Too little has been done to safeguard citizens' fundamental rights following revelations of electronic mass surveillance, members of the European Parliament have stated in a resolution voted on Thursday.
000webhost, a popular free web hosting service, has suffered a data breach that resulted in the compromise of the name, email address and plaintext password of some 13 million of its customers.
Most remain unaware of their vulnerability to medical data theft, and the fact that it can be far more damaging than credit card or social security number compromise, according to Vormetric and Wakefield Research.
On Tuesday, the US Senate has passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA), a legislation that will allow companies to share information about the cyber attacks they suffered with government agencies, without having to worry about getting sued by users for breach of privacy.
"The surveillance of communications faces a legitimization crisis," says James Losey, a fellow with the Open Technology Institute, the technology program of the New America Foundation, and currently a PhD candidate with the School of International Studies and the Department of Media Studies at Stockholm University in Sweden.
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