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Once the FBI has a backdoor into your smartphone, everyone does

Once the FBI has a backdoor into your smartphone, everyone does

FBI director James Comey believes tech companies should be forced to insert back doors to bypass encryption on smartphones. But experts say once that happen,s security is moot and anyone can breach your privacy.

FBI director James Comey believes tech companies should be forced to insert back doors to bypass encryption on smartphones. But experts say once that happen,s security is moot and anyone can breach your privacy.

17 Oct 14

FBI Chief Urges Tech Firms to Rethink Encryption

FBI Chief Urges Tech Firms to Rethink Encryption

FBI Director James Comey warns that default encryption settings on Apple and Google devices could impede law enforcement investigations

FBI Director James Comey warns that default encryption settings on Apple and Google devices could impede law enforcement investigations

17 Oct 14

Snapchat and other online services need to tighten security

Snapchat and other online services need to tighten security

Regardless of the fact that some data leaks weren't the result of direct server hacks, Internet service companies need to do a better job of educating their users and offering stronger security measures.

Regardless of the fact that some data leaks weren't the result of direct server hacks, Internet service companies need to do a better job of educating their users and offering stronger security measures.

16 Oct 14

The human OS: Overdue for a social engineering patch

The human OS: Overdue for a social engineering patch

Experts say training -- done well and frequently -- can make employees much more difficult to 'hack'

Experts say training -- done well and frequently -- can make employees much more difficult to 'hack'

13 Oct 14

IT industry group slams burdens imposed by proposed EU privacy policy

IT industry group slams burdens imposed by proposed EU privacy policy

A proposal by EU justice ministers to relax data protection rules for low-risk personal data doesn't go far enough, industry lobbyists say

A proposal by EU justice ministers to relax data protection rules for low-risk personal data doesn't go far enough, industry lobbyists say

10 Oct 14

Google pays $75K in bug bounties to fix 159 Chrome flaws

Google pays $75K in bug bounties to fix 159 Chrome flaws

Google yesterday released Chrome 38, paying out more than $75,000 in bounties for some of the 159 vulnerabilities patched.

Google yesterday released Chrome 38, paying out more than $75,000 in bounties for some of the 159 vulnerabilities patched.

08 Oct 14

Why do contextual ads fail?

Why do contextual ads fail?

Companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon violate our privacy in order to show us relevant ads. So why do their ads miss the mark?

Companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon violate our privacy in order to show us relevant ads. So why do their ads miss the mark?

04 Oct 14

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