Sep 182023
 September 18, 2023  Posted by  Misc

Zack Whittaker reports: Apple’s long-awaited iOS 17 update for iPhones lands today with a number of new and improved security features. Much of the new features are aimed at protecting iPhone owners who are at greater risk of cyberattacks and spyware, like journalists, activists and human rights defenders. Other iOS 17 features [Read More…]

Sep 102023
 September 10, 2023  Posted by  Misc, Surveillance

Law professor and privacy scholar Susan Landau writes:  …. Following the spirit of consumer protection laws such as those requiring that cars must have seatbelts, we urge that, with narrow exceptions, regulations or legislation limit the uses of metadata and telemetry information to the purposes for which they were designed: [Read More…]

Jul 302023
 July 30, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Misc

Scott Greenfield comments on a ruling previously noted on this site: In an underappreciated ruling, District of Columbia Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the multinational law firm Covington & Burling must comply with an SEC subpoena requiring the firm to give up the names of clients, publicly-traded corporations, in order for [Read More…]

Jul 162023
 July 16, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Misc, Online

Lewis Maddison reports: A remarkably small number of cybercriminals are reportedly responsible for all the world’s email extortion attempts, new research has claimed. Security firm Barracuda Networks, in partnership with Columbia University, looked at over 300,000 emails in a one-year period that the company’s AI detectors had flagged as extortion [Read More…]