Those who use online anonymizing technologies to obscure their location are assumed to be non-US persons and should thus continue to be targeted by surveillance. That's one of many revelations coming from top-secret documents, published by The Guardian, that show that US surveillance is much broader than the public previously knew.
The privacy officials of six countries and the European Commission have a host of questions about Google Glass, wouldn't mind getting their hands on the devices, and are wondering why, exactly, Google hasn't rung most of them up to hash out the privacy issues?
A top EU data privacy advocate has criticised the European Union's plans to combat cybercrime, saying they don't provide enough protection for personal data. He's also suggested that too little attention has been paid to existing regulations and agencies.
Episode #111 of the Sophos Security Chet Chat podcast is here.
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Swedish bureaucrats have instructed a town in the Scandinavian country to say "No" to Google.
They object to the leeway over customer data that Google grants itself in its cloud contracts...
Since Naked Security first wrote about the unfolding "PRISM" drama last week, a raft of new information has come to light.
The conspiracy theories probably haven't been shaken, but they've certainly been stirred...
A statement put out by the Department of Homeland Security says that hunches and intuition are enough to justify warrantless searches, and it's not explaining anything much beyond that. It goes on to provide Constitutional analysis that's mostly redacted.
Are you an IT administrator still caring for Windows XP computers that are running Internet Explorer?
Google's latest announcement brings another good reason to upgrade your systems or switch to an alternative browser.
The Australian government has officially published its National Cloud Computing Strategy.
Sophos was involved in the committee that created this document...so we'd like to know what *you* think of it now it's out!
The US Congress sent Google a letter listing eight specific privacy areas concerning Glass that legislators would like to know quite a bit more about. As would many of us, now that you mention it.
Since 2011, data security company ViaSat UK has spiced up the Infosecurity Europe conference by filing a Freedom of Information request for data breach statistics.
In previous years they've fallen out with the regulators over the matter, but things turned out better in 2013...
Do you usually shy away from legal documents?
Well, here's one that's well worth reading: it deals very interestingly with the zone in which busting cybercrooks and protecting privacy intersect...
Many internet users are wary of sharing their personal information willy-nilly with the world, but did you know that sometimes it's your Facebook friends who might be unwittingly passing your private details on?
A $7 million fine imposed by 38 US states will settle an investigation into Google's grab of private data - including emails, text messages, browsing histories and passwords - from unsecured wireless networks as its cars patrolled neighborhoods, snapping photos around the world.