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Tech Companies Face Criminal Charges If They Notify Users of UK Government Spying

An anonymous reader writes: Last week, Yahoo became the latest company promising to alert users who it suspected were being targeted by state-sponsored attacks (excepting Microsoft, who made a similar announcement just today). Twitter, Facebook and Google.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsDec 31st, 2015

Tech companies face criminal charges if they notify users of UK government spying

Last week, it was reported that Yahoo had become the latest company that promised to alert users who it suspected were being spied on by state-sponsored actors. Twitter, Facebook and Google had previously assured their users that they would also warn them.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsDec 30th, 2015

Iran forces messaging apps to move data to Iranian servers

 Companies behind popular messaging apps have a year to move all the data they have on Iranian users onto servers in Iran, according to Reuters. This raises concerns about privacy. The Iranian government wants to be able to track private and semi-pri.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsMay 30th, 2016

Mozilla seeks details on browser vulnerability exploited in FBI probe

Mozilla Corp has asked a federal judge to order the US government to disclose a vulnerability in its Firefox web browser that the company says the FBI exploited to investigate users of a large and secretive child pornography website. The post Mozilla seek.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related NewsMay 13th, 2016

Tor and VPN users will be target of government hacks under new spying rule

An update to the innocuous-sounding Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure could soon grant powers to judges across the US to issue search warrants for law enforcement to remotely access devices that are using privacy tools. The Federal Rules.....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsMay 1st, 2016

Viber rolls out encryption for Android, iOS, and desktop

Viber, the messaging service that has never quite reached a WhatsApp level of fame, has announced the launch of full end-to-end encryption, following in the footsteps of some other services to better provide users with protection against government spying.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated NewsApr 19th, 2016

Music industry seeks to have KickassTorrents blocked in Australia

The Australian government's controversial site blocking bill is about to get another workout. On Monday, some of the country's largest record companies, including Universal Music Australia, Warner Music Australia and SonyMusic Entertainment Australia, ann.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated NewsApr 18th, 2016

Apple tries to back up claims it’s the ‘most effective security organization in the world’

In the ongoing battle for securing technology against privacy infringement from government, there are few companies willing to stand up for consumers in making encryption on their platforms as strong...In the ongoing battle for securing technology against.....»»

Category: topSource:  mobilesyrupRelated NewsApr 16th, 2016

Microsoft sues U.S. government over secret requests for user data

Microsoft has sued the U.S. government in an attempt to strike down a law allowing judges to gag tech companies when law enforcement agencies want access to their users' data. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District.....»»

Category: cloudcomputingSource:  cwRelated NewsApr 14th, 2016

Microsoft sues US government over secret requests for user data

Microsoft has sued the U.S. government in an attempt to strike down a law allowing judges to gag tech companies when law enforcement agencies want access to their users' data.The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District .....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated NewsApr 14th, 2016

Labour party says redrafted surveillance bill needs work

The UK government is trying to push through a new piece of surveillance legislation, despite facing strong opposition from technology companies and the intelligence community. Following a cross-party investigation, the Home Office has issued a redraf........»»

Category: gadgetSource:  engadgetRelated NewsApr 4th, 2016

Reddit change raises alarm about possible U.S. government spying

(Reuters) – Digital privacy advocates and users of Reddit expressed their alarm on Friday over a change in the forum’s transparency report that suggested it may have been asked to give customer data to FBI investigators under a secretive gover.....»»

Category: topSource:  venturebeatRelated NewsApr 4th, 2016

Reddit change sparks concerns about US government spying

Digital privacy advocates and users of Reddit expressed their alarm on Friday over a change in the forum's transparency report that suggested it may have been asked to give customer data to FBI investigators under a secretive government authority. The pos.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related NewsApr 3rd, 2016

US government reigniting the crypto wars of the 90s as tech companies implement strong encryption by default post-Snowden (Steve

Steven Levy / Backchannel: US government reigniting the crypto wars of the 90s as tech companies implement strong encryption by default post-Snowden  —  Why Are We Fighting the Crypto Wars Again?  —  The iPhone Crisis reign.....»»

Category: topSource:  techmemeRelated NewsMar 12th, 2016

If Jack Dorsey Has a Problem Child Among His 2 Companies, It Isn’t Square

The mobile-payments company posted strong revenue growth, while Twitter, his other company, is struggling to attract new users......»»

Category: topSource:  nytRelated NewsMar 9th, 2016

U.N. Commissioner Warns Apple Not to Allow FBI to Access Private Data

If the U.S. federal government is allowed access to private data, he says, it could open "Pandora's Box" A United Nations official issued a warning to companies like Apple over the release of information saved on users private devices. In a statemen.....»»

Category: topSource:  timeRelated NewsMar 4th, 2016

UK’s spying rules would force tech companies to break encryption – and you’ll pay for it

When the government dumps hundreds and hundreds of documents at one time, it’s almost as if it doesn’t want you to know where to start. And boy is the UK’s….....»»

Category: topSource:  thenextwebRelated NewsMar 1st, 2016

Apple’s tech allies rally in support of privacy, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want your data

In its fight with the FBI, Apple insists it's defending the privacy and safety of all iPhone users by resisting government calls to help unlock an extremist's iPhone. And now other big tech companies such as Google and Facebook are rallying to Apple's sid.....»»

Category: asiaSource:  tech2Related NewsFeb 28th, 2016

Lawmakers say UK"s draft online spying law needs changes

The British government is under pressure to amend its proposed Internet surveillance law after a committee of lawmakers said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been "adequately thought through.".....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2016

Dutch government backs strong encryption to contradict UK stance

Vital for 'citizens, companies and the Dutch economy' claim ministers.....»»

Category: topSource:  v3Related NewsJan 5th, 2016