Europol and the European Commission inaugurate new decryption platform to tackle the challenge of encrypted material for law enforcement investigations

Europol and the European Commission inaugurate new decryption platform to tackle the challenge of encrypted material for law enforcement investigations

This week Europol launched an innovative decryption platform, developed in close cooperation with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.The new Europol Decryption Platform, funded by the European Commission, will allow us to further enhance our support for Member State investigations.

U.S spied on allies, including Netherlands, through Denmark

U.S spied on allies, including Netherlands, through Denmark

United States secret service NSA for years abused a cooperation agreement with Denmark to spy on allies in Europe, including the Netherlands, Danish public broadcaster DR reported based on reports from a whistleblower and confirmation from various sources.

Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire

Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire

It's routine for Apple to comply with court-issued search warrants, but the cooperation contrasts with Attorney General William Barr's previous complaints that Apple has hindered investigations by refusing to help unlock suspects' iPhones.

Zoom to exclude free calls from end-to-end encryption to allow FBI cooperation

Zoom to exclude free calls from end-to-end encryption to allow FBI cooperation

, the popular video conferencing platform, has announced it will provide end-to-end encryption after facing a litany of privacy and security concerns – but only to users who pay for it.

Yahoo Japan to give health ministry data on potential coronavirus clusters

Yahoo Japan to give health ministry data on potential coronavirus clusters

has announced it will provide data on potential clusters of coronavirus infections to the health ministry.Yahoo Japan began seeking cooperation in the coronavirus prevention initiative from users who have already agreed to give the company their location information.

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

Google, Tinder under investigation in Ireland over data processing

The commission is also investigating the GDPR compliance of dating app Tinder after concerns sparked about issues surrounding its “ongoing processing of users’ personal data”.We are fully cooperating with the Data Protection Commission, and will continue to abide by GDPR and all applicable laws”, Tinder’s parent company, Match Group, said.

Top Euro court advised: Cops, spies yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over massive piles of people's private data

Top Euro court advised: Cops, spies yelling 'national security' isn’t enough to force ISPs to hand over massive piles of people's private data

This is the key part of the legal argument: “The provisions of the directive will not apply to activities which are intended to safeguard national security and are undertaken by the public authorities themselves, without requiring the cooperation of private individuals and, therefore, without imposing on them obligations in the management of business” (UK Case C-623/17, paragraph 34/79).”.

Desjardins Group data breach hit all 4.2 million members: Quebec finance minister

Desjardins Group data breach hit all 4.2 million members: Quebec finance minister

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A June data breach that hit Canada’s Desjardins Group has affected all of the financial cooperative’s 4.2 million members, prompting government reforms to protect personal information in the Canadian province of Quebec, an official said on Friday.

Lawmakers ask US intelligence chief to investigate if TikTok is a national security threat

Lawmakers ask US intelligence chief to investigate if TikTok is a national security threat

“Security experts have voiced concerns that China’s vague patchwork of intelligence, national security, and cybersecurity laws compel Chinese companies to support and cooperate with intelligence work controlled by the Chinese Communist Party,” the letter, dated Wednesday, said.

Edward Snowden: Germany a 'primary example' of NSA surveillance cooperation

Edward Snowden: Germany a 'primary example' of NSA surveillance cooperation

In his new book, Snowden calls Germany a 'primary example' of NSA surveillance cooperation.In fact, it was because of Snowden's revelations that Germans discovered their country's foreign intelligence agency, the BND, supported NSA surveillance.

Facebook's Ex-Security Chief Details His 'Observatory' for Internet Abuse

Facebook's Ex-Security Chief Details His 'Observatory' for Internet Abuse

It aspires to be a central outlet for the study of all manner of internet abuse, assembling for visiting researchers the necessary machine learning tools, big data analysts, and perhaps most importantly, access to major tech platforms' user data—a key to the project that may hinge on which tech firms cooperate, and to what degree.

Why Location is Everything for Privacy Services

Why Location is Everything for Privacy Services

In a blog post explanation to users, Riseup defended its cooperation with government agents, sharing that the targets of the warrants were reported to be extortionists, but Walsh notes: …[T]he truth is that didn’t comply because it was taking a high moral stance – on the contrary – it attempted to resist the warrants.

EU gives 'high-level' protection to whistleblowers

EU gives 'high-level' protection to whistleblowers

The new legislation gives whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law a "high level of protection". LuxLeaks: Whistleblowers working for PricewaterhouseCoopers leaked documents exposing favourable tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg to some of the world's biggest companies while European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was prime minister.

Exclusive: The FBI Had Already Accessed Family Tree DNA’s Database Before Cooperation

Exclusive: The FBI Had Already Accessed Family Tree DNA’s Database Before Cooperation

The changes, announced by email to all the FamilyTreeDNA members, are an attempt to further regulate FamilyTree database searching for law enforcement—and to make sure that the customers have the option to not assist it. (Roughly 10 percent of FamilyTreeDNA’s total customer base is from Europe, and was automatically removed from law enforcement searches last week.

Citrix Internal Network Ravaged By Foreign Hackers, 6TB Of Data Stolen

Citrix Internal Network Ravaged By Foreign Hackers, 6TB Of Data Stolen

home IT/Enterprise by Paul Lilly — Saturday, March 09, 2019 Citrix Internal Network Ravaged By Foreign Hackers, 6TB Of Data Stolen Citrix Systems said it is cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate a major data breach by international cyber criminals into the company's internal network.

Mueller questions Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser

Mueller questions Cambridge Analytica director Brittany Kaiser

A spokesman for Brittany Kaiser, former business development director for Cambridge Analytica – which collapsed after the Observer revealed details of its misuse of Facebook data – confirmed that she had been subpoenaed by special counsel Robert Mueller, and was cooperating fully with his investigation.

Checksum checking server

Checksum checking server

It is also usable in west countries because with cooperation of telecom companies software publisher can know if a IT company is downloading or ordinary user which cannot detect an unknown spyware this system can also be P2P but without a fully decentralized protocol it doesn't make any effect in being lobby-proof.

Government’s data policies enter the 21st century — finally

Government’s data policies enter the 21st century — finally

The bipartisan cooperation in Congress and the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking deserves praise for leading the country down a path for responsible data use and improved privacy protections.

Privacy as a Right

Privacy as a Right

Sapiens rule the world, because we are the only animal that can cooperate flexibly in large numbers… We cooperate effectively with strangers because we believe in things like gods, nations, money and human rights.

France is ditching Google to reclaim its online independence

France is ditching Google to reclaim its online independence

While cooperation on cybersecurity might be underway, analysts are more skeptical about France’s progress on other issues related to digital sovereignty, such as protection of national data on extraterritorial clouds, regulation and taxation of American and Chinese technology giants, and economic support and development of digital companies.

Ep 9 - Nathan Schneider - Platform Cooperativism and the Meaning of Decentralization by Decentralize This!

Ep 9 - Nathan Schneider - Platform Cooperativism and the Meaning of Decentralization by Decentralize This!

How can all these people with different perspectives collaborate to create and scale the technologies we need to shape a better future?

THE GOOD CENSOR – Google Growth Strategy: ‘Shift Towards Censorship’ to Appease Authoritarian Governments

THE GOOD CENSOR – Google Growth Strategy: ‘Shift Towards Censorship’ to Appease Authoritarian Governments

An 85-page briefing entitled “The Good Censor”, exclusively leaked to Breitbart News from within Google reveals that government requests for Google to censor content have nearly tripled since 2016, although it does not say that Google shouldn’t cooperate.

New Zealand can now fine you $3,200 if you don't hand over your phone password at the border

New Zealand can now fine you $3,200 if you don't hand over your phone password at the border

The nation's Customs and Excise Act 2018, which came into effect this week, allows customs officials to demand "access information"— like passwords, PINs and encryption keys — and mandates fines for those who do not cooperate.

Judge: FCC can’t hide records that may explain net neutrality comment fraud

Judge: FCC can’t hide records that may explain net neutrality comment fraud

While Cooper didn't give Prechtel everything he asked for, the judge's ruling ordered the FCC to turn over the email addresses that were used to submit .CSV files, which contained the bulk comments.

Why it is hard (if not impossible) to run a privacy-focused company in the US

Why it is hard (if not impossible) to run a privacy-focused company in the US

As Swiss companies, ProtonMail and ProtonVPN are not subject to FISA courts and they cannot compel us to cooperate with the FBI or NSA.