For more than a week, PGP developers have been rapidly working to patch critical flaws in the legacy encryption protocol used for sending and receiving secure emails; a tool that’s widely relied upon by lawyers, journalists, dissidents, and human rights advocates, many of whom operate at the highest levels of risk in…
Update: The FBI says it seized part of VPNFilter’s command and control infrastructure. The DOJ attributed the botnet to APT 28 (a.k.a. Fancy Bear). See the full update below the article.
The FCC chairman has been formally accused of dodging and deceiving the federal lawmakers charged with the oversight of his agency.
Satellite images reveal extensive mining operations not far from the site of a 2017 US airstrike in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan—an attack most Americans remember only because of the nightmarish nickname of the weapon employed: The “Mother of All Bombs.” The 20,000-pound GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast,…
In a bipartisan letter on Monday, two US senators called on the FCC to investigate the identity theft and fraud in public comments collected by the agency during its proposal to rollback net neutrality protections last year.
In an interview just prior to leaving the FCC this month, former Commissioner Mignon Clyburn took aim at the agency where she worked for nearly nine years, saying it has abandoned its mission to safeguard consumers and protect their privacy and speech.
Sen. Ron Wyden called on the FCC chairman to recuse himself from an investigation involving a prison phone company that’s been accused of helping police circumvent warrants in obtaining cellphone location data.
Thirteen states have withdrawn a total of nearly $88 million from an election security fund established by Congress in March, but more than 75 percent of the funding has yet to be dispersed.
Facebook on Thursday announced a partnership with the Atlantic Council aimed at expanding its understanding of disinformation campaigns and other emerging threats to democratic elections worldwide.
The United States Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution to nullify the Federal Communication Commission’s rollback of net neutrality, which is slated to go into effect less than four weeks from now. The vote was both a significant victory for net neutrality supporters and a stinging rebuke of Ajit Pai, who’s time as…
A hacker has reportedly provided journalists with login credentials and other data stolen from the servers of Securus, a company that was recently revealed to be selling cellphone location information to U.S. law enforcement agencies without a warrant.
The US Senate about to vote on a resolution to nullify new FCC rules that will rollback net neutrality. Overwhelmingly, Republican lawmakers oppose the action, despite the fact that Americans are united against them on this issue.
A suspect held in a Manhattan jail on child pornography charges is the lead suspect in last year’s leak of CIA hacking tools to WikiLeaks, reports the Washington Post.
Facebook has responded to a list of 39 questions provided by British lawmakers concerning user privacy, but in many cases, the company failed to adequately provide answers, a parliamentary committee said.
On Sunday, Brinker International, the restaurant company, disclosed a security incident involving the theft of payment card information at one of its restaurants, Chili’s. But so far the scope of breach remains a mystery.
Monday is turning out to be a pretty bad day for Pretty Good Privacy (PGP), one of the most widely used encryption standards, which rolled out nearly 30 years ago. Researchers have disclosed a proof-of-concept that reveals how an attacker might exfiltrate the decrypted contents of a PGP message from a target’s…
U.S. lawmakers are raising concerns over the Amazon Echo Kids Edition, a hands-free, voice-controlled hockey puck of a device that reads bedtime stories, plays Disney tunes, and programs our offspring to be tactful and courteous when interacting with artificial intelligent machines—a useful survival skill to impart in…
After Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee last month, Facebook braced for another barrage of questions, this time to be delivered in writing. Asked about everything from potential legislation to claims that Facebook had censored conservative outlets, Zuckerberg repeatedly stalled,…
AT&T wants its employees to know that it is so, so sorry that it hired Michael Cohen, President’s Trump’s longtime attorney, whom federal prosecutors are now eyeballing over a $130,000 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, among other potentially shady business dealings.
The 2015 Open Internet Order, which established federal protections for net neutrality and barred internet service providers from blocking or throttling legal content online, will formally cease on June 11, the Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday.