In-brief: Google is pushing an approach to network security dubbed “tiered access,” demoting the trusted password, which is now just one piece of data that is needed to get access to sensitive data and resources on Google’s network.
Podcast: Facebook Makes a Stand. But can Fake News be stopped?
In-brief: Facebook on Thursday unveiled a new initiative to stamp out disinformation and ‘fake news,’ but University of Washington researcher Kate Starbird, who is studying online ‘counter narratives’ says that conspiracy theories and ‘truthers’ may be here to stay.
Online Trust Alliance to merge with Internet Society
In-brief: The Online Trust Alliance, which has focused on issues related to privacy and security on the Internet of Things, is merging with The Internet Society, home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the groups said in an announcement Wednesday.
GPS Tracker Used as Anti-Kidnapping Device Leaks Users Location, Info
In-brief: research into GPS tracking devices used by the government of Columbia to help protect journalists and activists reveal a raft of serious security and privacy holes: more evidence of endemic insecurity in the connected device space.
You Don’t Know Hack: Public Struggles with Cyber Security Concepts
In-brief: U.S. adults may be able to identify a strong password when they see one, but on many questions of how to identify and protect themselves from online threats, they are worryingly ignorant, according to a new survey by The Pew Center.