Amnesty International, Digitale Gesellschaft, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Privacy International have partnered to create and release a free and open source tool for detecting traces of known surveillance spyware on Windows computers.
TRUSTe has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers about its recertification program for company’s privacy practices, as well as perpetuated its misrepresentation as a non-profit entity.
Many government agencies, departments, subcontractors, service providers, and organizations that operate IT systems on behalf of the government must ensure protection of their critical infrastructure and ensure data security and continuous systems operation.
The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) - Germany's Federal Intelligence Service - has asked a parliamentary oversight committee for big money to buy vulnerabilities on the open market, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported (via Google Translate) on Monday.
The US president has sided with net neutrality advocates and has encouraged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify consumer broadband service from a "information service" to a "telecommunications service." "'Net neutrality' has been built into the fabric of the Internet since its creation — but it is also a principle that we cannot take for granted.