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A coalition of tech groups called proposed encryption legislation "well-intentioned but ultimately unworkable," while an op-ed deemed it grounds for the dismissal of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Richard Burr, the bill's sponsors.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

Opera's free VPN capability allows users to change their location and access websites and content that may be geographically restricted. This comes as the company has also offered ad blockers, and as users are looking for more ways to stay private online.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

The US House Energy & Commerce Committee hosted two panel discussions April 19, in the hope of advancing an open debate about government access to encrypted technologies. Representatives heard from Apple's top lawyers, as well as law enforcement.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

"It is easy to call on Congress to take on an issue -- but you better be prepared...

It's tricky trying to figure out whether or not your preferred app, website, or service provider has received a federal subpoena demanding information. When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking. The incident holds important lessons for enterprise IT professionals trying to decipher whether or not a service provider's data is being trolled by the feds.

Joe Stanganelli

By Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 4/20/2016ReadPost a Comment

Two security vulnerabilities have moved Apple to end support for QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. This has also led Adobe to issue a warning to users of its software.

Nathan Eddy

By Freelance Writer, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

Sculley? You mean Tim Cook, I assume. And they're telling you to uninstall...

A day after a drone struck a British Airways flight, the Boston Marathon is using drone-detection technology to keep UAS away from its event.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

It is great technology it would be even better if you could prevent drones...

A survey by Intel and the Cloud Security Alliance finds that the use of cloud services is increasing, but more in-depth security measures are needed.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

Charlie,  Rather than better security we could say the cloud provides...

Gartner compared 12 different platforms to find the strongest ones. The research firm also advised avoiding older mobile devices, which may have unfixed vulnerabilities or may lack management controls.

Thomas Claburn

By Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

I'm wondering if this report actually tested all of these devices, because...

Columbia University researchers made headlines by defeating Google and Facebook CAPTCHAs through artificial intelligence, but the real fraud for enterprises happens via cheap labor, not AI.

Jonathan Feldman

By CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 4/18/2016ReadPost a Comment

This really is impressive. It shows how the security services are always going...

Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, stating that the same rules that apply to search and seizure in an office should apply to its cloud.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/15/2016ReadPost a Comment

A MeriTalk survey of federal IT managers reveals that they believe the government can save more than $10 billion annually from additional consolidation and cloud adoption.

Charles Babcock

By Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/15/2016ReadPost a Comment

I think there are a few roadblocks here that need attention for our government...

An update to the Email Privacy Act requiring a warrant for the search of data older than 180 days was unanimously supported by the House Judiciary Committee. It now heads for a vote by the full chamber.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/14/2016ReadPost a Comment

FBI Director James Comey gave a speech April 6 discussing the case against Apple and calling for not litigation but conversation that's fair, measured, and thoughtful -- and where participants are open to being wrong.

Michelle Maisto

By Freelance Writer, 4/9/2016ReadPost a Comment

Regarding Mr. Comey's Speech, I would like to address the 5 major Points one...

A new bill, sponsored by US Senators Diane Feinstein and Richard Burr, would allow law enforcement to demand smartphone makers and other companies decrypt or otherwise unlock mobile devices.

Eric ZemanReadPost a Comment

It will be interesting to see how much backlash this creates and the speed...

One in five employees is willing to leak confidential information, and 30% of them say that they will sell their work-related passwords for less than $1,000, according to Sailpoint 2016 Market Pulse Survey findings. The release of the Panama Papers is adding to the debate.

Pablo Valerio

By International Business & IT Consultant, 4/7/2016ReadPost a Comment

Employees nowadays do not care about the data confidentiality. I have seen...

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry is offering two of its BBM privacy features for free, and is gearing up its latest update with a few extra features.

Dawn Kawamoto

By Freelance Writer and Editor, 4/4/2016ReadPost a Comment

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