It took them a while, but Microsoft is finally announcing a concentrated effort to protect its customers and their data from unauthorised government surveillance.
Neohapsis security experts predict that next year there will be a cyberwar resurgence, the cloud will begin to show its hidden costs, and privacy will continue to lose in the US legislature.
Edward Snowden’s successful exfiltration of mountains of data from NSA systems and databases has once more put the spotlight back on the threat that insiders pose to organizations.
Following last month’s revelations of the existence of the MUSCULAR program, in which the NSA and the British GCHQ have collaborated in tapping the overseas fiber-optic cables used by Google and Yahoo to exchange data stored in their many data centers in the US and abroad, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has urged Internet companies to implement additional security measures to help restore users’ trust.
The saga surrounding secure email provider Lavabit and its legal fight against the US government continues with a reply brief filed last Friday by the former, arguing that both the government’s pen-trap order and Stored Communications Act warrant are invalid.
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