Jul 302015
 

Kamrul Hassan reports: A university student was arrested yesterday by the Detective Branch (DB) of Dhaka Metropolitan Police for his alleged involvement in hacking Facebook accounts of women and blackmailing them. The accused Mahmudul Hasan, fourth semester student of Computer Science and Engineering in East-West University, was arrested from Merul [Read More…]

Jul 302015
 

Yuli Takatsuki writes: Google was yesterday granted permission by the UK Supreme Court to appeal against the Court of Appeal’s decision in the Vidal-Hall case (previously reported on here). In particular, the Supreme Court will consider the issue of whether the claimants can bring a claim for compensation under section 13 of the Data Protection [Read More…]

Jul 292015
 

Senator Ron Wyden writes: The government can’t keep its own data safe, but Congress wants companies to give it even more of your private information In the wake of a series of widely-publicized hacks, including the recent compromise of government personnel records, the US Senate rushed to take up a [Read More…]