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New leak exposes how the FBI directed Anonymous’ hacks
Dozens of pages of previously unreleased documents pertaining to the prosecution of hacktivist Jeremy Hammond have been released, further linking the United States government to a gamut of cyberattacks waged against foreign nations.

24.04.2014 18:41

Internet giants unite to fight against a second Heartbleed
​In the wake of what’s been called the biggest computer bug to ever affect the internet, tech giants including Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel and Cisco have started a non-profit organization aimed at preventing another Heartbleed.

24.04.2014 14:28

Cybergeddon? Survey warns of internet disruption on scale of 2008 crisis
The world is on the verge of a cyber shock “similar to the 2008 financial crisis,” a new study says, outlining major triggers for potential disruption and urging governments and organizations to learn from the experience gained during the credit crunch.

23.04.2014 06:04

Brazil passes ‘internet constitution’ ahead of global conference on web future
Ahead of a two-day Net Mundial international conference in Sao Paulo on the future of the Internet, Brazil's Senate has unanimously adopted a bill which guarantees online privacy of Brazilian users and enshrines equal access to the global network.

23.04.2014 03:19

​Obamacare enrollees warned about Heartbleed super bug
The 8 million Americans who have signed up to President Barack Obama's health insurance website, HealthCare.gov, have been advised to change their passwords to guard against a Web encryption glitch.

20.04.2014 12:07

​Anonymity-based web service Tor may have to pull back capacity due to Heartbleed bug
The anonymity-enabling networking service Tor may have to shutter an eighth of its operating capacity thanks to the Heartbleed security vulnerability.

18.04.2014 01:43

Snowden asks Putin LIVE: Does Russia intercept millions of citizens’ data?
Russia has “no mass surveillance in our country,” according to President Vladimir Putin, after he was asked a surprise question by whistleblower Edward Snowden at his Q&A session, adding “our surveillance activities are strictly controlled by the law.”

17.04.2014 11:00

‘Zero knowledge privacy’: NSA-proof email service goes online
A new email service that protects its users from the prying eyes of the NSA and other spy agencies has gone online. The service’s creators say it will make encrypted messaging accessible to all and curtail internet snooping.

17.04.2014 07:34

​Canadian arrested for hacking revenue agency using Heartbleed security bug
A 19-year-old Canadian man has become the first person arrested in relation to the Heartbleed security vulnerability, which he used to steal taxpayer information.

16.04.2014 20:46

Google kept Heartbleed bug hidden from the government
The Heartbleed security bug disclosed last week may be among the most wide-reaching vulnerabilities on the web to ever be discovered, but the researchers who detected the glitch didn’t exactly rush to reveal it to the world.

15.04.2014 15:52

'Heartbleed' hacking spree: Canadian tax agency says hundreds of IDs stolen
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has reported that the private information of about 900 people was stolen using the Heartbleed security bug. Experts are warning that more attacks may occur.

15.04.2014 11:55

India, Turkey lead in Facebook censorship, while US tops data snooping
According to Facebook’s latest transparency report, India and Turkey are the most frequent censors of the social network, blocking thousands of users’ content, while the US is the country that has requested most information about user accounts.

12.04.2014 07:55

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