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  • Germany cancels Verizon's government contract due to spying fears

    27.06.2014

    Verizon will no longer provide internet services to a number of German government departments, as their contract has been cancelled as part of a restructuration of the federal government's interdepartmental communication network.

  • Cops must get a warrant before looking through cellphone content

    26.06.2014

    The nine judges of the US Supreme Court have unanimously ruled that law enforcement officers can't search the contents of an arrested individual's cell phone(s) without a search warrant.

  • Capabilities of “lawful interception” mobile malware revealed

    24.06.2014

    Researchers from Russian AV company Kaspersky Labs and the Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto have released details about the mobile surveillance tools provided by Hacking Team to governments, intelligence and law enforcement agencies around the world.

  • GCHQ legally intercepts Google, Facebook users' communications

    18.06.2014

    A successful legal challenge has forced the UK’s top counter-terrorism official to reveal the (until now) secret government policy that allows the GCHQ to intercept British residents' emails, text messages, and communications sent via Facebook and other social networking sites and webmail services, as well as web searches made via Google - all without needing a warrant.

  • The state of GRX security

    12.06.2014

    Late last year, documents from Edward Snowden's NSA trove have revealed that Britain's GCHQ has mounted a successful attack against Belgacom (the largest telecom in Belgium) and its subsidiary BICS (Belgacom International Carrier Services), a Global Roaming Exchange (GRX) provider.




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How to keep your contactless payments secure

Posted on 19 September 2014.  |  Fraudsters can pickpocket a victim’s financial data using low-cost electronics that can fit into a rucksack. Here are the top security threats you should be aware of if you’re using a RF-based card, along with our top safety tips to keep your payments secure.


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