The world is searching – will we protect ourselves?
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The latest release from WikiLeaks, of information about CIA hacking efforts, is yet another reminder of how Americans and our government must better protect our secret information.
Cybersecurity just got even more difficult.
The top cyberspy agency couldn't stay immune from attacks forever. What does it mean for governments, companies and internet users as a whole that the NSA has been hacked?
Increased submarine activity is fuelling concerns at Russia's capability to wage information warfare on the West.
The high court’s ruling has Google and other tech companies rushing to build data centers in Europe.
The EU’s highest court invalidated a key data sharing agreement between the union and the US, exposing the deep cultural clash over privacy and surveillance.
Transatlantic connections have increased but the laws haven’t kept pace.
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End of Safe Harbour agreement isn't the end of the world, and it might just mean a far better replacement is on its way.
With the end of Safe Harbour, data protection is a blank page waiting to be written.
With the end of the Safe Harbour agreement, data protection for their users will be more than a tick-box exercise for US firms.
The Tribute in Light is seen on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. 9/11 was the beginning of major changes in the intelligence community.
The tactics used by America's current and potential future enemies are constantly changing. Higher education can help by producing graduates able to work in intelligence communities.
Spying in plain sight.
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If you're surprised that the US is spying on France... don't be.
No, don’t email me! Don’t you read the news?
Whether the story is true or not, we've seen that old threats still give intelligence agencies the jitters, even in the digital age.
“Unit 61398,” a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind many hacking attacks, sits on the outskirts of Shanghai.
Recent data thefts that appear to be carried out by nations are unsettling for many reasons and raise profound questions about how we should handle them.
The NSA has eyes and ears around the globe.
US intelligence agencies can no longer collect and store the telecommunications data of US citizens but other countries are strengthening their efforts.
Court says no to government sifting through metadata.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals went beyond striking down the NSA's metadata surveillance program; the court also created a road map for Congress to balance privacy and security issues
SIM cards contain the key to unlock your phone.
Can the NSA and GCHQ really listen to your phone? Should we be concerned if they could?
Picking off hard drive manufacturers, one by one.
Mystery malware capable of hiding itself in a hard drives' internal electronics has been revealed, having spread worldwide for more than a decade.
Don’t expect anything to change inside the doughnut.
Two years after Edward Snowden’s allegations concerning mass surveillance, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, the UK intelligence agencies complaints tribunal, has ruled that the manner in which the UK’s…
Lucy had only added half her gloating honeymoon snaps when disaster struck.
Twitter made hay this week as Facebook suffered what has been described, perhaps a tad hyperbollically, as “the longest outage in recent memory”. That’s if your memory doesn’t stretch back much further…
Tech companies want us all to reset the net.
Reset the Net
When you go online today, you are likely to encounter the Reset the Net campaign. Exactly one year after the first revelations from Edward Snowden about NSA spying, the campaign is designed to mobilise…
Drone strikes may be slowing in Pakistan, but the damage has already been done.
The US’s program of drone strikes in Pakistan has, according to recent reports, slowed down considerably. But while this will encourage various observers, and while the Obama administration earned some…
Microsoft has been at the forefront of allegations regarding the NSA.
Universities and researchers all over the world have a problem with Microsoft. It’s not just that the company forces expensive and dated software on customers. Using products like Microsoft’s email service…
Can the US National Security Agency really record all phone calls in a single country?
It was bad enough when it was revealed the US National Security Agency (NSA) wanted to hack information on smartphones but now reports this week it wants to record the phone calls of an entire country…