Trump to put Secret Service in charge of policing cryptocurrencies

Trump to put Secret Service in charge of policing cryptocurrencies

US President Donald Trump will hand control of cryptocurrency criminal investigations to the Secret Service.“The Budget proposes legislation to return the US Secret Service to Treasury to create new efficiencies in the investigation of these crimes and prepare the Nation to face the threats of tomorrow.”.

Trump signs Traced Act into law in bid to help put an end to robocalls

Trump signs Traced Act into law in bid to help put an end to robocalls

In addition to raising penalties and pushing for authentication, the bill also gives regulators like the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission four years to go after scammers, as opposed to the one-year statute of limitations that was previously in place.

Chinese state 'likely' linked to cyber spies targeting human rights workers

Chinese state 'likely' linked to cyber spies targeting human rights workers

The espionage group, dubbed Bronze President, deployed malware against its alleged victims to monitor their activities and steal documents, according to the assessment released on Sunday by Secureworks , a US-based cyber security company.

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden's surveillance revelations explained

Facebook, where the typical user has 190 friends, shows how three degrees of separation gets you to a network bigger than the population of Colorado.The NSA say it needs all this data to help prevent another terrorist attack like 9/11.

Joe Biden's Record On Privacy May Give Democrats Pause – InsideSources

Joe Biden's Record On Privacy May Give Democrats Pause – InsideSources

Joe Biden’s record on privacy issues extends back to at least 1994 when, as a US Senator from Delaware, he introduced the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).

Putin signs law making Russian apps mandatory on smartphones, computers

Putin signs law making Russian apps mandatory on smartphones, computers

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed legislation requiring all smartphones, computers and smart TV sets sold in the country to come pre-installed with Russian software.

Giving Government Vast Snooping Authority Is One Thing Democrats and Republicans Both Like

Giving Government Vast Snooping Authority Is One Thing Democrats and Republicans Both Like

This relatively innocuous language pushes back the sunset provision of the Patriot Act by three months, leaving its vast powers in the hands of a president who Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden charges with "failure to uphold basic democratic principles," who House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has accused of "alarming connections and conduct with Russia" and, joined by Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, says is making an attempt to "shred the Constitution.".

Privacy protection essential to shield human rights, says Microsoft's Smith

Privacy protection essential to shield human rights, says Microsoft's Smith

LISBON (Reuters) - Microsoft President Brad Smith said on Wednesday a “new wave” of data privacy protection and other security measures was needed to safeguard people’s rights at a time when “everything has gone digital”.

8chan Is Back With a New Name — and QAnon Is Already Posting

8chan Is Back With a New Name — and QAnon Is Already Posting

The site reappeared after three months after it was taken down in the wake of the El Paso mass shooting, and in spite of efforts to keep it offline led by Frederick Brennan, who founded the forum but who is no longer involved with it.

Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

Georgia hit by massive cyber-attack

She added that she had been told by cyber-security experts that Georgian government websites were "poorly protected and vulnerable to attack".More than 15,000 pages were affected, including the presidential website, non-government organisations and private companies.

President Trump wants to use an executive order to make the FCC and FTC police social media censorship

President Trump wants to use an executive order to make the FCC and FTC police social media censorship

President Trump’s executive order seeks to accomplish its goal by formally limiting the protections afforded to companies under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and by putting the job of policing social media censorship on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

MoviePass database exposes 161 million records

MoviePass database exposes 161 million records

“Because a database was left publicly accessible, reportedly for months, at least 58,000 records related to MoviePass customers are vulnerable to misuse and abuse at the hands of cybercriminals,” said Stephan Chenette, Co-Founder and CTO at AttackIQ.

Facial-recognition software will be installed at Israeli checkposts

Facial-recognition software will be installed at Israeli checkposts

TechCrunch reports Google has proposed a new privacy initiative that aims to curb tracking by digital marketers and advertisers.Gallup reports its poll of 1,522 Americans revealed respondents are divided on whether big tech companies need more regulation.

End the NSA's Call Detail Records Program Once and for All

End the NSA's Call Detail Records Program Once and for All

Ever since USA FREEDOM reformed the CDR program in 2015, the civil liberties community and members of Congress have repeatedly asked the NSA for information about how widespread the NSA’s surveillance is, but the agency has been unable or unwilling to provide that information.

Huawei technicians have been helping governments in Uganda and Zambia spy on their political opponents, a new report says

Huawei technicians have been helping governments in Uganda and Zambia spy on their political opponents, a new report says

Huawei employees stationed in Uganda and Zambia have helped the Ugandan and Zambian governments spy on their political opponents, which has led to the opponents' arrests in both countries, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Trump calls for social media companies to ‘detect mass shooters before they strike’

Trump calls for social media companies to ‘detect mass shooters before they strike’

After two recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, President Trump said his administration would ask social media companies to develop tools that could detect potential mass shooters.

ALA urges LinkedIn Learning to reconsider changes to terms of service that impair library users’ privacy rights

ALA urges LinkedIn Learning to reconsider changes to terms of service that impair library users’ privacy rights

“The requirement for users of LinkedIn Learning to disclose personally identifiable information is completely contrary to ALA policies addressing library users’ privacy, and it may violate some states’ library confidentiality laws,” said ALA President Wanda Kay Brown.

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

Exclusive: In a world first, Facebook to give data on hate speech suspects to French courts

PARIS (Reuters) - In a world first, Facebook has agreed to hand over the identification data of French users suspected of hate speech on its platform to judges, France’s minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Tuesday.

Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In

Antitrust Troubles Snowball for Tech Giants as Lawmakers Join In

Regulators are divvying up antitrust oversight of the Silicon Valley giants and lawmakers are investigating whether they have stifled competition and hurt consumers. The question of whether tech companies violate antitrust laws has long been the subject of academic debates and industry griping.

Facebook lobbied against Australian privacy regulations, flying in the face of Mark Zuckerberg's PR push

Facebook lobbied against Australian privacy regulations, flying in the face of Mark Zuckerberg's PR push

The documents, which are marked “highly confidential” and have been seen by Business Insider Australia, also suggest Bleich was critical of the Australian government and offered to amplify Facebook’s concerns with relevant policymakers.

Russia exposed: How Putin’s henchmen are ALREADY manipulating the internet

Russia exposed: How Putin’s henchmen are ALREADY manipulating the internet

“They are not the only government to use information control on the internet as a weapon against a population, but they are one of the most aggressive.” In November 2018, Russian website Sputnik published a news story about the Kerch incident with Ukraine, which resulted in the arrest by Russia of 24 Ukrainian soldiers, blaming the incident on Russian negligence or hostility, Mr Williams said.

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A cashless society is closer than ever before, and it’s a grave threat to our civil liberties

A security officer stands guard outside St. Anthony's Shrine, days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Here's a close-up: While this only proves that Revere was a highly connected individual, a bridge between various social circles, that would have made him a person of interest at the very least, and all the crown needed was a little bit of metadata to know precisely who to target for a deeper investigation.

Beyond 5G: Huawei's Links To Xinjiang And China's Surveillance State

Beyond 5G: Huawei's Links To Xinjiang And China's Surveillance State

"Under President Xi Jinping," the New York Times said this week, "the Chinese government has vastly expanded domestic surveillance, fueling a new generation of companies that make sophisticated technology at ever lower prices.

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.

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

A new bill introduced in the Senate today would prohibit commercial companies using facial recognition technology from sharing people’s data without their explicit consent.

Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Elizabeth Warren says she wants to break up Amazon, Google, and Facebook

“To restore the balance of power in our democracy, to promote competition, and to ensure that the next generation of technology innovation is as vibrant as the last, it’s time to break up our biggest tech companies.” The proposal notes that major companies have tightened their grip on the digital market through mergers, but regulators have largely let those deals pass.

The Cybersecurity Industry Makes Millions, But Is It Keeping Us Safe?

The Cybersecurity Industry Makes Millions, But Is It Keeping Us Safe?

Kelly Shortridge, vice president of product strategy at Capsule8, a New York City-based security startup, joined CYBER to talk about the cybersecurity industrial complex, and about her piece: The Infosec Reckoning Has Arrived .

Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Revealed: Facebook’s global lobbying against data privacy laws

Facebook has targeted politicians around the world – including the former chancellor, George Osborne – promising investments and incentives while seeking to pressure them into lobbying on Facebook’s behalf against data privacy legislation, an explosive new leak of internal documents has revealed.

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Washingtonpost.com: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers

Enter symbols separated by a space: Look Up Symbols Portfolio Made Possible by: Microsoft to Rid Windows of Tracking Numbers By Ted Bridis Associated Press Monday, March 8, 1999; Page A08 Microsoft Corp., which sells the software runs most of the world's personal computers, said yesterday that its latest version of Windows generates a unique serial number that partly is planted within electronic documents and could be used to trace the identity of authors.