App Ops Launcher, a hidden feature that allowed Android users to deny selected permissions to apps, was an experiment that was never supposed to be released and that could break apps instead of just policing them, Google said.
The EFF has filed an appeal seeking to free the hacker and self-described internet troll, who exploited a hole in AT&T's publicly facing website to siphon the personal data of more than 100,000 iPad owners.
The ACLU joined other legal activist groups to file a brief in what they call a potentially pivotal case in determining whether the government needs a warrant to track our mobile phones.
US privacy organization EFF invites you to click on thumbnails of the summaries it managed to pry out of the government, but let's save your finger muscles the workout with this summaries summary: ------------------------------.
Revolution OS - or adware? An update to the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will pass searches through Amazon.com's search engine. Now the Electronic Frontier Foundation calls that move a "major privacy problem."
Google has announced changes to its search algorithms, pushing down websites with several copyright take-down requests from the prime position in search results. Not everyone thinks this is a good idea.
It's not looking good for those Megaupload users who want their files returned, unless they want to pay, or sue, to get it back.
A new law being debated in the US is causing concern among privacy advocates. The law is designed to encourage information sharing to thwart cybercrime, yet even the White House is expressing concerns over the privacy implications of the bill.
A Canadian resident has been sentenced to death in Iran for offending the faith, after his computer program was used without his knowledge to upload pornography.
Ramona Fricosu, accused of committing financial fraud, is currently in a court battle fighting to keep her encrypted data private. The prosecution say that if the government fail to demand data decryption, it will harm public interests. This article looks at the arguments for both sides and asks whether this would be possible under UK law.
The EFF is asking the US Copyright Office to expand exemptions for jailbreaking/rooting devices to include game consoles and other smart devices. We explore the security risks and benefits of their proposal.
Two weeks ago, the FBI kicked off an anti-cybercrime operation of a sort which had never been authorised before in America, taking remote remediation action against infected PCs.
Things went so well the Feds want to do more.
Tony Ross joins Chester Wisniewski this week to discuss the latest news on SSL Certificate Authorities ignoring signing guidelines. They also talk about the RSA breach, the Epsilon email leakage, Chrome adding malicious download filtering and more.
The second day of CanSecWest was a beautiful day in Vancouver. The day was full of information-packed sessions and anticipation for the evening dinner party reception. "SEH overwrite and its exploitability - Shuichiro Suzuki" Shuichiro, who works for Forteenforty, demonstrated Read more…