She’s nearly three years into a five-year sentence for releasing classified documents showing Russian attempts to hack U.S. election systems.
CIA Encryption Meddling and Chinese Espionage Allegations Make It Clear: We All Need Strong Data Protection
Somebody tell the FBI and Congress.
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Don’t worry—America’s ruling factions still disagree over who should be in charge of the snooping.
A deadly shooting on a Naval base in Florida may lead to a new battle against encryption.
WhatsApp (and owner Facebook) sues to protect users from malicious surveillance from officials.
Defining terms is tricky, particularly when governments with bad track records on privacy want to call the shots.
Years after surveillance reforms, federal personnel can’t seem to comply with the Fourth Amendment.
You may be surprised how many different companies know whenever you use your credit card.
In order to fight crime, Americans must...make their data more susceptible to hacking?
And will the end result encourage companies to try to keep cybersecurity breaches secret?
Government-mandated privacy regulations will allow the most powerful companies to game it to their advantage.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act is itself prone to abuse by prosecutors. This is another example.
If the Feds Have Stopped Snooping on Our Phone Records, Watch Out for the Anti-Encryption Propaganda
Backdoors into your texts and private message provide far more information than your phone metadata.
The possibilities and perils of voluntary, privately operated biometric screening
Bombshell Report About Americans Helping UAE Hack Phones Is a Warning Against Compromising Encryption
Hacking tools end up in the hands of some dangerous people. So, apparently, do our government hackers.
John McAfee Takes to the Seas, Fleeing a Feared Indictment; Intends to Pursue His Libertarian Presidential Race Via Masked Surrogates
The antivirus visionary hopes Libertarians will credit him for "standing up and risking things" for freedom by campaigning in exile.
Parliament passes a bill at the last possible moment to give officials the power to weaken encryption.
The bigger the company, the bigger the target.
Draft legislation would force tech companies to compromise encryption at the government's demand.
If foreign hackers are immune from American civil suits under current law, don't be surprised to see Congress step in to try to close the loophole.
Law enforcement is upset, but data security is vital to prevent crimes.
Was their miscount of unlockable phones truly a mistake or part of an agenda?
The EU's GDPR should serve as a cautionary tale for Americans eager to reign in tech titans
The former FBI director recognizes his criticism of Apple was "thoughtless," but he doesn't see the underlying problem with seeking cybersecurity back doors.
Lawmakers passed a bill requiring American firms to comply with warrants for data stored overseas, ending a legal fight.
The FBI is looking for a back door to your phone. So are some snoops in the FBI's back yard.
Report: FBI Officials Dragged Feet Breaking into Terrorist's Phone to Try to Force Apple to Weaken Encryption
A political battle following the San Bernardino attack was the result of an attempt to make a test case.
Omnibus Bill Chips Away at Citizens' Abilities to Protect Data from Government Snoops Across the World
The CLOUD Act improves data sharing with governments by reducing oversight.
Are smart Roombas booby-trapped with bombs in our future?
No, the government shouldn't nationalize our mobile infrastructure.
Illinois and Texas think biometric identifiers are a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Have you heard about "Meltdown" and "Spectre"? Here's what you need to know.
Another possible standoff where officials want to compromise everybody's data security.
What Rosenstein wants would threaten data security. That's hardly responsible.
Amber Rudd admits that she doesn't understand encryption while insisting on the need to undermine it.
Responses to top-down federal dictates are hard to predict.
Government authorities refuse to consider uncontrollable, dangerous consequences of breaking data privacy.
Imprisoning people who reveal top-secret reports has become business as usual. Should it be?
The novelist, activist, and BoingBoing founder on cyber warfare, Uber-style reputation economics, and what he's likely to get arrested for someday.
A failure of transparency and responsibility by multiple nations.
The British government uses its own intel failures to demand weakening of encryption.
Will assess whether anything illegal happened, but wouldn't provide details.
Vault 7 serves as another reminder of the inherent folly in building government-mandated backdoors into secure systems.