What the Section 702 bill means to your digital privacy
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Christian Hargrave
Recently, President Trump signed the Section 702 bill “to reauthorize foreign intelligence collection.” The NSA warrantless surveillance program is still a sweeping up Americans’ online communications, even though Trump has tweeted:“This is NOT the same FISA law that was so wrongly abused during the election. I will always do the right thing for our country and put the ...
How the new US administration will effect Internet privacy
Thursday, February 2, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
NordVPN has observed a notable increase in inquiries immediately after the U.S. election and a stable growth of interest from Americans ever since.As the new U.S. President starts his four-year term, many wonder what will be the new policy on government surveillance of ordinary citizens. President Donald Trump, while being vague on his views concerning Internet privacy,...
New Report Highlights Wide Ranging Cybersecurity Challenges
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 by Richard Harris
Cybersecurity Ventures has released its Cybersecurity Market Report for Q3 2015 which provides an overview of software development and application security trends, statistics, best practices, and resources. Highlights of the report include:- “The SANS Institute 2015 State of Application Security Report” states that many information security engineers don’t understa...
Security to Take Front Row Seat for Operators and Governments in 2015
Thursday, December 18, 2014 by Richard Harris
AdaptiveMobile has identified that network-level security is set to be on operator and government agendas for 2015. The company also identified trends that IoT and mobile malware will be defining new challenges of mobile security. AdaptiveMobile is he world’s number one mobile security provider. The company released its top mobile security trends for...
Should Mobile App Developers Create Analytics to Track the NSA
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Adam Grant
Before you read on, do not think that this article is
political in nature or advocates anything remotely approaching what the title
suggests. Contrary to the “hook” contained in the title, the purpose of the
article is to educate Mobile App Developers on what is reportedly done to the
information obtained by the apps they develop.
During this past year, the news ...
Leaky Apps: A New Era of Expectations
Monday, March 3, 2014 by Max Howell
long string of revelations about the NSA’s spying tactics divulged by Edward
Snowden, is the fact that “leaky” mobile apps such as Angry Birds make a lot
more information accessible than users might want to share, such as their age,
gender and location.
the smartphone app explosion of the last few years, it's not surprising to find
Should App Developers be Spooked by News NSA and GCHQ Targets for User Data And Now Angry Birds Fires Back
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
The mobile world is abuzz by a recent article in The Guardian that the US National Security Agency and the UK GCHQ can target “leaky” apps that transmit private information. Of course, Angry Birds was used as an example, and that hits home to a lot of people. The Guardian does a nice job with the report; we suggest you check it out, no need for us to rehash it...
Will the Newly Announced Blackphone Be the Secure Answer for Enterprise (And Consumer) Mobile
Monday, January 20, 2014 by Stuart Parkerson
NSA concerns, Target data breaches, and the list goes on. Concerns about the security of information for consumers (at least at the individual level) might be a relatively new phenomenon, but security for enterprise has been around as long as IT has been in existence. Is now the time where privacy concerns are so great that consumer demand for secure data might eclipse ...
Can the NSA Spy on iPhones using DROPOUTJEEP, Apple says No way!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 by Richard Harris
In a recent report from Forbes, it's come to light that The U.S. National Security Agency might have be able to retrieve a vast array of data from compromised iPhones according to an NSA document from 2008 leaked by German magazine Der Spiegel and security researcher Jacob Appelbaum. (via Forbes)According to the report, the NSA could install special software onto ...