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North East Lincolnshire Council fined £80,000 for losing unencrypted USB key

Share<p>The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined North East Lincolnshire Council £80,000 after it lost an unencrypted memory stick …

NSA chief to step down, but not because of PRISM leaks

NSA chief Army General Keith Alexander is set to step down months after it was revealed the agency eavesdrops on the internet and telephone data of …

Deutsche Telekom plans to keep all web traffic in Germany to hide from PRISM spies | V3

Deutsche Telekom has moved to protect its customers from government spy agencies by changing its processes to route local internet traffic through …

Privacy groups raise £20K for surveillance legal case against UK Government

The Government could face legal action over claims it used the PRISM programme to snoop on UK and EU internet users, following a successful …

Secure cloud email provider slapped with $10,000 fine for refusing FBI access to accounts

Ladar Levinson, founder of the defunct Lavabit secure cloud email service used by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, has been slapped with a $10,000 …

Adobe hit by 'sophisticated' mega hack ransack

Adobe's systems have been hit by numerous "sophisticated attacks" that have compromised the information of 2.9 million customers, and accessed the …

Is your data more private on foreign servers?

Companies outside the US are marketing their Internet services as more private, out of reach of the US government.<p>Everyone knows about the scandal of …

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French Watchdog Slaps Google Again Over Privacy Policy

Both CNIL and the UK’s ICO consider their next moves<p>French data protection regulator CNIL has told Google it has started a formal procedure for …

NSA reveals how Snowden accessed secret Prism files

Security Editor<p>Follow:<p>Prism internet surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden accessed the secret documents in a file-sharing location, US National …

Britain accused of trying to impede EU data protection law

Britain has been accused of trying to impede data protection reforms that would make it more difficult for spy agencies to get hold of material online.<p>The European parliament is planning to vote on a new, unified law for EU member states in the next few weeks, but activists fear Britain is …

U.K. Seeks to Block EU Data-Protection Plans That ‘Burden’ Firms

Britain will encourage other European Union nations to block plans to tighten data-protection rules, arguing the proposals risk burdening business …

Silent Circle claims major companies not declaring data breaches

Major companies are failing to disclose data security breaches, a secure communications company has claimed.<p>The co-founder of Silent Circle, which closed its secure email service over concerns that it could not guarantee users' privacy from government-mandated surveillance, claimed that corporate …

Barclays employee fined £3,360 for illegally accessing customer data | V3

A former employee of Barclays Bank has been fined £3,360 after being found guilty of illegally accessing a customer’s data.<p>Jennifer Addo was …

Cyber attacks to escalate over next decade

Computer Weekly<p>Follow:<p>Medical implants, cars and critical infrastructure such as gas pipelines could be at risk from cyber attacks by the end of the …

Virginia Tech breach exposes data on 145K job applicants

A Virginia Tech official Tuesday blamed human error for a data breach that may have exposed sensitive data on about 145,000 people who applied online …

Prism threat to cloud industry 'a red herring', claims RMS platform architect

Multiple points of entry, third party contractors, external code and virtualisation make protecting a modern network a difficult task<p>Via C3 …

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RSA warns over NSA link to encryption algorithm

<b>RSA, the internet security firm, has advised its customers not to use a particular encryption algorithm after fears it could be unlocked by the US National Security Agency (NSA).</b><p>In an advisory note to its developer customers, RSA said that a community-developed algorithm in one of its toolkits …

Privacy

Linkedin challenges US government over data requests

<b>Linkedin, the business networking service, has mounted a legal challenge to the US government's ban on disclosing the number of national security-related data requests it receives.</b><p>US organisations are allowed to publish the total number of data requests, but cannot break the figure down to reveal …

PRISM, the public cloud and privacy: What’s at risk?

Privacy means a great deal to me: I carefully guard what I make public about myself, and as a technologist, I am constantly on guard about the …

Latest EU data leak pushes insider practice to the fore | CRN

Possibly the first major breach has emerged since the tough new EU rules on data privacy came into force. Data stolen reportedly includes names, …

Massive Data Breach Hits Millions of Vodafone Germany Customers

The attacker was able to lift customer names, addresses, bank account numbers and birth dates from a database on the company's internal network. …

Arrests over 'cyber plot' to steal from Santander bank

<b>Twelve men have been arrested over an "audacious" alleged plot to steal millions of pounds from a bank by remotely taking control of a computer.</b><p>A bogus engineer fitted a device called a keyboard video mouse to a machine in the Surrey Quays branch of Santander, south-east London, which would have …

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Vodafone Germany hack hits two million customers

<b>Personal details of more than two million customers of Vodafone Germany have been stolen by a hacker.</b><p>Vodafone said the attacker got access to customer names, addresses, bank account numbers and birth dates.<p>The trove of information was stolen from a database sitting on the company's internal network.<p>…

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Lavabit’s Owner Appeals Secret Surveillance Order That Led Him to Shutter Site

Author: Kevin Poulsen. Kevin Poulsen Security<p>Date of Publication: 09.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 4:58 pm. 4:58 pm<p>The owner of the encrypted email …

Planned EU privacy law no magic bullet against U.S. spying

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Stung by revelations about the scale of U.S. electronic spying, Europe has been itching to show it can protect its citizens from snooping - but planned new privacy legislation risks a head-on collision with U.S. law.<p>However much European Parliament lawmakers may fume at the …