Don't like PRISM? Here are few ways you can keep out the spooks
So the U.S. government has a plethora of tools at its disposal to read your messages and track your online activities. What's a privacy-oriented person to do? Fight back, of course. Here are a few ways you can keep your information safe from prying eyes.
Obama admin created secret cyber hit list
Things just keep on getting worse for the U.S. government's secret cybersecurity programs. Apparently the President Barack Obama has ordered a cyber hit-list of sorts, allowing for an offensive cyberstrike both at home and abroad. This comes close on the heels of reports of a phone metadata program and another program allowing federal agencies access to customer data held by major tech firms.
Yahoo loses major British customer over fears of being hacked
Yahoo has landed in hot water with one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, British Telecom, for a hacking attack which has compromised the security of some 6 million customers. No surprise then, that BT is ending their 10-year marriage with Yahoo.
U.S., China to sit down and talk about that whole hacking thing
Both the U.S. and China have agreed to sit down and have a nice chat about cyber-espionage. The talks likely won't change anything in the short term, but they could establish a new cyber-etiquette between the nations.
Chinese army to perform digital war games as U.S. worries about hacking
China is preparing digital war games to test new technology amid U.S. worries about cyber-espionage.
Chinese hackers steal info on dozens of U.S. military projects, Australian spy building
Chinese hackers have stolen the designs to more than two dozen U.S. military projects, as well as the blueprints to Australia's new spy headquarters.
New cyber attacks on U.S. infrastructure reportedly from Iran
Iranian hackers are allegedly behind a series of cyber intrusions into U.S. infrastructure. Security analysts are worried that Iran may try to severely damage key domestic assets.
Chinese Hackers Back On Attack Following U.S. Exposure
The Chinese hackers who were caught breaking into a variety of U.S. infrastructure and government agencies in February are at it again. Apparently publicly exposing their activity their activity isn't enough to dissuade China from state espionage.
U.S. Cyber Surveillance Even Has The Europeans Freaked Out
The recent Associated Press scandal, where the Department of Justice secretly monitored the phone lines of over a hundred journalists, has renewed worries of U.S. snooping on European affairs. So much so, the European Union is considering 4,000 amendments to its privacy laws.
U.S. Government Becomes Biggest Malware Buyer, Stoking Fears Over Security
The U.S. government is buying software vulnerabilities and exploits, driving a massive underground market, but it isn't sharing its information with software companies. Cybersecurity experts worry an aggressive U.S. policy towards exploits could squelch attempts at building a strong cyber defense.
Apple Releases Its Two-Step Verification Program
Apple has expanded its two-step verification program, which requires users to enter an additional code before making purchases and changes to their account.
LivingSocial Hacked: Hackers Steal Over 50 Million Names, Emails, And Passwords; Change Yours Now
Hackers have breached the LivingSocial security system to steal information, including encrypted passwords, from more than 50 million accounts.
CISPA Passes House, Obama Veto May Be Needed
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act passed the House of Representatives on Thursday afternoon, 288 to 127. Pending Senate approval, President Obama may have to veto.
CISPA Sponsor Mike Rogers Calls Opponents, Like President Obama, '14-Year-Old Tweeters In The Basement' (Video)
Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers dismisses the opponents of his CISPA cybersecurity bill by calling them '14-year-old tweeters in the basement'