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New Google transparency report details hike in government user data requests

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Governments around the world are demanding increasingly larger amounts of user data from search giant Google, according to the company’s latest Transparency Report.

Would you believe it? Women more in favour of porn filters than men

Women more in favour of porn filters than men

75% of UK women support their government's proposals to make internet porn 'opt-in', compared to 43% of men, according to a new survey from market research company Kantar.

Facebook transparency, Apple bugs, SEA DDoSes itself - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Which country came top of Facebook's new "Government Requests" report aimed at outing the countries that fish for Facebook user data the most? (I bet you're thinking it's the USA - but it isn't.)

Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!

Google: Government surveillance of the internet is on the rise

Google: Government surveillance of the internet is on the rise

Google has released its semi-annual Transparency Report, saying that it received more than 20,000 requests for user data in the first half of 2012 - a sign of greater government surveillance.

Whodunnit? Conflicting accounts on ARAMCO hack underscore difficulty of attribution

Whodunnit? Conflicting accounts on ARAMCO hack underscore difficulty of attribution

A recent report suggests that the devastating cyber attack that wiped out thousands of computers belonging to Saudi Arabia's national oil company was the work of a lone hacker - days after the US Secretary of Defense cited it as an example of a state sponsored attack.

What do we really know?

IP theft attacks can hide on networks for years, unspotted by corporate victims, report claims

IP theft attacks can hide on networks for years, without the knowledge of corporate victims, report claims

Organizations in the financial services and public administration sectors are the primary targets of sophisticated attacks aimed at stealing intellectual property, with attacks involving both external and internal agents and lasting for months or years, according to a new report from Verizon.

Would you open a sexy email sitting in your business inbox?

Would you open a sexy email sitting in your business inbox?

Imagine you are at work. You're rattling through your email message. And in your inbox, sitting quietly, is a message with the word "sexy" in the title...

Would you open it?

Only a few hours remain to give your opinion on proposed UK "Snooper's Charter"

Only a few hours remain to give your thoughts on proposed UK Snooper's Charter

Time is rapidly running out for people to submit their comments to the UK government, about draft legislation which could allow police and intelligence services to spy on who you have been emailing, and what websites you have been visiting.

Here's how to have your say..

Black Hat - Smashing the future for fun and profit

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A summary from the first panel session of Black Hat 2012 where infosec luminaries Jeff Moss, Adam Shostack, Bruce Schneier and Marcus Ranum tackled the role of government in securing the internet.

Will the UK Cyber Security Strategy make a difference?

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The British government has today published its Cyber Security Strategy detailing how it plans to protect national security and the public from internet threats, and (hopefully) support the British economy at the same time.

Anonymous takes down El Salvadoran sites

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Anonymous launched DDoS attacks against El Salvador's government, forcing several websites to be temporarily taken offline.

UK will make cyberwarfare strikes, says Foreign Secretary William Hague

UK will make cyberwarfare strikes, says Foreign Secretary William Hague

Britain is prepared to use the internet to strike computer attackers and enemy nations who launch cyberwarfare attacks on the UK's infrastructure and businesses.

Foreign Secretary William Hague takes his gloves off, and talks cyberwarfare with the tabloid press.

Nigerian government website falls at hands of Brazilian defacement

Nigerian government website falls at hands of Brazilian defacement

The official website of the Nigerian government has been defaced by hackers.

Dear Earth, Last month I took a paternity test!

Dear Earth, Last month I took a paternity/drug test!

Of all the information you've entrusted to others, which would you consider the most embarrassing to see popping up on the internet?

How about the date of your latest paternity test?

UK Government Agency wants your email scams - but is it doing it the right way?

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The British public is being urged to forward any email scams it receives to the National Fraud Authority, to help it collect intelligence which might help track down internet fraudsters and bring them to justice.

But is information being collected in the right way?

Does cybercrime really cost the UK more than drugs?

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The UK government has today published a report into the cost of cybercrime, concluding that the overall cost to the UK economy from cybercrime is £27bn per year.

But can we trust the numbers? And what needs to happen before we can properly measure our success fighting the menace of cybercrime?

Internet Explorer 6 u-turn for UK Home Office

Will UK Government kick out Internet Explorer 6?

The British Home Office is upgrading its browsers to Internet Explorer 8, but how many organisations are still running vulnerable IE6?

UK Government: We're sticking with Internet Explorer 6

UK Government: We're sticking with Internet Explorer 6

Gulp. At the end of last week, along with thousands of other Brits, I received an email from the UK Government telling me that they had responded to a petition I had signed urging the Prime Minister to encourage government Read more…

Public privacy

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The Minister of Transport for New South Wales, David Campbell, announced at the start of this week the name of the successful bidder for Sydney's new electronic ticketing system. The new system is supposed to deliver integrated contactless electronic ticketing Read more…

UK Cabinet Minister Ed Miliband hacked on Twitter

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Ed Miliband MP, the high profile British Secretary for Energy and Climate Change, has fallen victim to the current swathe of phishing attacks sweeping the Twitter system. Mr Miliband, who is a member of Gordon Brown's cabinet, appears to have Read more…