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Snowden Blowback: EU Invalidates Safe Harbor Agreement for Data

October 6, 2015 16:160 comments
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 11:110 comments
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 23:110 comments
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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Update: Superfish is the Real End of SSL

February 23, 2015 12:01Comments Off on 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.)

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