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6 Ways to Deploy Encryption Across Your Organization Fast

Don't leave the front door wide open for intruders. Deploy encryption as soon as possible.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

FBI Director Says Agency Is Talking With Tech Firms About Privacy, Encryption

The talks reflect heightened awareness about the intersection of cybersecurity and physical terrorism.<p>By<p>Kim S. Nash<p>NEW YORK — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is holding ongoing talks with technology companies about a range of privacy and encryption issues, said James Comey, the agency’s …

Cybersecurity

NewsFactor

Thanks for stopping by.<p>For the past 20 years, NewsFactor Network and CIO Today have been providing daily news coverage for the technology …

Mobile Technology

The Internet of Things Will Turn Large-Scale Hacks into Real World Disasters

The rise of the Internet of Things threatens to make it much easier to cause real-life damage through cyberattacks.<p>Disaster stories involving the Internet of Things are all the rage. They feature cars (both driven and driverless), the power grid, dams, and tunnel ventilation systems. A particularly …

Security

Wire Wants to Bring Encrypted Chat to Cars and the Internet of Things

Encrypted communications services have been gaining popularity since Edward Snowden first made his revelations about mass surveillance years ago. Now …

Edward Snowden weighs in on DNC leak

Edward Snowden knows a thing or two about leaks.<p>The former CIA employee and government contractor weighed in on WikiLeaks’ publication of thousands of emails by Democratic National Committee staffers, calling for greater transparency of government intelligence capabilities.<p>“To summarize: the US …

Surveillance

Library of Congress fights off massive cyberattack

The Library of Congress has fought off a massive cyberattack, officials confirmed Wednesday.<p>In a blog post, Bernard Barton, the Library’s Chief Information Officer, explained that the denial of service attack began on Sunday morning and disrupted a number of services and websites, including …

See What’s Really Going On In Your Company’s Slack With This New Visualization App

Which teams collaborate most, which users are most influential, and what’s your company’s favorite emoji?<p>Depending on whom you ask, Slack has either revolutionized the way workers communicate or created just another distraction in today’s always-on lifestyle. How do you make sure your team is using …

Snapchat has figured out a way to use facial recognition tech to protect people's privacy

A new patent from the smartphone messaging company, issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on July 19, is entitled: "Apparatus and method for automated privacy protection in distributed images."<p>It discusses how sophisticated face-recognising technology could be used to scan new …

Privacy

Semaphor Overview and Demo - Zero Knowledge Collaboration Tool

SpiderOak has been described as "Snowden's favorite cloud service". They've now added group chat and will provide an overview and demo of their new …

Project Management

Microsoft wins appeal over U.S. email requests

SAN FRANCISCO — In a ruling that has important data security implications, a court ruled Thursday Microsoft can't be forced to give the government e-mails stored in Ireland that are part of a U.S. drug investigation.<p>“This is an an incredibly important ruling, one of the most important in a long …

Privacy

Wearables could compromise corporate data

As smartwatches and other wearables gain popularity, experts are warning of potential data security risks in workplaces.<p>Some employees have begun …

Mr. Robot Season 2, Episode 1: Fsociety's OPSEC Is Lacking

<i>Not only does Mr. Robot set the bar for dystopian hacker suspense thrillers, it’s also a great hacking show that’s true to the culture and portrays technology authentically. So I gathered some of the smartest hackers I know in a Semaphor channel to talk about the show. (The chat transcript has been</i> …

Cryptography

SpiderOak Semaphor Download

Working on team-based projects, especially if you do it remotely, requires an efficient way to chat with other members without distractions from the …

Cloud-Based Continuous Integration Projects Prove the Concept

"Continuous integration" is one of those things that sound like a good idea, until you try them. In the real world, you never have a "perfect" …

Snowden’s Favorite Cloud Service Now Has a Group Chat App

The cloud service that earned Edward Snowden's trust is now taking on the likes of Slack.<p>Group chats are such an integral part of many organizations that sharing sensitive information is par for the course, but it's fair to say that the majority of users would prefer it if whatever was discussed in …

» Download Semaphor Free

There is no shortage of specialized applications which enable you to keep in touch with large teams, but you still need to look carefully if you have …

Why Your Company's Mobile App Needs Better Security

Encryption has gone mainstream. The popularity of “mobile first” approaches to business is pushing workloads onto mobile apps, leading to new …

China hacked the FDIC - and US officials covered it up, report says

China's spies hacked into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2010 until 2013 -- and American government officials tried to cover it up, according to a Congressional report.<p>The House of Representative's Science, Space and Technology Committee released its investigative …

Hacking

Senator Al Franken demands Pokémon Go release privacy information

Wildly popular game app has drawn controversy over privacy concerns Senator said company might share data with third-party providers<p>The insanely popular Pokémon Go is collecting users’ data and sharing it with anonymous third parties, Senator Al Franken of Minnesota said in a letter to the …

Privacy

Pokemon Go: Gotta catch all your personal data

If you signed into Pokemon Go with your Google account, you might have just handed your digital life over to the game's developers.<p>Maybe you gotta catch 'em all, but you're not the only one with collection fever.<p>The developer of the wildly popular Pokemon Go, Niantic Labs, has full access to your …

Pokémon

Pokémon Go Was Never Able To Read Your Email [Updated]

There’s no question that <i>Pokémon Go</i> has taken over the world in just a few short days. The app now has more users than Tinder, and single-handedly …

‘Pokémon Go’ Creator Closes Privacy Hole But Still Collects User Data

Players with iPhones should log out and download the update; game’s developers say it never snooped<p>Millions of people who downloaded the runaway hit “Pokémon Go” game to their iPhones over the past week granted massive amounts of user data to the game’s developer. The company, Niantic Inc., fixed …

Genomics

Fix Pokémon Go's Google Privacy Overreach Once And For All

How to reduce Pokémon Go's unfettered access of your Google account<p>Pokémon Go is the augmented reality game that continues to hold the attention of iPhone and Android users everywhere, deeply confusing any parent who's ever uttered the phrase, "Stop playing video games and go outside." But the game …

Senator has privacy concerns about Pokémon Go’s data collection

The popularity of augmented reality smartphone game Pokémon Go has raised a variety of concerns, including a warning by the National Safety Council, …

Google is already fighting hackers from the future with post-quantum cryptography

For years, experts have warned users to use secure browser communications whenever possible. If you visit a site and the URL in your browser's …

Facebook is testing end-to-end encryption for Messenger

But it will be opt-in — not on by default<p>Facebook is trialling a new feature named "secret conversations" its Messenger app that offers users end-to-end encryption. The company says the feature is accessible right now for a certain people, and will become more widely available this summer. Facebook …

2015 Wiretap Report: No wiretap denied, encryption rarely encountered

The United Nations Humans Rights Council regards internet access as a basic human right, having passed a non-binding resolution (pdf) condemning …