Joseph Menn

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Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

Massive spying on users of Google's Chrome shows new security weakness

Malicious add-ons used to transmit spyware.
Jun 19 2020 6:52AM
US Congress seeks answers on Juniper Networks breach amid encryption fight

US Congress seeks answers on Juniper Networks breach amid encryption fight

2015 incident seen as key evidentiary point.
Jun 11 2020 6:11AM
Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate 'Anonymous' brand

Hackers and hucksters reinvigorate 'Anonymous' brand

Stages online resurgence amid protests.
Jun 3 2020 12:48PM
Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers

Such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer account.
Jun 1 2020 12:20AM
Hacking against corporations surges as workers take computers home

Hacking against corporations surges as workers take computers home

Thieves take advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies.
Apr 20 2020 6:43AM
Google plans to move UK users' accounts outside EU jurisdiction

Google plans to move UK users' accounts outside EU jurisdiction

"Never discount the desire of tech companies not be caught in between two different governments."
Feb 21 2020 12:06PM
Google users in UK to lose EU data protection

Google users in UK to lose EU data protection

Google uncertain if UK will adopt own GDPR standards.
Feb 20 2020 1:15PM
Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources

Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources

Reversal on iCloud came two years ago, six sources told Reuters.
Jan 22 2020 6:54AM
Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

Could land in hands of a commercial owner.
Jan 8 2020 11:40AM
Google fires fifth activist employee in three weeks; complaint filed

Google fires fifth activist employee in three weeks; complaint filed

Security engineer deleted after using internal system to remind colleagues of their right to take collective action.
Dec 18 2019 6:44AM
Interpol group delays criticism of encryption after objections

Interpol group delays criticism of encryption after objections

Puts off plans to condemn spread of strong encryption after objections by tech companies.
Nov 28 2019 7:02AM
Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

Interpol plans to condemn encryption spread, citing predators, sources say

Could provide cover for more countries to pass laws barring unbreakable encryption.
Nov 19 2019 6:55AM
Facebook will widen access to encryption feature, test safety measures

Facebook will widen access to encryption feature, test safety measures

Moves ahead with controversial security plan regulators and government warn aids criminals.
Nov 6 2019 1:23PM
Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans: researchers

Chinese hackers who pursued Uighurs also targeted Tibetans: researchers

Also used a previously unknown iPhone security flaw.
Sep 25 2019 1:00PM
Apple offers record 'bounty' to researchers who find iPhone security flaws

Apple offers record 'bounty' to researchers who find iPhone security flaws

Up to $1 million to detect flaws amid concern about governments breaking into the mobile devices of dissidents, journalists and human rights advocates.
Aug 9 2019 6:55AM
High-security locks for government, ATMs hacked by researcher

High-security locks for government, ATMs hacked by researcher

Electronic locks cracked by monitoring their power at Def Con.
Aug 7 2019 6:58AM
Cisco whistleblower gets first False Claims payout over cyber security

Cisco whistleblower gets first False Claims payout over cyber security

Over claims video surveillance software sold despite known vulnerabilities.
Aug 1 2019 1:05PM
Russian defence contractor developing smartphone spyware

Russian defence contractor developing smartphone spyware

Malware aimed at Android devices.
Jul 25 2019 11:22AM
Technology campaigners offer plan to fight 'human downgrading'

Technology campaigners offer plan to fight 'human downgrading'

Companies told to connect, not exploit people.
Apr 24 2019 12:26PM
Super Micro says review found no malicious chips in motherboards

Super Micro says review found no malicious chips in motherboards

External investigations.
Dec 12 2018 6:52AM

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