Joseph Menn

Recent articles by Joseph Menn

Top Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Top Biden adviser seen as making tech regulation more likely

Around privacy and use of algorithms.
Nov 23 2020 12:52PM
Twitter names famed hacker 'Mudge' as head of security

Twitter names famed hacker 'Mudge' as head of security

Comes from electronic payments unicorn Stripe.
Nov 17 2020 6:36AM
Building wave of ransomware attacks strike US hospitals

Building wave of ransomware attacks strike US hospitals

Security experts question efficiency of Microsoft's Trickbot takedown.
Oct 29 2020 2:08PM
NSA ducks questions about backdoors in tech products

NSA ducks questions about backdoors in tech products

Special access 'too valuable to give up'.
Oct 29 2020 6:31AM
Court orders seizure of 'Trickbot' ransomware botnet controls

Court orders seizure of 'Trickbot' ransomware botnet controls

Takedown achieved using copyright law.
Oct 13 2020 9:08AM
Tyler Technologies says clients reported suspicious logins after hack

Tyler Technologies says clients reported suspicious logins after hack

Supplies software to local governments.
Sep 28 2020 6:56AM
Facebook removes hundreds of QAnon groups

Facebook removes hundreds of QAnon groups

Cites risk to public safety.
Aug 20 2020 8:25AM
US officials now worry about election logistics more than hacking

US officials now worry about election logistics more than hacking

Misinformation, poll worker shortages and US postal service slowdowns.
Aug 10 2020 6:42AM
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

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