Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SECURITY

SECURITY

A disclosure that the government was collecting phone data from customers of Verizon has already generated controversy -- by John Ribeiro, courtesy CIO -- IDG News Service (Bangalore Bureau) — The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has renewed...

courtesy reuters.com, The hacker community is eager to start figuring out how to crack the new iPhone 5S software. Technology developers frequently use these non-malicious hackers to find– and correct– software vulnerabilities.  Hackers are gearing up...

Hackers have accessed designs for more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, according to a devastating classified report from a Pentagon advisor shared with the Washington Post. Although the report from the Defense Science...

by Winston Ross, courtesy DailyBeast - So you’ve been looking at porn online—or something even more nefarious. Suddenly your computer freezes and an FBI warning appears. Winston Ross on the rising scam that works on your...

by Henry Porter courtesy OddOnion.com Anglo-American intelligence scandals, such as the one that preceded the Iraq war, are usually smothered or buried in an endless, unpublished inquiry. Normal service soon resumes and everyone gets to...
Police

With three billion camera-equipped cellphones in circulation, we are awash in visual information. Cameras are lighter, smaller and cheaper than ever and they’re everywhere, making it possible for nearly anyone to watch, create, share...

by Arik Hesseldahl (courtesy AllthingsD) Computing giant IBM just made another move in its quest to become the biggest provider of cloud services. It said it will acquire SoftLayer, a privately held cloud services player...

One of the oddities of the whole Ed Snowden affair has been all the talk of how some people are absolutely positive that officials in both China and Russia have copies of all the documents...

by Anita Li, courtesy mashable Tumblr urged users to download an important update for its iOS apps on Tuesday, after a "security vulnerability" put passwords at risk. "We have just released a very important security update for...

by Raphael Satter, courtesy Associated Press A Texas-based email service reportedly used by National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said it was shutting down Thursday, explaining in a cryptic message that it would rather go...

Peter Krapp, University of California, Irvine Pennsylvania State University’s College of Engineering took its computer network offline on May 15 after disclosing two cyberattacks. The perpetrators were able to access information on 18,000 students, who...

Hardly surprising: Google’s $1.1 billion acquisition of the mapping company Waze has drawn regulatory scrutiny. Google on Saturday confirmed that it has been contacted by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission regarding the acquisition. The company and the...