Google privacy violates Dutch law

Search engine Google is in hot water after a privacy watchdog saw orange and ruled that its method of bringing in personal data from its many different online services violates Dutch data protection law.

NSA using online porn habits to target Muslim extremists

Spies in the land of the free were looking at what sort of porn people were downloading so that they might have a weapon with which to blackmail them.

China like Internet filters; so does British PM

British Prime Minster David Cameron has found support for his internet crackdown from the People's Republic of China.

Data of 42 MILLION seekers for love plundered from Aussie dating site

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Facebook sues alleged Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez sex tape spammer

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Edward Snowden NSA Scandal: Indonesia Halts Military Cooperation over Australian Spying

PM Tony Abbott and Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono are embroiled in a diplomatic row over Australia’s spying activities revealed by Edward Snowden (Reuters)Indonesia has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with Australia in an escalating diplomatic row sparked by reports that Canberra spied on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.Yudhoyono ordered Indonesian security forces to halt joint military exercises, intelligence exchange and anti-people-smuggling operations with Australia until Canberra provided an official response to allegations that his phone, that of

Meet The 'Assassination Market' Creator Who's Crowdfunding Murder With Bitcoins

As Bitcoin becomes an increasingly popular form of digital cash, the cryptocurrency is being accepted in exchange for everything from socks to sushi to heroin.

US doesn't want WikiLeaks founder

It is a myth that the US government wants to arrest Julian Assange, according to an unnamed top US cop.

Cisco, Microsoft and IBM paying a price in China for NSA shenanigans

It appears that Cisco Microsoft and IBM are paying the price for the US government's addiction to spying on the Internet.

Suck it, boss! You are breaking the Internet.

Your boss is the greatest threat to the Internet. Executives with an internet porn habit are not only infecting their systems with malware, but are keeping reporting of the viruses secret to hide their red-faces.

Loyaltybuild: Hackers Steal Card Details

Hackers have stolen the full card details of at least 376,000 people in a cyberattack on Irish marketing company Loyaltybuild. Loyaltybuild runs reward schemes for companies across Europe, including one for the Irish supermarket chain SuperValu. Some 70,000 SuperValu customers have had their full card details stolen, confirmed ...

Spy-Proofing: Deutsche Telekom Pushes for All-German Internet

Recent revelations about NSA spying have given fresh impetus to the dream of a purely German Internet. Deutsche Telekom believes it could introduce a system safe from prying foreign surveillance, but some criticize the plan as pointless.Even before it emerged that the National Security Agency had wiretapped her ...

Smart TVs not so smart when it comes to security, privacy

A hacker in your living room: researchers have shown how internet-connected TVs can be remotely manipulated. Smart TVs are bringing smartphone-like features to the telly, but their makers aren\\'t quite baking-in the same security that Apple and Google have in their mobile platforms.Stick an embedded computer, operating system,

Facebook makes Adobe fans change their horrible, horrible passwords

Facebook has scanned millions of email address and password pairs hackers dumped online from Adobe\\'s user account database – so that it can force its social networkers to change their passwords if they used the same logins details for both websites.In early October, Adobe warned of \\'sophisticated attacks\\' ...

Hackers probe HTTPS weaknesses

(Editors note: In this guest essay, Rohit Sethi, Vice President of consultancy Security Compass, examines the implications of HTTPS, the protocol for secure network communications, coming under attack.)HTTPS is vulnerable to attack, and we can expect the situation to worsen over time. In two to five years, serious ...

British spooks spoofed Slashdot and LinkedIn

British spooks used spoof sites of Slashdot and LinkedIn to distribute spying malware, a German newspaper has claimed.

Who should we spy on?

Ever since Edward Snowden leaked information about massive government surveillance programs there has been a lot of news, debate, and controversy about the NSA and other government agencies in the US and abroad. 

Brazil thinks Google is part of NSA plot?

The accountants at Google must be sweating in their boots after Brazilian judges ordered them to hand over private data collected through its Street View program.

Adobe hack grows into massive security breach

Digital security firm LastPass announced Thursday that it had discovered passwords, email addresses and other data linked to Adobe Systems (ADBE) customer accounts on websites used by hackers.LastPass says was able to identify user data from a staggering 152 million Adobe accounts. That would contradict Adobe’s claim -- ...

What is the Deep Web? A first trip into the abyss

The Deep Web (or Invisible web) is the set of information resources on the World Wide Web not reported by normal search engines. According several researches the principal search engines index only a small portion of the overall web content, the remaining part is unknown to the majority ...