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A report from Harvard's Berkman Center makes the case that encryption backdoors aren't needed for law enforcement or intelligence agencies to do their jobs.

With Internet of Things, FBI In No Danger of Going Dark

In-brief: A report from a leading legal think tank argues that the spread of the Internet of Things will provide ample opportunities for law enforcement and intelligence agencies to spy on citizens, despite more widespread use of encryption.

The EU Court of Justice threw out a 15 year old safe harbor agreement with the US over concerns that US surveillance of Internet data was violating EU citizens' rights.

Snowden Blowback: EU Invalidates Safe Harbor Agreement for Data

In-brief: Citing the danger of pervasive government surveillance, the European Union abandoned a 15 year-old agreement on data sharing that is one of the underpinnings of the global information commerce. 

Citizen Lab warned about targeted attacks by hackers linked to Iran that try to defeat Google's two factor authentication technology.

Iran Games Google’s 2FA in Attacks on EFF, Others

In-brief: Hackers believed to be linked to the government of Iran are using sophisticated attacks on Google’s two-factor authentication technology to break into the e-mail accounts of individuals within the country and in the Iranian diaspora, according to Citizen Lab.

Facebook on Wednesday announced that it doubled the award for its Internet Defense Prize, giving $100,000 to a team of researchers from Georgia Tech.

Facebook Awards $100k for Fix to Common C++ Flaw

In-brief: Facebook said on Wednesday that it was doubling the amount of its Internet Defense Prize, awarding $100,000 to a group of researchers from Georgia Tech for work on static type casting vulnerabilities. 

Update: Superfish is the Real End of SSL

Update: Superfish is the Real End of SSL

In-brief: Outrage over Lenovo’s promotion of privacy busting adware continued to grow amid lawsuits and more spying revelations. The big question: is this the final – final straw for the beleaguered Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology?  (Updated to add comment from Kevin Bocek of Venafi.)