When British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Tuesday his plan to introduce new surveillance powers in the UK by forcing businesses to plant backdoors in their communication products, and ban applications that use end-to-end encryption, security experts we asked for an opinion have unanimously declared that weakening users' security posture is not the right answer to the problem of fighting criminals and terrorists.
How to make politicians really understand the dangers of mass digital surveillance and the importance of information security? Gustav Nipe, the 26-year old president of the Swedish Pirate Party's youth wing, tried to do it by setting up an open Wi-Fi network at the Society and Defence National Conference held in Sälen, Sweden, late last and earlier this week, and collecting and analyzing the metadata of conference attendees who connected to it.
Eight in 10 consumers (80 percent) say they are more likely to buy from consumer products (CP) companies that they believe protect their personal information, yet only 37 percent believe that these companies are adequately doing so, according to a new Deloitte study.
Late last week WhiteHat Security open sourced Aviator, its Chromium-based browser that has been marketed as "the most secure browser online." The browser offers anonymity and security by default: no hidden tracking by advertizers, blocks advertisements by default (thus preventing malvertising attacks), default private browsing mode, and so on.
Global financial services firm Morgan Stanley has announced on Monday that it has fired an employee of its Wealth Management Group following the theft of "partial client data." According to Yahoo Finance, he stole information of some 350,000 wealth management clients.
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