A new proposal would require tech firms to design surveillance-enabling trapdoors from the ground up or modify existing services, facilities and equipment. The FBI says it's necessary to quickly catch terrorists and child abusers, but others say it's a recipe for opening servers up to hacking and illicit surveillance.
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...
French telecom regulators have suggested that Skype could face charges for failing to register as a telecom and do all the things that French telecoms are supposed to do - for example, let French police eavesdrop on calls...
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.
Things just got even more exciting/weird/incredible (delete as inapplicable) in the up-down-left-right saga of Kim Dotcom and Megaupload.
Kiwi Prime Minister, John Key, has just weighed into the battle over the way his own intelligence service garnered evidence in the case.
WikiLeaks says it is the victim of a massive DDoS. Is it because it leaked TrapWire's surveillance system that makes use of real-time facial profiling to search databases of red-flagged individuals?
In a case that has been cloaked in secrecy, a phone company is fighting an FBI request to access customer records.
This year, more than 600 cybersecurity experts from Asia Pacific and beyond will attend Kiwicon V for a weekend of conferencing, conversation and conviviality.
I'll be listening with great interest and reporting on topics which I think will interest you too.
A bill before the Canadian parliament includes two clauses specifically to reduce the 'due process' imposed when the cops need information from ISPs.
It's obvious how this would help law enforcement. But it might help the cybercrooks, too.
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…