As digital rights lawyer and special counsel to the Electronic Frontier Foundation Marcia Hofmann correctly noted in her keynote at Hack in the Box Amsterdam 2015 on Thursday, this issue is like a pendulum: sometimes, like in the wake of the 1990s crypto wars, it swings towards strong encryption, but it could now swing in the other direction.
Cybercriminals were able to successfully steal tax forms full of personal information of more than 100,000 taxpayers through IRSí Get Transcript application.
A group of researchers from Nanjing University, China, have demonstrated that Android users' movements can be tracked by simply analyzing the data provided by the devices' accelerometers and orientation sensors.
Email addresses of approximately 5000 customers of the Income Tax Division (ITD) of the Isle of Man - a self-governing British Crown dependency and a tax haven for the rich - have been leaked via email.
If you sell or gift your old Android phone to someone, is it enough to do a factory reset to wipe all your sensitive data? And if your Android gets stolen, how sure are you that your anti-theft solution will do a good job wiping it and/or locking the device? Consumers generally have no insight in how well these features work.
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