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AT&T Is Spying on Americans for Profit, New Documents Reveal
Hemisphere is a secretive program run by AT&T that searches trillions of call records and analyzes cellular data to determine where a target is located, with whom he speaks, and potentially why.
IoT Device Maker Vows Product Recall, Legal Action Against Western Accusers
A Chinese electronics firm pegged by experts as responsible for making many of the components leveraged in last week’s massive attack that disrupted Twitter and dozens of popular Web sites has vowed to recall some of its vulnerable products, even as it threatened legal action against this publication and others for allegedly tarnishing the company’s brand.
Sorting Out HIPAA vs. FTC Act Requirements
The new guidance from the FTC and Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights comes in the wake of several enforcement actions that the FTC has taken against healthcare sector organizations in recent years for alleged privacy and security incidents that violate the FTC's unfair or deceptive business practices regulations, including its ongoing case against LabMD.
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Cybercrime: On an Upward Trend
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Cybercrime is a fast-growing area of crime. Europol's 2016 Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment identifies an expanding cyber-criminal economy exploiting our increasingly Internet-enabled lives.
Big Tech-Media Mergers Raise Fresh Privacy Concerns
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
"Twenty-first century media is all about the ability to gather information on a single individual regardless of where they are—whether they are using mobile phone or watching TV or in a grocery store," said Jeffrey Chester of the Center for Digital Democracy, a privacy rights group.
A Police Raid in India Dramatically Reduced the Number of IRS Scam Reports
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
It took a big raid in India to slow down an IRS impostor scam that resulted in thousands of people, many of them retirees, being bilked out of millions of dollars.
Hackers Took Down a High School Literacy Test Because Punk’s Not Dead
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
A dry run for a high school literacy test in Ontario was cancelled last week after being sabotaged with a cyber attack, affecting thousands of grade 10 students, the organization that oversees the test announced on Monday.
Dyn DDoS Attack Highlights 'Dark Side' of Tech-Dependent Society
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
James Ramsay is the coordinator of the new Homeland Security program at the University of New Hampshire and a professor of security studies. He said these kinds of attacks reflect the "dark side" of our technology-dependent society. "This is the 'advanced persistent threat' that we refer to in the world of cyber security," he said. "This is a vulnerabilty that a society has that has become addicted to, and absolutely dependent on, digital communications, digital assets, digital identities."