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

February 1, 2016 12:350 comments
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.

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.

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Snowden Blowback: EU Invalidates Safe Harbor Agreement for Data

October 6, 2015 16:16Comments Off on Snowden Blowback: EU Invalidates Safe Harbor Agreement for Data
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.

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. 

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

August 28, 2015 11:11Comments Off on Iran Games Google’s 2FA in Attacks on EFF, Others
Citizen Lab warned about targeted attacks by hackers linked to Iran that try to defeat Google's two factor authentication technology.

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.

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

August 12, 2015 23:11Comments Off on Facebook Awards $100k for Fix to Common C++ Flaw
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.

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. 

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