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  • Cops must get a warrant before looking through cellphone content

    26.06.2014

    The nine judges of the US Supreme Court have unanimously ruled that law enforcement officers can't search the contents of an arrested individual's cell phone(s) without a search warrant.

  • Capabilities of “lawful interception” mobile malware revealed

    24.06.2014

    Researchers from Russian AV company Kaspersky Labs and the Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto have released details about the mobile surveillance tools provided by Hacking Team to governments, intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world.

  • GCHQ legally intercepts Google, Facebook users' communications

    18.06.2014

    A successful legal challenge has forced the UK’s top counter-terrorism official to reveal the (until now) secret government policy that allows the GCHQ to intercept British residents' emails, text messages, and communications sent via Facebook and other social networking sites and webmail services, as well as web searches made via Google - all without needing a warrant.

  • The state of GRX security

    12.06.2014

    Late last year, documents from Edward Snowden's NSA trove have revealed that Britain's GCHQ has mounted a successful attack against Belgacom (the largest telecom in Belgium) and its subsidiary BICS (Belgacom International Carrier Services), a Global Roaming Exchange (GRX) provider.

  • Some governments have direct access to Vodafone networks

    09.06.2014

    Telecommunications giant Vodafone has released its first-ever Law Enforcement Disclosure Report, and among the things revealed in it is the scary fact that some countries have direct and permanent access to the company's servers and to customer communications via their own direct link.




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What can we learn from the top 10 biggest data breaches?

Posted on 21 August 2014.  |  Here's a list of the top 10 biggest data breaches of the last five years. It identifies the cause of each breach as well as the resulting financial and reputation damage suffered by each company.


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