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Judge says drone was invading the privacy of the man who shot it

William Merideth, the man from Kentucky who shot down a drone earlier this year, told <i>WDRB</i> that he felt vindicated after a district judge dismissed the charges against him, even if the accuser can still take the case before a grand jury. He was originally charged for firing his gun within city …

3-D Digital Forensic Analysis Confirms Lee Harvey Oswald Photo

The alleged assassin, smugly smiling, holds a rifle in one hand, and a Marxist newspaper in front of his chest. A pistol is holstered on his right …

Forensics

Tor browser co-creator: Experian breach shows encryption may not be security panacea

The Experian/T-Mobile hack may be more worrisome than Experian’s carefully worded description of it suggests, some security experts said Friday.<p>One is the co-creator of the Tor secure browser, David Goldschlag, (now SVP of strategy at Pulse Secure). Goldschlag previously was head of mobile at …

Trend Micro

Bitcoin flounders in Australia as regulatory worries bite

<i>(By Byron Kaye and Swati Pandey, Reuters) –</i> Australian businesses are turning their backs on bitcoin, as signs grow that the cryptocurrency’s mainstream appeal is fading.<p>Concerns about bitcoin’s potential crime links mean many businesses have stopped accepting it, a trend accelerated by Australian …

Every Android device is vulnerable to newly discovered bugs

Two major vulnerabilities have been discovered in Google's Android mobile software by the same security company that found a whole series of dangerous bugs earlier this year. Several of the bugs discovered by the security researchers pose a danger to every active Android device out there.<p>The two …

US-EU data deal at risk in Facebook case judgment

The landmark case before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg stems from a complaint against social media giant Facebook lodged against Irish authorities by Austrian law student Max Schrems.<p>The complaint focuses on the "Safe Harbour" deal signed in 2000 between Brussels and Washington that …

Privacy

Patreon donation site's user data published online after hack

Patreon, the crowdfunding platform for artists, has been hacked recently, and almost 15 gigabytes of data stolen from the site is now available online. Security researcher Troy Hunt of <i>have I been pwned?</i> told <i>Ars Technica</i> that he found 2.3 million email addresses (including his own) in the data dump, …

Internet

A vigilante hacker is changing 10,000 WiFi passwords

Someone is hacking unprotected WiFi routers everywhere -- and forcing them to be on guard.<p>Does your home WiFi use a default password? It forces you to change it. Does it leave unguarded communication channels open? It forces you to close them.<p>To experts, this seems like the work of a well …

LinkedIn agrees to settle unwanted email lawsuit

LinkedIn users are used to getting way too many LinkedIn emails, but they received one tonight that was much different than usual: LinkedIn was announcing that it had agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit over sending unwanted emails. The lawsuit revolves around LinkedIn's Add Connections …

New Stagefright bug lets hackers infect Androids through multimedia files

In July, a bug in Android's media playback system called Stagefright, which only needed to send a specially crafted text message to the victim's …

Data breach hits roughly 15M T-Mobile customers, applicants

Hackers stole the personal data of 15 million T-Mobile customers by going after the company that processes the wireless carrier's credit checks.<p>The company, Experian, said Thursday that it experienced a breach that nabbed customer data from September 1, 2013, to September 16, 2015. The stolen data …

GM already has 1 million connected cars on the road

If things go the automotive industry’s way, there will be millions of four-wheeled wireless hotspots traveling U.S. roads by 2020. What you might not …

The PayPal Here Card Reader Comes To U.S. With Support For EMV, Apple Pay, Android Pay & More

With the arrival of Apple Pay and, more recently, Android Pay, consumers are becoming more comfortable with alternative ways of paying that don’t involve credit card swipes. And now, with the U.S.’s transition to EMV – smart cards that store data on chips instead of magnetic stripes, which offers …

Blackphone 2 now on sale in North America for $800

If you need maximum smartphone security and are willing to pay for it, the Blackphone 2 is now on sale. The latest handset from Silent Circle has privacy features like the Android-based PrivatOS operating system, encrypted calling and texts, and "spaces" that let you keep business separate from …

YouTube ad-free subscription service said to launch on October 22nd

YouTube is expected to release a subscription service that will get rid of ads; there is no secret there. The rumors have been going strong about it. The issue is so far all we have gotten is a general sense of the idea. Needless to say we have been itching for more details, and today we might be …

YouTube Music

BlackBerry confirms it will launch a new Android smartphone called Priv

BlackBerry has finally confirmed its intentions to launch an Android smartphone, after months of speculation and leaks.<p>In its second quarter financial results, BlackBerry today said it “plans to launch a flagship handheld device that will run on the Android operating system with BlackBerry …

Android Phones

Why we're leaving Heroku

Fight for the Future has published this open letter to the CEO of Salesforce and Heroku following their endorsement of the Cybersecurity Information …

Surveillance

US senator blocks proposed surveillance law opposed by Facebook and Google

The US Senate Intelligence Committee has dropped proposed language in legislation that would require social media companies to report any “terrorist …

Lost hard drive with personal data of B.C. students was not encrypted

Sensitive personal information about millions of students is at risk because British Columbia's Ministry of Education has misplaced a hard drive containing documents that were stored without a fundamental safety measure: data encryption.<p>Now, two investigations have been launched across the B.C. …

Facebook case may force European firms to change data storage practices

Changes may be required after European court advocate general accuses US intelligence services of ‘mass, indiscriminate surveillance’<p>European companies may have to review their widespread practice of storing digital data with US internet companies after a court accused America’s intelligence …

Privacy

CallForensics™ takes ActiveDEMAND to the Next Level

ActiveDEMAND Takes Call Tracking to the Next Level with CallForensics™<p>Enhanced tracking tactic dives deep into data collected from incoming phone …

Jeb Bush would try to kill net neutrality if elected president

We already know presidential hopeful Jeb Bush thinks that net neutrality rules are the "craziest ideas," but should he make it to the Oval Office he wants to take that disdain one step further. Once he's holed up at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue he'll make moves to eliminate the regulations keeping the …

Apple might finally let you delete those apps you never use

Great news: someday you might finally get to delete stock iPhone apps like Tips and Stocks—<i>someday.</i><p>Though there’s no timeline on the horizon, Apple …

A Russian hacker just admitted his role in the largest known data breach the US ever prosecuted

According to prosecutors, 34-year-old Vladimir Drinkman admitted to participating in a "worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that targeted major corporate networks, compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers" that "resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses."<p>Drinkman was …

Corruption

Mapping How Tor's Anonymity Network Spread Around the World

Online privacy projects come and go. But as the anonymity software Tor approaches its tenth year online, it's grown into a powerful, deeply-rooted …

Privacy

How Planting False Digital Footprints Can Help You Regain Some Privacy Online

You know that you’re being watched online. You know that your data is constantly being collected. The lack of privacy that tech users experience on a …

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Big Pharma hands out Fitbits to collect better personal data

WASHINGTON — Pharmaceutical companies are enlisting Fitbits and other gadgets strapped to patients’ wrists, chests, and skin as a way to bring drugs …

Man fined for flying drone at football matches and Buckingham Palace

A drone enthusiast has been fined and banned from pursuing his hobby after he was convicted of flying remote control aircraft over and around Premier League football stadiums, parliament and Buckingham Palace.<p>Nigel Wilson, a security guard from Nottingham, posted videos to YouTube showing views …

Buckingham Palace

ISP wins 11-year battle to reveal warrantless FBI spying

A US district court has struck down an 11-year-old gag order imposed by the FBI on Nicolas Merrill, the former head of a small internet service provider. Originally issued in 2004, it forbade Merrill from revealing that he'd received a so-called national security letter (NSL), a warrantless demand …