many details to pay attention to, and all of the details must be done correctly while designing and implementing an encryption scheme. Hopefully, this should assure us of a reasonable security level to safe-guard our crypto-systems from currently known crypto attacks, and future-proofing it too. tl;dr: There are 2 key based encryption algorithms: Symmetric and Asymmetric algorithms. There are various cryptographic parameters which need to be configured correctly for a crypto-system to be secured; these include key size, mode of operation, padding scheme, IV, etc. For symmetric encryption use the AES algorithm. For asymmetric encryption, use the RSA algorithm. Use a transformation that fully specifies the algorithm name, mode and padding. Most providers default to the highly insecure ECB mode of operation, if not specified. Always use an authenticated mode of operation, i.e. AEAD (for example GCM or CCM) for symmetric encryption. If you have to use an unauthenticated mode, use CBC or CTR along with MAC to authenticate the ciphertext, correct random IV and padding parameters. Use authentication tag with at least 128 bits length in AEAD modes. Make sure to use OAEPWith<digest>And<mgf>Padding for asymmetric encryption, where the digest is SHA1/SHA256/384/512. Use PKCS5Padding for symmetric encryption. If using PDKDF for key generation or Password Based Encryption (PBE), make sure to use SHA2 algorithms, a salt value of at least 64 bits and iteration count of 10,000.  Key sizes: use AES 256 if you can, else 128 is secure enough for time being. For RSA use at least 2048, consider 4096 or longer for future proofing. There is a limit on how much plaintext can be safely encrypted using a single (key/IV) pair in CBC and CTR modes.  The randomness source of an IV comes from the IvParameterSpec class and not from init methods of the Cipher class. Reference: Java Cryptography Architecture Standard Algorithm Name Documentation for JDK 8:  https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/StandardNames.html Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA) Reference:  https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/technotes/guides/security/crypto/CryptoSpec.html RFC 2898 : Password-Based Cryptography Specification Version 2.0  https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2898.txt NIST SP 800-132 Recommendation for Password Based Key Derivation:  http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-132.pdf Side-Channel Attacks on Symmetric Encryption Schemes: The Case for authenticated Encryption -  https://www.cs.colorado.edu/~jrblack/papers/padding.pdf Chosen Cipher Text Attacks against protocols, based on the RSA Encryption Standard PKCS #1:  http://archiv.infsec.ethz.ch/education/fs08/secsem/Bleichenbacher98.pdf Cryptography Engineering - Niels Ferguson, Bruce Schneider and Tadayoshi Kohno. RFC 3447: Public-Key Cryptography (PKCS) #1: RSA Cryptography Specification Version 2.1:  https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3447.txt Understanding Cryptography - Christof Paar and Jan Pelzi AES Lounge:  http://www.iaik.tugraz.at/content/research/krypto/aes/#security NIST SP 800-131AR1: Transitions: Recommendation for Transitioning the Use of Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Lengths:  http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/SpecialPublications/NIST.SP.800-131Ar1.pdf NIST SP 800-38A: Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation, Methods and Techniques:  http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/Legacy/SP/nistspecialpublication800-38a.pdf Agilebits Blog: Guess why we're moving to 256-bits AES keys:  https://blog.agilebits.com/2013/03/09/guess-why-were-moving-to-256-bit-aes-keys/ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jce8-download-2133166.html The Galois/Counter Mode of Operation:  http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/toolkit/BCM/documents/proposedmodes/gcm/gcm-spec.pdf OWASP Key Management Cheatsheet:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Key_Management_Cheat_Sheet OWASP Cryptographic Storage Cheatsheet:  https://www.owasp.org/index.php/Cryptographic_Storage_Cheat_Sheet Cryptosense - Java Cryptography White Paper sup { vertical-align: super; font-size: smaller; }
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Ildar Dadin: “For Putin it’s important to break the spirit of a free man”
Tue Apr 18 16:01, 2017 GMT
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Tue Apr 18 14:50, 2017 GMT
Tampabay.com (blog) Bill Nelson seeks to turn Internet privacy into campaign issue Tampabay.com (blog) A liberal activist group tied to Indivisible, Action Together Suncoast, has paid for a billboard in Tampa accusing Rubio of selling out his constituents for campaign donations, citing research that he accepted more than $75,000 from Internet service ...
Bill Nelson seeks to turn Internet privacy into campaign issue - Tampabay.com (blog)
Tue Apr 18 14:01, 2017 GMT
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Tue Apr 18 07:33, 2017 GMT
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Bolo Bhi: Still much work to be done to oppose Pakistan’s Cyber Crimes Bill
Tue Apr 18 10:03, 2017 GMT
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Tue Apr 18 10:01, 2017 GMT
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Tue Apr 18 08:49, 2017 GMT
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Tue Apr 18 01:41, 2017 GMT
Michigan Radio Lawmaker says states should protect internet privacy if feds won't Michigan Radio A Republican state lawmaker says Michigan should protect people's internet privacy if the federal government won't. State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, has asked for bills that would restore privacy protections for people in Michigan. That's after ... Michigan State Senator sponsoring internet privacy bills WZZM all 2 news articles »
Lawmaker says states should protect internet privacy if feds won't - Michigan Radio
Tue Apr 18 07:08, 2017 GMT
Editorial: People will pay more for internet privacy Burlington Times News On one issue, at least, President Donald Trump has united the country: More than 70 percent of the public — across political parties — oppose a bill he signed that rolls back rules protecting online privacy . Unfortunately, it's an issue on which ... and more »
Editorial: People will pay more for internet privacy - Burlington Times News
Tue Apr 18 03:50, 2017 GMT
The National Memo (blog) New Internet Privacy Repeal Makes VPN Usage More Important Than Ever The National Memo (blog) Unless you've been under a rock with no WiFi, you're well aware that Congress and President Trump have opened up your browsing history to the highest bidder. Under changes to FCC rules signed by President Trump last week, Internet Service Providers ... Virtual Private Networks Hold Great Opportunity, Risk Government Technology VPNs become even more important as ISPs start collecting your online metadata NEWS.com.au all 5 news articles »
New Internet Privacy Repeal Makes VPN Usage More Important Than Ever - The National Memo (blog)
Tue Apr 18 02:26, 2017 GMT
The British Chambers of Commerce urges British firms to do more to protect themselves.
Cyber attacks 'hit one in five UK firms'
Tue Apr 18 01:09, 2017 GMT
WZZM Michigan State Senator sponsoring internet privacy bills WZZM LANSING, MICH. - Last month congress voted to repeal some internet privacy protections. A Michigan lawmaker wants to bring them back. State senator Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, is sponsoring bills that prevent internet service providers from selling a ...
Michigan State Senator sponsoring internet privacy bills - WZZM
Mon Apr 17 13:10, 2017 GMT
WSIU Internet Privacy . Is It Really Private? WSIU How secure is your computer? Your tablet? Your Cell-phone? Even with a good anti-virus program and a strong firewall one SIU researcher says you still could have others invading your privacy . And on this edition of WSIU INFOCUS, we hear about some ...
Internet Privacy. Is It Really Private? - WSIU
Mon Apr 17 23:32, 2017 GMT
Daily Kos Republican congressman: Worried about internet privacy ? 'Nobody's got to use the Internet at all' Daily Kos This might be considered being just a tad out of touch with your constituents. Particularly the ones living in 2017. When challenged at a town meeting on the Republican legislation recently signed by popular vote loser Donald Trump, that rolled back ... GOP Rep. On Gutting Internet Privacy Rule: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet ' (VIDEO) TPM Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post Washington Times  - The Hill  - The Independent all 26 news articles »
Republican congressman: Worried about internet privacy? 'Nobody's got to use the Internet at all' - Daily Kos
Mon Apr 17 21:46, 2017 GMT
Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules The Morning Sun FILE - This Monday, July 25, 2016, file photo shows signage in a Verizon store in North Andover, Mass. The telecom industry's lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress. Republicans struck down Obama-era rules that ...
Telecom lobbying muscle kills internet privacy rules - The Morning Sun
Mon Apr 17 13:25, 2017 GMT
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Bad Take: Rep. Sensenbrenner's Response Over Internet Privacy Concerns: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet ' Techdirt As we've explained, with Congress voting (and the President signing) a bill to kill off the FCC's broadband privacy rules, things are not necessarily as bad as some might have you believe, but they're still bad. And lots and lots of people seem to be ... Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' Washington Times The Hill  - The Independent  - UPROXX all 18 news articles »
Bad Take: Rep. Sensenbrenner's Response Over Internet Privacy Concerns: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet' - Techdirt
Mon Apr 17 13:13, 2017 GMT
KGMI Internet privacy measure heads to House floor KGMI OLYMPIA, WASH. – In Olympia, an effort to give people more control over their internet privacy heads for a vote on the House floor. The measure would stop internet service providers like Comcast and Century Link from tracking and selling information ...
Internet privacy measure heads to House floor - KGMI
Mon Apr 17 13:01, 2017 GMT
MIT Technology Review Welcome to Internet Privacy Limbo MIT Technology Review But it's hard to deny that the move reflects a fundamental shift away from the Obama administration's approach to Internet privacy . The future of online privacy is much more complicated than this particular fight, though, and where we are headed is far ... ROUNDS: Protecting your internet privacy rights Rapid City Journal all 2 news articles »
Welcome to Internet Privacy Limbo - MIT Technology Review
Mon Apr 17 12:03, 2017 GMT
TPM GOP Rep. On Gutting Internet Privacy Rule: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet ' (VIDEO) TPM During a town hall event last week, Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) tried to defend Republican legislation rolling back an Internet privacy rule by arguing that Americans don't have to use the Internet . His defense came when a town hall attendee on ... Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' Washington Times The Hill  - The Independent  - UPROXX all 16 news articles »
GOP Rep. On Gutting Internet Privacy Rule: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet' (VIDEO) - TPM
Mon Apr 17 10:32, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Trump's stance on internet privacy puts U.S.–E.U. pact on thin ice The Daily Dot Moves by the Trump administration to roll back key internet privacy rules have spooked the European Union over the stability of the Privacy Shield agreement. Last week, the European Parliament voted on a resolution asking the European Commission, the ...
Trump's stance on internet privacy puts U.S.–E.U. pact on thin ice - The Daily Dot
Mon Apr 17 07:55, 2017 GMT
When it comes to Internet file-sharing, most mainstream politicians rarely have anything good to say, but for Senator Lyudmila Bokova of the Russian parliament, things are clearly quite different. "I like to use torrents," she says, "because they provide the ability to download information quickly and cheaply." Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russian MP Says She Loves Torrents, Hates Web Blockades
Sun Apr 16 16:18, 2017 GMT
The Highland County Press Protecting your internet privacy rights The Highland County Press Since the House and Senate voted to undo Obama-era regulations related to internet privacy last month under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a lot of misinformation has been floating around about your privacy online. I would like to take the ... Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse - The Morning Call Allentown Morning Call GOP Rep defends Trump attack on internet privacy : “Nobody's got to use the internet ” Shareblue Media Another View: Collins was right to oppose internet privacy rules Press Herald The Hill  - TNW  - Truth-Out  - Comcast Corporation all 133 news articles »
Protecting your internet privacy rights - The Highland County Press
Sun Apr 16 04:20, 2017 GMT
Letter: Be realistic about internet privacy : There isn't any Chico Enterprise-Record Two recent writers to the E-R are blaming Donald Trump for a lack of privacy on the internet . Trump has nothing to do with this. Hackers are so accomplished that they often mess-up government websites, and have no problem reading your every keystroke.
Letter: Be realistic about internet privacy: There isn't any - Chico Enterprise-Record
Sun Apr 16 02:01, 2017 GMT
Daily Republic ROUNDS: Protecting your internet privacy rights Daily Republic Since the House and Senate voted to undo Obama-era regulations related to internet privacy last month under the Congressional Review Act (CRA), a lot of misinformation has been floating around about your privacy online. I would like to take the ...
ROUNDS: Protecting your internet privacy rights - Daily Republic
Sat Apr 15 23:39, 2017 GMT
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Comments about internet privacy by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, including the statement that "nobody's got to use the Internet ," are drawing criticism online and from left-leaning organizations. At a town hall meeting Thursday, the Republican ... 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' Washington Times Republican politician after voting down privacy laws: If you don't like it, don't use the internet The Independent UPROXX  - The Libertarian Republic  - Yahoo Finance all 7 news articles »
Sensenbrenner takes heat for internet privacy comments - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Sat Apr 15 21:07, 2017 GMT
Washington Times Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' Washington Times A Republican lawmaker provided a peculiar explanation Thursday in defense of his decision to recently back a controversial bill stripping privacy safeguards from internet users. “Nobody's got to use the internet ,” Rep. F. James “Jim” Sensenbrenner of ...
Sensenbrenner defends repealing internet privacy protections: 'Nobody's got to use the internet' - Washington Times
Sat Apr 15 18:34, 2017 GMT
Washington Post 'Nobody's got to use the Internet ': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy Washington Post A Wisconsin congressman told a town hall attendee who was concerned about the elimination of online privacy protections that using the Internet is a choice — a statement that has since drawn criticism on social media. During the meeting in Wisconsin ... Republican politician after voting down privacy laws: If you don't like it, don't use the internet The Independent GOP Rep: “Nobody Has Got to Use the Internet ” If They're Worried about Privacy Fortune A GOP Lawmaker Defends His Vote To Ditch ISP Privacy Rules: 'Nobody's Got To Use The Internet ' UPROXX all 4 news articles »
'Nobody's got to use the Internet': A GOP lawmaker's response to concerns about Web privacy - Washington Post
Fri Apr 14 18:39, 2017 GMT
North Bay Business Journal Sonic CEO: Speak up as your internet privacy gets sold for profit ... North Bay Business Journal A few weeks ago, the Senate approved a resolution that effectively put. and more »
Sonic CEO: Speak up as your internet privacy gets sold for profit ... - North Bay Business Journal
Sat Apr 15 08:07, 2017 GMT
Shareblue Media Another View: Collins was right to oppose internet privacy rules Press Herald For those concerned about what this vote means for their privacy online, it is important to remember that the resolution in Congress has no bearing on the FCC's legal authority to bring privacy cases against internet service providers that misuse or ... GOP Rep defends Trump attack on internet privacy : “Nobody's got to use the internet ” Shareblue Media Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse Allentown Morning Call Republican lawmaker on privacy : 'Nobody's got to use the internet ' [Updated] TNW The Hill  - Press & Sun-Bulletin  - Huffington Post  - Comcast Corporation all 120 news articles »
Another View: Collins was right to oppose internet privacy rules - Press Herald
Thu Apr 6 21:03, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney State Senators Fight Back on Internet Privacy The Legal Intelligencer The April 3 passage of a law rolling back the Federal Communications Commission's restrictions on internet service and telecommunication providers selling customer data has given way to a new internet privacy measure in the state Senate. On March 28 ... The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times Mass. GOP senators file Internet privacy bill The Boston Globe WBUR  - The Hill (blog)  - AdAge.com (blog)  - The White House all 473 news articles »
State Senators Fight Back on Internet Privacy - The Legal Intelligencer
Fri Apr 14 19:27, 2017 GMT
Seattle Times state House committee approves internet privacy protections Seattle Times Lawmakers introduced the bill this month after President Donald Trump signed a measure eliminating internet - privacy protections that were scheduled to take effect. The legislation comes after Trump's rollback of federal protections of rules that had ... and more »
state House committee approves internet privacy protections - Seattle Times
Fri Apr 14 18:30, 2017 GMT
Small Business Trends Headlines About United Airlines, Internet Privacy That Could Impact Businesses Small Business Trends The House has voted to block Obama Era online privacy regulations for Internet use. The legislation has been sent to President Donald Trump for his signature. That leaves the security of small businesses' online data in a state of limbo where sharing ...
Headlines About United Airlines, Internet Privacy That Could Impact Businesses - Small Business Trends
Fri Apr 14 17:53, 2017 GMT
Allentown Morning Call Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse Allentown Morning Call While leaders in Washington have backed away from federal privacy protections on the Internet , officials in Harrisburg are looking to bring them back at the state level. State representatives, including Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-Allentown, have ... and more »
Internet privacy bills floated in PA statehouse - Allentown Morning Call
Fri Apr 14 16:39, 2017 GMT
Shareblue Media GOP Rep defends Trump attack on internet privacy : “Nobody's got to use the internet ” Shareblue Media Jim Sensenbrenner (R-IL) offered a strangely antiquated defense of Donald Trump's recent decision to roll back an Obama-era protection that stopped internet providers from selling information about their customer's browsing habits. When a concerned ...
GOP Rep defends Trump attack on internet privacy: “Nobody's got to use the internet” - Shareblue Media
Fri Apr 14 16:39, 2017 GMT
Truth-Out Big Campaign Contributions Enabled Congress to Trounce on Your Internet Privacy Truth-Out Truthout reporter Mike Ludwig wrote an incisive piece on March 28, detailing how internet users were about to lose much of their privacy . He was right. President Trump recently signed a reversal of an Obama administration rule that would have ... Asked about privacy changes, GOP rep says internet usage is optional MSNBC all 3 news articles »
Big Campaign Contributions Enabled Congress to Trounce on Your Internet Privacy - Truth-Out
Fri Apr 14 13:18, 2017 GMT
The Verge RIP: Internet privacy , NES Classic, and Apple and Qualcomm's friendship The Verge This week on Vergecast, Chris Plante is in town! Nilay, Dieter, and Paul bring him in to discuss a few things that confused us all throughout the week — Apple and Qualcomm suing each other, how the FCC may kill net neutrality, and Nintendo ... and more »
RIP: Internet privacy, NES Classic, and Apple and Qualcomm's friendship - The Verge
Thu Apr 13 17:09, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Everything you need to know about the new Internet privacy rules Washington Post April 13, 2017 10:08 AM EDT - President Trump's repeal of a 2016 FCC regulation paves the way for Internet service providers to sell your browsing data without your consent. How much is your data worth and how can you protect it? (Jhaan Elker / The ...
Everything you need to know about the new Internet privacy rules - Washington Post
Thu Apr 13 17:15, 2017 GMT
Pushkin Club, Rights in Russia and Index on Censorship are proud to invite you to this evening in conversation with Anastasia Zotova. The post Anastasia Zotova in conversation at Pushkin House appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Anastasia Zotova in conversation at Pushkin House
Thu Apr 13 16:52, 2017 GMT
The opposition group is facing dissolution and is calling on political and human rights organisations worldwide to offer solidarity The post Bahrain: Wa’ad calls for solidarity against its dissolution appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Wa’ad calls for solidarity against its dissolution
Thu Apr 13 14:32, 2017 GMT
Turkey's Kurdish media and cultural institutions have been closed as the peace process with the country's Kurds has disintegrated. The post Silencing the Kurds: Shuttered media and cultural institutions appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Silencing the Kurds: Shuttered media and cultural institutions
Thu Apr 13 14:25, 2017 GMT
Erdogan's crackdown on freedom of expression follows a familiar pattern. The post Turkey: Freedom of the arts, archives and erasure appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Freedom of the arts, archives and erasure
Thu Apr 13 14:43, 2017 GMT
FOX43.com Rep. Briggs announces internet privacy legislation to restore repealed protections FOX43.com Briggs' legislation is part of a package of privacy and consumer protection bills designed by House Democrats to mirror the recently repealed Federal Communications Commission internet privacy protection rules. The proposal would require internet ...
Rep. Briggs announces internet privacy legislation to restore repealed protections - FOX43.com
Thu Apr 13 13:29, 2017 GMT
Illinois Times Preserving internet privacy in Illinois Illinois Times The proposal is a response to a bill President Donald Trump signed into law April 3 which rescinded internet privacy rules set by the Obama administration. The current law now gives internet service providers more control over an individual's personal ...
Preserving internet privacy in Illinois - Illinois Times
Thu Apr 13 13:43, 2017 GMT
Mexico-based journalist Duncan Tucker on the threats to reporters for doing their jobs. The post Journalists in Mexico under threat from cartels, government and even each other appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists in Mexico under threat from cartels, government and even each other
Thu Apr 13 11:51, 2017 GMT
Modern Diplomacy It's Not Government's Job To Hide Your Browsing History, It's Yours The Federalist Earlier this month, President Trump signed into law a “congressional review” bill that repealed last-minute Obama-era Federal Communications Commission internet privacy rules that limit how ISPs can use your personal browsing. The review bill passed on ... Facebook and Google's role in the battle for internet privacy KCBD-TV Letter: ​Take steps to protect your internet privacy The Daily Tar Heel Trump's Suppression of Internet Privacy Protections Modern Diplomacy Rasmussen Reports  - Infosecurity Magazine (blog)  - GeekWire all 14 news articles »
It's Not Government's Job To Hide Your Browsing History, It's Yours - The Federalist
Thu Apr 13 12:50, 2017 GMT
With the weight of traditions and the growing influence of Islamic fundamentalism, Daptar covers the issues affecting women that receive little coverage by other local media The post #IndexAwards2017: Daptar offer hope to the struggling women of Dagestan appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Daptar offer hope to the struggling women of Dagestan
Thu Apr 13 12:32, 2017 GMT
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Protest and prison in Russia: The case of Ildar Dadin
Thu Apr 13 10:05, 2017 GMT
The Hill Internet privacy fight enters new phase The Hill It comes on the heels of Republicans repealing Obama-era rules that would have required internet service providers to get customer consent before sharing their data, putting digital privacy back in the national spotlight. Both sides are quickly gearing ... The FCC's plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy The Verge Silicon Valley kicks off fight on net neutrality CNNMoney Internet giants roar back against net neutrality teardown CNET Variety  - BGR  - Engadget all 219 news articles »
Internet privacy fight enters new phase - The Hill
Wed Apr 12 05:26, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy legislation worth the effort Northwest Herald Internet privacy is among the latest hot-button debates, in part, because of a likely rollback of Obama-era privacy protections that were supposed to take place later this year. That got the attention of some Illinois lawmakers who are looking to ... and more »
Internet privacy legislation worth the effort - Northwest Herald
Wed Apr 12 16:15, 2017 GMT
Backchannel Internet Censorship Is Advancing Under Trump Backchannel At issue was a demand from the Department of Homeland Security that Twitter reveal the user(s) behind an account critical of the Trump administration. The government withdrew its request the next day, and the issue ... On April 2, President Trump ...
Internet Censorship Is Advancing Under Trump - Backchannel
Wed Apr 12 21:27, 2017 GMT
WABE 90.1 FM Atlantans Seek Options After Internet Privacy Rules Repealed WABE 90.1 FM “Particularly from the U.S., it's been really crazy ever since the news of the privacy repeal broke, it's been over 100 percent increase in both traffic and sales,” said David Lang, a spokesperson with ExpressVPN. “As far as traffic to the website, up ... Letter: ​Take steps to protect your internet privacy The Daily Tar Heel What is a VPN, how it protects your privacy, and should you use one ... Business Insider VPN Services Report Huge Increase In Downloads, Usage Since Broadband Privacy Rules Were Repealed International Business Times ACLU (blog) all 11 news articles »
Atlantans Seek Options After Internet Privacy Rules Repealed - WABE 90.1 FM
Wed Apr 12 03:14, 2017 GMT
Letter: ​Take steps to protect your internet privacy The Daily Tar Heel In response to a piece published Thursday on Congress's change in internet privacy regulation by Paige Colpo, I want to emphasize that this action is absolutely against the interest of the public. Looking at donations to members of Congress from ... and more »
Letter: ​Take steps to protect your internet privacy - The Daily Tar Heel
Wed Apr 12 14:30, 2017 GMT
KRIK is a new independent investigative website which is intent on exposing organised crime and extortion in Serbia The post #IndexAwards2017: KRIK exposes crime and corruption in Serbia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: KRIK exposes crime and corruption in Serbia
Wed Apr 12 12:08, 2017 GMT
Facebook and Google's role in the battle for internet privacy KCBD-TV (RNN) - Americans are confused and some are angry about how a bill that repeals internet privacy regulations will affect them. President Donald Trump on April 4 signed legislation that shot down Obama administration privacy rules that forced internet ... and more »
Facebook and Google's role in the battle for internet privacy - KCBD-TV
Wed Apr 12 08:36, 2017 GMT
Australia's mandatory data retention scheme comes into effect today, with telecoms providers expected to retain and store their customers' Internet usage metadata. In response, privacy group Digital Rights Watch has declared this event National Get a VPN Day, vowing to equip citizens with the tools they need to avoid surveillance. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
It’s “National Get a VPN Day” in Australia
Wed Apr 12 00:36, 2017 GMT
MPs are calling for increased cyber security to protect UK elections from foreign attack.
Brexit vote site may have been hacked, MPs say in report
Wed Apr 12 04:04, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Orange County (Calif.) Register: Internet privacy rule should have been saved Lima Ohio APRIL 6, 2017 — Kudos to President Donald Trump and Congress for rolling back burdensome Obama-era regulations. But there is one rule they should have let stand. Republicans have rediscovered a useful regulation-busting tool in the form of the ... Trump's Secret Weapon Against Obama's Legacy POLITICO Magazine all 25 news articles »
Orange County (Calif.) Register: Internet privacy rule should have been saved - Lima Ohio
Wed Apr 12 02:53, 2017 GMT
Illinois General Assembly proposes new internet privacy protections Illinois Policy But the repeal of the regulations has met with criticism from privacy advocates and consumer groups worried it gives companies free rein to profit from and risk the security of consumers' sensitive information. Illinois lawmakers have entered the ...
Illinois General Assembly proposes new internet privacy protections - Illinois Policy
Wed Apr 12 03:03, 2017 GMT
Loyola Phoenix Internet Privacy Repeal Causes Concern Loyola Phoenix Loyola's Information Security Officer Jim Pardonek and Network Manager at Information and Technology Services Dave Wieczorek said in an email to The PHOENIX that students might see more targeted ads based off their internet activity, but some web  ...
Internet Privacy Repeal Causes Concern - Loyola Phoenix
Tue Apr 11 17:40, 2017 GMT
State internet privacy bill falls short | Local | somdnews.com - So Md News (subscription). ANOTHER VIEW: State right in moving to protect internet privacy ...
State internet privacy bill falls short | Local | somdnews.com - So Md News (subscription)
Wed Apr 12 00:05, 2017 GMT
Gloucester Daily Times Lawmakers push back on internet privacy Gloucester Daily Times BOSTON — Lawmakers are seeking to fill gaps in consumer protection laws following the repeal of federal internet privacy rules approved in the final days of the Obama administration. President Donald Trump signed a resolution in March scuttling ... Time to Go Nuclear Against Anti- Internet Privacy Laws thebolditalic States Introduce New Legislation To Protect Internet Privacy New Hampshire Public Radio 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands Government Technology Kearney Hub  - Daily Sundial  - vtdigger.org  - The White House all 81 news articles »
Lawmakers push back on internet privacy - Gloucester Daily Times
Tue Apr 11 20:19, 2017 GMT
Government Technology Data Privacy Advocate Rep. Darrell Issa Under Fire for Internet Privacy Vote Government Technology Data Privacy Advocate Rep. Darrell Issa Under Fire for Internet Privacy Vote. In a legislative career where he honed bills to keep private online data in the hands of its individual owners, but Rep. Issa's recent vote short-circuited with digital ...
Data Privacy Advocate Rep. Darrell Issa Under Fire for Internet Privacy Vote - Government Technology
Tue Apr 11 17:17, 2017 GMT
thebolditalic Time to Go Nuclear Against Anti- Internet Privacy Laws thebolditalic Last week, most congressional Republicans voted to let Internet service providers (ISPs), the companies that pipe the Internet to consumers, harvest intimate online user data for profit. Since the big ISPs, such as Comcast, have near-monopoly power in ... 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands Government Technology Internet privacy rules overturned Daily Sundial Tossing citizens' Internet privacy Kearney Hub vtdigger.org  - ReporterNews.com  - The White House  - Comcast Corporation all 77 news articles »
Time to Go Nuclear Against Anti-Internet Privacy Laws - thebolditalic
Tue Apr 11 20:47, 2017 GMT
Technical.ly Baltimore Another last-ditch effort on internet privacy fails in Annapolis Technical.ly Baltimore An attempt to prevent internet providers from selling customer browsing data in Maryland appeared to be over last week. But there was one more attempt before the session ended Monday in Annapolis to respond to the action from the Trump administration ... and more »
Another last-ditch effort on internet privacy fails in Annapolis - Technical.ly Baltimore
Tue Apr 11 18:03, 2017 GMT
Doughty Street Chambers and Index on Censorship invite you to a breakfast talk next week on Tuesday 18 April where we will be pleased to welcome as guest speakers Ildar Dadin and his wife Anastasia Zotova. The post Russia’s freedom of expression appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia’s freedom of expression
Tue Apr 11 16:30, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship is deeply concerned about the deteriorating conditions for freedom of expression and human rights in Bahrain. The post Bahrain: Global leaders must speak out against human rights abuses appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Global leaders must speak out against human rights abuses
Tue Apr 11 15:05, 2017 GMT
The Verge The FCC's plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy The Verge After Congress repealed the FCC's broadband privacy rules two weeks ago, new FCC chairman Ajit Pai promised the American people that he would ensure that the personal information they give to their ISPs would continue to be protected. Pai said that he ... States Introduce New Legislation To Protect Internet Privacy New Hampshire Public Radio 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands Government Technology Internet privacy rules overturned Daily Sundial Kearney Hub  - vtdigger.org  - ReporterNews.com  - The White House all 76 news articles »
The FCC's plan to kill net neutrality will also kill internet privacy - The Verge
Tue Apr 11 03:46, 2017 GMT
ReporterNews.com Internet privacy : Trump sends anything-goes message ReporterNews.com President Trump certainly has an odd idea of what it means to be a populist. Last week,, Trump quietly put his name to a bill stripping consumers of Internet privacy protections drafted by the Federal Communications Commission. The move, which breezed ... Internet service providers react as FCC discussed new privacy rules Enstarz all 101 news articles »
Internet privacy: Trump sends anything-goes message - ReporterNews.com
Tue Apr 11 14:18, 2017 GMT
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Several EU and NATO countries on Tuesday signed up to establish a center in Helsinki to research how to tackle tactics such as cyber attacks, propaganda and disinformation.
EU, NATO countries kick off center to counter 'hybrid' threats
Tue Apr 11 12:35, 2017 GMT
ANOTHER VIEW: State right in moving to protect internet privacy Journal Gazette and Times-Courier Maybe there is no good way to protect our basic privacy because the internet has become such a pervasive part of our everyday lives. But efforts like the one in Illinois is worth it, if for no other reason than to initiate a dialogue over our ...
ANOTHER VIEW: State right in moving to protect internet privacy - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier
Tue Apr 11 11:45, 2017 GMT
Arizona Daily Sun Congress, Trump just gave your internet privacy away Arizona Daily Sun It's a one-two punch for consumers since Trump's FCC voted last month to stay rules that would have required internet service providers to protect credit card information and Social Security numbers from hackers. Net neutrality is the next target ... and more »
Congress, Trump just gave your internet privacy away - Arizona Daily Sun
Tue Apr 11 11:42, 2017 GMT
The Iranian Kurdish journalist fled Iran in May 2013. He travelled to Australia, where he was forcibly relocated to a “refugee processing centre” in Papua New Guinea The post #IndexAwards2017: Journalist Behrouz Boochani fled Iran only to be imprisoned by Australia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Journalist Behrouz Boochani fled Iran only to be imprisoned by Australia
Mon Apr 10 21:01, 2017 GMT
Pacific Standard Russia Is Copying China's Approach to Internet Censorship — Will It Work? Pacific Standard A law that took effect in late 2012, to give just one example, granted Russian authorities the power to block certain online content. ... Russia Internet expert Andrei Soldatov, author of the book The Red Web, says the Kremlin “certainly looks for ...
Russia Is Copying China's Approach to Internet Censorship — Will It Work? - Pacific Standard
Mon Apr 10 21:11, 2017 GMT
WBAL Radio Internet Privacy WBAL Radio The measure (SB 1200) would stop an Internet service provider from selling or transferring a consumer's personal information. The bill was introduced in response to a bill that was approved in Congress, and signed into law by President Trump to allow ... Maryland's lawmakers cap session aimed against Trump Sacramento Bee ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ/AP) — Maryland lawmakers are putting the finishing touches on its 90-day legislative session. CBS Baltimore / WJZ Marijuana, manufacturing top list of unresolved issues for Maryland General Assembly finale Baltimore Sun all 68 news articles »
Internet Privacy - WBAL Radio
Tue Apr 11 03:59, 2017 GMT
KITV Honolulu Hawaii without strict internet privacy rules KITV Honolulu "Anything you look at on the internet , your Social Security number, your Geo-location info, your children's info -- all of that stuff can be packaged and sold to the highest bidder," said Rep. Matt LoPresti. Lopresti added last week's White House ...
Hawaii without strict internet privacy rules - KITV Honolulu
Mon Apr 10 23:15, 2017 GMT
Government Technology 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands Government Technology 10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands. Just days after President Donald Trump signed legislation into law allowing Internet service providers (ISPs) to sell the personal data of customers, several states moved ahead with ... Tossing citizens' Internet privacy Kearney Hub Internet privacy rule should have been saved OCRegister President Trump just signed off on killing your Internet privacy protections Dallasweekly vtdigger.org  - Consumerist  - AlterNet  - Comcast Corporation all 55 news articles »
10 States Take Internet Privacy Matters Into Their Own Hands - Government Technology
Mon Apr 10 22:19, 2017 GMT
US leader; internet privacy ; Arlington Prop 1; school start time Fort Worth Star Telegram Similar to the Zen Buddhism saying, when America was ready, a leader was at hand. It may well be that he was born for such a time as this. Thanks to that, America is indeed returning to be the America it always had the potential of being. Again leaders ...
US leader; internet privacy; Arlington Prop 1; school start time - Fort Worth Star Telegram
Mon Apr 10 09:28, 2017 GMT
WBAL Radio Senate Approves Internet Privacy Bill On Last Day Of Session WBAL Radio In a party line vote, the Maryland Senate has given final approval to a bill barring Internet Service Providers from selling a user's personal information to a third party. The vote was 34-13, with all Democrats voting in favor of the bill, and all ... and more »
Senate Approves Internet Privacy Bill On Last Day Of Session - WBAL Radio
Mon Apr 10 20:28, 2017 GMT
States Introduce New Legislation To Protect Internet Privacy NPR A recent move by Congress to strip the Federal Communications Commission of the power to protect Internet privacy has provoked outrage among some, and state legislatures may try to weigh in. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...
States Introduce New Legislation To Protect Internet Privacy - NPR
Mon Apr 10 20:36, 2017 GMT
Kearney Hub Committee looks at bill to restore Internet privacy protections Bennington Banner (subscription) Lyons said the privacy issue relates to the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure by the government. "I know these are private entities, but we didn't sign onto the Internet to have our private information shared with ... Tossing citizens' Internet privacy Kearney Hub Kai Teoh: Our internet privacy is dead. Congress sold us out. The Spokesman-Review The Internet Privacy Rule Is Dead, But Could Anyone Bring It Back? Consumerist Dallasweekly  - AlterNet  - Miami Herald  - Comcast Corporation all 54 news articles »
Committee looks at bill to restore Internet privacy protections - Bennington Banner (subscription)
Mon Apr 10 17:49, 2017 GMT
95.9 WATD-FM (blog) Boston: Internet Privacy Bill Filed by GOP Senators 95.9 WATD-FM (blog) Senate Republican Leader Bruce Tarr says Congress “has created a situation that threatens consumer privacy .” Sen. Donald Humason, a Westfield Republican, says the bill would protect Massachusetts residents against the sale of their personal information. and more »
Boston: Internet Privacy Bill Filed by GOP Senators - 95.9 WATD-FM (blog)
Mon Apr 10 11:36, 2017 GMT
Small Business Trends What Do Small Business Owners Need to Know About the Internet Privacy Repeal? Small Business Trends The House has voted to block Obama Era online privacy regulations for Internet use. The legislation has been sent to President Donald Trump for his signature. That leaves the security of small businesses' online data in a state of limbo where sharing ... Is Congress encroaching on Americans' Internet privacy ? The Hill (blog) Connecticut lawmakers push to protect Internet privacy CT Post Mass. GOP Senators Push For Internet Privacy Protections WBUR Victoria Advocate  - Northern Star Online  - The White House  - Comcast Corporation all 473 news articles »
What Do Small Business Owners Need to Know About the Internet Privacy Repeal? - Small Business Trends
Mon Apr 10 18:37, 2017 GMT
LETTER: No taxpayer bailout for internet privacy invader profiteers Santa Rosa Press Gazette The Republican leadership, appealing to the base of their voters, has again rewarded them. They have allowed those voters' privacy to be sold to the highest bidder — or any bidder. Having lived in Northwest Florida for over 60 years, I was surprised ...
LETTER: No taxpayer bailout for internet privacy invader profiteers - Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Mon Apr 10 19:03, 2017 GMT
The Ring of Fire Network Internet Security Firm Confirms WikiLeaks 'Vault 7' – At Least 40 Cyberattacks Tied to the CIA The Ring of Fire Network Internet Security Firm Confirms WikiLeaks 'Vault 7' – At Least 40 Cyberattacks Tied to the CIA. April 10, 2017 ... According to a blog posted Monday, internet security giant Symantec has linked real-world cyberattacks to the tools detailed in the ... and more »
Internet Security Firm Confirms WikiLeaks 'Vault 7' – At Least 40 Cyberattacks Tied to the CIA - The Ring of Fire Network
Mon Apr 10 16:08, 2017 GMT
Kearney Hub Tossing citizens' Internet privacy Kearney Hub U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder of Kansas broke ranks last week and sided with 14 Republicans and 190 Democrats when he voted against allowing Internet providers to snoop on users and sell their personal online history. The Kansas Republican rightly favored ... Internet privacy Miami Herald The Internet Privacy Rule Is Dead, But Could Anyone Bring It Back? Consumerist Editorial: Minnesota lawmakers move to protect internet privacy Albert Lea Tribune Grand Forks Herald  - The Hill  - AppsforPCdaily all 23 news articles »
Tossing citizens' Internet privacy - Kearney Hub
Mon Apr 10 15:33, 2017 GMT
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Dangerous words, words in danger
Mon Apr 10 14:51, 2017 GMT
Join us for a discussion to analyse the result of the referendum on Turkey’s domestic and foreign policies and freedom of expression in particular. The post Turkey, free speech and the referendum appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey, free speech and the referendum
Mon Apr 10 06:22, 2017 GMT
The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial: Minnesota lawmakers move to protect internet privacy Albert Lea Tribune The GOP Congress last week passed a bill that repeals Federal Communications Commission rules that protect the privacy of computer browsing and opens the way for a host of people's personal information to be sold. The move by Congress can only be ... In a long career where Rep. Darrell Issa protected online privacy , a crack forms The San Diego Union-Tribune all 5 news articles »
Editorial: Minnesota lawmakers move to protect internet privacy - Albert Lea Tribune
Mon Apr 10 13:35, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Past cyber attacks on scores of organizations around the world were conducted with top-secret hacking tools that were exposed recently by the Web publisher Wikileaks, the security researcher Symantec Corp said on Monday.
Symantec attributes 40 cyber attacks to CIA-linked hacking tools
Mon Apr 10 14:02, 2017 GMT
The conclusion was a result of the disclosures of the hacking tools from WikiLeaks.
Scores of cyber attacks tied to CIA tools, Symantec says - CNET
Sun Apr 9 18:40, 2017 GMT
The Hill (blog) Is Congress encroaching on Americans' Internet privacy ? The Hill (blog) At a time when American politics is perhaps more divided than ever, one issue has emerged that the vast majority of people, regardless of their political affiliation, can agree on: Internet privacy . On March 23, Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted ... Connecticut lawmakers push to protect Internet privacy CT Post Mass. GOP Senators Push For Internet Privacy Protections WBUR Not all agree with lifting internet privacy rules Victoria Advocate Northern Star Online  - Small Business Trends  - The White House  - Comcast Corporation all 473 news articles »
Is Congress encroaching on Americans' Internet privacy? - The Hill (blog)
Mon Apr 10 11:18, 2017 GMT
Maldives Independent, one of the country's few remaining independent media outlets, has faced repeated harassment, from violent attacks to raids by police The post #IndexAwards2017: Maldives Independent continues to hold government to account despite pressures appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Maldives Independent continues to hold government to account despite pressures
Mon Apr 10 11:21, 2017 GMT
Letter: Cramer's vote helped shred Internet privacy Grand Forks Herald Recently, Cramer voted to reverse a landmark Federal Communications Commission privacy rule. The change will let Internet Service Providers sell our (their customers') personal data for the purpose of making huge profits. A quick check of the campaign ...
Letter: Cramer's vote helped shred Internet privacy - Grand Forks Herald
Mon Apr 10 11:10, 2017 GMT
In the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine, Mark Frary looks at how it is becoming increasingly difficult for journalists and activists to remain anonymous online The post Mark Frary: The importance of encryption in anonymity appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mark Frary: The importance of encryption in anonymity
Mon Apr 10 07:02, 2017 GMT
The Spokesman-Review Kai Teoh: Our internet privacy is dead. Congress sold us out. The Spokesman-Review ... privacy is dead, long live internet privacy . After a long, hard-fought battle for better privacy protections that both ordinary Republicans and Democrats wanted (an overwhelming 72 percent), President Donald Trump signed a bill repealing the rules ... and more »
Kai Teoh: Our internet privacy is dead. Congress sold us out. - The Spokesman-Review
Mon Apr 10 04:17, 2017 GMT
Authorities in Spain have arrested a Russian computer programmer thought to be one of the world's most notorious spam kingpins. Spanish police arrested Pyotr Levashov under an international warrant executed in the city of Barcelona, according to Reuters. Russian state-run television station RT (formerly Russia Today) reported that Levashov was arrested while vacationing in Spain with his family. According to numerous stories here at KrebsOnSecurity, Levashov was better known as "Severa," the hacker moniker used by a pivotal figure in many popular Russian-language cybercrime forums. Severa was the moderator for the spam subsection of multiple online communities, and in this role served as the virtual linchpin connecting virus writers with huge spam networks that Severa allegedly created and sold himself.
Alleged Spam King Pyotr Levashov Arrested
Sun Apr 9 19:12, 2017 GMT
The group behind the popular Kodi software is not happy that their media player is often linked to piracy. Copyright holders would like Kodi to block certain pirate add-ons, but the team doesn't believe that would be effective. Instead, they're inviting rightsholders to join their platform and are considering the addition of DRM to make that easier. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Kodi Wants to Beat Piracy With Legal Content and DRM
Wed Mar 29 23:21, 2017 GMT
WBUR Internet Privacy And You WBUR ... be sliced, diced, and sold by internet service providers. Yesterday, the Republican House followed the Senate in voting to block those protections. This hour On Point, privacy , the ISPs and you. ... NPR News: As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy ... 'A good thing': Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking internet privacy rule AZCentral.com Republicans Attack Internet Privacy New York Times Vote correlation: Internet privacy resolution and telecom contributions Center for Responsive Politics Common Dreams  - The White House all 1,178 news articles »
Internet Privacy And You - WBUR
Sun Apr 9 17:43, 2017 GMT
The Hill (blog) Connecticut lawmakers push to protect Internet privacy CT Post The Republican-controlled Congress recently passed a bill, which was signed into law by Trump, repealing Federal Communications Commission privacy rules adopted in October requiring Internet Service Providers to obtain customer permission before ... Is Congress encroaching on Americans' Internet privacy ? The Hill (blog) Internet privacy Miami Herald The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney New York Times  - National Review  - Comcast Corporation  - Verizon all 410 news articles »
Connecticut lawmakers push to protect Internet privacy - CT Post
Sun Apr 9 15:01, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy Miami Herald The Miami Herald's coverage of the recent internet privacy vote in Congress overlooked an important perspective. As an educator, nothing is more important than protecting students' safety and privacy – especially on the internet , where so many new ...
Internet privacy - Miami Herald
Sun Apr 9 14:35, 2017 GMT
WBUR Mass. GOP Senators Push For Internet Privacy Protections WBUR State Senate Republicans have filed legislation that would prevent internet service providers from using or selling customer information without their permission. The bill is in response to a move by Republicans in Washington to repeal Obama-era ... Mass. GOP senators file Internet privacy bill The Boston Globe The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney The Path to Protecting Americans' Online Privacy National Review New York Times  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  - Comcast Corporation  - Verizon all 411 news articles »
Mass. GOP Senators Push For Internet Privacy Protections - WBUR
Sun Apr 9 12:32, 2017 GMT
Editorial: State right in moving to protect internet privacy Bloomington Pantagraph Internet privacy is among the latest hot-button debates, in part, because of a likely rollback of Obama-era privacy protections that were supposed to take place later this year. That got the attention of some Illinois lawmakers who are looking to ...
Editorial: State right in moving to protect internet privacy - Bloomington Pantagraph
Sun Apr 9 11:04, 2017 GMT
McKay letter: Chestek has it wrong on internet privacy Laramie Boomerang In regards to Mr. Chestek's letter about ISP companies consumer data, there is much hyperbole but little substance. The letter makes it sound as if the legislation alters the status quo; nothing could be further from the truth. Brent Skorup, a ...
McKay letter: Chestek has it wrong on internet privacy - Laramie Boomerang
Sat Apr 8 19:51, 2017 GMT
CBS Boston / WBZ Internet Privacy Bill Filed By Mass. GOP Senators CBS Boston / WBZ Senate Republican Leader Bruce Tarr says Congress “has created a situation that threatens consumer privacy .” Sen. Donald Humason, a Westfield Republican, says the bill would protect Massachusetts residents against the sale of their personal information. and more »
Internet Privacy Bill Filed By Mass. GOP Senators - CBS Boston / WBZ
Sat Apr 8 17:21, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy bill filed by Massachusetts GOP senators Sacramento Bee Senate Republican Leader Bruce Tarr says Congress "has created a situation that threatens consumer privacy ." Sen. Donald Humason, a Westfield Republican, says the bill would protect Massachusetts residents against the sale of their personal information. and more »
Internet privacy bill filed by Massachusetts GOP senators - Sacramento Bee
Sat Apr 8 16:47, 2017 GMT
After irritating copyright holders once too often, RuTracker, one of the world's largest torrent sites, was blocked by Russian authorities forever. Somehow, however, the site still helps its users grab a million downloads every day, a figure completely unchanged from one year ago, when the site was open to all. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
RuTracker Clocks a Million Downloads a Day, Despite Being Completely Blocked
Sat Apr 8 04:03, 2017 GMT
National Review The loss of internet privacy protection is outrageous Pittsburgh Post-Gazette How would you feel if your telephone service provider (Comcast, Verizon, AT&T), without your permission, was listening to and recording every phone conversation you made, including the identities of everyone you talked with? Imagine that, in addition ... The Path to Protecting Americans' Online Privacy National Review The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times ZDNet  - AdAge.com (blog)  - The Boston Globe  - Comcast Corporation all 318 news articles »
The loss of internet privacy protection is outrageous - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sat Apr 8 02:41, 2017 GMT
South Whidbey Record (subscription) Repeal of internet privacy rules prompts Whidbey Telecom response South Whidbey Record (subscription) The Trump administration's repeal of Obama-era internet privacy rules has caused concern and confusion nationwide and has triggered a response from Whidbey Telecom in an attempt to nullify customer fears. Whidbey Telecom Co-CEO George ... It remains ...
Repeal of internet privacy rules prompts Whidbey Telecom response - South Whidbey Record (subscription)
Sat Apr 8 04:03, 2017 GMT
Congress and the president are destroying internet privacy Pittsburgh Post-Gazette How besotted with the GOP and Donald Trump must one be to be unalarmed that they have given internet service providers the right to sell everything about a person that can be derived from the person's online activities? To get an idea how valuable ...
Congress and the president are destroying internet privacy - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sat Apr 8 03:02, 2017 GMT
Rep. Doug LaMalfa explains his internet privacy vote Oroville Mercury Register Under the Obama administration, Congress voted to change the status quo and make it so that consumers would have to opt-in, allowing companies to collect and share their internet browsing history with advertisers. That bill had not gone into effect yet.
Rep. Doug LaMalfa explains his internet privacy vote - Oroville Mercury Register
Fri Apr 7 20:27, 2017 GMT
The Boston Globe Mass GOP senators file Internet privacy bill The Boston Globe A group of Massachusetts Republican lawmakers are breaking with the national GOP in a dispute over Internet privacy . Six Republican state senators have filed legislation that would bar Internet service providers in Massachusetts from using or selling ...
Mass GOP senators file Internet privacy bill - The Boston Globe
Fri Apr 7 06:07, 2017 GMT
Omaha World-Herald Stephen L. Carter: There is no Internet privacy Omaha World-Herald A National Security Agency data center that opened three years ago in Utah is estimated to be able to store several exabytes (a quintillion bytes) of data. Privacy advocates believe that considerable information about our Internet usage might be ... Why AT&T Inc. (T) Stock Should Weather the Internet Privacy Storm Investorplace.com all 8 news articles »
Stephen L. Carter: There is no Internet privacy - Omaha World-Herald
Fri Apr 7 18:47, 2017 GMT
Jezebel Internet Privacy Explained For People Who Have Never Thought About Internet Privacy Before Jezebel Last month, Republicans put your internet privacy on the chopping block and on Monday, Trump dropped the axe on it. That seems like not a small thing to do, but then the U.S. bombed Syria and now that everyone is muttering “nuclear war” between panic ... and more »
Internet Privacy Explained For People Who Have Never Thought About Internet Privacy Before - Jezebel
Fri Apr 7 17:29, 2017 GMT
National Review The Path to Protecting Americans' Online Privacy National Review Over the past few weeks, an extensive scare campaign has misled many Americans into believing that Congress and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are threatening their Internet privacy . These untrue accusations have generated borderline ... The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times Democrats draft laws in futile attempt to protect US internet privacy The Register ZDNet  - The Boston Globe  - OCRegister  - Comcast Corporation all 276 news articles »
The Path to Protecting Americans' Online Privacy - National Review
Fri Apr 7 13:55, 2017 GMT
Germany has approved a draft law that will enable businesses to run open WiFi hotspots without being held liable for the copyright infringements of their customers. Copyright holders will still have the ability to request that certain sites are blocked to prevent repeat infringement. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Germany Approves Draft Law to Protect WiFi Operators From Piracy Liability
Fri Apr 7 06:29, 2017 GMT
Bejin Na/Say No was recently banned in the Şırnak province for inciting "inciting the public hate" and unrest The post Turkey: Court bans pro-Kurdish HDP’s referendum song appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey: Court bans pro-Kurdish HDP’s referendum song
Fri Apr 7 13:00, 2017 GMT
KGMI State lawmakers support new internet privacy proposals KGMI OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) – A bipartisan group of state lawmakers is supporting new internet privacy proposals. The measures follow President Trump's roll-back of internet privacy protections. Those protections would have made it harder for companies to ... Lawmakers seek internet privacy protections Sacramento Bee Washington state lawmakers move to secure internet privacy after changes to federal law The Seattle Times Message Received: You Want Privacy Protections While Surfing Internet NW News Network Crosscut  - MyNorthwest.com  - Columbia Basin Herald  - Washington State Legislature all 15 news articles »
State lawmakers support new internet privacy proposals - KGMI
Fri Apr 7 04:31, 2017 GMT
Kansas City Star Watertown Daily Times | Sacramento Bee: Trump just gave your ... WatertownDailyTimes.com SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Tribune News Service) — If we've learned anything from reports of Russians hacking political campaigns and Silicon Valley corporations, ... Students weigh in on repeal of internet privacy protection Daily Sundial Johnson County lawmaker introduces bill to protect internet privacy in Kansas Kansas City Star CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill | FOX 61 FOX 61 Investorplace.com  - Sputnik International all 9 news articles »
Watertown Daily Times | Sacramento Bee: Trump just gave your ... - WatertownDailyTimes.com
Fri Apr 7 12:58, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the Europe. Here are recent reports that give us cause for concern. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Putin signs law restricting media coverage of court sessions appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Putin signs law restricting media coverage of court sessions
Fri Apr 7 11:10, 2017 GMT
LETTER: Thanks to the senators who voted against repealing internet privacy rule Peninsula Daily News I would like to thank two of four Washington state GOP representatives for voting against Senate Joint Resolution 34, the nullification-of- internet - privacy rule. The resolution got rid of the Federal Communications Commission rule that protected ...
LETTER: Thanks to the senators who voted against repealing internet privacy rule - Peninsula Daily News
Fri Apr 7 10:01, 2017 GMT
KFGO "Talking Technology" covers internet privacy and phone batteries KFGO KFGO IT expert Luke Beneke joined Bonnie and Doug on the morning show as he does every Thursday at 7:40 a.m. Today we talked about internet privacy and cell phone batteries. (Listen to Bonnie and Doug every Monday through Friday from 5-8am on ...
"Talking Technology" covers internet privacy and phone batteries - KFGO
Fri Apr 7 06:37, 2017 GMT
TNW Is there still hope for internet privacy in the US? TNW Is there a way out? Some government representatives are giving it a go. Last week, Congresswoman Jacky Rosen of Nevada introduced her first bill, the Restoring American Privacy Act of 2017, to reverse the Congressional resolution that President Trump ...
Is there still hope for internet privacy in the US? - TNW
Wed Apr 5 13:03, 2017 GMT
MyNorthwest.com Lawmakers unite to protect internet privacy in Washington MyNorthwest.com President Trump recently signed a bill that strips away internet privacy protections for consumers. Now, internet providers can access and sell information ranging from users' browsing history to the TV shows they watch. But in Washington state, a bi ... Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away Crosscut State effort to restore internet privacy welcome Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY Los Angeles Times  - CNNMoney  - The Hill  - The White House all 716 news articles »
Lawmakers unite to protect internet privacy in Washington - MyNorthwest.com
Fri Apr 7 00:21, 2017 GMT
Market Realist Lawmakers Seek Internet Privacy Protections U.S. News & World Report Those protections would have made it harder for companies to track and sell their customers' data, such as web browser histories and app usage. The bills introduced this week seek to fold internet - privacy protections into the state's consumer ... Making a buck on our internet privacy Milton Daily Standard all 7 news articles »
Lawmakers Seek Internet Privacy Protections - U.S. News & World Report
Thu Apr 6 21:31, 2017 GMT
The Register Democrats draft laws in futile attempt to protect US internet privacy The Register Less than a week after President Trump signed the law allowing ISPs to sell customers' browsing habits to advertisers, Democratic politicians are introducing bills to stop the practice. On Thursday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) submitted a bill [PDF] that ... For internet privacy , a VPN won't save you ZDNet Internet privacy rule should have been saved OCRegister For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times The Seattle Times  - The Boston Globe  - CNNMoney  - Comcast Corporation all 178 news articles »
Democrats draft laws in futile attempt to protect US internet privacy - The Register
Fri Apr 7 00:18, 2017 GMT
NW News Network Lawmakers seek internet privacy protections The News Tribune A bipartisan group of lawmakers in Washington state have signed on in support of proposals that seek to secure internet privacy . The measures, which were introduced in both the House and Senate, come following President Donald Trump's signature on a ... Message Received: You Want Privacy Protections While Surfing Internet NW News Network Inslee: “One way or another,” Washington should have new protections for sale of internet data The Olympian all 10 news articles »
Lawmakers seek internet privacy protections - The News Tribune
Tue Apr 4 13:19, 2017 GMT
Springfield News-Leader ISPs can now collect and sell your data: What to know about Internet privacy rules USA TODAY On Monday, President Trump signed a Congressional resolution repealing rules that would have required Internet service providers to get customer permission to collect, use and sell information about your online habits. The pending regulations had been ... Trespassing on internet privacy Springfield News-Leader Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times RIP Internet privacy rules. Is net neutrality next? CNNMoney The Hill  - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin  - WTNH Connecticut News (press release)  - The White House all 716 news articles »
ISPs can now collect and sell your data: What to know about Internet privacy rules - USA TODAY
Thu Apr 6 19:25, 2017 GMT
KEVN Black Hills Fox Thune supports internet privacy repeal bill KEVN Black Hills Fox Senator John Thune says, "We all believe that people have a right, that privacy needs to be protected when they use the internet , but there is a right way and a wrong way to do that and what the FCC had proposed to do, we think was headed in the wrong ... Lawmakers unite to protect internet privacy in Washington MyNorthwest.com CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill | FOX 61 FOX 61 Leahy, Sanders push for internet privacy protections Bennington Banner (subscription) Kansas City Star all 16 news articles »
Thune supports internet privacy repeal bill - KEVN Black Hills Fox
Thu Apr 6 15:37, 2017 GMT
Kansas City Star Internet privacy bill introduced by Stephanie Clayton in Kansas after ... Kansas City Star A Johnson County lawmaker introduced legislation Thursday that would prevent internet service providers from selling customers' information without their ... and more »
Internet privacy bill introduced by Stephanie Clayton in Kansas after ... - Kansas City Star
Thu Apr 6 16:23, 2017 GMT
ZDNet For internet privacy , a VPN won't save you ZDNet Last week, Congress voted to gut proposed internet privacy rules set out by the outgoing Obama administration that would have prevented your internet provider from selling your browser history to advertisers. President Donald Trump signed the bill a ... Internet privacy rule should have been saved OCRegister For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times Users are losers as Trump erodes Internet privacy The Boston Globe Hightech Forum  - No Jitter  - Diplomatic Courier  - Comcast Corporation all 150 news articles »
For internet privacy, a VPN won't save you - ZDNet
Wed Apr 5 00:12, 2017 GMT
Ravalli Republic New internet privacy rules won't impact local ISP customers Ravalli Republic New rules that allow internet service providers to collect and share their client's information with a third party won't change a thing for customers of smaller ISPs like Stevensville-based Rocky Mountain Internet . “None of our client's information is ... and more »
New internet privacy rules won't impact local ISP customers - Ravalli Republic
Thu Apr 6 03:01, 2017 GMT
FOX 61 CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill FOX 61 Those rules prohibited internet service providers from selling information on you, The consumer. For example, your browsing history without your consent. State senate Democrats responded Wednesday by announcing legislation that would do just that, in ...
CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill - FOX 61
Thu Apr 6 14:22, 2017 GMT
The author of a banking Trojan called Nuclear Bot -- a teenager living in France -- recently released the source code for his creation just months after the malware began showing up for sale in cybercrime forums. Now the young man's father is trying to convince him not to act on a job offer in the United States, fearing it may be a trap set by law enforcement agents.
Self-Proclaimed ‘Nuclear Bot’ Author Weighs U.S. Job Offer
Thu Apr 6 14:17, 2017 GMT
While still a PhD student, the activist exposed the first known zero-day remote jailbreak, which made it possible to control any iPhone The post #IndexAwards2017: Bill Marczak uncovered the selling of iPhone spyware to corrupt governments appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Bill Marczak uncovered the selling of iPhone spyware to corrupt governments
Thu Apr 6 13:45, 2017 GMT
Today we bring you the next episode of the Steal This Show podcast, discussing renegade media and the latest file-sharing and copyright news. In this episode, we talk to activist and Berkman Center fellow Samer Hassan. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Steal This Show S02E13: ‘How P2P Will Save The World’
Thu Apr 6 02:46, 2017 GMT
Springfield News-Leader Trespassing on internet privacy Springfield News-Leader On Monday night, Trump quietly put his name to a bill stripping consumers of internet privacy protections drafted by the Federal Communications Commission. The move, which breezed through the GOP-controlled Congress, thwarts an effort by the FCC and ... Internet Privacy 2017: What You Need to Know AdAge.com (blog) CT lawmakers propose internet privacy bill FOX 61 State effort to restore internet privacy welcome Walla Walla Union-Bulletin WTNH Connecticut News (press release)  - Los Angeles Times  - CNNMoney  - The White House all 716 news articles »
Trespassing on internet privacy - Springfield News-Leader
Thu Apr 6 12:15, 2017 GMT
Unsettled by Trump's rollback of internet privacy? Startup Brave is working to build Tor's privacy technology directly into its browser.
Want true privacy? You need to check out this browser - CNET
Wed Apr 5 12:01, 2017 GMT
Crosscut Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away Crosscut On Monday, President Donald Trump signed a law that allows internet providers to sell your personal information without your permission. On Tuesday ... and more »
Washington fights for internet privacy that Congress took away - Crosscut
Thu Apr 6 08:15, 2017 GMT
The UK's Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit has partnered with the International Anti Counterfeiting Coalition's 'RogueBlock' program to take down websites offering infringing goods and content. PIPCU will augment RogueBlock's ability to remove payment systems from cyberlockers and similar sites but the EFF has criticized the lack of accountability and transparency. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
EFF Criticizes PIPCU’s New Domain Name Policing Effort
Thu Apr 6 07:03, 2017 GMT
Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Protections Santa Barbara Independent Naturally, I mustered all the requisite indignation expected when it was revealed ​— ​post-9/11 ​— ​that thousands of card-carrying American citizens had been “inadvertently” spied on by the National Security Agency ​— ​without benefit of warrant or ... and more »
Trump Repeals Internet Privacy Protections - Santa Barbara Independent
Thu Apr 6 07:24, 2017 GMT
LA Daily News Internet privacy rule should have been saved LA Daily News Kudos to President Trump and Congress for rolling back burdensome Obama-era regulations. But there is one rule they should have let stand. Republicans have rediscovered a useful regulation-busting tool in the form of the Congressional Review Act of ... and more »
Internet privacy rule should have been saved - LA Daily News
Wed Apr 5 17:11, 2017 GMT
New York Times Letter: Internet privacy vote explained Kendall County Now (subscription) When proposed, the FCC claimed the rules would provide broadband customers meaningful choice, greater transparency and strong security protections for their personal information collected by Internet Service Providers (ISPs). ISPs only include a ... Consumers need to be vigilant on internet privacy Iron Mountain Daily News all 35 news articles »
Letter: Internet privacy vote explained - Kendall County Now (subscription)
Wed Apr 5 23:29, 2017 GMT
vtdigger.org Leahy, Sanders push for internet privacy protections vtdigger.org WASHINGTON — A coalition of eight Senate Democrats — including Vermont's Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders — sent a letter to the largest Internet providers in America Wednesday requesting specific details on their policies for protecting the privacy ... Prefer privacy as you surf the web? Bills want providers to ask before selling data The News Tribune Montana joins others in effort to bolster internet privacy ABC News How Donald Trump can protect Americans' internet privacy The San Diego Union-Tribune Ravalli Republic all 37 news articles »
Leahy, Sanders push for internet privacy protections - vtdigger.org
Wed Apr 5 13:01, 2017 GMT
AdAge.com (blog) Internet Privacy 2017: What You Need to Know AdAge.com (blog) There has never been a reasonable expectation of online privacy , and there never will be. Regardless of what you may have recently heard about joint resolutions or nullifications, nothing has changed. Internet service providers have always had the ... State lawmakers look to protect internet privacy after FCC decision WTNH Connecticut News (press release) Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times Walla Walla Union-Bulletin  - KLAS-TV  - CNNMoney all 756 news articles »
Internet Privacy 2017: What You Need to Know - AdAge.com (blog)
Wed Apr 5 22:16, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Internet privacy is a national security issue Washington Post Internet privacy is a national security issue. If Congress is so worried about foreign agents meddling in our political process, then why did it vote to allow the sale of Americans' Internet information to the highest bidder? Who might be interested in ...
Internet privacy is a national security issue - Washington Post
Wed Apr 5 18:50, 2017 GMT
CT Post Duff vows to protect Internet privacy CT Post HARTFORD — Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff said Wednesday that he will push for a state law to protect the Internet privacy of residents and counteract Congress's recent attempt to allow carriers to sell personal information and Internet browsing ... and more »
Duff vows to protect Internet privacy - CT Post
Wed Apr 5 21:33, 2017 GMT
La Crosse Tribune Wisconsin Senate approves bill to expand broadband, restore Internet privacy protection La Crosse Tribune If passed into law, that would restore privacy protections that were undone this week when President Donald Trump signed a bill that overturns Federal Communications Commission rules requiring service providers to receive permission from consumers ... and more »
Wisconsin Senate approves bill to expand broadband, restore Internet privacy protection - La Crosse Tribune
Wed Apr 5 21:40, 2017 GMT
WTNH Connecticut News (press release) State lawmakers look to protect internet privacy after FCC decision WTNH Connecticut News (press release) HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — President Trump signed a bill this week that rolls back internet privacy rules passed during President Obama's administration. Now, state Democrats are taking steps that they said will protect Connecticut consumers most ... and more »
State lawmakers look to protect internet privacy after FCC decision - WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
Wed Apr 5 17:27, 2017 GMT
CNBC Op-Ed: Companies make billions off your data so you should be getting paid CNBC On Monday, President Trump signed into law a rollback of internet privacy rules in a decision widely condemned by Democrats and privacy advocates. Opposition to the bill centered on one flawed – though admirable – argument, namely that Corporate ...
Op-Ed: Companies make billions off your data so you should be getting paid - CNBC
Wed Apr 5 17:54, 2017 GMT
The Hill Lawmakers clash over internet privacy repeal The Hill House members clashed during a hearing on Wednesday over the recent repeal of Obama-era internet privacy regulations. A House Energy and Commerce technology subcommittee hearing focusing on the wireless spectrum economy took a detour when ... and more »
Lawmakers clash over internet privacy repeal - The Hill
Wed Apr 5 17:46, 2017 GMT
Software is increasingly becoming key to every enterprise’s innovation, competitive advantage, and bottom line. At the same time, it’s also increasingly becoming cyberattackers’ favorite target. Consequently, in the world of software security testing, slow and late are out. “The earlier the better” doesn’t apply in all circumstances, but it is certainly the case when it comes to security testing code. The earlier in the development process you identify security-related defects, the easier, faster, and cheaper they are to fix. According to NIST, fixing vulnerabilities at the coding stage provides a 10x cost savings versus fixing vulnerabilities in the testing stage. And a couple factors are combining to make this “find and fix early” focus even more critical: Enterprises’ increased focus on development speed: Getting apps in production fast has become a competitive advantage, and has led to the shift toward rapid development methodologies like CI/CD. In this environment, security solutions that slow things down by tacking testing onto the end of the development process are no longer feasible. Cyberattackers’ increased focus on the app layer: Ineffective application security isn’t an option anymore. Verizon recently studied 2,260 confirmed data breaches across 82 countries and found that  40 percent resulted directly from web app attacks , by far the largest category. In addition, according to  Akamai’s Q3 2015 State of the Internet Security Report , attacks at the application layer are growing by more than 25 percent annually. In the end, we need to secure apps, and we need AppSec solutions that work the way developers need to work today. Enter Veracode Accelerated Results As part of our continuing efforts to help developers secure their code at DevOps speed, our Static Analysis product now includes a feature called Accelerated Results. This feature gives developers security findings from static analysis earlier in the static scanning process so they can work on making fixes sooner. Applications in some languages, including .NET languages (over 25 percent of all enterprise applications), consist of multiple code “modules.” Veracode’s Accelerated Results feature provides results to developers as each module finishes scanning, providing developers with faster results turnaround and enabling them to start fixing issues sooner. Making Developers’ Lives Easier Ultimately, AppSec will not be effective going forward unless it aligns with development and supports the move toward more rapid development cycles. Accelerated Results takes another step toward that alignment by allowing developers to get started fixing vulnerabilities sooner, compressing overall development cycles and leading to higher fix rates earlier in the SDLC. For more details on securing code at DevOps speed, see 5 Principles for Securing DevOps .
Get Security Results Earlier in the Development Process: Introducing Veracode Accelerated Results
Wed Apr 5 16:25, 2017 GMT
New York Times For Internet Privacy , VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield New York Times When Congress voted to overturn online privacy rules last week, Steve Wilmot, a Los Angeles songwriter, reacted like many worried consumers: He looked into signing up for a technology service known as a virtual private network, or VPN. The online ... After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser Computerworld US Internet Privacy Rules: How Will The Changes Affect Aussie Expats? Lifehacker Australia all 30 news articles »
For Internet Privacy, VPNs Are an Imperfect Shield - New York Times
Wed Apr 5 16:53, 2017 GMT
Seattle Times State lawmakers move to secure internet privacy after changes to federal law Seattle Times But, “The governor agrees with the principles behind these bills as he believes that something needs to be done in light of the recent federal actions around internet privacy ,” Lee wrote in an email. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson's office, which ... and more »
State lawmakers move to secure internet privacy after changes to federal law - Seattle Times
Tue Apr 4 21:00, 2017 GMT
Daily Illini Take internet privacy into your own hands Daily Illini Despite wanting additional layers of privacy in terms of internet use, 34 percent of these young millennials reported feeling less than confident that they were protected from security problems. From these statistics, it's clear that college-aged ... and more »
Take internet privacy into your own hands - Daily Illini
Wed Apr 5 14:53, 2017 GMT
The company behind the popular Adblock Plus software has acquired Flattr, the micropayment service co-founded by Pirate Bay's Peter Sunde. With the deal the two companies hope to take their partnership to the next level, offering publishers a way to get paid without having to show annoying ads. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Adblock Plus Acquires Pirate Bay Founder’s Micropayment Service Flattr
Wed Apr 5 14:23, 2017 GMT
Entrepreneur 'Downright Creepy': Internet Entrepreneurs Weigh in on Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules Entrepreneur President Donald Trump this week signed the repeal of FCC rules that were intended to prevent customer information from being used by internet service providers without the user's knowledge or permission. The rules ... With the regulations, ISPs would ...
'Downright Creepy': Internet Entrepreneurs Weigh in on Repeal of Internet Privacy Rules - Entrepreneur
Wed Apr 5 13:14, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney The uncertain future of Internet privacy CNNMoney President Trump signed off on a repeal of the Internet privacy protections before they were able to take effect -- despite an outcry from consumer groups and privacy advocates. The White House, Republican Congress and the telecom companies argued the ... Internet Privacy 2017: What You Need to Know AdAge.com (blog) Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY KLAS-TV  - Washington Post  - MyNorthwest.com  - The White House all 683 news articles »
The uncertain future of Internet privacy - CNNMoney
Wed Apr 5 13:53, 2017 GMT
TheStreet.com GOP Uses Obscure Law to Roll Back Internet Privacy Protections, Anti-Bribery Rules TheStreet.com Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced the internet privacy resolution. Representative Bill Huizenga (R-MI) and Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) put forth a joint resolution on the extraction rule. Representative Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced the resolution on ... and more »
GOP Uses Obscure Law to Roll Back Internet Privacy Protections, Anti-Bribery Rules - TheStreet.com
Wed Apr 5 13:18, 2017 GMT
Zimbabwean pastor Evan Mawarire, who was arrested upon his return after six months in exile, has risked his freedom to protest the lack of democracy in his country The post #IndexAwards2017: Evan Mawarire’s #ThisFlag protest brings hope to a nation appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Evan Mawarire’s #ThisFlag protest brings hope to a nation
Wed Apr 5 11:47, 2017 GMT
A popular Russia vlogger and comedian is facing condemnation and possible charges for a satirical video. The post Russia: Death threats force comedian into exile appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russia: Death threats force comedian into exile
Wed Apr 5 12:55, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German military has the authority to respond with "offensive measures" if its computer networks are attacked, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Wednesday, amid growing concerns among German lawmakers about control of such actions.
German military can use 'offensive measures' against cyber attacks: minister
Wed Apr 5 04:16, 2017 GMT
KSN-TV Browsing information could be sold under new internet privacy bill KSN-TV WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Monday that could eventually allow internet providers to sell information about their customers browsing habits. The bill would ultimately do away with an online privacy regulation ... After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser Computerworld After Congress Trashes Internet Privacy Rule, One State May Adopt Its Own Consumerist US Internet Privacy Rules: How Will The Changes Affect Aussie Expats? Lifehacker Australia all 53 news articles »
Browsing information could be sold under new internet privacy bill - KSN-TV
Wed Apr 5 08:10, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post Inventor Of The Web Skewers Donald Trump's 'Disgusting' Internet Privacy Rollback Huffington Post “That bill was a disgusting bill because when we use the web, we are so vulnerable,” Tim Berners-Lee said. By Lee Moran. The Trump administration's rollback on Obama-era internet privacy rules is “disgusting” and “appalling,” says the man who created ... Tim Berners-Lee calls internet privacy rollback 'disgusting' The Verge Inventor web disgusted by Trump's internet privacy rollback New York Daily News Tim Berners-Lee: selling private citizens' browsing data is 'disgusting' The Guardian BBC News  - The MIT Tech all 63 news articles »
Inventor Of The Web Skewers Donald Trump's 'Disgusting' Internet Privacy Rollback - Huffington Post
Tue Apr 4 21:21, 2017 GMT
Lifehacker Australia After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser Computerworld Opera Software today boasted that the number of new U.S. users of its namesake browser more than doubled days after Congress voted to repeal restrictions on broadband providers eager to sell customers' surfing history. Opera debuted a VPN -- virtual ... US Internet Privacy Rules: How Will The Changes Affect Aussie Expats? Lifehacker Australia all 48 news articles »
After Congress revokes Internet privacy rules, downloads double of VPN-equipped Opera browser - Computerworld
Wed Apr 5 10:01, 2017 GMT
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A large-scale cyber attack from a group targeting organizations in Japan, the United States, Sweden and many other European countries through IT services providers has been uncovered, the Swedish computer security watchdog said on Wednesday.
UK and Swedish watchdogs warn of international cyber attack
Sun Apr 2 14:54, 2017 GMT
Spring 2017 contributors include Richard Sambrook, Dominic Grieve, Roger Law, Karim Miské, Mark Frary and Canan Coşkun The post Contents: The big squeeze appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Contents: The big squeeze
Wed Apr 5 09:49, 2017 GMT
The post Editorial: Fact-filled future? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Editorial: Fact-filled future?
Tue Apr 4 16:42, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney RIP Internet privacy rules. Is net neutrality next? CNNMoney That reclassification also laid the foundation for the FCC to approve Internet privacy protections last year. The privacy rules, which had not yet gone into effect, would have required providers to get your permission before collecting and sharing your ... Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY On Your Side: Internet Privacy KLAS-TV Washington Post  - MSNBC  - Business Insider  - The White House all 649 news articles »
RIP Internet privacy rules. Is net neutrality next? - CNNMoney
Wed Apr 5 01:12, 2017 GMT
MarylandReporter.com Dems still hopeful on Internet privacy bill; Senate moves bill blocked in House MarylandReporter.com Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis get another bite at the apple to pass an Internet privacy law before the 2017 session ends next Monday. In a party-line vote on Tuesday the Senate voted, 33-14,to suspend the rules and approve introduction of a late ... and more »
Dems still hopeful on Internet privacy bill; Senate moves bill blocked in House - MarylandReporter.com
Tue Apr 4 07:55, 2017 GMT
Representatives from Israeli veterans’ group Breaking the Silence will be in London next week hoping to win a highly prestigious Index of Censorship Freedom of Expression Award. Read the full article The post Anti-occupation group ‘Breaking the Silence’ in London next week (Jewish News) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Anti-occupation group ‘Breaking the Silence’ in London next week (Jewish News)
Mon Apr 3 07:53, 2017 GMT
As a British diplomat fresh in the country in 1990, Vicky Bowman dove enthusiastically into Burmese culture, mastering the language and making friends among the dissidents that operated, surreptitiously, in Yangon’s arts and literary scene—at a time when encounters with foreigners could earn locals heavy police harassment. Read the full article The post Vicky Bowman, the diplomat who caught the Burma bug (Mizzima) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Vicky Bowman, the diplomat who caught the Burma bug (Mizzima)
Tue Apr 4 23:39, 2017 GMT
PBS NewsHour How will new a law blocking internet privacy rules affect you? PBS NewsHour New legislation signed by President Trump blocks the implementation of internet privacy rules that would have stopped service providers from collecting and selling information about your web browsing to advertisers without your permission. William ... and more »
How will new a law blocking internet privacy rules affect you? - PBS NewsHour
Tue Apr 4 22:54, 2017 GMT
New York Daily News Inventor web disgusted by Trump's internet privacy rollback New York Daily News The creator of the World Wide Web called the Trump administration's decision to scrape off Obama-era privacy rules as “disgusting.” Tim Berners-Lee — who launched the first website in 1991 — expressed his concerns over the weakening of net-neutrality. Tim Berners-Lee calls internet privacy rollback 'disgusting' The Verge Tim Berners-Lee: selling private citizens' browsing data is 'disgusting' The Guardian Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee slams UK and US net plans BBC News all 53 news articles »
Inventor web disgusted by Trump's internet privacy rollback - New York Daily News
Wed Apr 5 01:50, 2017 GMT
GOP legislator bucks his party for internet privacy Minneapolis Star Tribune In the days before the current legislative session, Sen. Warren Limmer, R-Maple Grove, was cajoling his colleagues to remain vigilant, and healthy, because they only had a one-vote majority in the Senate. Every body was needed so Republicans could ...
GOP legislator bucks his party for internet privacy - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Tue Apr 4 21:09, 2017 GMT
USA TODAY Trespassing on Internet privacy : Our view USA TODAY President Trump certainly has an odd idea of what it means to be a populist. Not only did he back a plan that would have stripped millions of people of their health insurance, he has undermined the notion that people might have some shred of privacy ... RIP Internet privacy rules. Is net neutrality next? CNNMoney Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times Trump signs away your internet privacy Daily Kos Business Insider  - CNET  - MSNBC  - The White House all 602 news articles »
Trespassing on Internet privacy: Our view - USA TODAY
Sat Apr 1 12:05, 2017 GMT
Wyo.'s congressional delegates vote to strike down internet privacy ... - Wyoming Tribune. Wyo.'s congressional delegates vote to strike down internet privacy ...
Wyo.'s congressional delegates vote to strike down internet privacy ... - Wyoming Tribune
Tue Apr 4 17:31, 2017 GMT
Slate Magazine Russia Is Trying to Copy China's Approach to Internet Censorship Slate Magazine When you hear the words Russia and internet , you probably think of Kremlin-backed hacking. But the internet is also a powerful tool for Putin's opposition. Last month, the internet helped spark Russia's largest anti-government protests in five years ... Vladimir Putin Defends China's Internet Censorship Newsweek all 3 news articles »
Russia Is Trying to Copy China's Approach to Internet Censorship - Slate Magazine
Tue Apr 4 19:34, 2017 GMT
Daily Kos Trump signs away your internet privacy Daily Kos Hey, all you Twitter eggs out there so happily disrupting the system and helping to get popular vote loser Donald Trump into the White House to stick it to the man, or whatever. Wave good-bye to your internet privacy , courtesy of your "president ...
Trump signs away your internet privacy - Daily Kos
Tue Apr 4 15:08, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next Los Angeles Times President Trump signed legislation Monday night that repeals the Federal Communications Commission's privacy protections for Internet users, rolling back a landmark policy from the Obama era and enabling Internet providers to compete with Google and ... Trump signs bill repealing US internet privacy rules CNET Trump just destroyed internet privacy BGR ISPs can now collect and sell your data: What to know about Internet privacy USA TODAY CNNMoney  - Newsweek  - Business Insider  - The White House all 575 news articles »
Trump has signed repeal of FCC's Internet privacy rule. Here's what happens next - Los Angeles Times
Tue Apr 4 15:14, 2017 GMT
The News Tribune State lawmakers look to protect your internet privacy The News Tribune FILE - This June 19, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington. Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as the FCC starts rolling back Obama-era measures, known as "net neutrality" rules, ... and more »
State lawmakers look to protect your internet privacy - The News Tribune
Tue Apr 4 15:22, 2017 GMT
PoliticusUSA Nancy Pelosi Destroys Trump for Taking our Internet Privacy by Pointing to His Secrets PoliticusUSA Nancy Pelosi Destroys Trump for Taking our Internet Privacy by Pointing to His Secrets. By Hrafnkell Haraldsson on Tue, Apr 4th, 2017 at 11:10 am. “Someone with as many hidden secrets as President Trump should have greater respect for the privacy of ... Pelosi: US Internet Privacy Bill Allows Sale of Consumers' Data 'to Anyone' Sputnik International all 7 news articles »
Nancy Pelosi Destroys Trump for Taking our Internet Privacy by Pointing to His Secrets - PoliticusUSA
Tue Apr 4 16:20, 2017 GMT
Newsweek Vladimir Putin Defends China's Internet Censorship Newsweek Vladimir Putin has defended China's online censorship , declaring that the internet cannot be a place of excessive “quasi-freedom,” Russian news agency Interfax has reported. “We should not criticize what China is doing,” the Russian president said when ... Russia Is Trying to Copy China's Approach to Internet Censorship Slate Magazine all 3 news articles »
Vladimir Putin Defends China's Internet Censorship - Newsweek
Tue Apr 4 16:07, 2017 GMT
Media Matters for America (blog) How CNN Helped Dozens Of TV Stations Mislead Viewers About An Attack On Internet Privacy Media Matters for America (blog) CNN sent a script to local stations that highlighted a former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) head minimizing the measure's threat to privacy without informing viewers that he works on behalf of the telecommunications industry, which would benefit from ...
How CNN Helped Dozens Of TV Stations Mislead Viewers About An Attack On Internet Privacy - Media Matters for America (blog)
Tue Apr 4 10:00, 2017 GMT
Fast Company Now that Trump has signed the internet privacy repeal bill, here's how to set up a VPN for free Fast Company The bill overturns Obama-era regulations that would have required ISPs to get your permission before using your sensitive data to create targeted advertisements, reports the Hill. The good news is you can fight back by using a VPN. There are a lot of ... and more »
Now that Trump has signed the internet privacy repeal bill, here's how to set up a VPN for free - Fast Company
Tue Apr 4 14:30, 2017 GMT
President Trump has signed a bill which repeals Internet privacy rules passed last year by the Federal Communications Commission. Internet service providers are now free to spy on their customers' browsing activities in order to generate targeted advertising. Predictably, many users are considering counter-measures. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
President Trump Signs Internet Privacy Repeal Into Law
Tue Apr 4 13:34, 2017 GMT
The Verge Tim Berners-Lee calls internet privacy rollback 'disgusting' The Verge Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the world wide web, has hit out at lawmakers rolling back internet privacy laws in the US. Speaking to The Guardian after receiving the Turing award (often described as the Nobel Prize of computing), Berners-Lee said ... and more »
Tim Berners-Lee calls internet privacy rollback 'disgusting' - The Verge
Tue Apr 4 11:24, 2017 GMT
Established in 2015, Turkey Blocks is an independent digital research organisation that monitors internet access restrictions in Turkey The post #IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks strives to win back the internet appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Turkey Blocks strives to win back the internet
Tue Apr 4 09:34, 2017 GMT
The Motion Picture Association has scored a victory in Ireland where several Internet providers have been ordered to block access to pirate streaming sites. The Hollywood studios claim that online piracy causes millions in losses and are likely to seek out several new targets now that movie4k.to, primewire.ag and onwatchseries.to have been dealt with. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Hollywood Obtains Order to Block Pirate Streaming Sites in Ireland
Tue Apr 4 08:38, 2017 GMT
Nur Ener is one of over 150 journalists in prison in Turkey. She was arrested for using an obscure app after publishing critical interview. The post Turkey’s silenced: Journalist Nur Ener arrested after a tip-off appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey’s silenced: Journalist Nur Ener arrested after a tip-off
Tue Apr 4 02:08, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney President Trump just signed off on killing your Internet privacy protections CNNMoney The White House gave a cold shoulder Monday to concerns about the future of Internet privacy . President Trump signed into law a resolution that repealed protections requiring Internet service providers to get your permission before collecting and ... Trump signs internet privacy repeal The Hill Trump Signs Repeal of FCC's Internet Privacy Rules Variety Trump signs bill repealing US internet privacy rules CNET Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  - TIME  - 9 to 5 Mac  - The White House all 468 news articles »
President Trump just signed off on killing your Internet privacy protections - CNNMoney
Tue Apr 4 06:17, 2017 GMT
The Missoulian How Congress can fix Internet privacy rule The Missoulian Last fall, the Federal Communications Commission ruled that if Internet service providers want to collect and sell personal information, like your browsing history, they needed to get your permission first -- that is, ask you to "opt-in" to their data ...
How Congress can fix Internet privacy rule - The Missoulian
Mon Apr 3 23:51, 2017 GMT
WZVN-TV ABC7 Investigation: Campaign donations and internet privacy vote WZVN-TV Florida lawmakers who recently voted to overturn internet privacy protections received campaign donations from the companies most likely to profit from the decision, an ABC7 investigation found. The law would have forced internet service providers to ...
ABC7 Investigation: Campaign donations and internet privacy vote - WZVN-TV
Mon Apr 3 21:23, 2017 GMT
CBS Minnesota / WCCO Minn., Others Consider Plans To Protect Internet Privacy CBS Minnesota / WCCO (AP) — States have started writing their own legislation to protect broadband privacy after Congress voted to repeal regulations that would have required internet providers to obtain their customers' consent before collecting their personal information. Repeal of internet privacy protection puts personal information up for sale Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 all 7 news articles »
Minn., Others Consider Plans To Protect Internet Privacy - CBS Minnesota / WCCO
Tue Apr 4 01:40, 2017 GMT
Rules would have required wireless and broadband providers to get your permission before sharing your sensitive, private information.
Trump signs bill repealing US internet privacy rules - CNET
Tue Apr 4 01:25, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules, the White House said, a victory for internet service providers and a blow to privacy advocates.
Trump signs repeal of U.S. broadband privacy rules
Mon Apr 3 23:43, 2017 GMT
The Hill Trump signs internet privacy repeal The Hill President Trump signed a bill on Monday repealing internet privacy rules passed last year by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that would have given internet users greater control over what service providers can do with their data, a White ... Republicans Gutting Your Internet Privacy Is Just the Beginning Vanity Fair Minn., Others Consider Plans To Protect Internet Privacy CBS Minnesota / WCCO Repeal of internet privacy protection puts personal information up for sale Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 The Denver Post  - Columbia Missourian  - The White House  - Comcast Corporation all 425 news articles »
Trump signs internet privacy repeal - The Hill
Mon Apr 3 23:54, 2017 GMT
ProfNet Experts Available on Financial Literacy, Internet Privacy , More PR Newswire (press release) You didn't have online privacy to begin with, so you're not losing anything. The FCC had recently adopted new privacy rules that were set to go into place, but the new legislation stops that from happening. No, someone can't buy your specific internet ... and more »
ProfNet Experts Available on Financial Literacy, Internet Privacy, More - PR Newswire (press release)
Mon Apr 3 23:02, 2017 GMT
Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 Repeal of internet privacy protection puts personal information up for sale Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3 The repeal by Congress of internet privacy protection is drawing both concerns and praise. The internet privacy protections were ... Of concern are who the information will be sold to, how it will be used and the security of the data. “We have to trust ... and more »
Repeal of internet privacy protection puts personal information up for sale - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3
Mon Apr 3 15:22, 2017 GMT
SECURITY SOLUTIONS Illinois Moves To Implement Internet Privacy Safeguards Top Tech News Privacy advocates say such state protections are needed, particularly given what's happening in Washington, where the Republican-controlled Congress voted to block broadband privacy regulations issued during the end of the Obama administration. and more »
SECURITY SOLUTIONS Illinois Moves To Implement Internet Privacy Safeguards - Top Tech News
Mon Apr 3 22:46, 2017 GMT
Wyoming delegation votes against internet privacy rules Casper Star-Tribune Online The rules submitted to the Federal Communications Commission date from President Barack Obama's administration and never took effect. They would have prohibited broadband and other telecommunication service providers from selling customer data ... and more »
Wyoming delegation votes against internet privacy rules - Casper Star-Tribune Online
Mon Apr 3 20:40, 2017 GMT
Baltimore Sun Maryland Republicans head off Democrats' effort to introduce Internet privacy bill Baltimore Sun The Republican caucus of the House of Delegates scored a rare win Monday as they blocked the introduction of a bill sponsored by a Democrat that would have sought to extend to Marylanders privacy protections recently rejected in Congress. The vote was ... Maryland House Fails to File Internet Privacy Bill Late CBS Baltimore / WJZ all 3 news articles »
Maryland Republicans head off Democrats' effort to introduce Internet privacy bill - Baltimore Sun
Mon Apr 3 19:47, 2017 GMT
Montana joins others in effort to bolster internet privacy Seattle Times HELENA, Mont. (AP) — States have started writing their own legislation to protect broadband privacy after Congress voted to repeal regulations that would have required internet providers to obtain their customers' consent before collecting their ... and more »
Montana joins others in effort to bolster internet privacy - Seattle Times
Mon Apr 3 21:06, 2017 GMT
The Hill Pro-Dem super PAC hits GOP senators over internet privacy repeal The Hill "Because of Jeff Flake and Dean Heller, who have funded their campaigns with hundreds of thousands of dollars from the telecom industry, are giving their campaign donors permission to sell Americans' internet history, from financial materials to health ...
Pro-Dem super PAC hits GOP senators over internet privacy repeal - The Hill
Mon Apr 3 19:51, 2017 GMT
ZURICH (Reuters) - The governing body of global athletics (IAAF) said on Monday it had suffered a cyber attack that it believes has compromised information about athletes' medical records.
IAAF says medical records compromised by Fancy Bear hacking group
Mon Apr 3 18:30, 2017 GMT
Common Dreams As Clock Ticks for Internet Privacy , Calls for Trump to Show "Whose Side He's On" Common Dreams Forty-six Senate Democrats are calling on President Donald Trump to "tell us whose side he's really on" when it comes to internet privacy , as a bill that would gut such privacy awaits his signature. Republicans in the House and Senate voted last month ... Schumer calls on President Trump to veto internet privacy bill Newsday Brown, Dems urge Trump to support Internet privacy Ironton Tribune The End of Internet Privacy is Near Digital Chew Yahoo News  - NBCNews.com all 32 news articles »
As Clock Ticks for Internet Privacy, Calls for Trump to Show "Whose Side He's On" - Common Dreams
Mon Apr 3 19:00, 2017 GMT
Maryland House Fails to File Internet Privacy Bill Late U.S. News & World Report ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland House of Delegates has fallen short in an effort to introduce an Internet privacy bill late in the session. The House voted 90-45 Monday to allow the bill to be introduced with only a week left. Supporters needed 94 ... and more »
Maryland House Fails to File Internet Privacy Bill Late - U.S. News & World Report
Mon Apr 3 17:21, 2017 GMT
Consumerist After Congress Trashes Internet Privacy Rule, One State May Adopt Its Own Consumerist The House and Senate both voted in March to toss out the FCC's rule limiting what your internet service provider can do with your personal data without your consent. That resolution now awaits only the President's signature before we lose protection at ...
After Congress Trashes Internet Privacy Rule, One State May Adopt Its Own - Consumerist
Mon Apr 3 17:16, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government is scrambling to respond to a serious and growing threat of cyber attacks, but it lacks the legal framework to retaliate with cyber attacks of its own, top officials said on Monday.
Germany sees growing cyber threat but lacks legal means to retaliate
Mon Apr 3 16:53, 2017 GMT
Great Falls Tribune Montana Senate passes internet privacy measure Great Falls Tribune The measure is in response to Congress voting to block rules that would have put restrictions on what companies like Charter can do with their customers' information, such as their internet browsing history. Republican Sen. Ryan Osmundson of Buffalo ... and more »
Montana Senate passes internet privacy measure - Great Falls Tribune
Mon Apr 3 15:36, 2017 GMT
Legal Reader (blog) Internet Privacy : Does it Matter or Not? Legal Reader (blog) Internet privacy is important for so many reasons, and not just because nobody needs to know your kinks except you. This is why so many Americans came out against a serious blow to internet privacy last week, when Congress passed a repeal of Obama-era ... and more »
Internet Privacy: Does it Matter or Not? - Legal Reader (blog)
Mon Apr 3 16:31, 2017 GMT
Minneapolis Star Tribune Montana Senate passes broadband internet privacy measure Minneapolis Star Tribune The Montana Senate has approved a measure that would bar internet service providers from being awarded state contracts if they collect data from their customers without consent. The Senate voted 46-0 Monday to insert the provision into the 2018-2019 ... and more »
Montana Senate passes broadband internet privacy measure - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Mon Apr 3 00:26, 2017 GMT
A virtual private network can go a long way to make sure that neither your ISP, nor anyone else, can snoop on what you do on the internet.
How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacy
Mon Apr 3 13:27, 2017 GMT
Vanity Fair Republicans Gutting Your Internet Privacy Is Just the Beginning Vanity Fair Now another set of Obama-era Internet regulations is on the chopping block : net neutrality. Under the leadership of Barack Obama's F.C.C. chair, Tom Wheeler, the federal agency passed regulations to ensure an open and free Internet by requiring service ... Week ahead in tech: Internet privacy repeal awaits Trump signature The Hill EDITORIAL: GOP privacy hawks gut internet privacy rules Columbia Missourian Say, let's release browsing history of pols voting to rescind internet privacy Hot Air AZCentral.com  - Daily Comet  - The White House  - Comcast Corporation all 344 news articles »
Republicans Gutting Your Internet Privacy Is Just the Beginning - Vanity Fair
Mon Apr 3 13:46, 2017 GMT
Italy's pirate site blocking regulation is not unconstitutional, or in violation of copyright law, the administrative court of Lazio has ruled. The verdict has been celebrated by rightsholders who have used the blocking mechanism to target hundreds of websites. Consumer rights organizations, however, are not happy with the outcome and plan an appeal. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Blocking Pirate Sites Without a Trial is Allowed, Italian Court Rules
Mon Apr 3 10:04, 2017 GMT
The Hill Week ahead in tech: Internet privacy repeal awaits Trump signature The Hill President Trump will sign a bill eliminating privacy rules that would have given consumers a greater say in what internet providers can do with their data, the White House said Thursday. But the controversy over the measure shows no signs of dying down. Republicans Gutting Your Internet Privacy Is Just the Beginning Vanity Fair EDITORIAL: GOP privacy hawks gut internet privacy rules Columbia Missourian Robb: Pounding Sen. Flake over internet privacy AZCentral.com Hot Air  - Daily Comet  - Public News Service  - The White House all 320 news articles »
Week ahead in tech: Internet privacy repeal awaits Trump signature - The Hill
Wed Mar 29 00:05, 2017 GMT
The Week Magazine GOP votes to scrap internet privacy rules The Week Magazine The Republican-led House voted Tuesday to roll back landmark internet privacy protections put in place by the Obama administration. In a party-line vote, Republicans removed the limitations imposed last year on what internet service providers, such as ... Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth The White House Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies New York Times all 2,857 news articles »
GOP votes to scrap internet privacy rules - The Week Magazine
Mon Apr 3 11:53, 2017 GMT
With public sexual health awareness low, the three people behind Jensiat, an online graphic novel, saw an opportunity to link the issue with cyber security The post #IndexAwards2017: Jensiat illustrates cyber security and sexuality in Iran appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Jensiat illustrates cyber security and sexuality in Iran
Mon Apr 3 10:04, 2017 GMT
While touring Wales recently with my new play Enough Is Enough, I thought about what I experienced with my earlier work in Turkey. But which Turkey? The post Meltem Arikan: The difference between Wales and Turkey appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Meltem Arikan: The difference between Wales and Turkey
Mon Apr 3 09:27, 2017 GMT
Cassandra Vera has been sentenced to one year in prison for thirteen jokes about the murder of the Francoist leader Carrero Blanco in 1973. The post Daniel Gascón: The joke is on Cassandra Vera appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Daniel Gascón: The joke is on Cassandra Vera
Mon Apr 3 09:18, 2017 GMT
In the spring issue of Index on Censorship magazine, we look at how free speech around the world is under massive pressure from conflicting interests. The post Spies, lies and wandering eyes appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Spies, lies and wandering eyes
Sun Apr 2 19:46, 2017 GMT
Newsday Schumer calls on President Trump to veto internet privacy bill Newsday Schumer today ramped up his call to stop critical consumer protections from being axed by publicly calling on President Trump to veto a resolution to roll back internet privacy protections Photo Credit: Jeff Bachner ... and House passed the measure ... The End of Internet Privacy is Near Digital Chew Sen. Chuck Schumer Calls on Trump to Veto Measure Letting ISPs Sell Data Without Consent NBCNews.com all 20 news articles »
Schumer calls on President Trump to veto internet privacy bill - Newsday
Sun Apr 2 20:39, 2017 GMT
Alaska Dispatch News Alaska's lawmakers talk about their votes to repeal internet privacy regulation Alaska Dispatch News WASHINGTON — Members of Alaska's congressional delegation say that while they share many Alaskans' concerns about privacy , they were not enticed to vote against overturning a regulation aimed at limiting customer data collected by internet service ...
Alaska's lawmakers talk about their votes to repeal internet privacy regulation - Alaska Dispatch News
Sat Apr 1 15:29, 2017 GMT
Breitbart News Trump Plans to Sign Repeal of Obama-Era Broadband Rules on Internet Privacy Breitbart News President Donald Trump plans to sign a bill to repeal Obama-era broadband privacy rules. Republicans in Congress revoked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) privacy rule against strong opposition from Democrats who regard the rule as ... GIANFICARO: Vote to repeal citizens' internet privacy giving some fits The Intelligencer OPINION: Internet privacy is dead Kansas State Collegian SJRes. 34 – Disapproving the Federal Communications Commission's Rule on Privacy of Customers of Broadband ... The White House Office of the Clerk - U.S. House of Representatives all 123 news articles »
Trump Plans to Sign Repeal of Obama-Era Broadband Rules on Internet Privacy - Breitbart News
Sun Apr 2 14:01, 2017 GMT
OregonLive.com Russia, trade and internet privacy : Washington Watch OregonLive.com Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, accompanied by Republican members of Congress, signs an order lifting a moratorium on new coal leases on federal lands and a related order on coal royalties Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at the Interior Department in ... and more »
Russia, trade and internet privacy: Washington Watch - OregonLive.com
Sun Apr 2 16:31, 2017 GMT
Say, let's release browsing history of pols voting to rescind internet privacy Hot Air This is pretty funny, at least for the first few minutes you think about it. A Republican Congress voted this week to rescind personal internet privacy protections enacted just six months ago and President Trump indicates he will sign the legislation ... and more »
Say, let's release browsing history of pols voting to rescind internet privacy - Hot Air
Sun Apr 2 13:16, 2017 GMT
Verona In Washington: Environment, Internet Privacy , More My veronanj Climate change is an urgent economic and national security challenge that is already beginning to have disastrous effects.” Added Sen. Bob Menendez, “New Jerseyans in particular will suffer from the rollback of clean ... Frelinghuysen, meanwhile, voted ... and more »
Verona In Washington: Environment, Internet Privacy, More - My veronanj
Sun Apr 2 12:30, 2017 GMT
The Hill Tech faces public anger over internet privacy repeal The Hill The Republican push to eliminate Obama-era consumer data protections is sparking a new national debate over online privacy , and putting internet companies on the defensive. The measure blocking the online privacy rules is on the desk of President Trump ... Area congressmen differ on internet privacy bill Daily Comet Robb: Pounding Sen. Flake over internet privacy AZCentral.com Trump Plans to Sign Repeal of Obama-Era Broadband Rules on Internet Privacy Breitbart News Seacoastonline.com  - Kansas City Star  - Office of the Clerk - U.S. House of Representatives all 89 news articles »
Tech faces public anger over internet privacy repeal - The Hill
Sun Apr 2 04:21, 2017 GMT
AZCentral.com Robb: Pounding Sen. Flake over internet privacy AZCentral.com On privacy , that split the regulatory jurisdiction. The Federal Trade Commission regulates privacy with respect to large data collectors such as Google and Facebook. The FCC now regulates privacy with respect to internet service providers and subjected ... and more »
Robb: Pounding Sen. Flake over internet privacy - AZCentral.com
Sun Apr 2 10:04, 2017 GMT
Making a buck on our internet privacy News Item I had a great time on my birthday last week (though I'll not say how many miles I have on my odometer), but at the end of the day, I realized there was something bad in the air. That very day, March 23, the flim-flam artists in Congress had a party of ...
Making a buck on our internet privacy - News Item
Sun Apr 2 01:54, 2017 GMT
Area congressmen differ on internet privacy bill Daily Comet Local representatives to Congress were split in voting to undo Obama-era privacy regulations for internet service providers. Following the Senate's lead, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 215-205 Tuesday to eliminate the regulations for internet ... and more »
Area congressmen differ on internet privacy bill - Daily Comet
Thu Mar 30 05:53, 2017 GMT
EconoTimes Internet Privacy Is Dead VPN Or Otherwise EconoTimes Speaking to a cyber- security expert, the publication reports that selling the user data that ISPs mine would be tricky since these companies usually have their own privacy policies that could prevent them from doing so. The FCC privacy measure was ... and more »
Internet Privacy Is Dead VPN Or Otherwise - EconoTimes
Sat Apr 1 11:03, 2017 GMT
Minnesota Public Radio News Now that the US federal government doesn't care about internet privacy , states are stepping in Quartz US president Donald Trump is expected to sign a bill that would essentially allow internet providers to sell their customers' browsing history to advertisers. The bill blocks privacy regulations that were imposed by the Obama administration near the ... Here's how 2 sentences could guard Minnesotans' internet privacy Minnesota Public Radio News Minnesota Legislature pushes back on internet privacy Minneapolis Star Tribune As Congress loosens internet privacy protections, Minnesota moves to tighten them TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press all 24 news articles »
Now that the US federal government doesn't care about internet privacy, states are stepping in - Quartz
Sat Apr 1 17:10, 2017 GMT
Futurism Why The Vote on Internet Privacy Means You Need VPN Futurism In a 215-205 vote on Tuesday, March 28, members of the United States House of Representatives passed a Congressional Review Act that overturns the above internet privacy regulation. The White House has confirmed in a statement that President Donald ... Republicans Are About To Sell Your Browser History. Here's How To Protect Yourself. Huffington Post How to pick the right VPN to protect your internet privacy Mic all 25 news articles »
Why The Vote on Internet Privacy Means You Need VPN - Futurism
Sat Apr 1 17:55, 2017 GMT
Refinery29 Watching Porn Online Just Became Much More Secure Refinery29 If you did your best to clear your browser history, opt out of data collection, and even researched what a VPN is in the wake of last week's internet privacy legislation, good job. But, it seems that internet users aren't the only ones reacting to the ... Pornhub, YouPorn Promise Increased Internet Security Amid Congress Privacy Protection Repeal Tech Times all 36 news articles »
Watching Porn Online Just Became Much More Secure - Refinery29
Sat Apr 1 07:00, 2017 GMT
NewsFactor Network Illinois Internet Privacy Bill Advances NewsFactor Network It also will rescind Obama-era executive orders and memoranda, including one that addressed climate change and national security and one that sought to prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. The administration is still in discussion ... and more »
Illinois Internet Privacy Bill Advances - NewsFactor Network
Sat Apr 1 15:00, 2017 GMT
OregonLive.com Internet privacy furor previews coming war over net neutrality OregonLive.com WASHINGTON -- Congress's decision to invalidate a set of internet privacy rules from the Obama administration set off a bit of a firestorm this week. The change, which will allow service providers like AT&T and Verizon Communications to collect and ... Before you lament the end of your internet privacy , read this PBS NewsHour What the House internet privacy bill means for you wwlp.com Much ado over ineffectual internet privacy rules Washington Examiner CNNMoney  - AZCentral.com  - Fox News  - The White House all 1,299 news articles »
Internet privacy furor previews coming war over net neutrality - OregonLive.com
Sat Apr 1 12:27, 2017 GMT
Analysis: Internet privacy legislation questions answered - Chicago Daily Herald. Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say you shouldn't worry about gutting ...
Analysis: Internet privacy legislation questions answered - Chicago Daily Herald
Sat Apr 1 00:33, 2017 GMT
Daily Kos Republicans put your internet privacy up for grabs. What can you do to take it back? Daily Kos In the meantime, though, we all need to figure out what actions we can take to protect our data—including our Social Security numbers, our financial records, and our web browsing histories. Here's one a good place to start, at #GetSafe, Fight for the ... Republicans who voted against internet privacy got paid out Mashable all 4 news articles »
Republicans put your internet privacy up for grabs. What can you do to take it back? - Daily Kos
Sat Apr 1 07:00, 2017 GMT
Peoria Public Radio Illinois Moves To Implement Internet Privacy Safeguards NewsFactor Network Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are considering implementing their own internet safeguards at the state level after Republicans in Washington voted to roll back Obama-era internet privacy protections that were to take effect later this year. An ... Internet Privacy Legislation Clears Illinois House Committee Peoria Public Radio Illinois internet privacy plans OK'd by committee WQAD.com Illinois considers strengthening internet privacy rights WHIO all 31 news articles »
Illinois Moves To Implement Internet Privacy Safeguards - NewsFactor Network
Sat Apr 1 06:33, 2017 GMT
Newsweek Business Interests Trump the Public's With Rollback of Internet Privacy Rules Newsweek As far back as 1927, American lawmakers sought to balance the needs of the public against the desire of big telecommunications companies to make huge profits off delivering information to Americans nationwide. Today, the Federal Communications ... Trump's Spicer: After internet privacy , next up is rolling back net neutrality 'overreach' FierceTelecom all 12 news articles »
Business Interests Trump the Public's With Rollback of Internet Privacy Rules - Newsweek
Sat Apr 1 07:02, 2017 GMT
Salt Lake Tribune Internet privacy furor previews net neutrality fight Salt Lake Tribune Congress's decision to invalidate a set of internet privacy rules from the Obama administration set off a bit of a firestorm this week. The change, which will allow service providers like AT&T and Verizon Communications to collect and sell customers ... Trump's Spicer: After internet privacy , next up is rolling back net neutrality 'overreach' FierceTelecom all 11 news articles »
Internet privacy furor previews net neutrality fight - Salt Lake Tribune
Fri Mar 31 13:19, 2017 GMT
Palm Beach Post Technology expert discusses rollbacks on Internet privacy fox2now.com ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This week, Congress voted to rollback Internet privacy protections. This decision allows the internet service providers (ISP) to gather data and sell information on your Internet usage, without fear of being sued. This ... What does repeal of internet privacy rule mean for you? Palm Beach Post Congress passes bill rolling back internet privacy rules - Story El Paso Proud (press release) (blog) all 186 news articles »
Technology expert discusses rollbacks on Internet privacy - fox2now.com
Sat Apr 1 04:16, 2017 GMT
Washington Examiner Much ado over ineffectual internet privacy rules Washington Examiner "House Republicans just voted to let your Internet provider sell your browsing history without your permission," Business Insider declared. "Congress intends to sell off your Internet privacy ," bellowed Esquire magazine. "This politician gave away your ... What the House internet privacy bill means for you wwlp.com Trump supports repeal of Internet privacy protections CNNMoney Most of Kansas congressional delegation supported repealing internet privacy rules Lawrence Journal World (blog) AZCentral.com  - Fox News  - Center for Responsive Politics  - The White House all 1,288 news articles »
Much ado over ineffectual internet privacy rules - Washington Examiner
Sat Apr 1 03:51, 2017 GMT
Tri-City Herald Newhouse defends internet privacy vote, supports broader rules Tri-City Herald “It would have given consumers a false sense of security because the FCC rule is only for internet service providers, while search engines, social media sites, and other internet content providers are not subject to the same rule,” he said in a statement.
Newhouse defends internet privacy vote, supports broader rules - Tri-City Herald
Sat Apr 1 01:00, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post AT&T, Comcast Fire Back At Criticism Over Internet Privacy Policies Huffington Post Understandably, people aren't exactly thrilled about the prospect of ISPs profiting off their browsing histories, and are raising hell about it. But AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, having lobbied for exactly that outcome, seem startled by the blowback, as ... Before you lament the end of your internet privacy , read this PBS NewsHour AT&T, Comcast defend repeal of internet privacy rules The Hill Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say you shouldn't worry about gutting of internet privacy rules The Verge ValueWalk  - The Boston Globe  - RealClearPolitics all 49 news articles »
AT&T, Comcast Fire Back At Criticism Over Internet Privacy Policies - Huffington Post
Sat Apr 1 01:34, 2017 GMT
Kansas City Star Editorial: Rep. Kevin Yoder distinguishing himself as an advocate for internet privacy Kansas City Star Yoder broke ranks this week and sided with 190 Democrats (and 14 Republicans) when he voted against allowing internet providers to snoop on users and sell their personal online history. The Kansas Republican rightly favored requiring broadband ... Trump's Spicer: After internet privacy , next up is rolling back net neutrality 'overreach' FierceTelecom all 12 news articles »
Editorial: Rep. Kevin Yoder distinguishing himself as an advocate for internet privacy - Kansas City Star
Fri Mar 31 21:15, 2017 GMT
Mashable Your internet privacy is gone and more sad news in podcast form Mashable This week, the U.S. government ripped apart the rules former Federal Communications Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler put in place to protect your privacy while browsing the web. Now, thanks to a new administration, who you are — based on what ... and more »
Your internet privacy is gone and more sad news in podcast form - Mashable
Fri Mar 31 15:12, 2017 GMT
How will repeal of internet privacy protections affect you? AZFamily President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure repealing internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission as the Obama administration drew to a close. That measure, which was approved by the House ... and more »
How will repeal of internet privacy protections affect you? - AZFamily
Sat Apr 1 01:31, 2017 GMT
KQED Jonathan Foley on the 'War on Science', Internet Privacy Rules Repealed, Antonio Villaraigosa Interview KQED California Academy of Sciences executive director Jonathan Foley comments on President Trump's executive order to roll back federal climate change efforts and what he calls “an unprecedented war on the environment and on science itself.” Internet ... and more »
Jonathan Foley on the 'War on Science', Internet Privacy Rules Repealed, Antonio Villaraigosa Interview - KQED
Sat Apr 1 00:16, 2017 GMT
wwlp.com What the House internet privacy bill means for you wwlp.com (CNN) – Is there anywhere left to hide online? From books to shoes, vacations and groceries — there's a lot for sale on the internet , including your personal information. Georgia Tech internet privacy expert Peter Swire gave an example, “They know you ... and more »
What the House internet privacy bill means for you - wwlp.com
Fri Mar 31 22:02, 2017 GMT
Minnesota Public Radio News Here's how 2 sentences could guard Minnesotans' internet privacy Minnesota Public Radio News Tucked inside the current iteration of the Minnesota Senate's jobs bill is a form of recourse against this — a two-sentence amendment that would block ISPs or telecom companies from collecting user data unless the consumer opts in to allow it. At a ... Minnesota Legislature pushes back on internet privacy Minneapolis Star Tribune As Congress loosens internet privacy protections, Minnesota moves to tighten them TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Minnesota lawmakers take step to ban selling browser data RT Minnesota Senate all 18 news articles »
Here's how 2 sentences could guard Minnesotans' internet privacy - Minnesota Public Radio News
Fri Mar 31 22:48, 2017 GMT
The Phony Internet Privacy Panic Wall Street Journal (subscription) Perhaps you've read that Congress voted to empower cable providers to collect your personal information and sell it, unraveling “landmark” privacy protections from the Federal Communications Commission. The partisans and reporters pumping this claim ... and more »
The Phony Internet Privacy Panic - Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Fri Mar 31 16:49, 2017 GMT
The Hill AT&T, Comcast defend repeal of internet privacy rules The Hill AT&T and Comcast are among those defending a Republican effort to eliminate Obama-era privacy rules on internet service providers, accusing critics of being misinformed. In a blog post on Friday, Bob Quinn, AT&T's top lobbyist said “it is not ... Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon say you shouldn't worry about gutting of internet privacy rules The Verge Congress Just Killed Internet Privacy , Here's What You Can Do ValueWalk Comcast, AT&T vow to protect internet privacy The Boston Globe RealClearPolitics  - Philly.com (blog)  - Reuters all 40 news articles »
AT&T, Comcast defend repeal of internet privacy rules - The Hill
Fri Mar 31 21:26, 2017 GMT
Dallas News Democrats unleash 10000 robocalls blasting Pete Sessions on Internet privacy vote Dallas News "Rep. Sessions just voted to allow internet providers, like Comcast and Verizon, to sell your sensitive personal information to other companies — all without your consent," a voice on the call says. "Thanks to House Republicans, your internet browsing ...
Democrats unleash 10000 robocalls blasting Pete Sessions on Internet privacy vote - Dallas News
Fri Mar 31 20:16, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney Most of Kansas congressional delegation supported repealing internet privacy rules Lawrence Journal World (blog) Both U.S. senators from Kansas and two of its three House members voted over the past week in favor of repealing the Federal Communications Commission's new internet privacy rules. Those regulations ... "That's why I believe that jurisdiction over ... Trump supports repeal of Internet privacy protections CNNMoney 'A good thing': Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking internet privacy rule AZCentral.com Trump expected to sign bill undoing Obama-era Internet privacy rules Fox News Center for Responsive Politics  - The Hill  - The White House all 1,255 news articles »
Most of Kansas congressional delegation supported repealing internet privacy rules - Lawrence Journal World (blog)
Fri Mar 31 19:52, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg Internet Privacy Furor Is a Preview of the Coming War Over Net Neutrality Bloomberg The U.S. Congress's decision to invalidate a set of internet privacy rules from the Obama administration set off a bit of a firestorm this week. The change, which will allow service providers like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to collect ... and more »
Internet Privacy Furor Is a Preview of the Coming War Over Net Neutrality - Bloomberg
Fri Mar 31 20:27, 2017 GMT
PBS NewsHour Before you lament the end of your internet privacy , read this PBS NewsHour The House voted Tuesday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers' permission before they could use or sell much of their personal information. Photo by jamdesign/via ... Most of Kansas congressional delegation supported repealing internet privacy rules Lawrence Journal World (blog) Trump supports repeal of Internet privacy protections CNNMoney 'A good thing': Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking internet privacy rule AZCentral.com Fox News  - Washington Post  - The White House all 1,245 news articles »
Before you lament the end of your internet privacy, read this - PBS NewsHour
Fri Mar 31 16:14, 2017 GMT
The Verge Comcast and AT&T say you shouldn't worry about gutting of internet privacy rules The Verge Comcast and AT&T published blog posts this morning responding to the backlash they've been receiving since Congress voted to revoke a strong set of internet privacy rules that would have prevented internet providers from using or sharing their ... Technology expert discusses rollbacks on Internet privacy fox2now.com AT&T, Comcast defend repeal of internet privacy rules The Hill Trump supports repeal of Internet privacy protections CNNMoney AZCentral.com  - Washington Post  - The White House all 1,214 news articles »
Comcast and AT&T say you shouldn't worry about gutting of internet privacy rules - The Verge
Fri Mar 31 16:42, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Comcast Corp said Friday it would not sell customers’ individual internet browsing information, days after the U.S. Congress approved legislation reversing Obama administration era internet privacy rules.
Comcast says it will not sell customer browsing histories
Fri Mar 31 16:26, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - McDonald's Corp's Canadian unit said on Friday personal information of about 95,000 restaurant job applicants was compromised in a cyber attack on its careers website.
McDonald's Canada says 95,000 affected in careers website hack
Thu Mar 30 23:50, 2017 GMT
Philly.com (blog) Opinion: Philly's Comcast spent $1.5 mil to buy pols who stole your ... Philly.com (blog) Congress answered to its big corporate donors like Philadelphia-based Comcast when it voted to strip away key internet privacy protections. You call this ... and more »
Opinion: Philly's Comcast spent $1.5 mil to buy pols who stole your ... - Philly.com (blog)
Fri Mar 31 16:02, 2017 GMT
KFGO Larry Magid on "Fake News" and " Internet Privacy " KFGO CBS Radio News computer, internet correspondent Larry Magid. Check out his website, Larry's World for what he's written about Internet Privacy . Listen to what he has to say about "fake news." (Jack Sunday & Amy Iler are talk-show hosts at 790 AM KFGO ... and more »
Larry Magid on "Fake News" and "Internet Privacy" - KFGO
Fri Mar 31 14:16, 2017 GMT
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Russia: Journalists detained during anti-corruption protests
Fri Mar 31 04:12, 2017 GMT
Illinois moves to put internet privacy safeguards in place - Chicago Sun-Times. SPRINGFIELD — Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are considering implementing their own internet safeguards at the state level after Republicans in Washington voted to roll back Obama-era internet privacy protections that were to take effect later this ...
Illinois moves to put internet privacy safeguards in place - Chicago Sun-Times
Fri Mar 31 12:24, 2017 GMT
City Pages After shameful Congress sell-out, Minnesota takes the lead on internet privacy City Pages That Republican vote intends to halt late Obama-era Federal Communications Commission privacy protections, which would require the Internet providers to get your permission before amassing your information. Those rules were passed in October 2016, ... and more »
After shameful Congress sell-out, Minnesota takes the lead on internet privacy - City Pages
Fri Mar 31 12:08, 2017 GMT
AL.com Are you OK with Trump signing away your internet privacy ? AL.com Your internet service provider knows more about you than you do. You think you visited that David Hasselhoff fan site once. A month ago. By accident. Your ISP knows you went there 17 times last week. And you bought some Baywatch bronzing lotion, three ...
Are you OK with Trump signing away your internet privacy? - AL.com
Fri Mar 31 11:57, 2017 GMT
New winds of censorship are blowing in not only from the Middle East and Africa, but also from the Americas and Europe. The post International Journalism Festival: A world of censorship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
International Journalism Festival: A world of censorship
Fri Mar 31 11:45, 2017 GMT
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Under pressure: getting the story out against the odds
Fri Mar 31 10:05, 2017 GMT
The Intelligencer GIANFICARO: Vote to repeal citizens' internet privacy giving some fits The Intelligencer The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have voted to repeal the internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in October under the Obama administration. When Donald Trump signs it into law, as expected ... New Bill Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations WBEZ Congress Rolls Back Internet Privacy Protections | Here & Now Here And Now Local cyber expert talks impact of bill undoing internet privacy kiiitv.com all 23 news articles »
GIANFICARO: Vote to repeal citizens' internet privacy giving some fits - The Intelligencer
Thu Mar 30 23:17, 2017 GMT
The Hill Overnight Tech: GOP faces backlash over internet privacy repeal | AT&T lands $6.5B contract for first responder ... The Hill GOP FACES BACKLASH OVER INTERNET PRIVACY : Congressional Republicans are facing widespread outrage after advancing a bill that will overturn privacy protections for internet users. The bill narrowly passed the Senate by two votes and the ... The rules ... and more »
Overnight Tech: GOP faces backlash over internet privacy repeal | AT&T lands $6.5B contract for first responder ... - The Hill
Fri Mar 31 07:24, 2017 GMT
Many cast Turkey's April 16 referendum as a final chance to reverse the slide towards authoritarianism. But the odds are heavily stacked against the opposition. The post Amberin Zaman: Turkey has entered uncharted waters appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Amberin Zaman: Turkey has entered uncharted waters
Fri Mar 31 00:17, 2017 GMT
Mashable Republicans who voted against internet privacy got paid out Mashable That's hardly a new revelation, but it's worth revisiting after Congress recently voted (twice) to gut important data privacy regulations that would have forced your internet provider to at least ask your permission before tracking you across the ... and more »
Republicans who voted against internet privacy got paid out - Mashable
Thu Mar 30 18:57, 2017 GMT
The Mercury News Editorial: GOP sells out Internet privacy protections The Mercury News It is unbelievable — not to mention despicable — that Republican members of Congress could look at those numbers and decide they need to sell out Americans' online privacy in order for those internet providers to maximize their profits. ... It's a ... What does repeal of internet privacy rule mean for you? Palm Beach Post statement of fcc chairman ajit pai - Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai | Federal Communications Commission Federal Communications Commission Public Knowledge  - Federal Communications Commission  - US Government Publishing Office all 73 news articles »
Editorial: GOP sells out Internet privacy protections - The Mercury News
Thu Mar 30 21:51, 2017 GMT
The Hill GOP faces backlash over attack on internet privacy rules The Hill Congressional Republicans are facing widespread outrage after advancing a bill that will overturn privacy protections for internet users. The bill narrowly passed the Senate by two votes and the House by 10. Now it heads to the White House, where ... 'A good thing': Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking internet privacy rule AZCentral.com Trump supports repeal of Internet privacy protections CNNMoney Americans Aghast As Fate of Internet Privacy Rests in Trump's Hands Common Dreams Fox News  - Center for Responsive Politics  - Newsweek  - The White House all 1,061 news articles »
GOP faces backlash over attack on internet privacy rules - The Hill
Thu Mar 30 21:41, 2017 GMT
NJTV News Is Your Internet Privacy at Risk? NJTV News The Republican-sponsored resolution repeals the Obama administration's FCC rules that would've forced internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and Cablevision to ask your permission first before they could collect and sell all your browsing ... and more »
Is Your Internet Privacy at Risk? - NJTV News
Thu Mar 30 17:32, 2017 GMT
WQAD.com Illinois moves to implement internet privacy safeguards ABC News Democratic lawmakers in Illinois are considering implementing their own internet safeguards at the state level after Republicans in Washington voted to roll back Obama-era internet privacy protections that were to take effect later this year. An ... Illinois internet privacy plans OK'd by committee WQAD.com all 9 news articles »
Illinois moves to implement internet privacy safeguards - ABC News
Thu Mar 30 15:35, 2017 GMT
WBEZ New Bill Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations WBEZ This week Congress voted to roll back internet privacy regulations passed by the Obama administration that would have taken effect later this year. If the bill is signed by the president it would preserve the status quo, which allows internet service ... Congress Rolls Back Internet Privacy Protections05:45 Here And Now all 14 news articles »
New Bill Repeals Internet Privacy Regulations - WBEZ
Thu Mar 30 21:33, 2017 GMT
Many readers are understandably concerned about recent moves by the U.S. Congress that would roll back privacy rules barring broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) from sharing or selling customer browsing history, among other personal data. Some are concerned enough by this development that they're looking at obfuscating all of their online browsing by paying for a subscription to a virtual private networking (VPN) service. This piece is intended to serve as a guidepost for those contemplating such a move.
Post-FCC Privacy Rules, Should You VPN?
Thu Mar 30 19:28, 2017 GMT
AZCentral.com 'A good thing': Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking internet privacy rule AZCentral.com Jeff Flake is defending as "a good thing" his legislation that would block the Obama administration's Internet privacy protections from ever going into effect. If President Donald Trump signs it, as he is expected to do, telecommunications giants such ... Trump expected to sign bill undoing Obama-era Internet privacy rules Fox News Vote correlation: Internet privacy resolution Center for Responsive Politics Trump supports repeal of Internet privacy protections CNNMoney Common Dreams  - Newsweek  - STLtoday.com  - The White House all 1,059 news articles »
'A good thing': Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking internet privacy rule - AZCentral.com
Thu Mar 30 19:47, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney Trump supports repeal of Internet privacy protections CNNMoney White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the repeal ensures Internet service providers are treated the same as online businesses like Facebook (FB, Tech30) and Google (GOOGL, Tech30), which are not required to receive permission from users. Trump expected to sign bill undoing Obama-era Internet privacy rules Fox News Vote correlation: Internet privacy resolution Center for Responsive Politics 'A good thing': Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking internet privacy rule AZCentral.com Common Dreams  - Newsweek  - The Mercury News  - The White House all 1,055 news articles »
Trump supports repeal of Internet privacy protections - CNNMoney
Thu Mar 30 19:26, 2017 GMT
Commentary: The late-night host compares the situation Congress hath wrought to staying at a hotel that doesn't have locked doors.
Stephen Colbert snorts at scrapping of internet privacy rules - CNET
Thu Mar 30 12:29, 2017 GMT
RealClearPolitics Dem Rep. Michael Capuano to Republicans On Internet Privacy Repeal: "What Are You Thinking?" RealClearPolitics Rep. Capuano's remarks on the House Floor on March 28, 2017, about efforts to roll back internet privacy protections. "Give me one good reason why Comcast should know what my mother's medical problems are?" "Just last week I bought underwear on the ... Congress Rolls Back Internet Privacy Protections05:45 Here And Now all 10 news articles »
Dem Rep. Michael Capuano to Republicans On Internet Privacy Repeal: "What Are You Thinking?" - RealClearPolitics
Thu Mar 30 15:30, 2017 GMT
Minneapolis Star Tribune Minnesota Legislature pushes back on Internet privacy Minneapolis Star Tribune Days after the U.S. Congress voted to loosen online privacy regulations -- potentially allowing internet providers to sell customers' browsing data -- Minnesota lawmakers have pushed back with votes to tighten privacy protections within the state. The ... Minnesota Senate passes internet privacy protections TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Dem Rep. Michael Capuano to Republicans On Internet Privacy Repeal: "What Are You Thinking?" RealClearPolitics Congress Rolls Back Internet Privacy Protections05:45 Here And Now WBEZ  - kiiitv.com  - International Business Times all 26 news articles »
Minnesota Legislature pushes back on Internet privacy - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Thu Mar 30 14:28, 2017 GMT
Business Insider Stephen Colbert denounces Congress' vote to end internet privacy rules: 'Something we can all hate together' Business Insider Stephen Colbert got forthright in his takedown of the US Congress' recent vote allowing internet providers to sell consumers' browsing history, gutting Obama-era FCC privacy rules. "Anybody here use the internet ?" Colbert asked his audience to cheers ... Colbert shames lawmakers for killing Obama-era internet privacy rule The Hill (blog) Stephen Colbert Shreds GOP For Scrapping Internet Privacy Rules Huffington Post Stephen Colbert doxes Republicans for selling out your internet privacy The Week Magazine all 10 news articles »
Stephen Colbert denounces Congress' vote to end internet privacy rules: 'Something we can all hate together' - Business Insider
Thu Mar 30 16:20, 2017 GMT
Fox News Trump expected to sign bill undoing Obama-era Internet privacy rules Fox News The controversial resolution, which would overturn a host of Internet privacy protections enacted near the end of the Obama administration, would mean broadband providers can collect data on user's online activities. But backers say the regulatory ... Vote correlation: Internet privacy resolution Center for Responsive Politics Here's what the new internet privacy bill could mean for consumers and the Seattle region GeekWire Maine's Congressional Delegation Divided Over Internet Privacy Bill MainePublic.org BBC News  - The Boston Globe  - The White House all 959 news articles »
Trump expected to sign bill undoing Obama-era Internet privacy rules - Fox News
Thu Mar 30 14:52, 2017 GMT
Mediaite Trump Supporters on Reddit Slam Internet Privacy Bill: 'Pure Spying' Mediaite Pro-Trump Reddit users blasted a proposed federal law that would loosen Internet privacy regulations, and called on President Donald Trump to veto the bill. AOL spotlighted the concerns of the Trump backers in a Wednesday write-up. One Reddit user ... and more »
Trump Supporters on Reddit Slam Internet Privacy Bill: 'Pure Spying' - Mediaite
Thu Mar 30 15:50, 2017 GMT
TheStranger.com Guest Editorial: The Feds Just Repealed Internet Privacy Rules. Here's How We Protect Ourselves. TheStranger.com Before Murray and before Trump, Seattle pursued municipal internet not because of attacks on privacy , but as a way to protect consumers—especially the many Seattle residents who had only one choice of high-speed internet provider—and ensure that ...
Guest Editorial: The Feds Just Repealed Internet Privacy Rules. Here's How We Protect Ourselves. - TheStranger.com
Thu Mar 30 13:31, 2017 GMT
“Amateurs talk tactics, professionals study logistics.” -- General Robert Barrow, Commandant of the USMC In military circles, “cyber” is spoken of in the same terms as the traditional spheres of conflict, namely land, air and sea. To that end, General Barrow’s quote is particularly apt. Unlike the other realms of conflict where armies, navies and air forces protect individual citizens, cyberspace is distinct in that private organizations are now on the front lines. As cybersecurity professionals, we need to take a wider perspective on the threats posed to the organisations we protect, especially at the application layer. It is no longer sufficient to conduct a limited range of security tests on a small number of critical applications. Any external application is now subject to exploitation from attackers, and internal applications can be part of a complex attack chain to exfiltrate sensitive data. With ever more applications in production and exposed to ever-increasing threats, security program managers need methods to rapidly scale their application security programs. It then becomes not a question of the tactics to secure a handful of apps – but the logistics to secure hundreds. Defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation,” logistics in the application security space can be understood through: Organisation of work via the analysis of the work The implementation of process via analysis of the context In 2015, I was part of the Veracode team asked to scale a global financial institution’s third-party AppSec program from 100 applications to over 400. We had to do this without a significant increase in resources. To achieve this ambitious goal required a thorough understanding of the tactical aspects of AppSec, a clear-eyed analysis of the work and the context, and the right tools for the job.  The Work Working to deliver the expanded AppSec program led to the creation of the 8 Steps to Application Security , which are common to all AppSec programs: 1. Scope Definition 2. Data Gathering 3. Onboarding 4. Uploading 5. Scanning 6. Review 7. Remediate 8. Mitigate Scaling your AppSec program is fundamentally about moving applications through the work associated with these steps efficiently. Here, the “Theory of Constraints” developed by Eli Goldratt is particularly helpful. This theory dictates that the speed of any process is limited by the number of constraints. Conceptually, each of the eight steps is a possible constraint. Agile and Kanban philosophies can help as they are about keeping work in progress to a manageable level – effectively managing the constraints and organising the work. This is exactly what we did by dividing the workload into sprints, incorporating backlog refinement meetings, sprint planning sessions, and sprint review sessions to iteratively improve our processes.  The Context Analysis of the program’s performance and blockers within the Agile delivery model gave us a much better idea of the distinct context for the Five Parts of Third-Party Application Security. We learned that each consideration enables and supports the other stages, for example: Application Inventory is enabled by Governance, and supports the: Internal Mandate, which supports the: External Mandate, which in turn supports: Software Supplier’s Participation, which is itself enabled by the: Governance of the program. Understanding the aspects of these considerations within a client dictates how to best implement an AppSec program.  The Logistics A thorough knowledge of the work that needs to be done (and how to do it) can be combined with an awareness of the context for implementation in order to scale an AppSec program effectively.  To this end, to deploy a logistical approach to AppSec at the client, we focused on three workflows. We designed each workflow in conjunction with the client’s security team to fit their internal culture. Finally, we learned from our observations about the context of a third-party AppSec program to manage dependencies: Internal Briefings – Combined scope definition and data gathering with an information session to confirm the application inventory and reinforce the internal mandate. This organisation of work addressed the key dependency of accurate data collection while recognizing the context of winning internal stakeholder support.  Supplier Briefings – Building off the internal briefing, the program onboarded and enabled suppliers while emphasizing the external mandate to win the software supplier’s participation in the third-party AppSec program. This focused on the critical work element of “Onboard” while addressing the context of winning supplier participation.  Supplier Onboarding Sessions – With a software supplier’s participation agreed, Veracode took the lead to onboard the developers, lead the upload of code, and provide guidance on the review, remediation and mitigation of any flaws found. With this work stream, the return on investment was realized in the “Review” work item, and the context addressed to implement a process to review the results.  Overarching and supporting these three workflows was a Governance structure that promoted an “up or out” philosophy. This allowed the program to always be moving forward with little rework. Suppliers agreed within an established time and cadence, or were escalated to the client’s vendor management team.  Summary Table:  Linking AppSec Work to the Considerations of Third-Party AppSec Programs Time Boxed Work Stream 8 Steps of AppSec Achieved 5 Parts to Third-Party Security Achieved Internal Briefing Scope Definition Data Gathering Application Inventory Internal Mandate Supplier Briefing Onboard/Enable External Mandate Supplier Participation Supplier Onboarding Upload Scan Review Remediate Mitigate Governance   Introducing or scaling an AppSec program is subject to the same forces as any other change management program – namely people, process and technology. I’ve focused on people and process primarily because the technology is not a constraint. Veracode’s Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud-based platform is always on, and has no realistic limit on the number of applications that can be scanned at one time. Developers and testers do not need to be enabled, or profiles configured. By its very nature, the Veracode platform is biased towards a logistical approach to AppSec.  By combining the SaaS technology with Veracode’s understanding of the people and processes of application security, we designed and delivered a professional AppSec program focused on logistics – achieving security at scale and speed. Find out more about expanding an application security program in our new guide, Ad Hoc to Advanced Application Security: Your Path to a Mature AppSec Program .  
A Veracode Program Manager’s Perspective: Best Practices for Scaling an AppSec Program
Thu Mar 30 13:12, 2017 GMT
Popular Science The government won't protect your internet privacy , so here's how to do it yourself Popular Science “We still have to pay for their service, for the most part, and a lot of the tools you'll have to use to safeguard your privacy and your security will slow your connection down, so then you have to upgrade your service and pay even more, because ISPs ...
The government won't protect your internet privacy, so here's how to do it yourself - Popular Science
Thu Mar 30 14:55, 2017 GMT
Illinois considers strengthening internet privacy rights Minneapolis Star Tribune SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers are considering several measures that advocates say would enhance internet privacy rights at a time when federal protections are being rolled back. An Illinois House committee is scheduled to consider legislation ... and more »
Illinois considers strengthening internet privacy rights - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Wed Mar 29 21:42, 2017 GMT
Trump may repeal an Obama-era internet privacy rule - how does this impact users?
Data for sale
Thu Mar 30 11:26, 2017 GMT
The Hill (blog) Colbert shames lawmakers for killing Obama-era internet privacy rule The Hill (blog) Stephen Colbert knocked members of Congress for passing a bill that eliminates an Obama-era internet privacy rule, calling it a decision that not a single constituent would want. "Anybody here use the internet ?" Colbert asked the audience on Wednesday ... Stephen Colbert Shreds GOP For Scrapping Internet Privacy Rules Huffington Post Stephen Colbert doxes Republicans for selling out your internet privacy The Week Magazine all 8 news articles »
Colbert shames lawmakers for killing Obama-era internet privacy rule - The Hill (blog)
Thu Mar 30 12:20, 2017 GMT
North Country Public Radio Stefanik votes with Democrats on internet privacy bill North Country Public Radio Mar 30, 2017 — North Country congresswoman Elise Stefanik was one of a handful of Republicans to vote against a measure this week weakening internet privacy rules. The measure, which passed the House, eliminated a rule created by the FCC under the ...
Stefanik votes with Democrats on internet privacy bill - North Country Public Radio
Thu Mar 30 12:39, 2017 GMT
Privacy campaigners plan to buy, then sell, US politicians' internet browsing histories.
Campaigners seek 'to sell US politicians' browsing data'
Wed Mar 29 16:30, 2017 GMT
Palm Beach Post What does repeal of internet privacy rule mean for you? Palm Beach Post FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on "Net Neutrality" in Washington. Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as the FCC ... and more »
What does repeal of internet privacy rule mean for you? - Palm Beach Post
Wed Mar 29 22:21, 2017 GMT
Center for Responsive Politics Vote correlation: Internet privacy resolution Center for Responsive Politics The House's vote Tuesday approving a resolution that would allow internet service providers to sell data about their customers' browsing history split nearly along party lines. The final vote was 215-205, with nine members not voting. The Democrats ... What does repeal of internet privacy rule mean for you? Palm Beach Post all 75 news articles »
Vote correlation: Internet privacy resolution - Center for Responsive Politics
Thu Mar 30 10:35, 2017 GMT
A well-known academic at the University of Rabat, Maati Monjib co-founded Freedom Now to campaign for free expression in Morocco, and now faces persecution The post #IndexAwards2017: Maati Monjib and the cost of free speech in Morocco appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Maati Monjib and the cost of free speech in Morocco
Thu Mar 30 09:37, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship's weekly roundup of Mapping Media Freedom, a project that verifies violations against the media throughout Europe The post Mapping Media Freedom: Mass detention of journalists in Belarus on Freedom Day appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Mass detention of journalists in Belarus on Freedom Day
Thu Mar 30 08:33, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post Stephen Colbert Shreds GOP For Scrapping Internet Privacy Rules Huffington Post Stephen Colbert tore into House Republicans for voting to repeal internet privacy rules on Wednesday. Following Tuesday's vote to allow internet service providers to share customers' personal information (including browsing history) without their ... Stephen Colbert doxes Republicans for selling out your internet privacy The Week Magazine all 2 news articles »
Stephen Colbert Shreds GOP For Scrapping Internet Privacy Rules - Huffington Post
Thu Mar 30 08:23, 2017 GMT
Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, who died on 17 April, wrote this piece on the evolution of journalism for Index on Censorship magazine in 1997. The post John Mortimer: Return to Oz appeared first on Index on Censorship .
John Mortimer: Return to Oz
Thu Mar 30 04:02, 2017 GMT
Congress votes to ax important internet privacy protections Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Once again, the GOP has proved just where its loyalties lie when it comes to American consumers. The House-passed S.J. Res. 34 undoes consumer protections put in place by the Obama administration. The measure allows the nation's internet service ...
Congress votes to ax important internet privacy protections - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu Mar 30 04:56, 2017 GMT
GeekWire Here's what the new internet privacy bill could mean for consumers and the Seattle region GeekWire That rule, enacted in 2016, extends existing customer privacy requirements to broadband internet and other telecom services. It also requires internet service providers to tell customers about their right to privacy (allowing customers to opt out of ... Outrage grows over Congress' Internet privacy vote CNNMoney Maine's Congressional Delegation Divided Over Internet Privacy Bill MainePublic.org How will scrapping of US internet privacy rules affect me? BBC News WBUR  - Press Herald  - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette  - The White House all 868 news articles »
Here's what the new internet privacy bill could mean for consumers and the Seattle region - GeekWire
Wed Mar 29 19:57, 2017 GMT
Fortune Congress Just Made It Harder for You to Shield Yourself From Internet Discrimination Fortune On Tuesday, in a vote with strong Democratic opposition, Congress passed a resolution to undo Federal Communications Commission (FCC) privacy rules issued under the Obama administration late last year that would have protected this sensitive ... and more »
Congress Just Made It Harder for You to Shield Yourself From Internet Discrimination - Fortune
Wed Mar 29 21:42, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney Maine's Congressional Delegation Divided Over Internet Privacy Bill MainePublic.org Maine's congressional delegation has split over a proposal that halts internet privacy regulations set to go into effect later this year. The bill on ... Poliquin, in a written statement, said the privacy ruled created “a misleading sense of security ... Outrage grows over Congress' Internet privacy vote CNNMoney Pa GOP supports dismantling internet privacy protections; Democrats attack move Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Internet privacy —such as it is—loses another defense The Boston Globe BBC News  - Press Herald  - WBUR  - The White House all 841 news articles »
Maine's Congressional Delegation Divided Over Internet Privacy Bill - MainePublic.org
Wed Mar 29 19:27, 2017 GMT
Refinery29 This Week, Trump May Sign Away Your Internet Privacy — Here&#x27;s What To Do Refinery29 The rule, “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunication Services,” requires that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other carriers get your permission to share your information. This information includes your app ... White House: Trump Will Sign Repeal Of Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules TPM White House Dodges Questions on Internet Privacy Rollback Inverse 5 things you need to know now The Week Magazine all 3,037 news articles »
This Week, Trump May Sign Away Your Internet Privacy — Here's What To Do - Refinery29
Thu Mar 30 03:30, 2017 GMT
How will the congressional votes on internet privacy affect Boulder, Longmont residents? Longmont Times-Call Nathan Schneider, a journalist who writes about cooperative business models for the online economy and is a scholar in residence of Media Studies at the University of Colorado in Boulder, said Wednesday that the bill leaves internet users with little ...
How will the congressional votes on internet privacy affect Boulder, Longmont residents? - Longmont Times-Call
Thu Mar 30 02:46, 2017 GMT
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Minnesota Senate passes internet privacy protections TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press Warren Limmer, of Maple Grove, broke with his party to overturn the Senate president's ruling and allow the internet privacy amendment to continue by a single vote. “We should be outraged at the invasion that's being allowed on our most intimate means ...
Minnesota Senate passes internet privacy protections - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Wed Mar 29 23:15, 2017 GMT
News 12 Long Island President Trump expected to sign bill killing internet privacy regulation News 12 Long Island WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump is expected to sign a measure that will kill an online privacy regulation that prevented internet service providers from selling their customers' browsing habits. On Tuesday, the House voted to repeal privacy ... and more »
President Trump expected to sign bill killing internet privacy regulation - News 12 Long Island
Wed Mar 29 22:10, 2017 GMT
My Fox Boston House representatives vote to repeal internet privacy protections My Fox Boston The U.S. House of Representatives voted Tuesday to repeal rules preventing internet -service providers from doing so. The Senate already voted in favor of the repeal. Now the legislation is being sent to President Donald Trump, who is a strong supporter ... and more »
House representatives vote to repeal internet privacy protections - My Fox Boston
Wed Mar 29 19:25, 2017 GMT
Christian Science Monitor With Obama-era internet privacy rules in GOP crosshairs, VPNs get another look Christian Science Monitor These networks are often used to connect to a secure business network and are also used in countries with internet censorship such as China and Turkey in order to access restricted sites. Supporters of the recent repeal said that the FCC unfairly ... Congress Voted to Roll Back Internet Privacy Rules. Now People Are Looking to VPNs Fortune VPN searches skyrocket after Congress killed your right to internet privacy TNW 5 ways to protect your internet privacy now that your information will be for sale Mic all 36 news articles »
With Obama-era internet privacy rules in GOP crosshairs, VPNs get another look - Christian Science Monitor
Thu Mar 30 00:12, 2017 GMT
Ros-Lehtinen says she would have broken GOP ranks in Internet privacy vote Tampabay.com (blog) Two Miami Republicans, Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz-Balart, voted this week to lift restrictions on internet providers from tracking and sharing personal data without consent, joining a Republican majority that sent the legislation to President ... and more »
Ros-Lehtinen says she would have broken GOP ranks in Internet privacy vote - Tampabay.com (blog)
Wed Mar 29 22:38, 2017 GMT
An activist is pissed about Congress' efforts to roll back internet privacy rules. And he's got a sly plan for revenge.
Lawmakers sacrificed your browsing history? Post theirs online - CNET
Wed Mar 29 23:29, 2017 GMT
FOX31 Denver Congress overturns internet privacy rules; Can you still protect yourself? FOX31 Denver Now those ISPs will be able to do the same thing, but Ray Hutchins with Denver Cyber Security says the amount of data ISPs can collect on us is much bigger than anything we've seen before. “They're getting emails, they're getting phone calls, they're ...
Congress overturns internet privacy rules; Can you still protect yourself? - FOX31 Denver
Wed Mar 29 20:32, 2017 GMT
The strange story of Amir Taaki---Bitcoin coder, anti-ISIS revolutionary, and British terrorism defendant. The post How an Anarchist Bitcoin Coder Found Himself Fighting ISIS in Syria appeared first on WIRED .
How an Anarchist Bitcoin Coder Found Himself Fighting ISIS in Syria
Wed Mar 29 20:42, 2017 GMT
Congress Votes To Roll Back FCC's Internet Privacy Protections NPR The House voted on Tuesday to approve a measure already passed by the Senate, which disapproves of an FCC rule that would have required Internet providers to ask permission before selling consumers' personal data. President Trump is expected to sign ...
Congress Votes To Roll Back FCC's Internet Privacy Protections - NPR
Wed Mar 29 21:26, 2017 GMT
Cyber expert explains internet privacy concerns after House pulls plug on FCC regulations Fox 59 The regulations would have prevented internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from selling your personal information on marketplaces and to start-up companies. FOX59 spoke to IU Bloomington Cyber Security Program Chair Scott ... and more »
Cyber expert explains internet privacy concerns after House pulls plug on FCC regulations - Fox 59
Wed Mar 29 10:03, 2017 GMT
Forbes Congress Kills Internet Privacy Protections, Expanding The Market For Your Personal Info Forbes Under the Obama administration, telecommunications companies were not allowed to collect and sell browser history or other data from smart phones. In a party-line vote, Congress proposed legislation to the Donald Trump administration which reverses ... and more »
Congress Kills Internet Privacy Protections, Expanding The Market For Your Personal Info - Forbes
Wed Mar 29 20:03, 2017 GMT
The Verge The Donald Trump subreddit has mixed feelings about gutted internet privacy rules The Verge For months, one of the firmest bases of Trump support online has been the /r/the_donald community on Reddit, a sometimes-embattled community drawn together to cheer on Donald Trump first as a candidate, and now as president. But with the Trump ... Trump supporters on r/The_Donald demand veto of House internet privacy rule repeal AOL all 3 news articles »
The Donald Trump subreddit has mixed feelings about gutted internet privacy rules - The Verge
Wed Mar 29 20:26, 2017 GMT
WBUR Protecting Online Data After Repeal Of Internet Privacy Regulations WBUR In this Dec. 3, 2009, file photo, a sign outside the Comcast Center is seen in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/AP File). Massachusetts Rep. Michael Capuano took the floor of the House of Representatives last night to ask, what he called, a simple question ... and more »
Protecting Online Data After Repeal Of Internet Privacy Regulations - WBUR
Wed Mar 29 19:14, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump plans to sign a repeal of Obama-era broadband privacy rules as a bigger fight looms over rules governing the openness of the internet, the White House said on Wednesday.
White House says Trump to sign broadband privacy repeal
Wed Mar 29 16:05, 2017 GMT
As Trump Complains About Alleged Surveillance, Republicans Gut Internet Privacy Rules Truth-Out On Tuesday, the House narrowly voted to allow internet providers to sell your web browsing history and other personal information. The vote will give companies like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T more power to collect people's sensitive data, including ... and more »
As Trump Complains About Alleged Surveillance, Republicans Gut Internet Privacy Rules - Truth-Out
Wed Mar 29 18:39, 2017 GMT
AOL Trump supporters on r/The_Donald demand veto of House internet privacy rule repeal AOL Throughout his 2016 campaign and now into his presidency, Donald Trump has experienced quite a bit of support from certain fringe areas on the internet . But after the House voted on Tuesday to block an Obama-era online privacy rule, even his most ... and more »
Trump supporters on r/The_Donald demand veto of House internet privacy rule repeal - AOL
Wed Mar 29 17:18, 2017 GMT
Collins, Poliquin vote to repeal internet privacy protections WGME Bruce Poliquin joined their Republican colleagues in Congress in voting to repeal the FCC's landmark internet privacy protections, which were set to take effect at the end of the year. Independent Sen. Angus King and Democrat Rep. Chellie voted against ... and more »
Collins, Poliquin vote to repeal internet privacy protections - WGME
Wed Mar 29 17:01, 2017 GMT
fox5sandiego.com Congress signs law killing internet privacy fox5sandiego.com The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to kill a set of internet privacy rules, paving the way for service providers to share and sell their customers' sensitive information — including everything from browsing histories and financial ... and more »
Congress signs law killing internet privacy - fox5sandiego.com
Wed Mar 29 15:10, 2017 GMT
Congress Rolls Back Internet Privacy Protections Here And Now Congress has voted to overturn internet privacy protections that were set to go into effect this year. The rules would have given consumers more power over how internet service providers, like Comcast and Verizon, use consumers' personal data. and more »
Congress Rolls Back Internet Privacy Protections - Here And Now
Wed Mar 29 03:02, 2017 GMT
Daily Kos Open thread for night owls. The GOP just pirated your internet privacy and fenced it to you-know-who Daily Kos In case you missed the news, Congress screwed us royally today. It's really the perfect 21st Century upgrade of the fascist state: a law that promotes profit obtained via theft and gives the government access to data it has no legitimate reason to be ... and more »
Open thread for night owls. The GOP just pirated your internet privacy and fenced it to you-know-who - Daily Kos
Wed Mar 29 16:22, 2017 GMT
Konbini US After Internet Privacy Repeal, Activists Try To Buy Politicians' Web History Konbini US Yesterday, in a groundbreaking vote (of the negative variety), the U.S. Senate voted along party lines to kill internet privacy rules. The ruling opens up a path for corporations and internet service providers to sell consumers' browsing data history ... and more »
After Internet Privacy Repeal, Activists Try To Buy Politicians' Web History - Konbini US
Wed Mar 29 15:25, 2017 GMT
Developer quizzed by UK police after fighting so-called Islamic State alongside Kurds.
Bitcoin entrepreneur Amir Taaki quizzed over fighting in Syria
Wed Mar 29 15:31, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney Outrage grows over Congress' Internet privacy vote CNNMoney Outrage is growing at Republicans following a controversial vote Tuesday to repeal Internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the final days of the Obama administration. Privacy advocates, consumer ... Congress repeals Internet privacy protections WGN-TV Senate votes to overturn internet privacy protections for consumers Buffalo News Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation NPR New York Times  - Newsweek  - The White House all 534 news articles »
Outrage grows over Congress' Internet privacy vote - CNNMoney
Wed Mar 29 13:15, 2017 GMT
NPR Congress repeals Internet privacy protections WGN-TV The House of Representatives voted Tuesday to repeal Internet privacy protections that were approved by the Federal Communications Commission in the final days of the Obama administration. The Senate voted along party lines to undo the rules last week. Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation NPR The House just voted to wipe away the FCC's landmark Internet privacy protections Washington Post House of Representatives Vote to Gut Internet Privacy Rules Provokes Billboard Backlash Newsweek New York Times  - Fortune  - The White House all 510 news articles »
Congress repeals Internet privacy protections - WGN-TV
Wed Mar 29 13:28, 2017 GMT
TNW VPN searches skyrocket after Congress killed your right to internet privacy TNW The scandalous bill, which House of Representatives voted to pass yesterday, will essentially invalidate the internet privacy rules that were introduced by the Federal Communications Commission under the Obama administration and designed specifically ... and more »
VPN searches skyrocket after Congress killed your right to internet privacy - TNW
Wed Mar 29 13:44, 2017 GMT
Grand Forks Herald Repeal of internet privacy rules passes Congress, Trump likely to sign Grand Forks Herald The White House in its statement said internet providers would need to obtain affirmative "opt-in" consent from consumers to use and share certain information, but noted that websites are not required to get the same consent. "This results in rules ...
Repeal of internet privacy rules passes Congress, Trump likely to sign - Grand Forks Herald
Wed Mar 29 13:49, 2017 GMT
Azerbaijan's independent and critical journalists frequently find themselves targeted. The post Exiled, jailed, silenced: The war against Azerbajan’s journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Exiled, jailed, silenced: The war against Azerbajan’s journalists
Wed Mar 29 06:11, 2017 GMT
Our View: Congress can't be trusted on internet privacy Today's News-Herald Chances are you've seen ads online that are a little too relevant to your recent web activity to be mere coincidence. Perhaps you Googled an illness and started seeing Facebook ads for the treatments and cures. Or maybe you were researching your next ...
Our View: Congress can't be trusted on internet privacy - Today's News-Herald
Wed Mar 29 11:00, 2017 GMT
As a civil war over the future of bitcoin simmers, a new kind of blockchain offers a more peaceful way to bring democratic rule to cryptocurrency. The post A Plan to Save Blockchain Democracy From Bitcoin's Civil War appeared first on WIRED .
A Plan to Save Blockchain Democracy From Bitcoin’s Civil War
Wed Mar 29 10:22, 2017 GMT
Last week the US Senate voted to do away with broadband privacy rules that prevent ISPs from selling subscribers' internet browsing histories to third parties. Congress followed suit yesterday, with a 215-205 vote in favor of repeal. But as the news sinks in, US citizens are apparently considering counter-measures, with searches for VPNs quickly going skywards. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
VPN Searches Soar as Congress Votes to Repeal Broadband Privacy Rules
Wed Mar 29 10:58, 2017 GMT
Arcoiris works at all levels of Honduran society to advance LGBT rights and provide support to many victims of violence The post #IndexAwards2017: Arcoiris fights tirelessly for LGBT rights in Honduras appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Arcoiris fights tirelessly for LGBT rights in Honduras
Tue Mar 28 08:23, 2017 GMT
After her web-savvy talk of ‘necessary hashtags’ and a ‘back door’ to WhatsApp messages, Home Secretary Amber Rudd has come under fire over a ‘rushed-through’ consultation on changes to government spying powers. Read the full article The post Amber Rudd slammed for ‘rushed through’ consultation on Snoopers’ Charter changes (Left Foot Forward) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Amber Rudd slammed for ‘rushed through’ consultation on Snoopers’ Charter changes (Left Foot Forward)
Wed Mar 29 01:23, 2017 GMT
Santa Rosa Press Democrat Lobbying by Santa Rosa's Sonic.net fails to halt bill that weakens Internet privacy Santa Rosa Press Democrat Major internet service providers scored a victory Tuesday when the U.S. House narrowly voted to repeal privacy rules designed to protect the browsing history of their customers. The measure, which passed by a 215-205 vote, will repeal a rule issued by ... and more »
Lobbying by Santa Rosa's Sonic.net fails to halt bill that weakens Internet privacy - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Wed Mar 29 04:15, 2017 GMT
Valley News Congress Unravels Internet Privacy Rules Valley News Internet security experts also predicted a wide range of other potential effect, from lenders using data to act on loan applications to criminal finding a sweet new collection of data to hack . “We believe today's misguided vote will unleash even more ... and more »
Congress Unravels Internet Privacy Rules - Valley News
Wed Mar 29 03:49, 2017 GMT
Fortune Congress Voted to Roll Back Internet Privacy Rules. Now People Are Looking to VPNs Fortune The vote by the U.S. Congress to repeal rules that limit how internet service providers can use customer data has generated renewed interest in an old internet technology: virtual private networks, or VPNs. VPNs cloak a customer's web-surfing history ... and more »
Congress Voted to Roll Back Internet Privacy Rules. Now People Are Looking to VPNs - Fortune
Tue Mar 28 23:30, 2017 GMT
Reuters Congress turns back the clock on internet privacy Reuters The Republican-led House joined the Senate in reversing an Obama-era rule that forced internet service providers to get customer permission performing compiling and selling web browsing data. Press CTRL+C (Windows), CMD+C (Mac), or long-press the ...
Congress turns back the clock on internet privacy - Reuters
Tue Mar 28 23:39, 2017 GMT
ATTN (blog) Congress Makes Decision on Internet Privacy Rule ATTN (blog) The House passed a resolution to repeal a Federal Communication Committee (FCC) rule that protects your internet data on Tuesday — and now it's on its way to President Donald Trump's desk. The 2016 rule was meant to give consumers a say in how ISPs ...
Congress Makes Decision on Internet Privacy Rule - ATTN (blog)
Tue Mar 28 22:11, 2017 GMT
NPR Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation NPR The House of Representatives has gone along with the Senate and voted 215-205 to overturn a yet-to-take-effect regulation that would have required Internet service providers — like Comcast, Verizon and Charter — to get consumers' permission before ... Congress just killed your Internet privacy protections CNNMoney The House just voted to wipe out the FCC's landmark Internet privacy protections Washington Post Congress just voted to strip away FCC rules that protected your internet privacy Recode CNET  - The Hill  - Congress.gov  - Ars Technica all 294 news articles »
Congress Overturns Internet Privacy Regulation - NPR
Tue Mar 28 23:40, 2017 GMT
SC's Mignon Clyburn scolds GOP for unwinding internet privacy rules Island Packet Federal Communication Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn, left, and Jessica Rosenworcel before the start of their open hearing and vote on net neutrality, in Washington, Feb. 26, 2015. and more »
SC's Mignon Clyburn scolds GOP for unwinding internet privacy rules - Island Packet
Tue Mar 28 22:14, 2017 GMT
The Verge Show Notes: Congress just sold your internet privacy out from under you The Verge Before every episode of The Vergecast I sit down, read through a bunch of news, and take a bunch of notes. It's one of the most enjoyable parts of my week, and I started thinking it might be fun to do every day on the site. So, every chance I can, I'm ... and more »
Show Notes: Congress just sold your internet privacy out from under you - The Verge
Mon Mar 27 20:17, 2017 GMT
Digital Rights Group Plans to Publicize Lawmakers who Oppose Internet Privacy Rules Nextgov A digital rights advocacy group that has launched unconventional public relations campaigns to defeat controversial internet legislation in the past plans to purchase billboards publicizing which lawmakers voted to remove new internet privacy rules ...
Digital Rights Group Plans to Publicize Lawmakers who Oppose Internet Privacy Rules - Nextgov
Tue Mar 28 23:08, 2017 GMT
As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective NET Website President Trump is expected to sign into law a decision by Congress to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. Passed by the Federal Communications Commission in October, the rules never went into effect. If they had, it would have ... and more »
As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective - NET Website
Tue Mar 28 21:30, 2017 GMT
CNET House pulls the plug on internet privacy rules CNET Broadband providers won't have to get your permission before sharing your web browsing history and other personal data with marketers thanks to a vote Tuesday on Capitol Hill. Republicans in the US House of Representatives approved a resolution that ... Congress votes to roll back internet privacy protection Yahoo Finance VPNs Won't Save You from Congress' Internet Privacy Giveaway WIRED Internet privacy at stake in new vote WCSH6.com Deadline  - WTSP 10 News  - Congress.gov  - EFF all 217 news articles »
House pulls the plug on internet privacy rules - CNET
Tue Mar 28 22:09, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney Congress just killed your Internet privacy protections CNNMoney Opponents of the privacy rules argued it would place an undue burden on broadband providers while leaving large Internet companies like Facebook (FB, Tech30) and Google (GOOGL, Tech30) free to collect user data without asking permission. and more »
Congress just killed your Internet privacy protections - CNNMoney
Tue Mar 28 21:32, 2017 GMT
Washington Times Donald Trump to sign bill rolling back Internet privacy protections ... Washington Times The White House said Tuesday that President Trump will sign a rollback of Internet privacy rules that would allow broadband companies to sell their customers ... House votes this week to undo Obama-era EPA and Internet privacy ... Washington Examiner all 2 news articles »
Donald Trump to sign bill rolling back Internet privacy protections ... - Washington Times
Tue Mar 28 21:58, 2017 GMT
House to kill Obama-era FCC Internet privacy rules Washington Examiner The resolution was created under the Congressional Review Act, a law that lets Congress block recently enacted rules if both the House and Senate pass a resolution opposing those rules. The Senate voted last week to kill the FCC rule, and today's House ... and more »
House to kill Obama-era FCC Internet privacy rules - Washington Examiner
Mon Mar 27 18:37, 2017 GMT
Skip to the tl;dr This is the second entry in a blog series on using Java cryptography securely.  The first entry  provided an overview and covered some architectural details, using stronger algorithms and some debugging tips . This entry covers Cryptographically Secure Pseudo-Random Number Generators. This blog series should serve as a one-stop resource for anyone who needs to implement a crypto-system in Java. My goal is for it to be a complimentary, security-focused addition to the JCA Reference Guide.  There are various steps in cryptography that call for the use of random numbers. Generating a nonce, initialization vector or cryptographic keying materials all require a random number. The security of basic cryptographic elements largely depends on the underlying random number generator (RNG) that was used. An RNG that is suitable for cryptographic usage is called a Cryptographically Secure Pseudo-Random Number Generator (CSPRNG). The strength of a cryptographic system depends heavily on the properties of these CSPRNGs. Depending on how the generated pseudo-random data is applied, a CSPRNG might need to exhibit some (or all) of these properties: It appears random Its value is unpredictable in advance It cannot be reliably reproduced after generation In Java 8, the  SecureRandom  class provides CSPRNG functionality. The most OS-agnostic way to generate pseudo-random data that is suitable for general cryptographic use is to rely on the OS implementation's defaults, and never to explicitly seed it (i.e., don't use the setSeed method before a call to next* methods). This is done as below: //returns an unseeded instance of default RNG algorithm based on most preferred provider from list of providers configured in java.security // On Unix like system, NativePRNG algorithm, configured with seeding from non-blocking entropy source, is returned. // On Windows, SHA1PRNG algorithm, which can be self-seeded or explicitly seeded is returned. SecureRandom secRan = new SecureRandom(); byte[] ranBytes = new bytes[20]; secRan.nextBytes(ranBytes); // since, there is no setSeed method called before a call to next* method, self-seeding occurs Note:  This recommendation has the additional advantage of keeping code portable across operating systems, and will provide a secure randomizer if self-seeded. If you want complete assurance of randomness for a given operating system, I would suggest explicitly using the " Windows-PRNG " algorithm for Windows environments (using the getInstance method) and " NativePRNG " for Unix-like environments. Note that these options carry the downside of making code not easily portable. This is explained in detail later in this post. On Windows, the default implementation will return the SHA1PRNG algorithm (assuming default configuration of java.security). If explicitly seeded, this provides randomness, directly proportional to the source of entropy provided by the initial seeding. It's most secure to rely on upon OS-specific implementations to provide seeding. Providing a low-entropy predictable source could easily lead to generating predictable pseudo-random data, which is inappropriate for any cryptographic applications. The following are  anti-patterns  on a Windows OS and should be strictly avoided: // ANTI-PATTERN, do not copy-paste // On windows, default constructor would pick SHA1PRNG algorithm. SecureRandom random1 = new SecureRandom() ; // unseeded random object random1.setSeed(System.currentTimeMillis() % 1000); // seeding explicitly before next* methods, using low entropy source of seeding random1.nextBytes(new byte[20]); byte[] b = "123".getBytes() ; SecureRandom random2 = new SecureRandom(b) ; // seeding with a static byte array SecureRandom random4 = SecureRandom.getInstance("SHA1PRNG") ; random4.setSeed(123); // SHA1PRNG should never be initially explicitly seeded. On a Unix-like OS, the following are  anti-patterns  and should be strictly avoided: // ANTI-PATTERN, do not copy-paste // Explicitly requesting SHA1PRNG and not relying on default implementation chosen SecureRandom secRan = SecureRandom.getInstance("SHA1PRNG") ; secRan.setSeed(12345) ; // explicitly seeding SHA1PRNG algorithm. As a developer, you should be aware of what is going on behind the scenes and make sure your applications always generate cryptographically secure random numbers, regardless of other aspects like OS dependencies, default configurations (in java.security files) and seeding sources. So, while designing any CSPRNG, remember the following: Don't ever use Math.random There is nothing random about  Math.random . It doesn't provide cryptographically secure random numbers. It generates random values deterministically, but its output is still considered vastly insecure. Want to see for yourself? This blog post [3] , explains how simple it is to crack the linear congruential PRNG from which Math.random derives. Sources of entropy A real-world CSPRNG is composed of three things: 1) a CSPRNG algorithm (such as NativePRNG, Windows-PRNG, SHA1PRNG, etc.), 2) a source of randomness, at least during initial seeding and 3) a pseudo-random output. The task of generating a pseudo-random output from a predictable seed using a given algorithm is fairly straightforward. All of the algorithms provided by the Java providers are cryptographically secure [5][6]  too. Thus, the strength of a CSPRNG is directly proportional to the source of entropy used for seeding it (and re-seeding it). We can safely conclude that the security of a crypto-system depends on configuring the highest level of entropy for seeding a CSPRNG algorithm. The most practical, unpredictable and nearly computationally continuous source of randomness is attained by letting the underlying operating system pool random events into a system file, which can then be used for seeding. In Unix-like systems, the  file://dev/random  and  file://dev/urandom  files are continuously updated with random external OS-dependent events. In most operating systems, the entropy pool used for seeding a randomizer comes in one of these two forms: Blocking:  blocks your application until it finds sufficient entropy in its entropy pool. In Unix-like systems, this comes from  file://dev/random Non-Blocking:   doesn't block the application, and works with whatever is available in your OS's entropy pool. In Unix-like systems, it comes from  file://dev/urandom Cryptographers tends to be pessimistic about their entropy sources but for most purposes using a non-blocking source of entropy seeding should suffice [8] . All providers and algorithms the Java provides are cryptographically secured [5][6]  as long as they are initially seeded with the highest-entropy source possible. The recommended code sample above takes care of this by providing a default implementation that is seeded from a non-blocking entropy pool.  However, if you need to use these numbers in an application that requires the absolute highest level of entropy or to avoid a security code review argument, you might need to make some precise configurations.  There are a few ways that you can choose between these two pools in your application:  Configuring the  securerandom.source ( default is /dev/urandom )  property in the java.security config file. #Chosen algorithm would be seeded with a blocking entropy pool securerandom.source=file:/dev/random or #Chosen algorithm would be seeded with a non-blocking entropy pool securerandom.source=file:/dev/urandom Passing the System property  java.security.egd  to your application's command line. #Blocking entropy pool would be used by SecureRandom in MainClass % java -Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/random MainClass or #Non-Blocking entropy pool would be used by SecureRandom in MainClass % java -Djava.security.egd=file:/dev/urandom MainClass Using the  SecureRandom.getInstance(algo)  method and explicitly specifying an algorithm. In Unix-like OSes,  NativePRNG  and  NativePRNGNonBlocking  algorithms are seeded with non-blocking entropy pools, and the  NativePRNGBlocking  algorithm is seeded with a blocking source of entropy. // On Unix like OS, NativePRNG algorithm, is being returned, which is self-seeded with non-blocking (file://dev/urandom) source of entropy. SecureRandom nativePrng = SecureRandom.getInstance("NativePRNG"); or // On Unix like OS, NativePRNGBlocking algorithm, is being returned, which is self-seeded with blocking (file://dev/random) source of entropy. SecureRandom nativePrngNon = SecureRandom.getInstance("NativePRNGBlocking"); SecureRandom.getInstanceStrong  method (available since Java 8). When this method is used, it picks up the algorithm or algorithm/provider configuration in  securerandom.strongAlgorithms  java.security config. By default, it is configured to use non-blocking. // Algorithm used, is based on what is configured in securerandom.strongAlgorithms property of java.security config file. By default it's configured to use blocking algorithm. SecureRandom strongRNG = SecureRandom.getInstanceStrong() ; On Unix-like system, securerandom.strongAlgorithm is configured as: #This is a comma-separated list of algorithm and/or algorithm:provider entries. securerandom.strongAlgorithms=NativePRNGBlocking:SUN This means that SecureRandom.getInstanceStrong will return a NativePRNGBlocking implementation provided by SUN provider. SecureRandom randomizer should always be self-seeded In Java, the  SecureRandom  class provides the functionality of a CSPRNG. You can request the default implementation by using its constructor, or ask for a specific algorithm by using its getInstance method. The CSPRNG algorithm chosen and how this algorithm is seeded vary between different operating systems and selected implementations, which are in turn based on the provider order in java.security configuration files. To give you an idea of how complicated this gets, refer to the  CheckSecureRandomConfig.java  program, which lists observations of various permutations and combinations, all of which play an important role in the strength of your randomizer. We can see from  CheckSecureRandomConfig.java  that regardless of which approach you take (constructor or getInstance method), the randomizer object returned will be seeded by the configured securerandom.source in the java.security configuration file, and this source is considered safe. However, there is an exception to this rule. While using SHA1PRNG and explicitly seeding the randomizer object initially, the randomness of the pseudo-random data generated is directly proportional to the explicit source of entropy. On Unix-like operating systems, default implementations, securerandom.source value and provider order will give us self-seeded randomizer objects using the NativePRNG algorithm, which is perfectly safe. However, while on Windows, the default implementation returned is always SHA1PRNG. If it's explicitly seeded, it's dangerously un-random. Thus, on Windows, explicitly ask for the Windows-PRNG algorithm. No matter what, stay away from poorly documented SHA1PRNG algorithms. Java provides an option for explicitly seeding a secure randomizer. It's used mainly when you need to re-seed a randomizer object (to supplement existing seeding), but never for initial seeding. There are various situations in which a re-seeding is mandatory, for example, generating nonces, Initialization Vectors (IVs) and so on. On Windows, the most secure way to create a randomizer object would be: SecureRandom secRan = SecureRandom.getInstance("Windows-PRNG") ; // Default constructor would have returned insecure SHA1PRNG algorithm, so make an explicit call. byte[] b = new byte[NO_OF_RANDOM_BYTES] ; secRan.nextBytes(b); On Unix-like systems, the most secure way would be: SecureRandom secRan = new SecureRandom() ; // In Unix like systems, default constructor uses NativePRNG, seeded by securerandom.source property byte[] b = new byte[NO_OF_RANDOM_BYTES] ; secRan.nextBytes(b); Due to OS dependencies, differences in the way that operating systems gather randomness, and obviously the importance of using the correct entropy source in a CSPRNG algorithm, I would highly encourage everyone to run " CheckSecureRandomConfig.java " on your target systems. This can double-check the algorithm used, and how the randomizer is seeded ( file:/dev/urandom  (or  file:/dev/random  if needed). Run this code a few times to make sure that the same data is not generated across multiple calls (as would occur with a static explicit seeding). Such output would immediately prove a low entropy source for pseudo-random data. I only wish that Java would have taken some responsibility for security, as  python  does at the start of its modules, and alert its users. A recent incident that illustrates how using a weak random number generator could compromise the security of a system is the attack against the Hacker News website. The attack is explained  here ,with precise technical details described  here . To summarize; account thefts on this site took place due to the use of a CSPRNG seeded with time in milliseconds, a week entropy source. This  SecuredAESUsage  code example shows how to use SecureRandom in the most secure manner for generating an Initialization Vector.  Note on impacts of virtualization on sources of randomness: In a virtual environment, the entropy pool is being shared between different instances. Situations have been observed [7]  in which the co-existence and sharing of entropy pools leads to problems. In the case of a non-blocking pool, the pool can be drained out, leading to low entropy. For blocking pools, if all VM instances are started at the same time, they can block each other, effectively leading to a Denial of Service conditions or at best, longer start times. Such scenarios are observed by bitcoin miners, and AWS tomcat users as well. This situation might become more acute when full snapshots are taken that also clone the randomness pool. It adds to the problem of low entropy, since a virtual machine has limited hardware sources into an OS' randomness pool (for example, no keyboard, mouse, etc.). Currently, however there are no widely popular solutions to such behaviors, and I would recommend continuing with my suggestion above. This should still provide you with computationally secure randomness. Just keep in mind that if you observe this behavior in your applications, you can troubleshoot this further. tl;dr: To keep code portable, use OS defaults with OS-specific self-seeding. On Windows, explicitly seeding could lead to dangerously predictable data. Don't ever use Math.random for any cryptographic needs. Use non-blocking sources of entropy seeding over blocking, unless you're absolutely sure that your application needs the highest level of entropy. Never, ever explicitly seed a SHA1PRNG algorithm. In Windows, SHA1PRNG is the default implementation used. The preferred algorithms on Windows and Unix-like OSes are, respectively, "Windows-PRNG" and "NativePRNG". Always double-check your randomizer configurations. The most important details are the algorithm used, the seeding source for the algorithm, the way the algorithm is seeded (i.e., self-seeded or explicitly seeded) and whether the output generated is sufficiently random. In virtualized environments circumstances can lead to low entropy for non-blocking pools of entropy and delayed starts or deadlock for blocking pools of entropy.  Reference: Java SecureRandom updates as of April 2016:  https://www.cigital.com/blog/proper-use-of-javas-securerandom/ CSPRNG Wikipedia:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographically_secure_pseudorandom_number_generator Cracking Random Number Generators - James Roper  https://jazzy.id.au/2010/09/20/cracking_random_number_generators_part_1.html Use /dev/urandom for CSPRNG seeding  http://sockpuppet.org/blog/2014/02/25/safely-generate-random-numbers/ NIST Recommendation for Random Bit Generator Constructions :  http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-90/sp800_90c_second_draft.pdf Recommendation for the entropy sources used for random bit generation:  http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/drafts/800-90/sp800-90b_second_draft.pdf Challenges with Randomness In Multi-tenant Linux container platforms:  https://content.pivotal.io/blog/challenges-with-randomness-in-multi-tenant-linux-container-platforms Professor D.J.Bernstein comments on /dev/random vs /dev/urandom arguments:  https://gist.github.com/tarcieri/6347417
Cryptographically Secure Pseudo-Random Number Generator (CSPRNG)
Tue Mar 28 17:09, 2017 GMT
WIRED Lawmakers Face Intense Lobbying Ahead Of Internet Privacy Vote Deadline Opponents and supporters of the FCC's broadband privacy rules are furiously lobbying the House of Representatives today as lawmakers prepare to vote this afternoon on a bill that could all but kill the initiative. ... The Silicon Valley supported ... VPNs Won't Save You from Congress' Internet Privacy Giveaway WIRED Internet privacy at stake in new vote WCSH6.com The House votes today on stripping away your internet privacy ExtremeTech CBS News  - Computerworld  - Congress.gov  - EFF all 183 news articles »
Lawmakers Face Intense Lobbying Ahead Of Internet Privacy Vote - Deadline
Tue Mar 28 18:14, 2017 GMT
Common Dreams Right to Internet Privacy Under Threat as Debate Reaches House Floor Common Dreams 34, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to repeal the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) privacy provision, which required that providers such as Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon get users' permission before collecting or selling sensitive ...
Right to Internet Privacy Under Threat as Debate Reaches House Floor - Common Dreams
Tue Mar 28 18:54, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Tuesday that the Trump administration strongly supports a bill to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc.
White House backs repeal of broadband privacy rules
Tue Mar 28 17:19, 2017 GMT
When the RIAA targeted CDN provider Cloudflare with an injunction to block access to a known pirate site, the company objected. Cloudflare argued that the DMCA shielded the company from the broad blocking requirements. However, a Florida federal court has now ruled that the DMCA doesn't apply in this case, opening the door to widespread anti-piracy filtering. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
DMCA Doesn’t Shield Cloudflare From Anti-Piracy Injunctions, Court Rules
Tue Mar 28 17:13, 2017 GMT
Washington Post Your Internet privacy could be in trouble. Here's how to protect yourself. Washington Post March 24, 2017 12:56 PM EDT - The Senate has voted to repeal an FCC ruling that protects your Internet privacy and data from ISPs. Here's all the steps you can take to protect yourself. (Jhaan Elker / The Washington Post). March 24, 2017 12:56 PM EDT ...
Your Internet privacy could be in trouble. Here's how to protect yourself. - Washington Post
Tue Mar 28 15:49, 2017 GMT
News3LV MONEY MATTERS: House expected to block Obama-era internet privacy rules News3LV If it passes and is signed by president Trump, as is widely expected, the resolution would get rid of privacy rules that make it harder for internet providers to sell consumer data. Supporters say the rules place tougher restrictions on internet ...
MONEY MATTERS: House expected to block Obama-era internet privacy rules - News3LV
Tue Mar 28 11:44, 2017 GMT
Technical.ly Brooklyn Why that controversial internet privacy bill would be good for Wilmington ISP WhyFly Technical.ly Brooklyn Why that controversial internet privacy bill would be good for Wilmington ISP WhyFly. The internet service provider says it would brand itself as a company that would not sell user data. Why that controversial internet privacy bill would be good for ...
Why that controversial internet privacy bill would be good for Wilmington ISP WhyFly - Technical.ly Brooklyn
Tue Mar 28 11:07, 2017 GMT
WIRED VPNs Won't Save You from Congress' Internet Privacy Giveaway WIRED The House of Representatives is set to vote as early as today on a resolution that would reverse Obama-era regulations preventing internet service providers from selling your web browsing history on the open market. Those rules, passed ... Many ...
VPNs Won't Save You from Congress' Internet Privacy Giveaway - WIRED
Tue Mar 28 11:07, 2017 GMT
For his one-man protests, Ildar Dadin was sent to prison where he was tortured, before his conviction was quashed in February 2017 The post #IndexAwards2017: Ildar Dadin courageously defends the right to protest in Russia appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Ildar Dadin courageously defends the right to protest in Russia
Tue Mar 28 08:54, 2017 GMT
What was supposed to be a celebration for Freedom Day in Belarus turned into the mass arrest of hundreds of protesters questioning the two decade-long rule of President Alexander Lukashenko, often dubbed “Europe’s last dictator” for its autocratic regime. Read the full article The post Europe’s ‘last dictator’ Alexander Lukashenko cracks the whip on opposition in Belarus (International Business Times) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Europe’s ‘last dictator’ Alexander Lukashenko cracks the whip on opposition in Belarus (International Business Times)
Tue Mar 28 08:12, 2017 GMT
A cartoonist for the daily Cumhuriyet shares his take on life in Turkey under emergency rule. The post Semih Poroy: Life under emergency rule appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Semih Poroy: Life under emergency rule
Mon Mar 27 08:54, 2017 GMT
International freedom of speech campaigners have penned an appeal to Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev to guarantee the safety of jailed journalist Zhanbolat Mamay and to ensure an impartial investigation into his case. Read the full article The post Kazakhstan: Campaigners Appeal to Nazarbayev Over Journalist’s Case (EurasiaNet) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Kazakhstan: Campaigners Appeal to Nazarbayev Over Journalist’s Case (EurasiaNet)
Tue Mar 28 07:39, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship joins with the Civic Solidarity Platform to condemn Belarus' crackdown on peaceful protesters. The post Belarus: Civic solidarity movement condemns mass detentions and police violence appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Belarus: Civic solidarity movement condemns mass detentions and police violence
Tue Mar 28 06:54, 2017 GMT
What to Look For in the House Internet Privacy Debate Hightech Forum The primary factual issue remains the same: those who like the FCC's current regulations believe Internet Service Providers have a broader and deeper view of the Internet than do the large, distributed, highly intrusive tracker networks that record and ...
What to Look For in the House Internet Privacy Debate - Hightech Forum
Mon Mar 27 11:49, 2017 GMT
Irish Tech News Internet privacy will be non-existent by 2025 experts claim Irish Tech News Internet privacy means the right of having privacy when storing, sharing, and receiving or sending information online that is of personal nature. Internet privacy is a very broad ... Find out more about internet security by visiting vpn trends. He can ...
Internet privacy will be non-existent by 2025 experts claim - Irish Tech News
Tue Mar 28 00:11, 2017 GMT
VILNIUS/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan-based electronics manufacturer Quanta Computer Inc has acknowledged that its name was used as part of an email fraud scheme that bilked two U.S.-based internet companies out of more than $100 million.
Taiwan company says name used in $100 million email fraud
Mon Mar 27 22:56, 2017 GMT
The Slate Online Internet users face diminished privacy The Slate Online Republicans hit a roadblock last week with repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, but they are making progress in deconstructing broad internet privacy protection policies that were created under former President Barack Obama's administration. and more »
Internet users face diminished privacy - The Slate Online
Mon Mar 27 21:43, 2017 GMT
CBS News Internet privacy bill vote coming in the House CBS News Last week, the Senate voted to overturn FCC rules that would protect the privacy of your web browsing history, and the House will soon be voting on the same measure. Here's what it means: if the House vote goes the same way, internet service providers ... Why Congress should act now on internet privacy The Hill (blog) Senate votes to undo internet privacy regulations PBS NewsHour Sen. Chuck Schumer urges House to save internet privacy from bad Senate bill New York Daily News Walla Walla Union-Bulletin  - FOX 61  - Congress.gov  - Ars Technica all 133 news articles »
Internet privacy bill vote coming in the House - CBS News
Mon Mar 27 22:17, 2017 GMT
CBS San Francisco Bay Area States Take Up Internet Privacy As Trump Looks To Roll Back Rules CBS San Francisco Bay Area Edelson said the important thing for consumers to know about internet privacy is that it's all about consent. “The laws don't say that companies can't collect information. All they say is that they have to disclose it and get consent before collecting ... House Expected To Vote On Rolling Back Internet Privacy Rules Tomorrow Consumerist all 2 news articles »
States Take Up Internet Privacy As Trump Looks To Roll Back Rules - CBS San Francisco Bay Area
Mon Mar 27 17:56, 2017 GMT
Men's Journal Politicians Have Voted to Fundamentally Alter Basic Internet Privacy Men's Journal The rule used to be that internet service providers had to get a consumer's explicit consent before sharing or selling their web history to third parties like advertisers. In what can only be perceived as a drastic sea change in how ISPs may harness ...
Politicians Have Voted to Fundamentally Alter Basic Internet Privacy - Men's Journal
Mon Mar 27 19:43, 2017 GMT
Washington Examiner House votes this week to undo Obama-era EPA and Internet privacy regs Washington Examiner Fresh off their failure to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, Republicans this week will return to legislation repealing Obama-era regulations and will vote on a bill the GOP believes will help end the politicization of the Environmental ...
House votes this week to undo Obama-era EPA and Internet privacy regs - Washington Examiner
Mon Mar 27 16:15, 2017 GMT
The Hill (blog) Why Congress should act now on internet privacy The Hill (blog) For a generation, the Internet's success has relied on the commonsense principle of making things easy for consumers. From the smartphone to streaming video services, experience shows that consumers respond enthusiastically and in droves when given ... Senate votes to undo internet privacy regulations PBS NewsHour Sen. Chuck Schumer urges House to save internet privacy from bad Senate bill New York Daily News Internet privacy concerns are real for Americans Walla Walla Union-Bulletin FOX 61  - New York Post  - Congress.gov  - Ars Technica all 118 news articles »
Why Congress should act now on internet privacy - The Hill (blog)
Mon Mar 27 17:10, 2017 GMT
Consumerist House Expected To Vote On Rolling Back Internet Privacy Rules Tomorrow Consumerist If you like having any control over what your internet service provider does with the personal data it has on you, we've got some bad news: The House of Representatives is expected to vote tomorrow to reverse the FCC rules that limit what the Comcasts, ...
House Expected To Vote On Rolling Back Internet Privacy Rules Tomorrow - Consumerist
Mon Mar 27 12:45, 2017 GMT
Congress moves to strike internet privacy rules Springfield Business Journal Republican senators on Thursday narrowly voted to dismantle internet privacy protections put into place during the Obama administration. The 50-48 vote made mostly along party lines is expected to be mirrored in the House this week, followed by a ... and more »
Congress moves to strike internet privacy rules - Springfield Business Journal
Sun Mar 26 22:26, 2017 GMT
If Congress Kills FCC Privacy Rules, 'Little' Would Protect Consumers From Providers NPR The Senate overturned Obama-era internet privacy rules. Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jeremy Gillula says the measure would make it easier for companies to share online activity without permission. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Now we're going to take a ...
If Congress Kills FCC Privacy Rules, 'Little' Would Protect Consumers From Providers - NPR
Mon Mar 27 16:03, 2017 GMT
Hundreds of protests were detained during a weekend of anti-government protests in Belarus. The post Belarus: Crackdown sweeping journalists and human rights defenders into detention appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Belarus: Crackdown sweeping journalists and human rights defenders into detention
Mon Mar 27 12:39, 2017 GMT
Mashable Lack of consumer choice means internet providers will be able to spy on customers without fear Mashable Dane Jasper is cofounder and CEO of Sonic, the largest independent internet service provider in Northern California. Last week Senate Republicans voted to abolish vital internet privacy rules created by the Federal Communications Commission. Lobbyists ... and more »
Lack of consumer choice means internet providers will be able to spy on customers without fear - Mashable
Mon Mar 27 10:53, 2017 GMT
iNews London attack fuels internet privacy controversy Sentinel & Enterprise LONDON -- Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday. British press reports suggest Masood used the ... WhatsApp must be accessible to authorities, says Amber Rudd The Guardian WhatsApp accused of giving terrorists 'a secret place to hide' as it refuses to hand over London attacker's messages Telegraph.co.uk Ministers slam internet giants such as Google and Facebook for 'disgusting' failure to block extremist content ... Daily Mail iNews all 238 news articles »
London attack fuels internet privacy controversy - Sentinel & Enterprise
Mon Mar 27 11:45, 2017 GMT
The mother of Özkan Mayda, an Antalya-based photojournalist for the Zaman daily, shares her son's story. The post Memnune Mayda: “Our only child is definitely not a traitor” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Memnune Mayda: “Our only child is definitely not a traitor”
Mon Mar 27 11:23, 2017 GMT
For exposing the realities of life in the Occupied Territories, Breaking the Silence has faced a barrage of attacks from the government The post #IndexAwards2017: Breaking the Silence brings Hebron to Tel Aviv appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Breaking the Silence brings Hebron to Tel Aviv
Mon Mar 27 11:11, 2017 GMT
Encrypted communication tools are used by investigative journalists and reporters under fire, as well as businesses and governments, to have safe conversations and to report on difficult and often dangerous situations. Attempts by the UK government to create a backdoor into these services would potentially put lives at risk by making the systems far less […] The post Weakening encryption would harm journalists appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Weakening encryption would harm journalists
Mon Mar 27 11:35, 2017 GMT
Another security-versus-privacy war erupts following last week's attack in Westminster.
Politician calls for access to Westminster attacker's WhatsApp messages - CNET
Mon Mar 27 11:02, 2017 GMT
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Belarus must immediately free and drop all charges against protesters
Sun Mar 26 23:30, 2017 GMT
New York Times Push for Internet Privacy Rules Moves to Statehouses New York Times Online privacy is the rare issue that draws together legislators from the left and the far right. At the state level, anyway, some of the progress has come from a marriage between progressive Democrats and libertarian-minded Republicans, who see ... Senate votes to undo internet privacy regulations PBS NewsHour Senate votes to kill internet privacy protections FOX 61 Consumer groups worry as internet privacy rules face the axe The Hill New York Post  - Salt Lake Tribune all 66 news articles »
Push for Internet Privacy Rules Moves to Statehouses - New York Times
Sun Mar 26 21:09, 2017 GMT
PBS NewsHour Senate votes to undo internet privacy regulations PBS NewsHour The Senate voted on March 23 to overturn internet privacy rules created to prevent providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from sharing users' personal information or selling it without permission. While the House has yet to vote on the issue, the ... Senate votes to kill internet privacy protections FOX 61 Consumer groups worry as internet privacy rules face the axe The Hill Schumer bashes legislation that would kill internet privacy New York Post Salt Lake Tribune  - NBC Bay Area  - Ars Technica all 64 news articles »
Senate votes to undo internet privacy regulations - PBS NewsHour
Sun Mar 26 19:21, 2017 GMT
Why Internet Providers Are Celebrating Friday's Privacy Rule Rollback Fortune On Friday, the Senate blocked the implementation of rules that would have restricted internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon's ability to monetize users' internet browsing history and other data. This doesn't in itself mark a sea change ... and more »
Why Internet Providers Are Celebrating Friday's Privacy Rule Rollback - Fortune
Sun Mar 26 12:00, 2017 GMT
FOX 61 Consumer groups worry as internet privacy rules face the axe The Hill Republicans are close to killing off Obama-era privacy rules on internet service providers, a move that critics warn could have major implications for customers' personal information. The rules approved by the Federal ... “The FTC has a long track ... Senate votes to kill internet privacy protections FOX 61 Senate Passes Bill That Will Loosen Internet Privacy Rules Mediaite Senate quietly votes to overturn internet privacy laws which protects personal information The Independent Alaska Dispatch News  - Autostraddle  - CNBC all 46 news articles »
Consumer groups worry as internet privacy rules face the axe - The Hill
Sat Mar 25 17:00, 2017 GMT
The Verge A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it's not a magic bullet The Verge But the tool isn't a magic privacy bullet — in fact, experts can't even agree on a great VPN service, beyond one you make yourself. While a huge number of companies provide VPNs, many have potential security flaws or could put your data at risk. It's ...
A VPN can stop internet companies from selling your data — but it's not a magic bullet - The Verge
Sat Mar 25 23:01, 2017 GMT
NBC Bay Area As the Senate Moves In on Internet Privacy , How Can You Keep Your Searches Private? NBC Bay Area The Senate passed a joint resolution on Thursday, barring the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing rules passed last year that would ban internet , cable, and mobile providers from selling your data without your consent, NBC News reported. and more »
As the Senate Moves In on Internet Privacy, How Can You Keep Your Searches Private? - NBC Bay Area
Sat Mar 25 18:23, 2017 GMT
Mediaite Senate Passes Bill That Will Loosen Internet Privacy Rules Mediaite Given all the hubbub over the American Health Care Act and SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch this week, it was easy to miss a polarizing piece of legislation currently making it's way through the Senate. On Thursday, the Senate passed a bill that would ... Alaska's big telecoms say they won't sell consumer data after Senate internet privacy vote Alaska Dispatch News The Republican Push to Gut Internet Privacy Rules (and What You Can Do About It) Explained Autostraddle Senate was right to block FCC's broadband privacy rules The Hill (blog) all 29 news articles »
Senate Passes Bill That Will Loosen Internet Privacy Rules - Mediaite
Sat Mar 25 15:15, 2017 GMT
Autostraddle The Republican Push to Gut Internet Privacy Rules (and What You Can Do About It) Explained Autostraddle This week, the United States Senate (led by Republicans) voted to rollback Obama-Era privacy regulations that protected consumers from their own internet service providers. The bill rolls back Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules that prohibit ... and more »
The Republican Push to Gut Internet Privacy Rules (and What You Can Do About It) Explained - Autostraddle
Sat Mar 25 03:01, 2017 GMT
Alaska Dispatch News Alaska's big telecoms say they won't sell consumer data after Senate internet privacy vote Alaska Dispatch News Consumer privacy advocates are concerned after the U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution that will roll back privacy rules the Federal Communications Commission approved last year, but the two largest Alaska-based telecommunications companies ...
Alaska's big telecoms say they won't sell consumer data after Senate internet privacy vote - Alaska Dispatch News
Thu Mar 23 21:37, 2017 GMT
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Congress takes first step to overturn Internet privacy rules Milwaukee Journal Sentinel He also echoed the concerns of many consumer advocates that nullifying the privacy rules would make it easier for ISPs to sell consumer data to marketers. Flake, who proposed the review of the rules, and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., noted that the FCC ...
Congress takes first step to overturn Internet privacy rules - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Fri Mar 24 21:56, 2017 GMT
Bloomberg BNA VIDEO: Internet Privacy , Senate Hearings and Drones on the Hill Wrap – March 24 Bloomberg BNA Senate Republicans took a swipe at Obama-era Federal Communications Commission-issued privacy rules March 23, voting to undo them using the Congressional Review Act. If that effort ultimately succeeds, broadband providers like Verizon ...
VIDEO: Internet Privacy, Senate Hearings and Drones on the Hill Wrap – March 24 - Bloomberg BNA
Thu Mar 23 22:53, 2017 GMT
New York Post Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info ABC News In this photo taken Jan. 11, 2011, the Verizon logo is displayed in New York. The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday, March 23, 2017, to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask ... Americans one step closer to losing control of their browser history New York Post all 2 news articles »
Senate votes to kill privacy rules guarding your online info - ABC News
Fri Mar 24 19:21, 2017 GMT
The Libertarian Republic Opinion: You're (P)ISPing Me Off! Internet Privacy Legislation Explained The Libertarian Republic It's time to talk about privacy again. This time it's not about who you marry, the NSA, what guns you own or what candidate you support. Rather, this time it's about Internet Privacy and private companies' ability to use your browsing data. The way it ... and more »
Opinion: You're (P)ISPing Me Off! Internet Privacy Legislation Explained - The Libertarian Republic
Fri Mar 24 16:03, 2017 GMT
PCWorld Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you PCWorld Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you. The government may soon allow your ISP to sell your ... The action has yet to pass the House, but if it does, it means anyone concerned about privacy will have to protect ... and more »
Three privacy tools that block your Internet provider from tracking you - PCWorld
Fri Mar 24 15:51, 2017 GMT
New York Times Tech Roundup: A Senate Vote Is Not the Final Word on Internet Privacy New York Times Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times. Those rules meant to protect the privacy of your internet activity that you may have heard about? Never mind. In a 50-48 vote mostly along party lines on Thursday, the Senate moved to strip consumer privacy rules ... Senate votes to kill internet privacy protections fox6now.com Republicans Are Hellbent on Killing Off Internet Privacy Protections. Why? Mother Jones US Senate votes to overturn Internet privacy rules & block any future ones 9 to 5 Mac CNNMoney  - NPR  - Congress.gov  - Reuters all 242 news articles »
Tech Roundup: A Senate Vote Is Not the Final Word on Internet Privacy - New York Times
Fri Mar 24 17:16, 2017 GMT
Towleroad Walt Cessna, Gloria Gaynor, Chris Pratt, Internet Privacy , Oregon, Zayn, NYC Gay Men's Chorus: HOT LINKS Towleroad Screen Shot 2017-03-24 at 1.00.41 PM RIP. Walt Cessna. “Walt was a stunning presence – funny, smiling and charming, often with a vocabulary entirely of his own. He was a true creative – a compelling artist in every sense. His honed craft ranged from ... and more »
Walt Cessna, Gloria Gaynor, Chris Pratt, Internet Privacy, Oregon, Zayn, NYC Gay Men's Chorus: HOT LINKS - Towleroad
Fri Mar 24 16:46, 2017 GMT
fox6now.com Senate votes to kill internet privacy protections fox6now.com Republicans claimed the regulations went too far and unnecessarily burdened internet companies, and the industry lauded the move to overturn them. “Our industry remains committed to offering services that protect the privacy and security of the ... US Senate votes to overturn Internet privacy rules & block any future ones 9 to 5 Mac Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era New York Times US Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules NPR Washington Post  - CNNMoney  - Congress.gov  - Reuters all 239 news articles »
Senate votes to kill internet privacy protections - fox6now.com
Thu Mar 23 20:46, 2017 GMT
As March comes to a close, so too does Women’s History Month . Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that we’ll be putting an end to the ongoing battle for gender equality in the workplace any time soon – and we’re finding that this is especially true in cybersecurity. So true, in fact, that new research shows women make up only 11 percent of the information security workforce. This number has remained stagnant since 2013, and is particularly stunning given that the cybersecurity workforce gap is expected to reach 1.8 million by 2022. On March 15, Veracode teamed up with the Center for Cyber Safety and Education™ (the Center), the Executive Women’s Forum on Information Security, Risk Management & Privacy (EWF), (ISC) 2 , as well as other industry leaders, to release the biennial 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study: Women in Cybersecurity . At a glance, additional key takeaways from the Women in Cybersecurity report include: Women have higher levels of education than men, with 51 percent holding a master’s degree or higher, compared to 45 percent of men. Fewer women hold positions of authority (director level or above) compared to men. Women working in cybersecurity have a more varied educational background than men contributing to the diverse set of skills they can potentially bring to the industry. On average, women in the information security industry earn a lower annual salary than their male counterparts. Fifty-one percent of women in the cybersecurity industry in North America, Latin America and the UK have experienced some form of discrimination, compared to only 15 percent of men. Women who have higher levels of access to sponsorship and leadership programs report feeling valued in their role and are more likely to be successful. Needless to say that the findings of the research, which was conducted by Frost & Sullivan, are discouraging. In some cases it feels a lot like we’re taking two steps forward and one step back. For example, women who are in upper level management roles saw the pay gap close slightly, from $6,020 in 2015 to $4,540 in 2017; while women in non-managerial roles saw the gap slightly widen, from $4,310 in 2015 to $5,000 in 2017. And somehow, in 2017, we still have a discrimination problem – whether an employee is experiencing discrimination because of their gender, ethnicity or other factors. In cybersecurity, 51 percent of all women have experienced discrimination, and that only increases the higher she climbs on the corporate ladder. Indeed, 57 percent of female middle managers/directors, 65 percent of executives and 67 percent of C-level executives report having been discriminated against. There is a lot to unpack and to be highly concerned about. But there is also a little glimmer of something that gives me hope, and that’s what the study uncovered about how and why women feel valuable in the workplace. And what kind of Millennial would I be if I didn’t bring it all back to the well-being of my own generation in the workforce? Hear me out. Millennials are taking on security positions with those cybersecurity degrees they’re earning (52 percent of women under the age of 29), and organizations are constantly trying to figure out the best way to work with and maintain Millennial talent ( at last check , one-in-three American workers are a Millennial). The Women in Cybersecurity report backs up recent findings from Deloitte that mentorship/sponsorship, non-technical skill development and leadership training go a long way to making women feel valued in the workplace. According to the  2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey , 63 percent of millennials think their leadership skills aren’t being fully developed, and those keeping their employer in their five-year plan are twice as likely to have a mentor (68 percent). In my career, I’ve worked for and with some of the smartest, strongest and most passionate female leaders. In the last three months, I’ve watched these women and women all over the world come together to fight for equality and to protect those who may be at risk. That glimmer of hope that I spoke of comes from the fact that I know that women can – and do – support other women. They can and do lift one another up so high that absolutely anything is possible. Women in cybersecurity can and do mentor and support other women in their field of interest. We just need to make sure that men are on board, paying it forward, too. Read the 2017 Global Information Security Workforce Study .
New Research: In 2017, Women Still Only Make Up 11 Percent of the Cybersecurity Workforce
Fri Mar 24 12:44, 2017 GMT
Web browsers could be blocked from accessing sites caught up in a row over basic security tools.
Google and Symantec clash on website security checks
Fri Mar 24 13:55, 2017 GMT
Washington Post How a Senate vote could harm your Internet privacy Washington Post March 24, 2017 9:38 AM EDT - Senate lawmakers voted on March 23 to repeal a historic set of rules that protect consumers' online data from their Internet providers. The vote now heads to the House. (Jhaan Elker / The Washington Post). March 24, 2017 9 ...
How a Senate vote could harm your Internet privacy - Washington Post
Fri Mar 24 10:07, 2017 GMT
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Danish electronic payments provider Nets will cooperate with anti-money laundering software developer Chainalysis to help banks validate bitcoin transactions and comply with regulations, Nets said on Friday.
Nets partners with blockchain analysis firm to fight dirty bitcoins
Fri Mar 24 10:33, 2017 GMT
OZY Senate Overturns Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules OZY Your (online) life is not your own. Senate Republicans voted to strike down privacy regulations governing internet service providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. Without the rules, which opponents call bureaucratic overreach, such companies would no ...
Senate Overturns Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules - OZY
Fri Mar 24 10:40, 2017 GMT
A man extorted cash from 20th Century Fox & Dreamworks after he obtained a leaked copy of their upcoming movie The Boss Baby. The studios were told to pay a bitcoin ransom to avoid the animated comedy leaking onto the Internet before its March 31 premiere. After an amount was paid by 20th Century Fox, a man was arrested and is now in custody. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
20th Century Fox & Dreamworks Blackmailed Over The Boss Baby Leak
Fri Mar 24 05:53, 2017 GMT
German justice minister proposes internet censorship legislation World Socialist Web Site Under the pretext of combatting “fake news” and “hate speech” on the internet , Justice Minister Heiko Maas (Social Democratic Party, SPD) is planning a massive attack on free speech. On March 14, Maas presented a draft of a so-called network ... and more »
German justice minister proposes internet censorship legislation - World Socialist Web Site
Fri Mar 24 03:33, 2017 GMT
Daily Beast Senate Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules Daily Beast Senate lawmakers have voted to repeal Obama-era privacy regulations that would bar internet service providers from selling people's personal information and browsing habits. The rules, which have not yet taken effect, were approved last year, despite ... and more »
Senate Votes to Scrap Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules - Daily Beast
Thu Mar 23 19:55, 2017 GMT
New York Times Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era New York Times WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers moved to dismantle landmark internet privacy protections for individuals on Thursday, the first decisive strike against telecommunications and technology regulations created during the Obama administration and a ... US Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules NPR The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy Washington Post Senate Republicans Just Voted to Kill Internet Privacy Vanity Fair CNNMoney  - CBS News  - Huffington Post  - Congress.gov all 144 news articles »
Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era - New York Times
Thu Mar 23 19:27, 2017 GMT
NPR US Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules NPR But a big telecom matter found its way into the schedule: privacy rules for Internet service providers. In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications ... The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy Washington Post Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era New York Times Senate Republicans Just Voted to Kill Internet Privacy Vanity Fair CNNMoney  - CBS News  - The Hill  - Congress.gov all 139 news articles »
US Senate Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Internet Privacy Rules - NPR
Thu Mar 23 15:31, 2017 GMT
Doing security well is hard work, but it should never block useful functionality for your customers. If security interferes with key software capabilities, the security must be tweaked. The answer should never be to abandon the functionality and certainly not to abandon the security. And yet two instances from this month suggest that is exactly what is happening. Let's start with election fraud. As we've noted, the potential for election cyber attacks is real and dangerous . French election officials seem to agree—which is good. But their decision was to halt cyber-voting for overseas citizens, rather than try and fix the security —which is horrible. If they had decided to abandon overseas electronic voting because of a lack of interest or that it was too expensive, it would be a very different situation. But they appear to be saying that their citizens want it. The security, however, seemed like a lot of work so they opted to surrender. Had they said that they were temporarily suspending the program while security teams put in place protections that would have been good. Alas, that's not what appears to be happening. A few days after Reuters noted the French election decision, I received a copy of an e-mail from an IT security official with a major company. The note was a follow-up to a series of notes to employees detailing problems with the web site. The site kept crashing. Turns out, according to the memo, the problem was that the company's own security scans overtaxed the Web servers. In effect, the company Denial of Service attacked itself. That can happen. The problem is what the company did next. It halted the security testing. The note did not say that it was suspending the testing temporarily while the software was tweaked. No, it just halted the security testing, which presumably was put in place to act as protection. No one ever said that security is supposed to be especially easy, but it is essential. Entities that abandon customer-desired functionality to sidestep security threats—like France did—or abandon security defenses to enable better functionality—as did this major company—are equally wrong. The reason corporate security is so challenging is that it is constantly in the middle of the battle between functionality and safety. It's easy to make a site or a building completely safe if you need not worry about people being able to use it. It's just as easy to make access and functionality super easy, if you're willing to have no meaningful security. The corporate world we live in, though, requires both and therefore forces security and functionality to constantly battle. That's the way it should be. Authentication has to put some level of burden on legitimate users to protect those same users. On the flip side, security must understand that the instant they start blocking functionality is when they have gone too far. I did a story recently about GRC strategies and was struck by the wisdom of one former government CISO. He had tried preventing unauthorized downloads so that he could better secure his data assets. Users rebelled. "I started asking people ‘Why are you using a cloud provider?’ Their answer was that they just had to get their jobs done," the former CISO said. "Users are like water: They will find the fastest way around something if you’re in the way." That's exactly right. But that absolutely does not mean that security has the right to give up, any more than business units have the right to surrender to security. Both must co-exist. If security and LOB managers find the tug-of-war distasteful, they probably have struck the right balance.
Striking the Right Balance Between Security and Functionality
Thu Mar 23 17:50, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted narrowly to repeal regulations requiring internet service providers to do more to protect customers' privacy than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc .
U.S. Senate votes to overturn Obama broadband privacy rules
Thu Mar 23 10:45, 2017 GMT
The technology behind bitcoin is one of the internet's most promising new developments. Here's how businesses can use it to streamline operations and create new opportunities.
Executive's guide to implementing blockchain technology
Thu Mar 23 17:31, 2017 GMT
Washington Post The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy Washington Post "Our industry remains committed to offering services that protect the privacy and security of the personal information of our customers," said NCTA — The Internet and Television Association, a trade group representing major cable providers. "We ... Senate votes to block internet privacy regulations The Hill Senate Republicans Are Preparing to Kill Internet Privacy Vanity Fair The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole WIRED BuzzFeed News  - The Verge  - Tribune-Review  - Congress.gov all 65 news articles »
The Senate just voted to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy - Washington Post
Thu Mar 23 13:13, 2017 GMT
USA TODAY Congress vote may overturn Internet privacy rules USA TODAY The FCC gained jurisdiction of consumer privacy on broadband networks after 2015's passage of net neutrality or Open Internet rules that designated ISPs as "common carriers," akin to traditional phone service. There are some advantages to the having ... Senate Republicans Are Preparing to Kill Internet Privacy Vanity Fair The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole WIRED Congress is poised to undo landmark rules covering your Internet privacy Washington Post The Hill  - Tribune-Review  - International Business Times all 38 news articles »
Congress vote may overturn Internet privacy rules - USA TODAY
Thu Mar 23 13:15, 2017 GMT
Vanity Fair Senate Republicans Are Preparing to Kill Internet Privacy Vanity Fair From health-care coverage to environmental protections, Republicans are moving quickly to erase Barack Obama's presidential legacy. The latest Obama-era policy on the chopping block may be guidelines protecting consumer Internet privacy . The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole WIRED Overnight Tech: Senate moving to kill FCC's internet privacy rules | Bill Gates pushes for foreign aid | Verizon, AT ... The Hill Senate eyes repeal of internet privacy regulations enacted during Obama administration Tribune-Review International Business Times  - Recode  - Reuters all 34 news articles »
Senate Republicans Are Preparing to Kill Internet Privacy - Vanity Fair
Thu Mar 23 12:28, 2017 GMT
Hungary's very own merry pranksters have gone from street performers to a principled voice against intolerance The post #IndexAwards2017: Hungary’s Two-tailed Dog Party are beyond a joke appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Hungary’s Two-tailed Dog Party are beyond a joke
Thu Mar 23 09:50, 2017 GMT
Organisations have written to the president of Belarus to demand an end to recent wave of detentions of journalists, activists and opposition figures. The post Belarus: Wave of detentions must end appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Belarus: Wave of detentions must end
Wed Mar 22 23:53, 2017 GMT
ConsumerAffairs Illinois considers far-reaching internet privacy measures ConsumerAffairs Illinois is considering far-reaching internet privacy measures that would give consumers the right to know what data is being gathered and who has it. and more »
Illinois considers far-reaching internet privacy measures - ConsumerAffairs
Wed Mar 22 17:20, 2017 GMT
If you're hit by ransomware, you're presented with a difficult choice. Do you pay the ransom and hope the crooks follow through and return your ransomed data and files? Or do you refuse to pay, and say goodbye to that data forever? Tech companies including Microsoft, Google, Apple and Samsung are facing a similar dilemma, after WikiLeaks published information allegedly showing that the CIA possesses hacking tools that can be used to exploit vulnerabilities in the products of those companies. As Motherboard reported, WikiLeaks approached those companies with an offer to share technical details about the CIA's "Vault 7" hacking tools, but only if the companies meet WikiLeaks demands. That sounds a lot like holding files to ransom. Now, we don't know the full details of the alleged vulnerabilities. Are these zero-days that can be exploited today? How old are the vulnerabilities? Has the CIA, or anyone else, used this information? WikiLeaks also demanded that the companies patch the vulnerabilities within 90 days. Would WikiLeaks expose the information when the 90 days run out? The lack of answers to these questions makes it difficult to assess the gravity of the situation. But it could be the start of an ugly trend, if others follow WikiLeaks' lead and hold back information about vulnerabilities in a vendor's products in order to blackmail them.  The issue of vulnerability disclosures has been a controversial one for some time. Even Google, whose Project Zero research team has discovered scores of vulnerabilities in a wide range of products, has courted controversy with its policy of giving vendors 90 days to respond to a vulnerability before going public. Just last month, Project Zero released details of a critical remote code execution vulnerability in the Windows Graphics Component GDI library before Microsoft had released a patch. Project Zero gave Microsoft exactly 90 days and then automatically "derestricted" details of the vulnerability, on February 14. (Microsoft only issued a patch on March 14, a full month later). Again last month, Google exposed another Microsoft vulnerability, in Edge browser and Internet Explorer , before Microsoft had released a patch. Microsoft has repeatedly stated that it does not agree with Google's disclosure policy and believes in "coordinated" vulnerability disclosure. Chris Eng, Veracode's VP of security research, agrees with Microsoft on this one. "A common fallacy is that, if the bug is easy to exploit, it must be easy to fix. While a flat 90-day policy may sound reasonable on the surface, it fails to account for the complexity of the vulnerability," Chris said. "How straightforward is the fix? Does it need to be backported to many different versions of the product? Does it affect multiple products or codebases? Is it a design flaw that can't be reasonably fixed, only mitigated against?" It is reasonable to expect the vendor to maintain an open line of communication with bug finders. But only the vendor can evaluate and recommend a remediation timeframe, Chris said. ISO, the International Standards Organization, has made recommendations ( ISO/IEC 29147 ) about vulnerability disclosure that may help companies craft policies about responding to disclosures. What about bug bounty programs, which reward legitimate researchers who work with the vendor? Unfortunately, you can't count on security researchers to do the right thing and give vendors time to fix problems before releasing information about a vulnerability in their software products. Even companies with a generous bug bounty program may have trouble getting researchers to play by the rules. And although bug bounty programs and responsible disclosure policies can help mitigate some bugs that have made it into production, it's more of a band-aid approach to security that can leave software vendors and their customers dangerously exposed. As we discovered in our research report on bug bounty programs , the vast majority of IT decision-makers we surveyed (77 percent) said companies rely on bug bounty programs too much. More than 90 percent said they believe "most" flaws discovered through a bug bounty program could have been prevented by security assessments and developer training. And more than half (59 percent) said they believe it's more cost effective to fix bugs identified in testing than through a bug bounty program.   We think those survey respondents are mostly right – according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, it is 30 times more expensive to fix a security vulnerability in post-production than in the architecture and design stages, and 6 times more expensive than in the development stage . There's a saying that an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure. In the ransomware analogy mentioned at the top of this post, backing up your files means you won't have to pay a ransom. Prevention is a better policy for securing software, too. Test early and often during development, and fix the flaws you find. You don't want to count on the kindness of strangers. 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WikiLeaks, Vault 7, and Vulnerability Disclosure: Is It Blackmail?
Thu Mar 23 00:17, 2017 GMT
Internet censorship , Hollywood style The Boston Globe You would think the First Amendment is a bulletproof defense against censorship of the Internet . But then you are not reckoning with the awesome political power of the Screen Actors Guild. The union representing Hollywood stars and role players somehow ...
Internet censorship, Hollywood style - The Boston Globe
Thu Mar 23 00:28, 2017 GMT
Hackers demand $75,000 in bitcoin by April 7 in exchange for not resetting account credentials, Motherboard reports.
Apple reportedly target of shakedown over iCloud accounts - CNET
Wed Mar 22 21:32, 2017 GMT
Senators could vote as early as today to not only reverse the Obama-era FCC's action but block the agency from passing similar rules in the future. The post The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole appeared first on WIRED .
The Senate Prepares to Send Internet Privacy Down a Black Hole
Wed Mar 22 20:32, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday will take up a measure to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration to subject internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites like Alphabet Inc's Google or Facebook Inc to protect customers' private data.
Senate to take up broadband privacy repeal: spokesman
Wed Mar 22 17:51, 2017 GMT
WIRED Congress Is About To Give Away Your Online Privacy WIRED Congress is poised to roll back FCC privacy protections in a way that could seriously compromise our online lives. The protections require internet service providers to secure consumer data and obtain consumers' consent before mining and selling it. 24 senators introducing bill to kill FCC Internet privacy rules received a combined $2.29M from industry PACs The Sociable Internet horrors if congress repeals FCC privacy protections VPNCompare (blog) all 28 news articles »
Congress Is About To Give Away Your Online Privacy - WIRED
Wed Mar 22 15:07, 2017 GMT
The victims were a social network and an "internet-related services" company, according to the feds.
This $100M email scam tripped up two big US tech companies - CNET
Wed Mar 22 13:15, 2017 GMT
The technology underlying bitcoin could fuel powerful systems for forecasting the future—and create a digital feed for facts. The post Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What’s True Today and Tomorrow appeared first on WIRED .
Forget Bitcoin. The Blockchain Could Reveal What’s True Today and Tomorrow
Wed Mar 22 12:22, 2017 GMT
Bahrain’s decision to file charges against Ebrahim Sharif underscores the country’s tactical use of judicial harassment to suppress freedom of speech. Ebrahim Sharif, the former secretary-general of the secular opposition group National Democratic Action Society (Wa’ad), was charged with “inciting racial hatred against the regime” under article 165 of Bahrain’s penal code. The alleged offenses […] The post Bahrain: Opposition figure faces charges for free speech appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Opposition figure faces charges for free speech
Wed Mar 22 11:33, 2017 GMT
The Angolan rapper has been beaten, censored and imprisoned for his art and his activism, but goes on undetered The post #IndexAwards2017: Luaty Beirão singing against the Angolan regime appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Luaty Beirão singing against the Angolan regime
Wed Mar 22 09:33, 2017 GMT
WJXT Jacksonville Maintaining privacy in the Internet of Things WJXT Jacksonville (CNN) - A recent WikiLeaks document dump, purportedly from the CIA, claimed that the agency can hack smart TVs and place them in "fake-off" mode, allowing an owner's private conversations to be recorded and sent to a covert server. Although many were ...
Maintaining privacy in the Internet of Things - WJXT Jacksonville
Wed Mar 22 10:02, 2017 GMT
The Pirate Bay and several other pirate sites are unavailable again in many parts of the world, due to a new blockade from Internet backbone provider Cogent. The site's IP-addresses, which are owned by CDN provider Cloudflare, have been blackholed, in what appears to be another case of over-blocking. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Internet Backbone Cogent Blocks Cloudflare’s New ‘Pirate Site’ IP-addresses
Wed Mar 22 08:19, 2017 GMT
Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, who died on 17 April, wrote this piece on the evolution of journalism for Index on Censorship magazine in 1997. The post The best job in the world: Gabriel García Márquez on journalism appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The best job in the world: Gabriel García Márquez on journalism
Tue Mar 21 07:29, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Five journalists detained in Belarus after covering protest against unemployment tax appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Five journalists detained in Belarus after covering protest against unemployment tax
Tue Mar 21 12:02, 2017 GMT
Despite persecution for his work, Rebel Pepper continues to satirise the Chinese state from a life in exile The post #IndexAwards 2017: Chinese cartoonist Rebel Pepper refuses to put down his pen appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards 2017: Chinese cartoonist Rebel Pepper refuses to put down his pen
Tue Mar 21 11:07, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Google and its sister company Jigsaw, are stepping up efforts to help keep elections free of online interference after helping to defend one of two important voter information websites that came under cyber attack during last week's Dutch national election.
Google sister company Jigsaw offers free security tools to election groups
Tue Mar 21 11:00, 2017 GMT
Google and Jigsaw are helping protect elections from DDoS attacks and more. The post A Cybersecurity Arsenal That'll Help ‘Protect Your Election’ appeared first on WIRED .
A Cybersecurity Arsenal That’ll Help ‘Protect Your Election’
Tue Mar 21 09:38, 2017 GMT
By now, most UK Internet users have gotten used to pirate sites being blocked by their ISPs. Internet providers have been ordered to block a wide variety of torrent, direct download and streaming portals that offer copyright-infringing content. The full list uf URLs, which includes several reverse proxies, has now swelled to more than 3,800 according to one of the ISPs involved. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
UK’s Piracy Blocklist Now Exceeds 3,800 URLs
Mon Mar 20 10:58, 2017 GMT
ZDNet Internet of Things security : What happens when every device is smart and you don't even know it? ZDNet So if we don't build security and privacy in to our designs from the very first whiteboard, we're going to leave ourselves with a problem." Not only that, but as IoT devices become more and more common, people will start to ignore them. "The reality of ... 6 Hot Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies Forbes Stop doing this one thing to your gadgets - It's a major privacy risk! Komando A New Wave of IoT Security Threats Are Coming — Here's How to Mitigate Them BizTech Magazine all 25 news articles »
Internet of Things security: What happens when every device is smart and you don't even know it? - ZDNet
Tue Mar 21 00:11, 2017 GMT
Not all cyber-attacks are about theft, some seek to undermine the trust placed in data and documents.
Fake data
Mon Mar 20 18:14, 2017 GMT
Advox (press release) (blog) 'Those who tortured him [should] tell us the truth': Tunisian Commission Hears Net Freedom Testimonies From ... Advox (press release) (blog) ... to abuses by the Ben Ali regime for expressing themselves online or accessing banned content, testified about the dictatorship's violations against freedom of expression and the right to privacy on the internet before Tunisia's Truth and Dignity ... and more »
'Those who tortured him [should] tell us the truth': Tunisian Commission Hears Net Freedom Testimonies From ... - Advox (press release) (blog)
Mon Mar 20 13:24, 2017 GMT
Network World Possibly the worst mass invasion of internet privacy ever Network World The request asks for “name(s), address(es), telephone number(s), dates of birth, Social Security numbers, email addresses, payment information, account information, IP addresses, and MAC addresses of the person(s) who requested/completed the search.". Police get search warrant for everyone who Googled Edina resident's name Minneapolis Star Tribune Police get warrant for entire Minnesota city's Google searches in wire fraud case ExtremeTech all 44 news articles »
Possibly the worst mass invasion of internet privacy ever - Network World
Mon Mar 20 11:47, 2017 GMT
The Malaysian artist’s depiction of the country’s prime minister as an evil clown saw him face possible jail time. The post #IndexAwards2017: Fahmi Reza will continue to use art as a weapon against corruption appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#IndexAwards2017: Fahmi Reza will continue to use art as a weapon against corruption
Mon Mar 20 10:42, 2017 GMT
A cartoonist for the daily Cumhuriyet shares his take on Turkey on the international stage. The post Semih Poroy: Turkey’s place in the world appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Semih Poroy: Turkey’s place in the world
Sun Mar 19 09:07, 2017 GMT
An internet security expert says a cyber arms race has just begun – and the big players might surprise you Business Insider Mikko Hypponen, a cyber security expert told Business Insider: "I believe we are right now seeing the beginning of the next arms race. This time it's going to be a cyber arms race. "Cyber attacks are, well they are, effective, they are affordable, and ... and more »
An internet security expert says a cyber arms race has just begun – and the big players might surprise you - Business Insider
Sun Mar 19 02:04, 2017 GMT
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany has raised its alert level against cyber attacks to "heightened readiness" ahead of parliamentary elections, saying government websites are already subjected to daily assault, newspaper Welt am Sonntag said.
German cybersecurity watchdog raises attack alert level: paper
Fri Mar 17 22:02, 2017 GMT
Just a friendly reminder that phishing scams which spoof the boss and request W-2 tax data on employees are intensifying as tax time nears. The latest victim shows that even cybersecurity experts can fall prey to these increasingly sophisticated attacks. On Thursday, March 16, the CEO of Defense Point Security, LLP -- a Virginia company that bills itself as "the choice provider of cyber security services to the federal government" -- told all employees that their W-2 tax data was handed directly to fraudsters after someone inside the company got caught in a phisher's net.
Govt. Cybersecurity Contractor Hit in W-2 Phishing Scam
Fri Mar 17 18:01, 2017 GMT
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (Reuters) - The world's biggest economies will pledge to jointly fight cyber attacks on the global banking system, one of the biggest coordinated efforts yet to protect lenders since an $81 million heist of the Bangladesh central bank's account last year.
G20 to jointly fight bank sector hacking
Fri Mar 17 13:28, 2017 GMT
Linux.com (blog) Bruce Schneier on New Security Threats from the Internet of Things Linux.com (blog) Security expert Bruce Schneier says we're creating an Internet that senses, thinks, and acts, which is is the classic definition of a robot. “I contend that ... Linux.com: What are some of the new security and privacy risks specifically associated with ...
Bruce Schneier on New Security Threats from the Internet of Things - Linux.com (blog)
Fri Mar 17 10:27, 2017 GMT
Many universities pay lip service to freedom of speech on campus, but actions often tell a different story The post Is free speech in jeopardy on UK campuses? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Is free speech in jeopardy on UK campuses?
Wed Mar 15 08:34, 2017 GMT
“Media freedom and pluralism are fundamental rights enshrined in Article 11 of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. However, the EU has no general powers to intervene with Member States in the area of fundamental rights” European Commission Vice-President Andrus Ansip said when replying to a question by Maltese MEP David Casa regarding the garnishee […] The post Garnishee orders: Media freedom is a fundamental right but EU ‘has no power to intervene’ (Malta Independent) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Garnishee orders: Media freedom is a fundamental right but EU ‘has no power to intervene’ (Malta Independent)
Thu Mar 16 19:08, 2017 GMT
The popular scrapbooking site hasn't been accessible in China for the past seven days, according to monitoring site GreatFire.org.
Pinterest is now blocked by China's Great Firewall - CNET
Thu Mar 16 16:01, 2017 GMT
This is the third entry in a blog series that looks at each stage of an application security program’s maturity and outlines your next steps as you move toward an advanced program. We typically see organizations fall within one of these four stages of application security: Reactive Baseline Expanded Advanced If you are in the expanded application security stage, you’ve made significant progress embedding security into the software development lifecycle (SDLC) . You probably use several assessment techniques, and have multiple touch points in the SDLC where security assessments are conducted. This is certainly a solid application security program that significantly reduces your organization’s risk at the application layer. However, with the shift to DevOps, developers are looking for more autonomy and shunning any processes that slow them down. These trends are requiring some tweaks to the expanded program to move it to the advanced stage. How do you move to an advanced application security program that gels with a DevOps model? It’s time to start fully integrating automated testing into the SDLC, measuring and refining your program, and making sure you’re covering third-party applications and code. Integration and automation To keep up with the speed of development in a DevOps world, AppSec solutions have to be able to: Scan code quickly, without significant configuration Integrate security assessments into the same APIs that are used for development In addition, emerging solutions allow developers to assess smaller sections of code in progress, rather than waiting to assess only completed applications. For instance, Veracode Developer Sandbox lets development teams test and fix code between releases without triggering a failed policy compliance report to the security team, and Veracode Greenlight gives developers secure coding feedback in seconds, privately in their IDE, so they can fix issues before they even commit the code. Third-party applications and code Another consequence of the increased development speed: the reliance on third-party apps and code. And this externally sourced code is increasingly becoming the target of choice for cyberattackers because it’s typically insufficiently secure, and it gives them more bang for their buck — they can target hundreds to thousands of companies with a single exploit . To address third-party application vulnerabilities, consider an application security solution that: Works directly with your software supply chain — on your behalf — to assess and remediate suppliers’ code Ensures third-party code adheres to your security policies before you implement it To manage vulnerabilities in open source components, make sure you have an inventory of all components in use and their locations. Often, when major vulnerabilities in open source components are disclosed, companies struggle to respond because they don’t know which of their applications contain components, or even which components they are using. Application security solutions are increasingly enabling complete visibility into all of the components development teams are using, as well as the versions being used. Runtime protection The reality is that time to market often trumps security, and apps are deployed with vulnerabilities. Prepare for this scenario by adding runtime protection to your application security mix. Runtime protection technology identifies and blocks application security threats in real time. This technology enables applications to “self-protect” by reconfiguring automatically, without human intervention, in response to certain conditions. Making the case with metrics To take your program to the next level, it’s time to start measuring it against KPIs, and reporting on the results. Based on the results, you can tweak your existing goals or policies. In addition, your KPI reporting will prove that your program is making a positive impact, and ease the process of getting additional buy-in and support. Get details on these steps, and all the steps involved in building an application security program – including tips and advice from someone’s who’s been there – in our new guide, From Ad Hoc to Advanced Application Security: Your Path to a Mature AppSec Program .
Your Next Steps if Your AppSec Program Is in the Expanded Stage
Thu Mar 16 15:29, 2017 GMT
Using the prism of Shakespeare, this event explores how the arts allow for greater freedom of speech in our societies in the UK and US today The post Power of the arts: from propaganda to free speech appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Power of the arts: from propaganda to free speech
Thu Mar 16 14:43, 2017 GMT
A country’s leadership sets the tone, but can also penetrate the very fabric of the public’s existence igniting a metamorphosis that creates political clones The post Ece Temelkuran: What will become of Erdogan’s little clones when he’s gone? appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Ece Temelkuran: What will become of Erdogan’s little clones when he’s gone?
Thu Mar 16 12:04, 2017 GMT
Travel trade organisation Abta says a cyber attack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people.
Abta website hit by cyber attack
Thu Mar 16 11:00, 2017 GMT
Next month, Blockchain Capital will build a new venture capital fund using a bitcoin-like digital token instead of dollars The post The Initial Coin Offering, the Bitcoin-y Stock That's Not Stock—But Definitely a Big Deal appeared first on WIRED .
The Initial Coin Offering, the Bitcoin-y Stock That’s Not Stock—But Definitely a Big Deal
Thu Mar 16 04:09, 2017 GMT
KFOX El Paso Carpe Diem: home internet security KFOX El Paso The best step you can take to your protect your privacy , is to change the default password on any home device that is connected to the internet . All these items come with a default password that Gamwell said most people choose to ignore out of laziness.
Carpe Diem: home internet security - KFOX El Paso
Thu Mar 16 04:11, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wednesday's indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc provides the clearest details yet on what some U.S. officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow's security services and private Russian hackers.
Yahoo cyber indictment shows Kremlin, hackers working hand-in-hand
Thu Mar 16 00:49, 2017 GMT
The U.S. Justice Department today unsealed indictments against four men accused of hacking into a half-billion Yahoo email accounts. Two of the men named in the indictments worked for a unit of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) that serves as the FBI's point of contact in Moscow on cybercrime cases. Here's a look at the accused, starting with a 22-year-old who apparently did not try to hide his tracks. According to a press release put out by the Justice Department, among those indicted was Karim Baratov (a.k.a. Kay, Karim Taloverov), a Canadian and Kazakh national who lives in Canada. Baratov is accused of being hired by the two FSB officer defendants in this case -- Dmitry Dokuchaev, 33, and Igor Sushchin, 43 -- to hack into the email accounts of thousands of individuals. According to a press release put out by the Justice Department, among those indicted was Karim Baratov (a.k.a. Kay, Karim Taloverov), a Canadian and Kazakh national who lives in Canada. Baratov is accused of being hired by the two FSB officer defendants in this case -- Dmitry Dokuchaev, 33, and Igor Sushchin, 43 -- to hack into the email accounts of thousands of individuals.
Four Men Charged With Hacking 500M Yahoo Accounts
Wed Mar 15 22:27, 2017 GMT
BOSTON (Reuters) - A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus was likely behind a recent cyber campaign targeting organizations in 31 countries, following high-profile attacks on Bangladesh Bank, Sony and South Korea, cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Wednesday.
North Korean hacking group behind recent attacks on banks: Symantec
Wed Mar 15 15:41, 2017 GMT
Mark Twain famously said, "truth is stranger than fiction." I doubt even he could invent the strange events that unfold daily in our newsfeeds. In the realm of cybersecurity, however, breaches and vulnerabilities are becoming so frequent as to be predictable. Nevertheless, some of the most notable breaches of the past year were shocking in their details. Look at the unexpected outcome of the U.S. presidential election, and the alleged cyberattacks by Russia. Beyond hacked emails and "fake news," at least two states had their voter databases breached , most likely through a  SQL injection  vulnerability, a disturbingly common web application security failure. Many of the most bizarre breaches can be attributed to application-layer attacks, including last year's hack of the online hookup community Adult FriendFinder , with millions of users' credentials ending up for sale on the Dark Web. Stranger still, application security vulnerabilities allowed attackers to compromise the SCADA systems of a water utility through a public payment application. The attackers were able to mess with the control system to change the level of chemicals in the water, although the breach was caught in time to prevent potentially devastating consequences, according to the Verizon Data Breach Digest . Then there was the story of the Mirai botnet , a collection of compromised Internet of Things devices used in a super-powerful DDoS attack that temporarily knocked several major websites offline. Mirai's masters built such a powerful botnet by exploiting hardcoded passwords in 1.5 million webcams . These and other strange but true application security failures that caught our eye in the past year are the subject of this infographic . If you think of other strange AppSec failures that we missed, use the comments section to add to this list. And learn more about the application security challenges and frustrations developers struggle with in our developer survey report .  
Strange But True Application Security Failures [INFOGRAPHIC]
Wed Mar 15 16:00, 2017 GMT
snopes.com Senate Bill Would Roll Back FCC Oversight of Internet Privacy snopes.com According to the FCC's rules, “sensitive customer personal information” includes not only Social Security numbers, financial and health-related data, but web browsing history, content of users' online communications, and “the functional equivalents of ... Advertisers urge Congress to roll back internet privacy rule The Hill The US Senate is Looking to Remove Internet Privacy Protection Rules News4C Trump And Congress Complain About Surveillance, But Want to Enable Spying By Internet Companies ACLU (blog) Ars Technica all 18 news articles »
Senate Bill Would Roll Back FCC Oversight of Internet Privacy - snopes.com
Wed Mar 15 14:05, 2017 GMT
Beyond the Script, part of the BBC Arabic Festival, invites speakers to question what we cannot talk about. The post Beyond the Script: Policy, censorship and physical boundaries appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Beyond the Script: Policy, censorship and physical boundaries
Wed Mar 15 11:27, 2017 GMT
News4C The US Senate is Looking to Remove Internet Privacy Protection Rules News4C We live in the age of technology and internet , and everyone we know is surfing the web. What not everyone might know though is that their internet service providers store their browsing history. This means that their privacy is always at stake ...
The US Senate is Looking to Remove Internet Privacy Protection Rules - News4C
Wed Mar 15 10:47, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship, PEN International, ARTICLE 19 and 65 organisations are deeply concerned by the continuous deterioration of freedom of expression and media freedom in Turkey The post Turkey’s deteriorating freedom of expression and media freedom appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Turkey’s deteriorating freedom of expression and media freedom
Wed Mar 15 02:00, 2017 GMT
Top 5 Predictions About the Future of Internet Privacy Business 2 Community Some argue that security triumphs privacy . Others argue that people have an undeniable right to lead private lives and that governments must not interfere with that. Regardless of where one might stand on the issue, however, one thing is clear ...
Top 5 Predictions About the Future of Internet Privacy - Business 2 Community
Wed Mar 15 09:36, 2017 GMT
Danish journalist Flemming Rose delivered a lecture on 9 March 2017 as part of Censorship Awareness Week at Wellesley College. The post Flemming Rose: Censorship and self-censorship in the 21st century appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Flemming Rose: Censorship and self-censorship in the 21st century
Tue Mar 14 18:03, 2017 GMT
In the summer 2016 issue of Index on Censorship magazine award-winning journalist Lindsey Hilsum asks if reporters should still be heading to warzones. The post Lindsey Hilsum: The danger of reporting behind the lines appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Lindsey Hilsum: The danger of reporting behind the lines
Tue Mar 14 10:39, 2017 GMT
National Cyber Security Centre and National Crime Agency warn more must be done to secure critical service from threat of IoT hacks.
The internet of botnets and ransomware on your TV: Here come your next big security headaches
Tue Mar 14 08:21, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries. The post Mapping Media Freedom: Spanish journalists harassed by Podemos officials appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: Spanish journalists harassed by Podemos officials
Tue Mar 14 07:54, 2017 GMT
NCA director says a rising number of gadgets are being hacked to launch cyber attacks.
Your gadgets could help 'launch a cyber attack'
Tue Mar 14 07:45, 2017 GMT
The new piracy blocking injunction obtained by the UK's Premier League is groundbreaking on several levels, court papers have revealed. Not only did the football outfit work closely with Sky, BT and Virgin, - who all have a vested interest, but the ISPs also monitored traffic from 'pirate' servers requested by their customers. Live blocking of streams will be possible too, with no immediate court oversight. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
New UK ‘Kodi’ Piracy Blocking Injunction is a Pretty Scary Beast
Tue Mar 14 03:59, 2017 GMT
KFOX El Paso Motivation Monday: home internet security KFOX El Paso What you really need to be worried about, Gamwell said, is the multibillion-dollar criminal industry that exists solely to violate your privacy and pillage your finances by accessing your personal information. And all it takes, to do that is hacking ...
Motivation Monday: home internet security - KFOX El Paso
Mon Mar 13 17:10, 2017 GMT
The Hill Advertisers urge Congress to roll back internet privacy rule The Hill The privacy rules approved under former Democratic Commissioner Tom Wheeler have sparked controversy. They require internet service providers to obtain permission from consumers before using sensitive data for marketing purposes. But Republicans ... Congress may overturn Obama internet privacy rules Reuters Internet Privacy Rules Repeal Surfaces in House InsideSources ACLU Responds To Flake Resolution On Internet Privacy Regulations KJZZ Legal Reader (blog)  - Business Insider  - Jeff Flake all 155 news articles »
Advertisers urge Congress to roll back internet privacy rule - The Hill
Mon Mar 13 16:02, 2017 GMT
The trial of jailed Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab on charges of spreading "rumours and false news" was deferred for a second time on 7 March until 16 April. The post Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab trial postponed until 16 April appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Nabeel Rajab trial postponed until 16 April
Mon Mar 13 14:04, 2017 GMT
The Hill Week ahead in tech: GOP takes aim at internet privacy rules The Hill The FCC's privacy rules were approved under then-Chairman Tom Wheeler, a Democrat, in October, and bar internet service providers from collecting "sensitive" consumer data like browsing information and app usage data without their customers' express ... Senate Committee Questions FCC Commissioners on Broadcast TV Repacking, Internet Privacy Lexology (registration) Net neutrality DOA? Here's what's next for the internet CNET all 14 news articles »
Week ahead in tech: GOP takes aim at internet privacy rules - The Hill
Mon Mar 13 10:47, 2017 GMT
Lexology (registration) Senate Committee Questions FCC Commissioners on Broadcast TV Repacking, Internet Privacy Lexology (registration) Ranking committee member Bill Nelson (D-FL) countered that Pai's recent actions on broadband privacy have weakened consumer privacy protections, transparency and data security . Thune also reminded the FCC's commissioners and, particularly, Clyburn ... and more »
Senate Committee Questions FCC Commissioners on Broadcast TV Repacking, Internet Privacy - Lexology (registration)
Sun Mar 12 13:45, 2017 GMT
The spy agency says cyber-attacks could threaten the democratic process in the UK.
GCHQ warns politicians about Russian hacking threat
Mon Mar 13 07:34, 2017 GMT
South China Morning Post China's internet censorship under fire at 'two sessions' South China Morning Post Two proposals by CPPCC delegates at panel meetings – one which was subsequently censored and another which went unreported on the mainland – have urged the loosening of internet controls and many advisers and lawmakers have spoken out against ... and more »
China's internet censorship under fire at 'two sessions' - South China Morning Post
Sun Mar 12 17:41, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - A British intelligence agency has told political parties to protect themselves against potential cyber attacks, citing allegations that Russian hackers tried to influence last year's U.S. presidential election.
UK political parties warned of Russian hacking threat: report
Fri Mar 10 23:15, 2017 GMT
U.S. News & World Report Congress May Overturn Obama Internet Privacy Rules U.S. News & World Report WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration in October that would have subjected internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites to protect customers ... Internet Privacy Rules Repeal Surfaces in House InsideSources Congress May Overturn Obama-Era Rules on Internet Privacy TIME ACLU Responds To Flake Resolution On Internet Privacy Regulations KJZZ Legal Reader (blog)  - Yahoo Finance  - The Verge  - Federal Communications Commission all 109 news articles »
Congress May Overturn Obama Internet Privacy Rules - U.S. News & World Report
Fri Mar 10 18:39, 2017 GMT
Mashable Internet security company launches a perfume line to promote cybersecurity Mashable Kaspersky is a company that creates software to protect homes and businesses from viruses and internet threats and now they will also be making perfume. The company is partnered with Scarlett London, a well-known fashion and lifestyle blogger based in ...
Internet security company launches a perfume line to promote cybersecurity - Mashable
Fri Mar 10 14:35, 2017 GMT
InsideSources Internet Privacy Rules Repeal Surfaces in House InsideSources Republicans in both chambers of Congress are moving ahead with a permanent privacy rules repeal for internet providers passed by the Federal Communications Commission. The House of Representatives introduced late Wednesday its proposal to wipe ... Congress May Overturn Obama-Era Rules on Internet Privacy TIME ACLU Responds To Flake Resolution On Internet Privacy Regulations KJZZ Interest Groups Asks Congress to Remove Internet Privacy Rules Legal Reader (blog) Silicon UK  - Yahoo Finance  - CNET  - Federal Communications Commission all 100 news articles »
Internet Privacy Rules Repeal Surfaces in House - InsideSources
Fri Mar 10 16:22, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 6 billion pounds ($7.3 billion) terrorism reinsurance fund hopes to extend its cover to include cyber attacks on property, chief executive Julian Enoizi said.
UK terrorism reinsurance fund hopes to include cyber: CEO
Fri Mar 10 12:41, 2017 GMT
Privacy advocates protest as German deputies make it easier to install public video surveillance.
Germany surveillance: Security trumps privacy as video bill passed
Wed Mar 8 10:37, 2017 GMT
Cancelled in 2015, a play about the radicalisation of young Muslims has now been published. It’s challenging, gloriously authentic and prompts grownup debate. So who is brave enough to put it on? Read the full article The post Shut down but not silenced: Isis play Homegrown demands to be staged (The Guardian) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Shut down but not silenced: Isis play Homegrown demands to be staged (The Guardian)
Tue Mar 7 10:36, 2017 GMT
Murder, assault and imprisonment are among the “growing spectrum of threats” faced by journalists in Europe, according to Index on Censorship. Read the full article The post Murder, assault and imprisonment among ‘growing spectrum of threats’ facing journalists in Europe (Press Gazette) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Murder, assault and imprisonment among ‘growing spectrum of threats’ facing journalists in Europe (Press Gazette)
Tue Mar 7 10:25, 2017 GMT
Bush Theatre artistic director Madani Younis has claimed a play about radicalisation cancelled by the National Youth Theatre was “absolutely censored”. Read the full article The post Madani Younis: Radical Islam play ‘was censored’ (The Stage) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Madani Younis: Radical Islam play ‘was censored’ (The Stage)
Fri Mar 10 10:06, 2017 GMT
The decision by prosecutors in Viborg to charge a man with blasphemy for burning a Koran shocked Danes. The post Jacob Mchangama: Denmark’s revived blasphemy ban appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Jacob Mchangama: Denmark’s revived blasphemy ban
Fri Mar 10 07:44, 2017 GMT
The Premier League has obtained a new High Court injunction that will enable it to block streams delivered to the public via Kodi and similar devices. While blocking orders are extremely commonplace, it appears that this particular one might seek to block high-level sources of streaming content, before it's able to cascade down to the masses. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Premier League Obtains Intriguing Injunction to Tackle Pirate Streams
Thu Mar 9 19:28, 2017 GMT
If you haven't heard of it by now, you should sit up and pay attention to "Struts-Shock." That's what Veracode is calling a critical vulnerability just identified in the Apache Struts 2 library, which attackers are actively exploiting . We're cautioning customers and anyone else using the vulnerable Struts 2 component due to the severity of the bug, and because it is widespread in Java applications and is easy to exploit with available tools. Although the Apache Foundation issued a patch for the Struts-Shock vulnerability on Monday, March 6 (see security bulletin S2-045 ), many affected organizations may be exposed if they do not know which of their applications are using vulnerable versions of the library. According to an analysis of Veracode scans over the past 18 months, 68 percent of Java applications using the Struts 2 library have a version that is vulnerable to Struts-Shock. Struts-Shock is a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability, also referred to as command injection. A command injection vulnerability allows an attacker to send HTTP requests to an impacted web application, and execute commands of their choosing on the server. "A typical Struts-Shock attack would be to install command and control software on the server in order to join the server to a botnet," Veracode CTO Chris Wysopal said. "Another typical attack would be to use the server as a stepping stone to further penetrate the network the vulnerable server is part of." Any Java application using the vulnerable Struts 2 package, which includes Struts 2.3.5 - 2.3.31, and Struts 2.5 - Struts 2.5.10, is vulnerable. "Exploits are not dependent on any class or codepath. An attacker can trigger the vulnerable code with a crafted web request," Chris said. All Apache Struts 2 developers and customers should update to version 2.3.32 or 2.5.10.1 as soon as possible. Systemic risk Open source components such as Apache Struts 2 are a vital part of software development – it just doesn't make sense for fast-moving development shops to reinvent the wheel whenever they need to use existing functionality. However, the lack of visibility into the use of open source components represents a systemic risk to applications, organizations, and the digital economy as a whole. "Despite the risk, most third-party and open source components do not undergo the same level of security scrutiny as custom-developed software," Chris said. "Developers use pre-existing components to get functionality 'for free,' and are often unaware of the complete bill of goods that make up the code they use." Compounding the risk, it can be difficult and costly for companies with multiple code repositories to pinpoint all the applications where a risky component is used. The widespread use of components makes them an ideal target for cybercriminals. Cybercriminals can create one exploit targeting a known vulnerability, and because companies are ill-equipped to respond to vulnerability disclosures in third-party components, attackers have an enormous range of potential victims to attack. This is why vulnerabilities in open source code, such as Heartbleed, are so dangerous. Java vulnerabilities like Struts-Shock are particularly concerning because Java is so widely used. Of all the enterprise and vendor-written applications Veracode tested for our recent State of Software Security report, about half were written in Java. And a shockingly high number of those applications – 97 percent – had at least one component with a known vulnerability. Unfortunately, that means vulnerabilities like Struts-Shock are far from rare. Stamping them out requires an ongoing and systematic effort. We're offering a free whitepaper describing strategies for reducing open source and third-party component risk. Contact us to learn more about how Veracode can help you reduce application risk from vulnerable open source components. If you are a Veracode customer Veracode security consultants and account managers are actively reaching out to help customers identify and update vulnerable applications.
Don't Get Zapped by the Struts-Shock Vulnerability Affecting Apache Struts 2
Tue Mar 7 23:26, 2017 GMT
The Verge Republicans introduce resolution to kill FCC's internet privacy rules The Verge Republicans took the first step toward reversing the Federal Communication Commission's internet privacy rules today, with 25 senators introducing legislation that would reverse the rules and forbid the commission from passing anything similar to them ... Congress is Trying to Roll Back Internet Privacy Protections As You Read This EFF Internet privacy rules are flawed Miami Herald Industry groups push Congress to roll back internet privacy rules The Hill InsideSources  - Washington Examiner  - ACLU (blog)  - Federal Communications Commission all 94 news articles »
Republicans introduce resolution to kill FCC's internet privacy rules - The Verge
Wed Mar 1 23:10, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times FCC Votes to Block New Internet Privacy Rule ConsumerReports.org The FCC's new chairman, Ajit Pai, announced last week that he planned to block implementation of the data security rule in order to reconcile it with how the Federal Trade Commission regulates other parts of the internet . All of the new broadband ... New FCC Chairman Begins Attacks on Internet Privacy EFF FCC halts Internet privacy rule that imposes data security requirements on broadband providers Los Angeles Times FCC votes to block internet privacy rule The Hill Wall Street Journal (subscription)  - The Verge  - E-Commerce Times all 169 news articles »
FCC Votes to Block New Internet Privacy Rule - ConsumerReports.org
Thu Mar 9 14:05, 2017 GMT
ACLU Responds To Flake Resolution On Internet Privacy Regulations KJZZ Now, Flake and 34 co-sponsors are supporting a Congressional resolution intended to block the FCC's proposed regulatory expansion on internet service providers. Steve Kilar is with the Arizona ACLU and is concerned. “Action with Congressional approval ...
ACLU Responds To Flake Resolution On Internet Privacy Regulations - KJZZ
Wed Mar 8 19:03, 2017 GMT
Morning Consult Pai: FCC Required to Ensure Internet Privacy Even Without Agency Rules Morning Consult Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said Wednesday that even if the agency's internet service provider privacy rules are undone, the FCC would still be obligated by communications law to protect consumer information. It's the first time ... New FCC Chairman Defends Changes to Internet Privacy Rules Wall Street Journal (subscription) Senate Dems grill FCC chairman The Hill 5 things Ajit Pai said during his first Senate hearing as FCC chairman The Verge Axios all 114 news articles »
Pai: FCC Required to Ensure Internet Privacy Even Without Agency Rules - Morning Consult
Thu Mar 9 10:08, 2017 GMT
The Index-award winning journalist Zaina Erhaim was due to travel to the USA this month along with three other Syrian women to screen their documentary series, Syria’s Rebellious Women The post Zaina Erhaim: “No one is left in Aleppo” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Zaina Erhaim: “No one is left in Aleppo”
Thu Mar 9 02:24, 2017 GMT
TIME Congress May Overturn Obama-Era Rules on Internet Privacy TIME Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration in October that would have subjected internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites to protect customers' private data. Senator Jeff ... and more »
Congress May Overturn Obama-Era Rules on Internet Privacy - TIME
Wed Mar 8 23:28, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving to repeal regulations adopted by the Obama administration in October that would have subjected internet service providers to stricter scrutiny than websites to protect customers' private data.
Congress may overturn Obama internet privacy rules
Wed Mar 8 22:51, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors are betting market regulators will approve what would be the first U.S. exchange-traded fund to track the price of bitcoin.
Investors chained to bitcoin bets as U.S. ETF decision looms
Wed Mar 8 13:00, 2017 GMT
CNET The battle for online privacy : What you need to know CNET In the latest move, Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona introduced a resolution late Tuesday that would kill rules the FCC passed in October to regulate consumer privacy for internet service providers. The bill, which has 21 Republican sponsors ... GOP senators' new bill would let ISPs sell your Web browsing data Ars Technica Senate Resolution Would Let Internet Providers Sell Your Information Without Consent LawNewz all 11 news articles »
The battle for online privacy: What you need to know - CNET
Wed Mar 8 18:12, 2017 GMT
CNET New FCC Chairman Defends Changes to Internet Privacy Rules Wall Street Journal (subscription) WASHINGTON—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai defended his partial rollback of Obama-era internet privacy rules at a hearing Wednesday, saying consumers would remain protected by federal law. But Democrats warned his efforts ... Sen. Flake's Resolution Will Eliminate Unnecessary FCC Internet Privacy Regulations, Says CTA Yahoo Finance The battle for online privacy : What you need to know CNET GOP senators' new bill would let ISPs sell your Web browsing data Ars Technica The Hill  - Common Dreams  - Morning Consult all 85 news articles »
New FCC Chairman Defends Changes to Internet Privacy Rules - Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Wed Mar 8 15:48, 2017 GMT
CNET Sen. Flake's Resolution Will Eliminate Unnecessary FCC Internet Privacy Regulations, Says CTA Yahoo Finance “Late last year, and over many objections, the FCC adopted privacy rules for broadband and telecommunications services related to its broader Open Internet Order. While these rules apply only to internet service providers, they could establish a ... The battle for online privacy : What you need to know CNET GOP senators' new bill would let ISPs sell your Web browsing data Ars Technica Overnight Tech: Trump nominates FCC chief to new term | WikiLeaks dumps CIA docs | GOP bill would roll back ... The Hill Common Dreams  - Morning Consult  - The Verge all 77 news articles »
Sen. Flake's Resolution Will Eliminate Unnecessary FCC Internet Privacy Regulations, Says CTA - Yahoo Finance
Tue Mar 7 23:59, 2017 GMT
EFF Congress is Trying to Roll Back Internet Privacy Protections As You Read This EFF But it appears some members of Congress didn't get the message, because they're trying to roll back the FCC's privacy rules right now without having anything concrete ready to replace them. We're talking here about basic requirements, like getting your ... Industry groups push Congress to roll back internet privacy rules The Hill Republicans introduce resolution to kill FCC's internet privacy rules The Verge Congress: Don't Let Internet Providers Sell Our Data to the Highest Bidder ACLU (blog) ZDNet  - The Boston Globe  - Morning Consult  - Federal Communications Commission all 84 news articles »
Congress is Trying to Roll Back Internet Privacy Protections As You Read This - EFF
Wed Mar 8 00:07, 2017 GMT
Internet privacy rules are flawed Miami Herald The administration and Congress must fix the confusing and costly rules that govern internet privacy . Consumers deserve to know what information about their online behavior is being tracked, and businesses, especially small and diverse firms, need ...
Internet privacy rules are flawed - Miami Herald
Tue Mar 7 21:44, 2017 GMT
The Hill Industry groups push Congress to roll back internet privacy rules The Hill The privacy order requires internet service providers to obtain consumer permission to before using their data for marketing purposes. One of the rules, which would have required providers to beef up their consumer data security , was stayed by the FCC ... Congress: Don't Let Internet Providers Sell Our Data to the Highest Bidder ACLU (blog) FCC blocks rules that stop internet providers from secretly selling your data ZDNet We need strong privacy protection — the issue is how to get it The Boston Globe Morning Consult  - Federal Communications Commission all 76 news articles »
Industry groups push Congress to roll back internet privacy rules - The Hill
Tue Mar 7 15:10, 2017 GMT
There's no question about it, agreed our panel: the controversial play about radicalisation was censored. The post Homegrown: “Not enough has been said about the silencing of young artists” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Homegrown: “Not enough has been said about the silencing of young artists”
Tue Mar 7 02:40, 2017 GMT
The live-streaming feature has been used to broadcast live at least 50 acts of violence, including murder, beatings and suicides, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Violence on Facebook Live presents censorship dilemma - CNET
Mon Mar 6 22:30, 2017 GMT
The influential nonprofit says it will begin including evaluations of a product's online security and privacy features in its reviews.
Consumer Reports to factor cybersecurity into reviews - CNET
Mon Mar 6 20:55, 2017 GMT
Following complaints from copyright holders, Italian ISPs are required to block hundreds of websites, a list that continues to expand. During the past week a handful of new sites were added including Flashx and RARBG, with streaming site 123movies being next in line. The question remains, however, how effective these measures are. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Italy’s Pirate Site Blocklist Expands with Flashx, RARBG and Others
Mon Mar 6 12:26, 2017 GMT
Heat Street Chinese Official Dares to Challenge Repressive Government Internet Censorship Heat Street A senior Chinese official has spoken out against his country's repressive internet censorship measures in a rare show of defiance. Luo Fuhe, a technology adviser to China's parliament, said that Communist officials should un-ban some of the thousands ... Senior Official Slams China's Internet Censorship | The Daily Caller Daily Caller Chinese official calls for easing of internet censorship The Guardian China's internet censorship hampering country's scientific and economic development, warns government adviser The Independent The Straits Times  - South China Morning Post  - Taipei Times all 11 news articles »
Chinese Official Dares to Challenge Repressive Government Internet Censorship - Heat Street
Mon Mar 6 09:37, 2017 GMT
International organisations call on the Azerbaijani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release Mehman Huseynov. The post Azerbaijan: Crackdown on free expression accelerates with conviction of prominent blogger appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan: Crackdown on free expression accelerates with conviction of prominent blogger
Sat Mar 4 06:19, 2017 GMT
The Indian Express China: Senior government advisor criticises country's internet ... The Indian Express In a rare public criticism of a sensitive government policy. Luo Fuhe warned that the country's internet censorship is hampering scientific research and economic ... and more »
China: Senior government advisor criticises country's internet ... - The Indian Express
Mon Mar 6 05:11, 2017 GMT
(Reuters) - Consumer Reports, an influential U.S. non-profit group that conducts extensive reviews of cars, kitchen appliances and other goods, is gearing up to start considering cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products.
Consumer Reports to consider cyber security in product reviews
Sat Mar 4 06:10, 2017 GMT
U.S. News & World Report Senior China Government Adviser Criticizes Web Censorship U.S. News & World Report China authoritarian communist government provides little public information about its censorship regime, although it recently renewed a push for a greater role in global internet governance based on restrictions and regulations rather than the ... and more »
Senior China Government Adviser Criticizes Web Censorship - U.S. News & World Report
Sun Mar 5 13:00, 2017 GMT
The Hill New fight erupts over internet privacy The Hill The FCC under new GOP Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday moved to block a rule requiring internet service providers to take stronger steps to protect customers' data. The data security rule is part of a more expansive package of broadband privacy rules the ... and more »
New fight erupts over internet privacy - The Hill
Sat Mar 4 21:55, 2017 GMT
RARBG, one of the world's most popular torrent sites, has just received a pile of paperwork from major rightsholders including Village Roadshow, Disney, Universal and Warner. A letter sent from a Sydney lawfirm claims that the site infringes on "an enormous scale" and says that a blocking application was filed in February. It appears that local ISPs will not contest the action. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Movie Company Lawyers Warn Pirate Sites About Looming Blockades
Sat Mar 4 00:02, 2017 GMT
South China Morning Post Senior Chinese official slams internet curbs in rare public outburst South China Morning Post A senior official of China's top advisory body has lashed out at the country's increasing internet censorship , warning that heightened crackdowns threaten social and economic growth. The remarks by Luo Fuhe, a vice-chairmen of the Chinese People's ... and more »
Senior Chinese official slams internet curbs in rare public outburst - South China Morning Post
Sat Mar 4 16:09, 2017 GMT
U.S. News & World Report Senior Chinese Official Publicly Challenges China's Extensive Internet Censorship Daily Caller A senior government adviser slammed China's internet censorship practices, arguing that such restrictions prevent social and economic development. Luo Fuhe is vice chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and ... Chinese official calls for easing of internet censorship The Guardian Senior China Government Adviser Criticizes Web Censorship U.S. News & World Report Senior Chinese official slams internet curbs in rare public outburst South China Morning Post all 303 news articles »
Senior Chinese Official Publicly Challenges China's Extensive Internet Censorship - Daily Caller
Sat Mar 4 04:37, 2017 GMT
South China Morning Post Chinese official calls for easing of internet censorship The Guardian It is a rare criticism of the country's censorship policies, which have become more severe since Xi Jinping assumed power in 2012. China operates one of the world's most sophisticated and far-reaching internet censorship systems. Known as the Great ... Senior Chinese official slams internet curbs in rare public outburst South China Morning Post all 2 news articles »
Chinese official calls for easing of internet censorship - The Guardian
Thu Mar 2 22:59, 2017 GMT
E-Commerce Times FCC Reverses Course on Internet Privacy Rules E-Commerce Times The Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday issued a joint statement following the FCC's temporary stay of data security regulations. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and FTC Acting Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen ...
FCC Reverses Course on Internet Privacy Rules - E-Commerce Times
Fri Mar 3 15:50, 2017 GMT
As the value of Bitcoin tops gold for the first time, we spoke to an early investor who bought one Bitcoin for just $18 (£14.70) in 2012.
Bitcoin buyer
Fri Mar 3 00:55, 2017 GMT
Asian American photographer says some digital foodies are playing into racist stereotypes about ethnic dishes.
Are food bloggers fuelling racist stereotypes?
Fri Mar 3 08:10, 2017 GMT
Demand for the digital cryptocurrency has soared since the beginning of the year.
Bitcoin value tops gold for first time
Fri Mar 3 00:01, 2017 GMT
The value of the digital currency hits an all-time high of $1,263.72.
One bitcoin now worth more than an ounce of gold - CNET
Thu Mar 2 15:21, 2017 GMT
After four years of providing web-based support to Veracode's RSA Conference team from our offices in Burlington Mass, I had the pleasure of finally attending the conference myself. First impressions were a bit staggering to say the least. One thing that doesn't exactly come through amid all the web and social chatter that happens around RSAC is the sheer size of this conference as measured by attendees along with both volume and variety of vendors. What an impossible challenge this presents for any position tasked with prioritization and selection of security technologies. I got my first glipmse of this challenge during an exercise we did at Veracode last year led by our Director of Product Marketing, Chris Kirsch . We played a simple Monopoly style game where every player took on the role of a CISO at an organization from a variety of sectors with varying budgets. As turns progressed players saved up budget, made choices to purchase technologies, and encountered random incidents. In short, the game felt like survival. You knew sooner or later something catastrophic would happen and even the largest budgets only got you so far, so fast. Walking the Expo floor at RSA Conference brought back that same sense of staggering choice. It's no wonder that consolidation of security vendors was an overriding theme throughout many presentations starting with RSA Chief Techonology Officer, Zulfikar Ramzan's opening keynote.  To get a sense of what they mean, take look at this map of cybersecurity domains from Henry Jiang, CISO at Oppenheimer & Co. And that's only domains, adding vendors to each of these and charting overlap is intimidating to think about. I have no idea how we, as an industry start simplifying this but all of us vendors should understand and be empathetic of this challenge because every single one of our customers share it. On a lighter note, it really cool to see how our little company has grown over ten years of RSAC. 2007 vs. 2017 @Veracode at #RSAC . Plus this year we're also at #DVWK17 and our signage is everywhere, which is pretty fun. ;) pic.twitter.com/Tj70BBq70M — Chris Eng (@chriseng) February 14, 2017 The team at the Veracode booth team was stellar all week and we hope that every attendee who came by the both had all their questions answered. If there's anything we missed or anything you're still wondering don't hesitate to reach out or ping us on social. Below find some session coverage from throughout the week and a video interview with our Director of Developer Engagement, Pete Chestna . Session & Keynote Coverage Live From RSA Conference 2017 The Power of Opportunity Zulfikar Ramzan Keynote: Ripples and Technology Brad Smith Keynote: We Need a Cyber Geneva Convention Michael McCaul Keynote: Fight for Our Digital Lives States Confront Cybersecurity Challenge Interview: Chris Wysopal, CTO & Co-Founder, Veracode Final Boarding Call for DevOps – You Don’t Have to Go Home, But … The Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and What's Coming Next Your Chance to Get It Right, 5 Keys to Building AppSec into DevOps Topics of Leadership and Teamwork With Dame Stella Rimington Director of Developer Engagement, Pete Chestna Chats with DarkReading
RSA Conference 2017 Recap
Thu Mar 2 12:02, 2017 GMT
A spectre that has haunted Swedish journalism for decades is anti-democratic extremism, a phenomenon given new impetus by the rise of mainstream nationalist politics The post In the “safe” world of Swedish journalism, death threats are an everyday reality appeared first on Index on Censorship .
In the “safe” world of Swedish journalism, death threats are an everyday reality
Wed Mar 1 09:29, 2017 GMT
Later this year, a coalition of organizations including the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Freedom of the Press Foundation, the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press, the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University and the Index on Censorship will launch an as-yet unnamed news site to track press freedom violations in the […] The post Press freedom organizations are teaming up to start a news site (Poynter) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Press freedom organizations are teaming up to start a news site (Poynter)
Tue Feb 28 09:37, 2017 GMT
Like the many faced god in the TV adaptation of the book, Game of Thrones, Azerbaijan’s new Vice President, Mehriban Aliyeva, has many faces – albeit she lacks the assassin followers of Game of Thrones, at least for now. She lists herself as the Head of the Azerbaijan Culture Foundation; founder of Azerbaijan’s Irs magazine; […] The post Mehriban Aliyeva: The many faces of Azerbaijan’s First Lady and new Vice President (LSE) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mehriban Aliyeva: The many faces of Azerbaijan’s First Lady and new Vice President (LSE)
Tue Feb 28 09:35, 2017 GMT
Journalists face an escalating risk of violence, threats and government censorship ‘like never before’, according to a report from Index on Censorship. Read the full article   The post Press Freedom Faces ‘Unprecedented’ Threat in 2017 (Rights Info) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Press Freedom Faces ‘Unprecedented’ Threat in 2017 (Rights Info)
Thu Mar 2 08:33, 2017 GMT
SEOUL (Reuters) - A cyber attack from China has crashed the website of Lotte Duty Free, a company official said on Thursday, at a time when South Korean firms are reporting difficulties in China following the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system on their home soil.
South Korea's Lotte Duty Free says China cyber attacks crashed website
Thu Mar 2 03:14, 2017 GMT
Among today's fastest-growing cybercrime epidemics is "ransomware," malicious software that encrypts all of your computer files, photos, music and documents and then demands payment in Bitcoin to recover access to the files. A big reason for the steep increase in ransomware attacks in recent years comes from the proliferation of point-and-click tools sold in the cybercrime underground that make it stupid simple for anyone to begin extorting others for money.
Ransomware for Dummies: Anyone Can Do It
Wed Mar 1 23:07, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times FCC halts Internet privacy rule that imposes data security requirements on broadband providers Los Angeles Times The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted to halt an Internet privacy rule that would have imposed data security requirements on broadband providers. The move, by a 2-1 vote, came after the agency's new Republican chairman, Ajit Pai, ... FCC halts internet privacy requirements The Verge FCC votes to block internet privacy rule The Hill FCC Stays Key Portions of Obama Internet Privacy Rules Wall Street Journal (subscription) Yahoo Finance  - Engadget  - WBUR all 45 news articles »
FCC halts Internet privacy rule that imposes data security requirements on broadband providers - Los Angeles Times
Wed Mar 1 22:41, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times FCC Stays Key Portions of Obama Internet Privacy Rules Wall Street Journal (subscription) Federal regulators took steps toward rolling back key portions of a big Obama-era privacy rule for internet service providers, while promising a new regulatory approach that treats all online companies the same. The Federal Communications Commission ... FCC halts Internet privacy rule that imposes data security requirements on broadband providers Los Angeles Times all 2 news articles »
FCC Stays Key Portions of Obama Internet Privacy Rules - Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Wed Mar 1 20:41, 2017 GMT
The Hill FCC votes to block internet privacy rule The Hill The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday voted 2-1 along party lines to block a new internet privacy rule from taking effect. The rule would have required internet service providers to take more stringent steps to protect consumers' personal ... and more »
FCC votes to block internet privacy rule - The Hill
Wed Mar 1 20:49, 2017 GMT
The Hill New FCC Chairman Begins Attacks on Internet Privacy EFF Newly minted Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai just granted the telecom industry its wish: he has blocked new requirements that Internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast apply common sense security practices to protect your private data. FCC votes to block internet privacy rule The Hill Markey Fights Back After FCC Moves To Block Online Privacy Rules WBUR all 10 news articles »
New FCC Chairman Begins Attacks on Internet Privacy - EFF
Wed Mar 1 21:03, 2017 GMT
The Verge FCC halts internet privacy requirements The Verge The FCC has halted a set of privacy rules that would have required internet providers to more responsibly handle your sensitive data. Internet providers have been lobbying to overturn the entire set of privacy rules for a couple months now — in short ... and more »
FCC halts internet privacy requirements - The Verge
Wed Mar 1 20:35, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc .
FCC blocks stricter broadband privacy rules from taking effect
Wed Mar 1 18:50, 2017 GMT
BERLIN (Reuters) - The German parliament, which was attacked by hackers in 2015, suffered an internet outage for several hours on Wednesday but there were no indications it was triggered by a cyber attack, a spokesman for the Bundestag said.
German parliament suffers internet outage but no signs of attack
Wed Mar 1 16:02, 2017 GMT
Swedish ISP Bredbandsbolaget has begun blocking The Pirate Bay but it will not give up the fight. The provider says that in order to ensure that private players "do not have the last word regarding content that should be accessible on the Internet," it will be forced to fight any new blocking demands. Meanwhile, several of the blocked domains appear to be linking to legal sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
ISP Blocks Pirate Bay But Vows to Fight Future Blocking Demands
Wed Mar 1 03:58, 2017 GMT
Personal information of 850 employees and servicemen was accessed, but no classified information was stolen.
Singapore's Defence Ministry hit with first cyber attack - CNET
Tue Feb 28 21:53, 2017 GMT
Fox News Data from internet -connected teddy bears held ransom, security expert says Fox News Data from internet -connected smart teddy bears has been leaked and ransomed, exposing children's voice messages and more than half a million customer accounts, according a security expert. In a blog post, cybersecurity expert Troy Hunt says that an ... Creepy Teddy Bears Leak Kids' Voices to Strangers on the Internet Fortune Stuffed toys database left personal data exposed, says security expert ZDNet The latest internet -of-things privacy breach was brought to you by teddy bears Mashable Softpedia News  - Quartz  - Newsweek all 81 news articles »
Data from internet-connected teddy bears held ransom, security expert says - Fox News
Tue Feb 28 02:54, 2017 GMT
Leading international freedom of expression organisation Index on Censorship and the Freedom Project at Wellesley College, Boston, are pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership to promote awareness of censorship. The post Index on Censorship and Wellesley College launching an annual Freedom of Expression lecture appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index on Censorship and Wellesley College launching an annual Freedom of Expression lecture
Tue Feb 28 11:40, 2017 GMT
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries should test bank defenses against cyber-attacks using a common set of requirements, a senior EU official said on Tuesday, as the bloc plans measures to boost the retail market for financial products.
EU needs common approach on testing banks' cyber-risks: Dombrovskis
Tue Feb 28 08:29, 2017 GMT
Media Freedom Month highlights pressures on journalists. Report shows media workers silenced through violence and arrest in 2016 The post Journalists in jeopardy: new report launches media freedom campaign appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists in jeopardy: new report launches media freedom campaign
Tue Feb 28 07:20, 2017 GMT
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Cyber attackers have stolen basic personal data from about 850 Singapore national servicemen and employees in a possible attempt to access official secrets, the Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.
Cyber attackers target Singapore Defence Ministry, but no secrets found
Fri Feb 24 22:28, 2017 GMT
CNET FCC Chairman Pai moves to block internet privacy rules CNET New Federal Communications Commission's Chairman Ajit Pai is hitting the pause button on internet privacy regulations put in place during the Obama administration, which wireless and broadband companies have complained are unfair. The rules ... and more »
FCC Chairman Pai moves to block internet privacy rules - CNET
Mon Feb 27 20:46, 2017 GMT
MeriTalk (blog) FCC Chairman Proposes Rollback of Internet Privacy Rules MeriTalk (blog) The Federal Communications Commission chairman seeks to roll back Internet privacy protections that were set in place by the previous chairman, Tom Wheeler. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai proposed that the agency revert to the Internet privacy rules created by ... and more »
FCC Chairman Proposes Rollback of Internet Privacy Rules - MeriTalk (blog)
Tue Feb 28 00:58, 2017 GMT
The Hill Overnight Tech: Dems fire back on net neutrality, internet privacy | Trump dodges on Time Warner-AT&T | Group ... The Hill DEM FCC COMMISH VOWS TO FIGHT FOR NET NEUTRALITY: The lone Democratic commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) joined with activists on Capitol Hill Monday to commemorate the anniversary of the agency's landmark ...
Overnight Tech: Dems fire back on net neutrality, internet privacy | Trump dodges on Time Warner-AT&T | Group ... - The Hill
Mon Feb 27 22:49, 2017 GMT
Dem senator pushes back against GOP efforts to rescind internet privacy rules The Hill Late last week, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that he would block a portion of the privacy rules passed in October under former Democratic Chairman Tom Wheeler, set to take effect in early March. The rules would have ...
Dem senator pushes back against GOP efforts to rescind internet privacy rules - The Hill
Mon Feb 27 22:13, 2017 GMT
Western Journalism Internet Censorship : Google and Liberal Media Gang Up On Natural News Western Journalism Left-wing technocrats have begun a nefarious assault on the First and Fourth Amendment rights of conservative and right-wing media outlets. In truly cowardly fashion, socialist technocrats are now using “divide and conquer” methods to single out, and ...
Internet Censorship: Google and Liberal Media Gang Up On Natural News - Western Journalism
Mon Feb 27 21:44, 2017 GMT
Los Angeles Times FCC Chairman Pai wants to halt Internet privacy rules before they begin taking effect this week Los Angeles Times The nation's new top telecommunications regulator wants to halt tough Internet privacy rules before they begin taking effect this week, arguing they would unfairly impose tougher requirements on broadband providers than on websites and social networks ... and more »
FCC Chairman Pai wants to halt Internet privacy rules before they begin taking effect this week - Los Angeles Times
Sun Feb 26 22:24, 2017 GMT
The Boston Globe Internet privacy rules headed for showdown The Boston Globe In a showdown over Internet privacy , the newly conservative Federal Communications Commission and the Republican-led Congress are trying to block tough Obama administration rules that limit how broadband Internet providers use their customers' personal ... FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules NPR FCC Chairman Pai moves to block internet privacy rules CNET FCC's GOP chairman blocks Internet privacy rule The Hill GeekWire  - Yahoo Finance  - Deadline  - Federal Communications Commission all 200 news articles »
Internet privacy rules headed for showdown - The Boston Globe
Sun Feb 26 12:07, 2017 GMT
dailytelegraph.com.au Internet privacy : Rogue public servants stealing information to use in court cases dailytelegraph.com.au Bureaucrats have accessed confidential databases to pay their own parking fines and road tolls using other people's names and addresses, the state's privacy watchdog revealed yesterday. Privacy Commissioner Elizabeth Coombs warned gaps in privacy  ... and more »
Internet privacy: Rogue public servants stealing information to use in court cases - dailytelegraph.com.au
Sat Feb 25 03:16, 2017 GMT
Western Herald New app to bring awareness to internet censorship Western Herald Here in the United States, if the internet isn't working, or is working slowly, the solution is often as simple as calling tech support. In most cases, they'll have the user run a speedtest, and there are millions of sites and applications that provide ...
New app to bring awareness to internet censorship - Western Herald
Fri Feb 24 22:28, 2017 GMT
NPR FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules NPR The newly appointed Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is moving to scale back the implementation of sweeping privacy rules for Internet providers passed last year. Chairman Ajit Pai on Friday asked the FCC to hit pause ... FCC Chairman Pai moves to block internet privacy rules CNET FCC's GOP chairman blocks Internet privacy rule The Hill FCC Chairman Moves To Stop Internet Privacy Plan, Seeking To Match FTC Rules Deadline Consumerist  - WIRED  - Washington Post all 133 news articles »
FCC Chairman Goes After His Predecessor's Internet Privacy Rules - NPR
Fri Feb 24 21:22, 2017 GMT
Chairman Pai has asked his fellow commissioners to vote to delay implementing part of the FCC's new privacy rules as it considers petitions that challenge the regulation.
FCC chairman delays implementation of internet privacy rules - CNET
Fri Feb 24 21:21, 2017 GMT
In another strange tale from the kinetic-attack-meets-cyberattack department, earlier this week I heard from a loyal reader in Brazil whose wife was recently mugged by three robbers who nabbed her iPhone. Not long after the husband texted the stolen phone -- offering to buy back the locked device -- he soon began receiving text messages stating the phone had been found. All he had to do to begin the process of retrieving the device was click the texted link and log in to the phishing page mimicking Apple's site.
iPhone Robbers Try to iPhish Victims
Fri Feb 24 19:30, 2017 GMT
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has warned the Copyright Office that aggressive copyright enforcement policies could stifle innovation, free speech, and other basic human rights. Anti-piracy filters, website blockades, and terminating Internet accounts of repeat copyright infringers, will come at a high cost, the organization says. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Anti-Piracy Measures Shouldn’t Stifle Free Speech, EFF Says
Fri Feb 24 18:11, 2017 GMT
The Hill FCC's GOP chairman blocks Internet privacy rule The Hill In a statement emailed to reporters Friday, an FCC spokesman said Pai believes the privacy rules should mirror those implemented by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and that service providers should not be subject to tougher scrutiny than other ... New FCC Chair Plans To Block Internet Privacy Rule Before It Kicks In Consumerist Republicans Are Trying to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data WIRED These rules force Internet providers to protect the data they have on you. Now the FCC wants to put those on hold. Washington Post Daily Kos  - Wall Street Journal (subscription)  - STLtoday.com all 115 news articles »
FCC's GOP chairman blocks Internet privacy rule - The Hill
Fri Feb 24 17:42, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new U.S. Federal Communications Commission chief will move to block broadband privacy rules, approved by the Obama administration, that subject broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a spokesman said on Friday, in a victory for internet providers like AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Corp.
FCC chair to block implementation of stricter broadband privacy rules
Fri Feb 24 17:41, 2017 GMT
Consumerist New FCC Chair Plans To Block Internet Privacy Rule Before It Kicks In Consumerist One of those two commissioners, Ajit Pai, is now FCC Chairman, and he's announced his plan to stop the privacy rule from taking effect because he thinks it's not fair to pick on the Comcasts and Charters of the world. ... expressed her support for the ... Republicans Are Trying to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data WIRED Senate Republicans put net neutrality-based privacy rules on the chopping block Daily Kos These rules force Internet providers to protect the data they have on you. Now the FCC wants to put those on hold. Washington Post The Hill all 99 news articles »
New FCC Chair Plans To Block Internet Privacy Rule Before It Kicks In - Consumerist
Fri Feb 24 16:46, 2017 GMT
Gizmodo Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster Gizmodo Have you heard? A tiny bug in Cloudfare's code has led an unknown quantity of data—including passwords, personal information, messages, cookies, and more—to leak all over the internet . If you haven't heard of the so-called Cloudbleed vulnerability ... CloudFlare Leaked Sensitive Data Across the Internet For Months Fortune Software Bug at Internet -Service Provider Sparks Privacy Concerns Wall Street Journal (subscription) Bug causes personal data leak, but no sign of hackers exploiting: Cloudflare Reuters The Verge  - The Register  - Cloudflare Blog  - Monorail all 71 news articles »
Everything You Need to Know About Cloudbleed, the Latest Internet Security Disaster - Gizmodo
Fri Feb 24 16:04, 2017 GMT
Leslie Jones Joked About Her Internet Hack in Her Stand-Up Set Vanity Fair On Thursday night, Leslie Jones turned the cyber attack that included the release of her private information and nude photographs this summer into comedy. During a set at Carolines on Broadway, the S.N.L. star described a conversation she had to have ... and more »
Leslie Jones Joked About Her Internet Hack in Her Stand-Up Set - Vanity Fair
Fri Feb 24 06:09, 2017 GMT
Fortune CloudFlare Leaked Sensitive Data Across the Internet For Months Fortune The leaked data included "private messages from major dating sites, full messages from a well-known chat service, online password manager data, frames from adult video sites, hotel bookings," according to Tavis Ormandy, the Google (googl) security  ... Are you at risk of being hacked? A security bug has leaked the passwords and private messages of MILLIONS of Uber ... Daily Mail Software Bug at Internet -Service Provider Sparks Privacy Concerns Wall Street Journal (subscription) Bug causes personal data leak, but no sign of hackers exploiting: Cloudflare Reuters The Verge  - Cloudflare Blog  - Monorail  - GitHub all 56 news articles »
CloudFlare Leaked Sensitive Data Across the Internet For Months - Fortune
Fri Feb 24 14:32, 2017 GMT
Automated piracy fines and settlement letters have become a serious threat in several countries. This week several Dutch Internet users received a letter in the mail, asking them to pay a small "settlement" to avoid worse. However, the Dutch movie company on the letterhead has nothing to do with the campaign, which turns out to be an elaborate scam. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Movie Company Issues Warning Over Fake “Piracy” Fines
Fri Feb 24 08:36, 2017 GMT
Bahrain's government continues its judicial harassment of Nabeel Rajab The post Bahrain: Rights activist facing two trials in March appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain: Rights activist facing two trials in March
Fri Feb 24 10:39, 2017 GMT
Independent journalist Jovo Martinovic’s arrest with 13 other individuals during a joint Croatian and Montenegrin police operation on 22 October 2015 began an ongoing ordeal The post Montenegro: Investigative journalists’ lengthy legal proceedings appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Montenegro: Investigative journalists’ lengthy legal proceedings
Fri Feb 24 10:06, 2017 GMT
As Australians get used to the idea of The Pirate Bay being blocked by ISPs, more obstacles are on their way. Movie company Village Roadshow has initiated new legal action, targeting dozens of domains belonging to some of the most popular torrent, streaming, and direct download sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Dozens of Pirate Sites Targeted in New Aussie Crackdown
Fri Feb 24 01:32, 2017 GMT
Letter: Internet security is in jeopardy INFORUM Moreover, because many government services, telecommunications, emergency services (and military concerns) are critically tied to the internet , the passing of control to an international consortium raises concerns about national security , privacy ...
Letter: Internet security is in jeopardy - INFORUM
Thu Feb 23 12:11, 2017 GMT
WIRED Republicans Are Trying to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data WIRED The Affordable Care Act is far from the only Obama-era policy Republicans want to take down now that they control the government. A set of internet privacy rules passed by the Federal Communications Commission last year has also become a target. Senate Republicans put net neutrality-based privacy rules on the chopping block Daily Kos all 3 news articles »
Republicans Are Trying to Let Internet Providers Sell Your Data - WIRED
Thu Feb 23 01:24, 2017 GMT
Malware researcher Anton talks about who does what in the web's dark marketplaces.
A guided tour of the cybercrime underground
Wed Feb 22 16:03, 2017 GMT
16 смелых людей и организаций, которые борются за свободу слова по всему миру The post Борцы с цензурой по всему миру вошли в шорт-лист «Премии свободы слова» appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Борцы с цензурой по всему миру вошли в шорт-лист «Премии свободы слова»
Wed Feb 22 10:36, 2017 GMT
The long-term opposition and LGBT rights activist had been jailed under Russia's repressive Public Assembly Law. The post Russian supreme court orders release of Index Award nominee Ildar Dadin appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Russian supreme court orders release of Index Award nominee Ildar Dadin
Tue Feb 21 19:16, 2017 GMT
The Data Center Journal World Wide Web Creator Calls for Internet Decentralization & Encryption The Data Center Journal Russia and UK, for example, have passed new intrusive surveillance laws, and China and Vietnam block major websites from their citizens; users are being tracked by corporations and advertisers, and their data is being sold to third parties; Internet ...
World Wide Web Creator Calls for Internet Decentralization & Encryption - The Data Center Journal
Tue Feb 21 16:43, 2017 GMT
此奖项之最终候选者包括被津巴布韦当局拘扣的#ThisFlag活动家,一位来自伊朗在澳洲被拘留的寻求庇护者,一位中国大陆的漫画家以及一位来自俄罗斯的人权活动家。Index on Censorship 为了奖赏在世界各地与种种审查制度搏斗多年的记者以及艺术家而拟定了这个候选名单。特别值得一提的是,被大众提名的言论自由活动家一共有四百位之多。这十六位候选者为了争取言论自由经常遭受当地政府的迫害, 有的甚至面临生命危险。 The post 数位来自世界各地的言论自由活动家已被列入审查指数 (Index on Censorship) 之言论自由奖的最终候选名单 appeared first on Index on Censorship .
数位来自世界各地的言论自由活动家已被列入审查指数 (Index on Censorship) 之言论自由奖的最终候选名单
Tue Feb 21 14:46, 2017 GMT
Verizon cuts the price it will pay for Yahoo's core internet business following two huge cyber attacks.
Verizon and Yahoo agree $350m price cut
Tue Feb 21 11:07, 2017 GMT
Last week's landmark ruling compelling a Swedish ISP to block The Pirate Bay won't spread quickly, despite copyright holders' wishes. Telecoms giant Telia says that the ruling does not apply to them, so connectivity to the site will continue unless a court orders otherwise. Copyright holders are assessing their options. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
“We Won’t Block Pirate Bay,” Swedish Telecoms Giant Says
Tue Feb 21 11:00, 2017 GMT
The Hill GOP sets sights on internet privacy rules The Hill Republicans in Congress are setting their sights on killing the Federal Communications Commission's landmark internet privacy rules, the next target in their push to roll back Obama-era regulations. The rules require broadband service providers to ... Internet Privacy Rules Repeal Could Leave Providers Unregulated ... InsideSources all 11 news articles »
GOP sets sights on internet privacy rules - The Hill
Mon Feb 20 18:28, 2017 GMT
InsideSources Internet Privacy Rules Repeal Could Leave Providers Unregulated InsideSources Republicans in Congress are eyeing a repeal of privacy rules for internet providers passed by the Federal Communications Commission that, if passed, could leave some free of any privacy oversight at all. Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said this ...
Internet Privacy Rules Repeal Could Leave Providers Unregulated - InsideSources
Mon Feb 20 09:18, 2017 GMT
Index on Censorship has recruited a new youth board to sit until June 2017. The group is made up of young students, journalists and legal professionals from countries including India, Hungary and the Republic of Ireland. The post Meet the new Index youth advisory board appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Meet the new Index youth advisory board
Mon Feb 20 03:56, 2017 GMT
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A New Zealand court ruled on Monday that internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom could be extradited to the United States to face charges relating to his Megaupload website, which was shutdown in 2012 following an FBI-ordered raid on his Auckland mansion.
NZ court rules Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to U.S. for alleged fraud
Sun Feb 19 18:36, 2017 GMT
Brave is a new privacy and security focused web browser with built-in support for torrent downloading and streaming. The browser allows seasoned downloaders and complete novices to get their torrent fix instantly, without any hassle. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Brave: A Privacy Focused Browser With Built-in Torrent Streaming
Sat Feb 18 09:39, 2017 GMT
The head of Rozcomnadzor, the body that oversees website-blocking in Russia, made a shocking statement this week. According to Alexander Zharov, children under ten years of age shouldn't use the Internet, and there's "nothing good" about a three-year-old who uses a tablet to watch cartoons. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Kids Shouldn’t Use the Internet, Russia’s Site-Blocking Chief Says
Fri Feb 17 19:46, 2017 GMT
It's been a remarkable week for cyber justice. On Thursday, a Ukrainian man who hatched a plan in 2013 to send heroin to my home and then call the cops when the drugs arrived was sentenced to 41 months in prison for unrelated cybercrime charges. Separately, a 19-year-old American who admitted to being part of a hacker group that sent a heavily-armed police force to my home in 2013 was sentenced to three years probation.
Men Who Sent Swat Team, Heroin to My Home Sentenced
Fri Feb 17 14:02, 2017 GMT
SANS took the main stage at RSA Wednesday morning to talk about the seven most dangerous cyberattacks and what they expect to see in the coming years. The panel, moderated by Alan Paller, consisted of SANS researchers Ed Skoudis, Johannes Ullrich and Michael Assante. The four issues that stood out: 1. The rise of ransomware and crypto-ransomware Cryptography, Skoudis explained, was invented to help secure information. But now that same technology is being used by ransomware to hijack data for nefarious purposes. And, even scarier, these criminals actually get companies and organizations to pay them for the privilege of getting their data back. We’ve seen this type of attack carried out against hospitals, scarier still, because lives hang in the balance. How to prevent: Skoudis recommended practicing the foundations of good network security. Contain networks so that if one area is compromised, the rest are not vulnerable. Limit permissions, so that information doesn’t flow more freely than necessary. And, of course, prepare for the possibility of being hit – for instance, who will decide if or what you will pay the ransomer? As most ransomware comes in through phishing attempts, I would add that educating employees on phishing is a good way to prevent ransomware infections. What to do if you are a victim: Skoudis wasn’t too optimistic on this one. Basically, your options are to pay and get your data back, or not pay and lose the data. For many companies, the second option isn’t really an option at all. So, he suggests remembering you are in a negotiation. These criminals would rather have something than nothing. Make your company sound “small and poor” and then negotiate for the smallest payment possible. 2. IoT attacks For a long time, we all recognized that our IoT devices are vulnerable, but we weren’t concerned. Why, we asked, would someone want to hack my thermostat? For what gain? Well, it turns out our IoT devices aren’t just insecure, they are also a complex infrastructure of Internet-enabled devices that can be used to spread DDoS attacks. Eventually everything will be online, and we need to make these devices more secure, or we are only making our world more vulnerable. How to prevent: The best thing we can do is to change our default passwords and shut off remote access to these devices if it isn’t needed. Skoudis also recommended putting them on a separate network from the rest of your home or company. And finally, we need to push to make it possible/easier to patch devices when security defects are found. What to do if you are a victim: Again, there wasn’t much optimism here. The answer is shut it off and reconfigure. 3. Attacks on industrial control systems This has long been a subject of FUD in the security community, but we are seeing SCADA/ICS attacks take place in the wild today. The attacks on Ukraine over the past few years demonstrate the ease at which cyber-terrorists can take down the power grid. 4. Insecure libraries (components) We’ve talked a lot about how the proliferation of vulnerable components is spreading risk at an alarming rate. So I was glad to see that this was added to the list. Stay tuned for more from RSA …
Live From RSA: The Most Dangerous New Attack Techniques and What's Coming Next
Fri Feb 17 14:08, 2017 GMT
The Daily Dot Comcast and other internet providers may soon be able to sell your web history The Daily Dot The broadband privacy rules prevented ISPs, like Comcast and Verizon, from selling your geolocation data, financial and health information, and the content of your messages if they weren't sent without encryption. The rules went into effect at the ... and more »
Comcast and other internet providers may soon be able to sell your web history - The Daily Dot
Fri Feb 17 11:49, 2017 GMT
A new study from Sweden has found that just over half of all young people admit to obtaining movies and TV shows from the Internet without paying, a figure that rockets to 70% among young men. With The Pirate Bay about to be blocked by one ISP with more to follow, can piracy rates be controlled? Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Study: 70% of Young Swedish Men Are Video Pirates
Fri Feb 17 09:53, 2017 GMT
Digital activism group GreatFire talk about developments in China's approach to internet censorship. The post GreatFire: Chinese authorities don’t understand how the internet works appeared first on Index on Censorship .
GreatFire: Chinese authorities don’t understand how the internet works
Fri Feb 17 09:53, 2017 GMT
Here are six sites that are regularly blocked by China's Great Firewall The post Six sites blocked by China’s Great Firewall appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Six sites blocked by China’s Great Firewall
Fri Feb 17 08:26, 2017 GMT
The mysterious pirate site blockade by Internet backbone provider Cogent was a 'mistake.' The Pirate Bay and dozens of other pirate sites were blocked as collateral damage, following a broad court order directed at a yet unnamed target. According to Cloudflare, which owns the associated IP-addresses, courts should understand how Internet systems work to avoid such unintended consequences. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Cogent’s Broad Pirate Site Block Was ‘Collateral Damage’ of a Court Order
Thu Feb 16 19:52, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - New York state on Thursday announced final regulations requiring banks and insurers to meet minimum cyber-security standards and report breaches to regulators as part of an effort to combat a surge in cyber crime and limit damages to consumers.
New York state cyber security regulation to take effect March 1
Wed Feb 15 17:39, 2017 GMT
It has been almost a year to the day since I began representing Milo Yiannopoulos as his literary agent. I have largely stayed quiet about the controversy that started right before the New Year, when the book deal became public, but I feel compelled to respond to Joy Peskin, whose soapbox “Drawing the Line” appeared […] The post In Defense of Milo Yiannopoulos’s Book (Publishers Weekly) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
In Defense of Milo Yiannopoulos’s Book (Publishers Weekly)
Tue Feb 14 17:42, 2017 GMT
Chairman of press regulator IPSO Sir Alan Moses has said unpicking legislation brought in after part one of the Leveson Inquiry, including the Section 40 cost provision amendments, could take up to 15 years. Read the full article The post Unravelling Leveson legislation could take 15 years (Press Gazette) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Unravelling Leveson legislation could take 15 years (Press Gazette)
Thu Feb 16 16:55, 2017 GMT
While torrent sites have been a thorn in the side of the MPAA for more than a decade, there's a new kid on the block. Speaking at the Berlin Film Festival, MPAA chief Chris Dodd cited the growing use of the Kodi platform for piracy, describing the problem as the "$64,000 question." Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
MPAA: Dealing With Kodi is the $64,000 Question
Thu Feb 16 11:00, 2017 GMT
Organisations have written to the Permanent Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe urging it to ensure continuity in the role of Representative on Freedom of the Media The post OSCE must act quickly to fill media freedom role appeared first on Index on Censorship .
OSCE must act quickly to fill media freedom role
Thu Feb 16 09:11, 2017 GMT
The Pirate Bay and dozens of other pirate sites that were blocked by Cogent's Internet backbone are now accessible again. CloudFlare appears to have moved the sites in question to a new pair of IP-addresses, effectively bypassing Cogent's blackhole. Whether Cogent has plans to block their new home as well is unknown. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
CloudFlare Puts Pirate Sites on New IP Addresses, Avoids Cogent Blockade
Thu Feb 16 01:45, 2017 GMT
Engadget Republicans hope to overturn internet privacy rules Engadget FCC Chairman Ajit Pai isn't the only one bent on rolling back internet regulations. Republican Senator Jeff Flake is planning to submit a resolution that would eliminate the FCC's recently instituted broadband privacy rules through a vote. It's not ... Republicans may reverse internet privacy rules The Verge all 5 news articles »
Republicans hope to overturn internet privacy rules - Engadget
Wed Feb 15 23:41, 2017 GMT
The Hill Overnight Tech: Hatch to unveil 'Innovation Agenda' | GOP lawmaker targets internet privacy rules | Yahoo warns of ... The Hill A release announcing the event said that topics would include spurring tech investment via tax reform, and fostering an "open Internet ." A spokesperson for Hatch said the senator intends to unveil both legislative priorities and work that he intends to ... and more »
Overnight Tech: Hatch to unveil 'Innovation Agenda' | GOP lawmaker targets internet privacy rules | Yahoo warns of ... - The Hill
Wed Feb 15 23:27, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer and a New Jersey pastor engaged in lies and corruption to facilitate an illegal bitcoin exchange business whose operators wanted to take over a small credit union to evade scrutiny, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday.
U.S. takes pastor, software developer to trial over bitcoin exchange
Wed Feb 15 16:17, 2017 GMT
Before Terry McAuliffe made his plea for audience members to move to Virginia, the Virginia Governor and the Chairman of the National Governors Association spoke about the need for states to take cybersecurity into their own hands and work with the federal government to improve it. He pointed out that, collectively, the 50 U.S. states possess more data than the federal government. Health information, licenses, state tax returns – all this information is collected and stored at the state level. That makes states a prime target for cybercriminals – to the tune of more than 86 million attacks in 2016 alone. But right now, each state has a different standard for cybersecurity. McAuliffe said 10 to 15 states have strong security protocols, while another 10 to 15 have basic but functioning protocols. The remaining are not doing enough, or anything at all. His point is that while laws and regulations stop at state borders, information does not. Citizens use out-of-state healthcare facilities, and that information is shared across state lines – as is many other kinds of information. Our states’ security systems are only as strong as the weakest links, and those links are fragile. The states must come up with one agreed-upon standard. My only concern is that our states are so diverse. Some are very adverse to regulations and have industries that would lobby against such controls. However, I think McAuliffe is right; there is a chance cybersecurity may be the issue in which the states can find common ground. McAuliffe also wants the federal government to do more to support the states. Regardless of the states’ political affiliations, they must all work with the president and federal government to create a standard set of practices. Like many of the other speakers this year at RSA, McAuliffe also made a call for opening up our borders so we can let smart people into this country who can help us solve the cybersecurity problem. This was a prevalent theme this year – there are people outside of our country who can help us solve the cybersecurity challenge, and we need to be open to working with them. The session ended with McAuliffe making an impassioned speech for Virginia – calling it the birthplace of America, with the oldest settlement. While Virginia has a lot of history, and was even home to quite a few of our founding fathers, I’d like to point out that Massachusetts is the birthplace of America and was home to John Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere and more. And the first battle of the American Revolution took place in Lexington, Mass. So Virginia may be for lovers (and a fantastic state), as McAuliffe says, but Massachusetts is the spirit of America. However, after the weather we’ve been having, I may consider a move to Virginia. Stay tuned for more from RSA …
Live From RSA: States Confront Cybersecurity Challenge
Wed Feb 15 16:00, 2017 GMT
The RSA 2017 theme of cyberwar and the need for improved national security continued with a presentation by Michael McCaul, Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security. Like many of the other speakers I heard today, McCaul danced a political line. But if others were dancing a ballet, he was more of a tap dancer, clearly stomping on the line while others glided around it. He began his speech by declaring: “we are a nation of immigrants” and stating that we must maintain that tradition for the survival of liberty. He continued by saying “America must extend an open hand to freedom-loving people” so we can attract the world's best minds in helping us solve the cybersecurity problem. McCaul then went on to describe how we are losing the fight of our digital lives by detailing the ways our enemies are succeeding: They are stealing government and business secrets and IP; and terrorists are using encryption techniques, social media and safe spaces on the dark web to radicalize and recruit terrorists. And it is working. Here’s why: Volume:  We are in a digital frontier. McCaul called it the wild west of technology. There are more cybercriminals than cyber-sheriffs. Speed: The speed at which innovation and adaptation happens gives criminals the advantage. He stated we are fighting “21st century threats with 20th century technology and 19th century bureaucracy. Challenges in sharing: The government and private industry do not have a safe way to share information about threats and vulnerabilities. So even if one company or agency is aware of the problem, they have no way to safely warn others. Deterrence: The consequences for bad behavior are limited. We don’t have specific policies for striking back against a cyberattack the way we do for a physical attack. We need rules that will allow us to implement sanctions when a country or nation state sponsors cybercrime. Paradox in national security: If terrorists are using the web to recruit, and we know about it, we can counter it. But if we shut them down, we push them further underground.  McCaul believes the answer won’t come from the government alone. It will come from the private sector, where innovation thrives. However, the government can help by creating a civilian agency, rather than a military agency, to protect civilians. He proposes an agency within Homeland Security focused on fixing the weaknesses we have in information sharing. He then proposed policies to strengthen our cybersecurity workforce . To start, expedite hiring authority and allow private industry and the government to bring in talent from all over the world so we can have a true innovation economy. He also wants to create scholarships for students willing to focus on cybersecurity and work for the federal government. McCaul concluded by calling 2016 a “watershed year” for security awareness , citing the DNC hack and the Russian hack on our election. The good news is that we are now more aware and clear-eyed, so we can act. Stay tuned for more from RSA …
Live From RSA: Michael McCaul Keynote – Fight for Our Digital Lives
Wed Feb 15 22:48, 2017 GMT
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine on Wednesday accused Russian hackers of targeting its power grid, financial system and other infrastructure with a new type of virus that attacks industrial processes, the latest in a series of cyber offensives against the country.
Ukraine charges Russia with new cyber attacks on infrastructure
Wed Feb 15 21:48, 2017 GMT
Republicans may reverse internet privacy rules The Verge Republicans may try to reverse a landmark privacy rule that requires internet providers to get permission before sharing your web browsing data and other sensitive information with outside companies. Politico reports that Senate Republicans are ...
Republicans may reverse internet privacy rules - The Verge
Wed Feb 15 18:45, 2017 GMT
Yahoo and Verizon are said to be close to agreeing revised sale terms, after the search giant was hit by cyber attacks.
Yahoo and Verizon 'near to agreeing revised sale terms'
Wed Feb 15 17:56, 2017 GMT
Why DuckDuckGo donated $300000 to these 16 internet privacy projects Technical.ly “People are actively looking for ways to reduce their digital footprint and these donations will support new education initiatives and continued development of privacy tools and services.” As we've reported before, the Tor Project has some Philly ...
Why DuckDuckGo donated $300000 to these 16 internet privacy projects - Technical.ly
Wed Feb 15 15:34, 2017 GMT
When RSA’s Zulfikar Ramzan finished his keynote discussing technology’s “ripple effect,” Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, took the stage to talk about cyberspace as the new battlefield. He started by pointing out that – unlike when war shifted from land, to the sea, to the air – cyberspace is not physical. Yet the battle can still have physical impacts. This makes security professionals the first line of defense in the war in cyberspace. An implication I hadn’t given much thought to is the victims of this war. In modern times, there have been agreements between nations on how to treat civilians in times of war. Civilians are to be protected and not targeted. But in this new battlefield, civilians are becoming the target, even in times of peace. Why is this so scary? As Smith put it – every company has at least one person who will click on anything. That’s why 90 percent of cyberattacks start out as phishing attempts. We’ve even seen examples of nation states targeting private companies with the goal of hurting our economy – not the company.  We aren’t close to victory. And I fear this is the type of battle that never ends. But as Smith puts it – we can do more, together. Smith reminds us that we’ve had four Geneva Conventions in modern history. In each convention, the world’s nations came together to agree upon a set of guidelines on how war would be conducted, how civilians would be treated and how governments would respond if these agreements were broken. Smith then called for a fifth Geneva Convention with the goal of creating an agreement for how civilians should be protected online in times of peace as well as war – and what the penalty will be for breaking this agreement. He cited recent agreements in the UN and with China as precedents we can use for these agreements. The keynote concluded with a call to the current US administration to address Russian hacking of the US and other governments. I’ve heard calls for cybersecurity regulations and international agreements in the past. However, this call felt different. It was specific, it was pointed and it cited recent precedents to demonstrate that such regulations are possible. Stay tuned for more from RSA …
Live From RSA: Brad Smith Keynote – We Need a Cyber Geneva Convention
Wed Feb 15 13:25, 2017 GMT
It almost didn’t happen, but I made it to the RSA Conference. A series of unfortunately timed winter storms delayed/canceled flights, but I was able to make it out of Boston and to San Francisco only a day late – which meant I only missed the DevSecOps @ RSA Conference 2017 talks on Monday. And the big takeaway after my first day at the conference: it’s all about DevOps. If DevOps dominated last year’s talks , it owns them this year. In just about every session I have attended thus far, no matter the focus or title, DevOps was mentioned or examined. Let’s see if this trend continues throughout the week. Another common thread I noticed throughout the day was the sentiment of “the bad-guys’ job is easier than ours.” It started with an opening monologue from John Lithgow – yes John Lithgow – congratulating us on our passion for security and telling the audience that it may feel like we are losing the battle against cybercrime, but really we are preventing a dystopian society from forming. He stated, rather passionately, that without the efforts of the vendors and people at this conference we would not be able to overcome the challenges of the digital economy – throwing us into a 21 st century dark age. If only we could get the rest of the world to care about security as much as we do. Over the next few days, I’ll be attending sessions, taking notes and then sharing my observation on this blog. I’ll also live tweet from the event ( @jlavepoze ) and share photos of the activities in the Expo Hall. I look forward to another great conference and sharing ideas on how we can improve security. Here we go ... 
Live From RSA Conference 2017 – The Power of Opportunity
Wed Feb 15 13:00, 2017 GMT
This security expert knows all the tricks for stealing your personal information. His new book tells you how to keep your data safe.
Hacker knows best: Privacy tips from Kevin Mitnick - CNET
Wed Feb 15 13:00, 2017 GMT
Because the public battle over security and privacy ended in a draw, there's still a lot left to be resolved.
Apple vs. FBI one year later: Still stuck in limbo - CNET
Wed Feb 15 09:41, 2017 GMT
Livemint India is vulnerable to web-application attack: Akamai report Livemint The company released its Fourth Quarter, 2016 State of the Internet / Security Report, which provides analysis of the current cloud security and threat landscape, as well as insight into seasonal trends. The US and the Netherlands were the first and ... Cyber security : India faces high web application attack risk, says report Financial Express India among top target nations for web application attacks: Akamai India Today all 16 news articles »
India is vulnerable to web-application attack: Akamai report - Livemint
Wed Feb 15 13:14, 2017 GMT
Arrested twice and imprisoned for 14 years, writer Mamadali Makhmudov was released in 2013 after an international outcry. He continues to be blacklisted and his works are silenced. The post Mamadali Makhmudov: Writing the truth, only truth appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mamadali Makhmudov: Writing the truth, only truth
Wed Feb 15 13:08, 2017 GMT
Australia’s Media Entertainment Arts Alliance launched a campaign to open Australia’s borders to the Index Award-shortlisted Kurdish-Iranian journalist Behrouz Boochani, who is currently interned in Papua New Guinea. The post Campaign seeks entry to Australia for Index Award nominee appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Campaign seeks entry to Australia for Index Award nominee
Tue Feb 14 11:33, 2017 GMT
The INQUIRER Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2016 State of the Internet / Security ... Yahoo Finance CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM), the global leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, today ... Cyber security : India faces high web application attack risk, says report Financial Express all 13 news articles »
Akamai Releases Fourth Quarter 2016 State of the Internet / Security ... - Yahoo Finance
Wed Feb 8 01:09, 2017 GMT
CyberScoop Tor-developed smartphone app will detect internet censorship and ... CyberScoop The Tor Project, responsible for software that enables anonymous Internet use and communication, is launching a new mobile app to detect internet censorship ... Ooniprobe Maps Countries Around the World That Censor the ... The Atlantic The Tor Project's new smartphone app can help detect and report internet censorship International Business Times UK all 7 news articles »
Tor-developed smartphone app will detect internet censorship and ... - CyberScoop
Wed Feb 15 08:47, 2017 GMT
HP Launches Original Web Series About Internet Security Guiding Tech (blog) Internet security has been debated over and over for the past several years and there have been numerous instances of people proving that privacy and security on the internet is a myth, including whistleblower Edward Snowden unearthing the global ... and more »
HP Launches Original Web Series About Internet Security - Guiding Tech (blog)
Wed Feb 8 11:31, 2017 GMT
AOL News Sean Spicer appears to have some internet security issues after personal data leaks AOL News The Trump Administration has exhibited a number of behaviors leading to some questioning its level of cybersecurity. There's Trump's alleged use of an unsecured phone, staffers' poorly guarded emails, and, it appears, Press Secretary Sean Spicer's ... Sean Spicer on Citing Atlanta Terror Attack That Never Happened: I 'Clearly Meant' Orlando ABC News White House rattled by McCarthy's spoof of Spicer Politico Sean Spicer Makes Up Atlanta Islamist Terror Attack Daily Beast CNN all 302 news articles »
Sean Spicer appears to have some internet security issues after personal data leaks - AOL News
Tue Feb 14 19:51, 2017 GMT
The original convention is part of a set of global agreements meant to protect civilians, prisoners and others during war. The tech giant wants to translate that for the digital age.
Microsoft wants 'Digital Geneva Convention' on cyberattacks - CNET
Tue Feb 14 09:37, 2017 GMT
The Independent UK's cyber - security chief ridicules public guidelines for internet passwords as impossible even for spies to follow The Independent The UK's cyber security chief has ridiculed public guidelines on internet passwords, claiming they require average Britons to memorise the equivalent of a 600-digit number every month. The head of GCHQ's new National Cyber Security Centre, Ciaran ... Cybersecurity: Queen opens centre to protect against attacks BBC News GCHQ boss admits that even he struggles to remember his internet passwords Telegraph.co.uk British political parties ask GCHQ for advice on preventing cyber -attacks The Guardian Daily Mail  - Wired.co.uk  - Sky News all 132 news articles »
UK's cyber-security chief ridicules public guidelines for internet passwords as impossible even for spies to follow - The Independent
Tue Feb 14 14:39, 2017 GMT
A reading list looking at Bahrain's uprising six years on. The post Bahrain’s Day of Rage, six years on appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Bahrain’s Day of Rage, six years on
Tue Feb 14 11:42, 2017 GMT
The £100,000 grant will be used to provide workshops for boards and senior management of arts organisations in England and Wales The post Arts Council England awards Index funding to help address arts censorship appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Arts Council England awards Index funding to help address arts censorship
Tue Feb 14 11:17, 2017 GMT
The post After 45 years, Index on Censorship magazine “as necessary as ever” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
After 45 years, Index on Censorship magazine “as necessary as ever”
Tue Feb 14 10:12, 2017 GMT
After a court ruled yesterday that The Pirate Bay must be blocked in Sweden, reaction has been polarized. While copyright holders celebrated, the boss of ISP Bahnhof criticized the move, deriding the court action as signaling the death throes of the copyright industry. Interestingly, the company also teased a potential workaround. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Pirate Bay Blockade Signals Copyright Industry’s Death Throes, ISP Boss Says
Tue Feb 14 09:06, 2017 GMT
The UK government is considering new laws that target whistleblowers and journalists who obtain or share state secrets. Draft legislation proposed as part of an upcoming overhaul of the UK’s Official Secrets Acts (OSA) could see individuals jailed for up to 14 years for handling leaked information. This is a substantial increase from current laws, […] The post UK considers new punishments for whistleblowers and journalists to deter the next Snowden (The Verge) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
UK considers new punishments for whistleblowers and journalists to deter the next Snowden (The Verge)
Tue Feb 14 08:31, 2017 GMT
Join Index on Censorship for a screening of Tickling Giants as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival The post 11-12 March: Tickling Giants screening appeared first on Index on Censorship .
11-12 March: Tickling Giants screening
Mon Feb 13 09:03, 2017 GMT
The UK government is considering new proposals that would drastically increase prison sentences for individuals and journalists found guilty of obtaining or sharing state secrets. In a bid to modernize the Official Secrets Acts, a new espionage-focused law could lead to sentences of up to 14 years, which currently sits at two years and an […] The post The UK considers tougher prison sentences for whistleblowers (Endgadget) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The UK considers tougher prison sentences for whistleblowers (Endgadget)
Mon Feb 13 09:01, 2017 GMT
Downing Street insisted that whistleblowers and investigative journalists will not have their freedom restricted by proposals which could result in a 14-year jail sentence for revealing state secrets. Read the full article The post Whistleblowers and investigative journalists will not face jail, Downing Street insists (I News) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Whistleblowers and investigative journalists will not face jail, Downing Street insists (I News)
Tue Feb 14 04:10, 2017 GMT
The new security centre designed to improve Britain's resilience to hacking will be opened by the Queen.
Cyber security: Queen to open centre to protect against attacks
Mon Feb 13 17:33, 2017 GMT
Proposed legislation that could see journalists and whistleblowers sentenced up to 14 years for leaking official documents has no place in a democracy. The post Proposed legislation a body blow to public interest journalism appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Proposed legislation a body blow to public interest journalism
Mon Feb 13 12:00, 2017 GMT
Jeffrey Tarrant believes that the hedge fund world is on the verge of a new, Silicon Valley-inspired revolution. He calls it the Third Wave. The post AI and Bitcoin Are Driving the Next Big Hedge Fund Wave appeared first on WIRED .
AI and Bitcoin Are Driving the Next Big Hedge Fund Wave
Mon Feb 13 11:01, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Florida software engineer and a New Jersey pastor are expected on Monday to face trial in a case stemming from an investigation into a bitcoin exchange and a data breach at JPMorgan Chase & Co .
U.S. trial set over bitcoin exchange linked to JPMorgan hack probe
Mon Feb 13 10:50, 2017 GMT
A Court of Appeal has ordered The Pirate Bay and streaming portal Swefilmer to be blocked by an ISP in Sweden. The landmark ruling, in favor of Universal Music, Sony Music, Warner Music, and the Swedish film industry, will see local ISP Bredbandsbolaget forced to block the sites for the next three years. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
The Pirate Bay Must Be Blocked in Sweden, Court of Appeal Rules
Mon Feb 13 08:27, 2017 GMT
Whistleblowers and journalists could face up to 14 years in prison for handling leaked official documents, under proposed legislation drawn up for the Government. Read the full article The post Journalists and whistleblowers face 14 years in prison for exposing leaked official secrets (Daily Mail) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists and whistleblowers face 14 years in prison for exposing leaked official secrets (Daily Mail)
Sat Feb 11 08:32, 2017 GMT
Eaten Fish (Ali Durrani), a 25-year-old Iranian cartoonist began a hunger strike on January 31 in Manus Island detention centre. He has now been on hunger strike for more than two weeks. The Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) published an open letter on February 5 calling on the federal government to free and resettle […] The post Media workers stand with refugees (Green Left Weekly) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Media workers stand with refugees (Green Left Weekly)
Sat Feb 11 08:28, 2017 GMT
Campaigners have expressed outrage at new proposals that could lead to journalists being jailed for up to 14 years for obtaining leaked official documents. Read the full article The post Journalists who obtain leaked official material could be sent to prison under new proposals (The Telegraph) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Journalists who obtain leaked official material could be sent to prison under new proposals (The Telegraph)
Fri Feb 10 08:33, 2017 GMT
Proposals in the UK for a swingeing new Espionage Act that could jail journalists as spies have been developed in haste by legal advisors, The Register has learned. Read the full article The post Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies (The Register) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Planned Espionage Act could jail journos and whistleblowers as spies (The Register)
Fri Feb 10 08:29, 2017 GMT
Artists are preparing go it alone at the Young Vic next month when the cast of a controversial play are reunited. Read the full article The post Cast of a controversial play are reunited at the Young Vic (London News) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Cast of a controversial play are reunited at the Young Vic (London News)
Thu Feb 9 08:35, 2017 GMT
A play cancelled by the National Youth Theatre because of its apparent “extremist agenda” is to be given a new lease of life by its writer and director. Read the full article The post Axed play to be relaunched at Young Vic (The Stage) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Axed play to be relaunched at Young Vic (The Stage)
Wed Feb 8 08:38, 2017 GMT
TRAILBLAZING social activist and cleric, Evan Mawarire has been nominated for the prestigious 2017 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. Read the full article The post Mawarire nominated for global award (Zimbabwe Daily) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mawarire nominated for global award (Zimbabwe Daily)
Wed Feb 8 08:36, 2017 GMT
That picture of Zimbabwe protest pastor Evan Mawarire reading his Bible as he was driven off in a police truck last week? Fellow activist Patson Dzamara said it left him “heartbroken” – and it will have touched a chord in more than a few Zimbabweans’ hearts. Read the full article The post Five things you didn’t know about FREED pastor Evan Mawarire (News 24) appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Five things you didn’t know about FREED pastor Evan Mawarire (News 24)
Sun Feb 12 18:30, 2017 GMT
Many of the attacks in the last three months "threatened national security", a government expert says.
UK targeted by 'dozens' of serious cyber attacks each month
Mon Feb 13 05:57, 2017 GMT
Player Attack Orwell, Internet Privacy and You Player Attack Do you ever have those moments where you're happily browsing away online, looking up something silly on a whim and thinking to yourself, 'hoo boy, I sure am glad there's no giant Government watchdog conspiracy group watching me right now because ...
Orwell, Internet Privacy and You - Player Attack
Sat Feb 11 10:07, 2017 GMT
A popular stand-alone public BitTorrent tracker has effectively been ordered to block itself by Russia's telecoms watchdog. In a complaint, Rozcomnadzor orders the site to take action against its main URL, but the site neither carries nor curates any infringing content and has no mechanism to take hashes down. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Russia Orders Public Tracker to Block Itself, Site Refuses
Sat Feb 11 02:52, 2017 GMT
A five-year pilot in schools in England will seek out those with potential to defend the UK against attacks.
Cyber security lessons offered to schools in England
Sat Feb 11 00:44, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish hacker was sentenced to eight years in a U.S. prison on Friday for his role as one the masterminds behind three cyber attacks that enabled $55 million to be siphoned from automated teller machines globally.
Turkish hacker behind cyber heists gets 8 years in U.S. prison
Fri Feb 10 16:56, 2017 GMT
ROME (Reuters) - Italy's foreign ministry was hacked last year, a source close to the department said on Friday, confirming a report in the Guardian newspaper which also said Russia was suspected of perpetrating the attack.
Italy's foreign ministry came under cyber attack in 2016: source
Fri Feb 10 11:28, 2017 GMT
Indiatimes.com Detect Blocked Sites, Internet Censorship & Surveillance Through TOR's Ooniprobe Mobile App Indiatimes.com The Onion Router or Tor is a champion of apps and services for anonymous browsing of the Internet , whose mission also includes uncovering state-sponsored censorship and surveillance of the Internet . Ooniprobe is the Tor Project's convenient iOS and ... The Tor Project's ooniprobe allows you to participate in the vigil against internet censorship Android Police TOR's Ooniprobe App Tests Your Internet Speed And Censorship Level Fossbytes How to check if your internet connection is being watched htxt.africa all 5 news articles »
Detect Blocked Sites, Internet Censorship & Surveillance Through TOR's Ooniprobe Mobile App - Indiatimes.com
Fri Feb 10 05:55, 2017 GMT
Android Police The Tor Project's ooniprobe allows you to participate in the vigil against internet censorship Android Police Experienced internet explorers will know about The Onion Router Project, and some of you may have even used it at one point (guilty). Regardless of your thoughts on it, Tor has always tried to stand for internet freedom. The organization frowns upon ... and more »
The Tor Project's ooniprobe allows you to participate in the vigil against internet censorship - Android Police
Fri Feb 10 06:07, 2017 GMT
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Two of China's three largest bitcoin exchanges said they were taking measures to stop withdrawals of the cryptocurrency from their platforms, as capital outflows prompt the Chinese central bank to step up its scrutiny of the industry.
China's OkCoin, Huobi exchanges to stop bitcoin withdrawals
Thu Feb 9 19:24, 2017 GMT
The Obama-appointed chief information security officer was charged with keeping the president and his staff safe from cyber-threats posed by hackers and nation-state attackers.
Secrecy surrounds White House cybersecurity staff shakeup
Thu Feb 9 18:45, 2017 GMT
In a word, very. You simply cannot secure your application layer without being one step ahead of application security threats and solutions. The problem is that it’s almost impossible to keep up in the face of the current security skills shortage. In a report titled, “Hackers Wanted: An Examination of the Cybersecurity Labor Market,” the RAND Corporation states that: “ It’s even harder to find senior resources who have the combination of security and business skills to drive a successful application security program : the estimated demand is 10 to 30 times larger than the available supply for security program managers.” Keeping pace will mean supplementing your team with outside help, but not just any outside help. You need an AppSec partner with a laser focus on this segment and its future, and an ability to both pivot and innovate as quickly as the ways applications are developed, used, regulated and threatened change. AppSec regulations changing rapidly As breaches proliferate and fill the headlines, the threat to the app layer is trickling down to the regulators, and we predict you will see more and more AppSec regulations taking shape in the next few years. For example, in an unprecedented move for a state government, the NY State Department of Financial Services has proposed cybersecurity regulations (slated to go into effect March 2017) for financial services companies  licensed by or operating in New York State . This is just the beginning of a shift toward more specific and prescriptive cybersecurity regulations. For instance, the proposed regulation includes a  comprehensive list of requirements  including: Implement a cybersecurity program with written policies and an audit trail Employ a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and dedicated cybersecurity personnel Identify cyber risks and conduct  penetration testing  at least annually and vulnerability assessment at least quarterly Secure applications by ensuring the use of  secure development practices  for in-house developed applications, and implement procedures for assessing and testing the security of all externally developed applications Assess risk to non-public information and information systems accessible or held by third parties, and conduct  third-party security assessments  at least annually Application threat landscape changing rapidly Your application landscape is growing and changing – very quickly. In turn, so are the threats. Take, for example, open source components. As the importance of applications grew in recent years, so did the pace of development. With that shift, building every app from scratch became unfeasible, and most developers today rely heavily on the ability to plug open source code components into their code. But security has not kept pace with the rapid influx of open source code. Our recent research found that approximately 97 percent of Java applications contained at least one component with a known vulnerability . And cyberattackers are increasingly using these widespread components to get the most bang for their buck – compromise one component, and you breach thousands. The scramble to find and secure components affected by Heartbleed is an example of the chaos that can and will ensue. Technology moves fast, and so do cyberattackers. You need application security that moves just as fast. Developer processes changing rapidly In the not-so-distant past, development processes didn’t really affect application security all that much. Developers did their thing, then passed the code to security to do theirs. As the demand for software increases, development processes have had to adapt and pivot. You want secure software? It’s not going to happen without educating developers about secure coding, and then making it easy and seamless for them to practice it. If your AppSec solution isn’t keeping up with development processes and integrating into those processes, you’re going to fall behind. AppSec technologies changing rapidly As new development methodologies like DevOps increase the complexity of securing software, the application security market must adapt. The nature of software development demands that software security is fast-moving. As development methods change and apps proliferate, new technologies will emerge to fill gaps and solve problems. Those new technologies today are solutions like software composition analysis, runtime application self-protection and developer sandboxes, but tomorrow, they will be something else. Application security will not be served by maintaining the status quo. Veracode is committed to keeping up with this fast-moving space; find out more about our solution .
How important is it to stay on top of the quickly evolving landscape of application security and application layer risk?
Tue Feb 7 18:48, 2017 GMT
When it is treated as an afterthought, security can never work. When enterprises purchase and write thousands of applications without any formal app security mechanism, they are opening themselves up to breaches. What recent reports show is that there is a real disconnect between the spend on applications and the investment in protecting them.  Gartner is projecting that U.S. enterprises will drop $380 Billion/year on developing and buying applications by next year and the tiniest fraction of that will be spent on application security. That's like spending the $4.5 million dollars on a Lamborghini and then parking it outside with the doors unlocked. Yes, it is an amazing vehicle but you are leaving it vulnerable. The problem is threefold. It is not usually that IT management doesn't understand/appreciate the need for app security. So what is the problem? One. Not making app security a sufficiently high priority to deal with it proactively, rather than reactively. Two. Assuming that developers (internal and external) are already handling app security sufficiently. Three. Assuming that perimeter security efforts and other band-aid approaches will adequately deal with any remaining app security problems. In other words, they assumed that the application infrastructure—the interconnected high-tech industry itself, if you will—was going to protect them. Let's take these one at a time. Not making app security a sufficiently high priority. This speaks to security spend. Many IT and security teams are forced to take the “peanut butter” approach to cybersecurity. There are so many areas on which to focus, they end up not focusing at all. Instead they spend 10 percent of budget on network security, 10 percent on endpoint security, 10 percent on application security and so on. As a result, no one area is strong and all are weak. Since applications are the number one attack vector , is stands to reason that applications are the area that companies should be paying the most attention to in regards to security. In addition, true security has a cost and it's not limited to money. An oft-cited reason for coders/developers to rush their apps into deployment is because of timing pressure from the line of business. Time to market is indeed essential, which means that departments must anticipate their needs and request apps early enough so that there's time for sufficient security efforts. When an app development request is being prepared, business units must insist on seeing a projected timeline so that they can make sure that there is enough time allocated for research and post-production security testing. That additional time in the timeline is essential. It's hard to fully blame developers for security lapses when management is only giving them two weeks to deliver. However, companies working in CI/CD environments can’t add time to their cycles and need ways to assess applications for vulnerabilities that work right in the development process. Most critically, you need to retain specialized app security talent. A third-party service is the most cost-effective route because you want teams who are familiar with the latest app security holes. As long as code-reuse shortcuts are commonly used, such experience is essential and the larger number of verticals they are helping, the better. And although the adage does say that time is money, in this case, money is also money. That means that businesses need to have a specific line item in internal app development for security testing and research. Nothing is free or magical. Businesses can't spend nothing on app security, allocate no time for the developers to spend effort on app security and then be surprised when vulnerabilities emerge after the app has gone live. The dynamic changes somewhat when dealing with apps purchased externally, whether it's off-the-shelf or custom code. Your agreements with ISVs must be unambiguous that your company expects clean and secure code and that initial responsibility for security falls on the ISV. Software vendors are under huge time-to-worker and cost pressures. Therefore, unless paying clients insist on documented security processes and sign off on the additional time/money such efforts require, it's hard to fault ISVs for not delivering. Your company's security spend speaks directly to your priorities. Make sure that app security is one of them.
Examining Security Spend Reveals Much About Priorities
Thu Feb 9 18:05, 2017 GMT
Several Pirate Bay users from ISPs all over the world have been unable to access their favorite torrent site for more than a week. Their requests are being stopped in the Internet backbone network of Cogent Communications, which has blackholed the CloudFlare IP-address of The Pirate Bay and many other torrent and streaming sites. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Internet Backbone Provider Cogent Blocks Pirate Bay and other “Pirate” Sites
Thu Feb 9 16:15, 2017 GMT
The Atlantic Why Did an Internet Censorship App Send My Phone to ... - Gizmodo Gizmodo Cannabis.com, GayEgypt.com, Circumcision.org, WhitePower.com, and yes, HardSexTube.com are all sites that the Tor Project's new app pointed my iPhone ... Ooniprobe Maps Countries Around the World That Censor the ... The Atlantic Tor-developed smartphone app will detect internet censorship and ... CyberScoop Tor Project's New Mobile App Alerts You To Internet Surveillance ... Forbes International Business Times UK all 6 news articles »
Why Did an Internet Censorship App Send My Phone to ... - Gizmodo - Gizmodo
Thu Feb 9 17:05, 2017 GMT
To highlight the most pressing concerns for press freedom in Europe in 2017, members Index's outgoing youth board review the year gone by with Mapping Media Freedom correspondents The post Index’s youth board discusses media freedom in Europe with MMF correspondents appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Index’s youth board discusses media freedom in Europe with MMF correspondents
Thu Feb 9 13:28, 2017 GMT
The confusion could leave companies open to future attacks, suggests BAE research.
Firms split on who handles aftermath of cyber-attacks
Thu Feb 9 12:29, 2017 GMT
Art dealing with “the Muslim problem” is branded “urgent”, “brave” and “provocative”. But who's doing the provoking? Who's getting provoked? The post The inconvenient Muslim: An evening to launch Homegrown appeared first on Index on Censorship .
The inconvenient Muslim: An evening to launch Homegrown
Thu Feb 9 11:00, 2017 GMT
How Trump's cybersecurity quest could reshape the internet TechRadar ... and often forgotten about. Mainstream discussions about cybersecurity are almost always reactive to instances of privacy infringement, and thus, ineffective — much like the hotly-debated Russian hacking of the DNC prior to the U.S. election ... and more »
How Trump's cybersecurity quest could reshape the internet - TechRadar
Thu Feb 9 09:30, 2017 GMT
The Atlantic Mapping Countries That Censor the Internet The Atlantic This project is sponsored by Tor, the organization behind the privacy -preserving Tor Browser. OONI has ... OONI only shows one confirmed case of censorship in Africa—Sudan appears to block a handful of adult sites, according to a 2-year-old scan—but ...
Mapping Countries That Censor the Internet - The Atlantic
Wed Feb 8 22:40, 2017 GMT
CNNMoney New app helps people track internet censorship CNNMoney A new tool wants to make it easy to track internet outages and help people learn how to circumvent them. The Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), which monitors networks for censorship and surveillance, is launching Ooniprobe, a mobile app ... and more »
New app helps people track internet censorship - CNNMoney
Wed Feb 8 20:45, 2017 GMT
SAN FRANCISCO/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian cyber-security experts have scaled back cooperation with Western contacts after one of their number was arrested in Moscow on treason charges, making it harder to fight global online crime, U.S. law-enforcement and industry sources say.
Cyber expert's arrest silences Russian contacts of some Western crime fighters
Tue Feb 7 16:02, 2017 GMT
More than thirty cultural institutions and human rights organisations around the world oppose Trump’s immigration ban The post National and international cultural and human rights organisations denounce Trump’s executive order on immigration appeared first on Index on Censorship .
National and international cultural and human rights organisations denounce Trump’s executive order on immigration
Wed Feb 8 15:21, 2017 GMT
Senator Mitch McConnell, we present to you the Streisand effect. The post The Internet Won't Let the Senate Censor Elizabeth Warren appeared first on WIRED .
The Internet Won’t Let the Senate Censor Elizabeth Warren
Wed Feb 8 15:00, 2017 GMT
Recent research suggests that many VPNs for Android have privacy and security flaws, and the problem of choosing a reliable VPN goes even further. The post Beware: Most Mobile VPNs Aren't as Safe as They Seem appeared first on WIRED .
Beware: Most Mobile VPNs Aren’t as Safe as They Seem
Wed Feb 8 13:44, 2017 GMT
Internet providers in Europe can be ordered to block access to The Pirate Bay, even though the site itself doesn't store any infringing material. This is the advice Advocate General Szpunar has sent to the EU Court of Justice in what may turn out to be a landmark case. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Blocking The Pirate Bay is Allowed Under EU Law, AG Concludes
Wed Feb 8 13:30, 2017 GMT
Throughout 2016, many of the attacks and risks in the world of cybercrime followed “analog” crime: holding something for ransom/extortion, propaganda, theft, and identity scams. You might expect a cybersecurity vendor to see... read more The post What’s new from Webroot in early 2017? appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
What’s new from Webroot in early 2017?
Wed Feb 8 09:27, 2017 GMT
Three weeks after reports that Cameroon had blocked the internet in English-speaking regions, residents say services have yet to be restored. So what is going on?
Why has Cameroon blocked the internet?
Wed Feb 8 08:15, 2017 GMT
For Azerbaijan’s president Ilham Aliyev and many other authoritarian leaders across the world, independent journalism and what it represents is bad news. The post Azerbaijan: Journalists strive to cover the country from exile appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Azerbaijan: Journalists strive to cover the country from exile
Tue Feb 7 16:12, 2017 GMT
A man from the UK who admitted recording movies in a cinema then uploading them to the Internet has been handed a community sentence. Shaun Forry was charged with fraud and copyright infringement offenses, but despite recording two movies and illegally distributing more than 670 others, he avoided a custodial sentence. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Movie Cammer & Prolific Uploader Receives Community Sentence
Tue Feb 7 12:39, 2017 GMT
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan said on Tuesday several domestic securities and futures firms had experienced cyber attacks and at least 10 had been threatened with attacks if they did not pay blackmailers.
Taiwan says some securities firms get blackmail messages, cyber attacks
Tue Feb 7 09:07, 2017 GMT
The Motion Picture Association is trying to have three popular streaming portals blocked by Irish Internet providers. In a new court case, the movie studios describe movie4k.to, primewire.ag and onwatchseries.to as massive copyright infringement hubs, with each offering thousands of infringing movies. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Movie Industry Wants Irish ISPs to Block Pirate Movie Streaming Portals
Tue Feb 7 06:01, 2017 GMT
Judges include actor Noma Dumezweni; former Vanity Fair editor Tina Brown Sixteen courageous individuals and organisations who fight for freedom of expression in every part of the world A Zimbabwean pastor who was arrested by authorities last week for his #ThisFlag campaign, an Iranian Kurdish journalist covering his life as an interned Australian asylum seeker, […] The post Global heroes battling censorship announced in Index Freedom of Expression Awards shortlist appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Global heroes battling censorship announced in Index Freedom of Expression Awards shortlist
Tue Feb 7 00:25, 2017 GMT
Facial recognition tech has many applications in business and security, but what price privacy?
Nowhere to hide
Mon Feb 6 10:36, 2017 GMT
TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan is investigating an unprecedented case of threats made to five brokerages by an alleged cyber-group seeking payment to avert an attack that could crash their websites, an investigator and the securities regulator said on Monday.
Five Taiwan brokerages report cyber attack threats, regulator says
Mon Feb 6 10:17, 2017 GMT
Each week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries. The post Mapping Media Freedom: French journalists ejected from Le Pen appearance appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Mapping Media Freedom: French journalists ejected from Le Pen appearance
Mon Feb 6 09:10, 2017 GMT
An entertainment organization comprising companies from the music, movie, and videogame industries is targeting several pirate sites for blocking in Belgium. The Belgian Entertainment Association informs TorrentFreak that it wants local ISPs to block nine of the most popular streaming sites under principles established by the Court of Justice of the European Union. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Music, Movie & Gaming Industries Seek Piracy Blockades in Belgium
Fri Feb 3 22:21, 2017 GMT
Hotel Doors Locked By Ransomware A prestigious hotel in Austria was the target of a ransomware attack that left their electronic door locking systems inoperable for several hours. The hack only stopped hotel... read more The post Cyber News Rundown: Edition 2/3/17 appeared first on Webroot Threat Blog .
Cyber News Rundown: Edition 2/3/17
Fri Feb 3 20:57, 2017 GMT
The third week of September 2016 was a dark and stormy one for KrebsOnSecurity. Wave after wave of huge denial-of-service attacks flooded this site, forcing me to pull the plug on it until I could secure protection from further assault. The site resurfaced three days later under the aegis of Google's Project Shield, an initiative which seeks to protect journalists and news sites from being censored by these crippling digital sieges. Damian Menscher, a Google security engineer with whom I worked very closely on the migration to Project Shield, spoke publicly for the first time this week about the unique challenges involved in protecting a small site like this one from very large, sustained and constantly morphing attacks.
How Google Took on Mirai, KrebsOnSecurity
Fri Feb 3 11:00, 2017 GMT
PCWorld HMA Pro 3.3 VPN review: An easy-to-use internet privacy tool PCWorld This is a powerful VPN, but expert users might prefer the older version, HMA 2, which has a more conventional desktop software look and feel. and more »
HMA Pro 3.3 VPN review: An easy-to-use internet privacy tool - PCWorld
Fri Feb 3 15:38, 2017 GMT
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government has taken too long to coordinate an "alphabet soup" of agencies tasked with protecting the country from an ever-increasing risk of cyber attack, a parliamentary report said on Friday.
'Alphabet soup' of agencies leave UK exposed to cyber attacks: report
Fri Feb 3 12:00, 2017 GMT
RadiTo hopes to bring forbidden audio to Iran's growing audience of smartphone users---and stay a step ahead of the country's internet filters. The post A Pirate Podcast App Takes on Iran's Hardline Censors appeared first on WIRED .
A Pirate Podcast App Takes on Iran’s Hardline Censors
Fri Feb 3 11:17, 2017 GMT
The Index award winner talks about the war in Yemen, president Trump's travel ban his involvement in a prize for aspiring artists from around the world The post Murad Subay: Yemen’s war makes a month feel like a year appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Murad Subay: Yemen’s war makes a month feel like a year
Fri Feb 3 10:26, 2017 GMT
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian police have busted an internet scam in which around 650,000 people lost a combined 37 billion rupees ($549 million) after sending money to a company that promised they would earn cash by clicking on web links, police said on Friday.
Indian police bust $550 million internet scam that duped thousands
Fri Feb 3 11:05, 2017 GMT
TechHive HMA Pro VPN review: An easy-to-use tool for securing your online privacy TechHive If you've never used a VPN before the basic idea is that you route all your PC's Internet traffic through a third-party server. This lets you spoof your real location with a virtual one, as well as secure your web browsing habits from prying eyes such ... and more »
HMA Pro VPN review: An easy-to-use tool for securing your online privacy - TechHive
Fri Feb 3 10:00, 2017 GMT
International organisations call on the British foreign minister to pressure Bahrain to end judicial harassment of human rights advocate Nabeel Rajab The post Groups urge Boris Johnson to call for release of Nabeel Rajab appeared first on Index on Censorship .
Groups urge Boris Johnson to call for release of Nabeel Rajab
Fri Feb 3 02:11, 2017 GMT
A skills shortage and "chaotic" handling of data breaches undermine confidence, report says.
MPs question UK's cyber attack defences
Fri Feb 3 00:28, 2017 GMT
As the number of cyber-attacks escalates, can a new approach to security help keep us safe?
Superpower software
Thu Feb 2 22:01, 2017 GMT
App Developer Magazine How the new US administration will effect Internet privacy App Developer Magazine Many ordinary Americans, who are also concerned about future Internet security and privacy , started to turn to encryption services, such as VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). ProtonMail, encrypted email provider from Switzerland, has seen its number of ...
How the new US administration will effect Internet privacy - App Developer Magazine
Thu Feb 2 16:38, 2017 GMT
In the US, there exist no meaningful national cybersecurity rules, but, as a practical matter, that is likely to change this year. But it's not coming from Congress. The catalyst is new rules slated to start in March from the New York State Department of Financial Services . In financial areas, that New York department is typically mimicked by a wide range of other state regulators, along with federal regulators. Hence, de facto national rules. The rules themselves (you can peruse the full guidelines here ) are not especially controversial, primarily being security best practices. The rules insist on regular penetration testing and vulnerability assessments. They also establish strict encryption guidelines and require written access-control policies. Notably, however, the way they approach application security is somewhat novel, and the regulations do contain some language that might cause confusion. What defines an “attack”? The new rules set a 72-hour deadline for reporting incidents to the state, although when that clock starts is unclear. In addition, the rules define a cybersecurity event as "any act or attempt, successful or unsuccessful, to gain unauthorized access to, disrupt or misuse an Information System or information stored on such Information System." That is what needs to be reported within 72 hours, and that definition seems problematic. Brian Fitzgerald, the chief marketing officer at Veracode, argued in a new podcast discussion that this may be difficult to enforce given the nature of today's typical attacks. "Oftentimes, these attacks take weeks or months to execute. The evidence may take weeks or months to put together. Many of the banks in question here are attacked literally thousands of times a day, in terms of people testing the networks or attempting to phish their users or anything like that," Fitzgerald said. "So how do you tell when an attack has gained some traction and how do you know when that traction has actually caused potential risk to the bank, the financial organization or the customer? That spectrum is very blurry," and one possible criteria could be if a company has "clear evidence that files that contained sensitive information were actually exfiltrated from your organization." The big issue is that they define a reportable act as an "attempt, successful or unsuccessful." How realistic is it for large enterprises to report every unsuccessful attempt? Does that include any unsuccessful attempt at a password? Is that a legitimate user who made a typo or an attack attempt? Given the volume of failed attempts, what is the value in preparing that paperwork? What defines a “small business”? One area that was reportedly a subject of last-minute negotiations were exemptions for small businesses that employed "fewer than 10 employees including any independent contractors" or had gross annual revenue—in each of the last three fiscal years—of less than $5 million or which had less than $10 million in year-end total assets. Those definitions are key, given that federal guidelines have typically defined a small business as one with fewer than 100 employees. That means that a lot of companies may hear about a small business exemption and think that they are exempt, when they're not. Also, companies have typically considered only salaried employees. Given that these New York rules include any independent contractors in that list of 10, the number of "small businesses" that will be exempt may be tiny indeed. Spotlight on data retention The new rules also crack down on data retention. In the New York language: "Each Covered Entity shall include policies and procedures for the secure disposal on a periodic basis of any Nonpublic Information that is no longer necessary for business operations or for other legitimate business purposes of the Covered Entity, except where such information is otherwise required to be retained by law or regulation, or where targeted disposal is not reasonably feasible due to the manner in which the information is maintained." The tricky part of this new wording is the phrase "no longer necessary for business operations or for other legitimate business purposes." Like the rules being pursued for global cybersecurity consistency by the European Union, the GDPR , this is going to force strategic conversations that companies should have had years ago. If regulatory compliance is the reason, that's for the best. But companies today are retaining far more sensitive data than they need, and a healthy part of that is laziness. The data was needed for a project three years ago, for example, and when the project ended and the team was reassigned, no one bothered to go back and delete no longer needed data. Most likely, no one even saw it as their responsibility. Now multiply that by the thousands of such projects that the typical enterprise starts and stops each year, and the problem becomes clear. Even worse, this orphaned data is solely secured by the requirements that existed at the time it was created. No one is going back and upgrading security on forgotten data. These new rules will give IT a reason will keep track of these efforts or face fines. Encouraging for AppSec All in all, though, this New York effort is encouraging, especially in the way that it highlights application security awareness. Fitzgerald argued that this reflects a major improvement in regulatory thinking. "They are showing some real insight into some of the specific areas of security that the regulators are going to identify as important and, in some cases, as required," he said, citing regulations surrounding training on secure coding as a particularly encouraging sign. The New York state rules mandate "education of your developers and making sure that developers know how to actually write good code. They also focused on the testing of applications to ensure that there's some kind of validation for the security-oriented quality of the software that is developed," Fitzgerald said. These regulations, in a move away from past regulations, are considering security at every phase of the development lifecycle – from development to QA to production --- and that is certainly a positive development. Still, he added, it's not perfect and may need even more specificity in the near future. "Although there is an advocacy for testing here, there really isn’t necessarily a bar for how do I know when what I have is actually good enough," Fitzgerald said. Listen to the AppSec in Review podcast: Making Sense of the New York DFS Cybersecurity Regulations to hear the full discussion and get more details on these upcoming regulations.  
Some Surprises in the New New York Cybersecurity Regulations
Thu Feb 2 19:37, 2017 GMT
Confusion Between Internet Security And Privacy May Have Implications Leaving Individuals And Organizations ... InvestorIdeas.com (press release) Albany, NY - February 2, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) It is not unusual for the most private people - those who eschew social media, and refrain from posting personal information - to use very basic (and therefore breachable) passwords to protect ...
Confusion Between Internet Security And Privacy May Have Implications Leaving Individuals And Organizations ... - InvestorIdeas.com (press release)
Thu Feb 2 12:19, 2017 GMT
Statement from Evan Mawarire who has been arrested in Zimbabwe The post #ThisFlag: Evan Mawarire tells Zimbabweans to “never ever be silent” appeared first on Index on Censorship .
#ThisFlag: Evan Mawarire tells Zimbabweans to “never ever be silent”
Wed Feb 1 18:43, 2017 GMT
New research codifies a framework for the type of tools survivors need to protect their digital security and privacy from an abusive intimate partner. The post Tech Can Do More to Help Survivors of Abuse. Here's Where to Start appeared first on WIRED .
Tech Can Do More to Help Survivors of Abuse. Here’s Where to Start
Wed Feb 1 16:45, 2017 GMT
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York filed a lawsuit on Wednesday accusing Charter Communications Inc of short-changing customers who were promised faster internet speeds than it could deliver.
New York sues Charter, alleges Time Warner fraud on internet speeds
Wed Feb 1 08:50, 2017 GMT
Memeburn Is TrackOFF the internet security service you've been sorely missing? Memeburn “The beauty of TrackOFF is that it was designed not to disrupt or disturb your browsing experience, as many other privacy products do. It does not block scripts from running, as that could affect the way pages are loaded or displayed, and even break ...
Is TrackOFF the internet security service you've been sorely missing? - Memeburn
Tue Jan 31 14:21, 2017 GMT
Huffington Post Canada Canadians' Internet Data Affected As Trump Cancels Privacy Rules Huffington Post Canada The Department of Homeland Security in 2007 extended certain Privacy Act protections to include “non-U.S. persons including visitors and aliens.” The original Privacy Act of 1974 did not cover non-U.S. citizens. Trump's order “has enormous implications ...
Canadians' Internet Data Affected As Trump Cancels Privacy Rules - Huffington Post Canada
Tue Jan 31 10:32, 2017 GMT
Authorities in Sweden are mulling new measures to deal with evolving 'pirate' sites. As part of a legislative review, the government wants to assess potential legal tools, including categorizing large-scale infringement as organized crime, tougher sentences, domain seizures, and site-blocking. Source: TF , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services .
Swedish Govt. Mulls Tougher Punishments to Tackle Pirate Sites

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