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The London-based privacy group alleges the UK signals intelligence agency, working with the US National Security Agency, used "unlawful hacking" efforts.
ZDNet's David Gewirtz had the opportunity today to be briefed by and speak with certain senior intelligence officials in order to explore the circumstances of a privacy compliance error and a new document release. This is their story.
Disclosures about the U.S. intelligence agency's encryption-busting activities are making many people question everything about digital security.
Kim Dotcom's privacy company Mega prepares a 'cutting-edge' email encryption service.
PRISM, declining privacy, and lost accountability of government security agencies is the real cost of intelligence privatisation and security outsourcing.
Signals intelligence agency GCHQ didn't break British laws when conducting its mass surveillance program in conjunction with the Americans, but MPs are instead looking at whether the laws should be updated.
The UK foreign secretary William Hague told parliament that the UK intelligence agency GCHQ doesn't exploit the US Prism programme to unlawfully gather information about UK nationals online habits.
Dubbed a "privacy killer" by online activists, love it or hate it, the cyber-security CISPA bill will likely be brought into law—whether it's from the reintroduction of the bill by the U.S. House Intelligence Committee, or President Obama issuing (yet another) executive order.
GCHQ will be working closely with the University of Southampton's new research hub on issues facing UK security, such as human identification and data privacy in a bid to help protect the country from cyberattacks.
During a visit to Bletchley Park, UK foreign secretary William Hague launched a 'spy drive' to recruit staff for GCHQ and other intelligence agencies, a National Cipher Challenge for schools, and a £480,000 grant to the home of WW2 code-breaking.
A group of six security companies around Malvern has set up a 'dirty lab' to test computer security at small businesses.The Malvern Cyber Security Group, which has been part-funded by intelligence agency GCHQ, will simulate hacking attacks on SMEs, and stress test systems' malware defences, according to the BBC.
The privacy rights group is preaching the gospel of encryption in 2012, making the case that whole disk encryption can go a long way to protecting private data on computers.
Google is making SSL encryption the standard for signed-in users, bringing greater privacy and anonymity. But it won't protect you from advertisers' prying eyes.
The upcoming UK Cyber Security Strategy will aim to join up security efforts from the police, intelligence agencies, and industry, according to police and officials involved.The strategy, which has been pushed back to mid-October, will attempt to foster closer information-sharing relationships between GCHQ, the intelligence services, and industry groups, a senior police officer told ZDNet UK on Thursday.
British intelligence services are attempting to crack the BlackBerry encryption, in order to prevent the spread of further riots.
A whistleblower service launched by the Wall Street Journal does not provide adequate levels of privacy, according to a security expert.SafeHouse, which allows prospective whistleblowers to upload documents, does not enforce SSL encryption, according to security researcher Rik Ferguson of Trend Micro.
With hacking rated on a par with terrorism, GCHQ offshoot CESG's job has become more critical, and a source linked to the intelligence agency tells ZDNet UK about evolving threats and Wikileaks
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion could be banned from India along with Skype and Google, for failing to provide encryption keys to India's intelligence services.
The government has started discussions with its listening post about how GCHQ could sell products and services to the private sector, the intelligence agency has said.UK security minister Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones told the Commons Science and Technology Committee on Wednesday that the government was mulling the idea.
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