Calling the FBI’s proposal to expand its authority to hack criminal suspects’ computers a “monumental” concern, Google is urging an advisory committee to “reject” the proposal and leave any such changes to Congress.
Federal and state legislators have introduced legislation to force government agents to obtain a warrant before searching Americans' old e-mails, closing a convenient loophole in a 1986 law.
Last week Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, published an op-ed piece for Wired which laid out his strategy to "ensure net neutrality" by treating the Internet as a public utility and applying the same types of regulations that are used for phone and electric companies. In this case, the antidote is worse than the poison.
During a 10-minute period one day in November 2008, British spies vacuumed up 70,000 e-mails to and from journalists at major media outlets in the United States and the U.K. And they did it with the blessings of Washington.
A hacker group calling itself Cyber Caliphate hacked the Twitter and YouTube accounts for the U.S. military Central Command on Monday and used the social media platforms to post pro-Islamic State messages and videos. President Obama promises to address cyber security.
The Federal Communications Commission announced on Friday it will be introducing and voting on new net neutrality rules in February. The proposals are sure to set off another storm of controversy as net neutrality has long been a contentious issue for those who believe in the free market and free speech.
Russia’s law that all companies must store data about Russian users only on computer servers inside Russia makes it easier for the government to access it.
The FBI is standing by claims that North Korea was behind the devastating cyber-attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment late last month, despite the evidence presented by cyber-security experts.
The Pew Research group released a report on Thursday on the future of Internet privacy. The report, which details the responses of thousands of experts, does not paint a very bright future for those of us who value privacy.
When Sony Pictures Entertainment was hacked late last month, they — and many in the news media — were quick to blame North Korea. The New American reported that a mysterious hacktivist group calling itself the Guardians of Peace (GOP) was probably behind the attack. Recent leaks now verify that.