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ITsecurity Daily News: 10/08/2014

Posted by Kevin on October 9, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, October 9, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News More than 30 police forces refuse to reveal uses of RIPA […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 10/01/2014

Posted by Kevin on October 1, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Wednesday, October 1, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News LulzSec – minus Sabu – reconvenes on stage   “Jake Davis […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/29/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 29, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, September 29, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News With New Ad Platform, Facebook Opens Gates to Its Vault of […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/18/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 18, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Thursday, September 18, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Pot (News Corp) calls the kettle (Google) black […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 09/15/2014

Posted by Kevin on September 15, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Monday, September 15, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. NEWS ONLY TODAY News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News Kafeine finds a new exploit kit   French […]

ITsecurity Daily News: 08/26/2014

Posted by Kevin on August 26, 2014

The ITsecurity daily security briefing: Tuesday, August 26, 2014. If you find this security briefing useful, please spread the word via social media. If you have any comments or recommendations, please email kevtownsend at gmail dot com. News Papers/Reports WebThings Events M&A Alerts News NSA has its own ‘google’ to allow other agencies to search […]

EU/US safe harbour regime referred to the ECJ

Posted by Kevin on June 18, 2014

Irish Judge Hogan has agreed in part and disagreed in part with the Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s ruling against Max Schrems (Europe versus Facebook) in an earlier complaint against Facebook. The fundamental issue is whether Facebook is in breach of the EU/US safe harbour agreement for the protection of personal European data. Key to this […]

Does the government run the spy agencies, or do the spy agencies run the government?

Posted by Kevin on June 9, 2014

The joke that dare not be taken seriously has always been that MI5 holds files on all major politicians — but now we must take it very seriously. It is the only proposition that fits the facts. It explains why Blair in opposition was on the side of the people in the First Crypto War […]

The tech giants’ letter to the Senate is just a load of fluff

Posted by Kevin on June 6, 2014

Nine US tech giants have written to the Senate requesting that the watered down Freedom Act be returned to its original strength. The Freedom Act’s original purpose was to curb the excesses of the NSA; but it was so weakened in its passage through the House of Representatives that many of its original supporters voted […]

The danger we face from the NSA’s collection of facial recognition images

Posted by Kevin on June 4, 2014

According to new Snowden files discussed by Laura Poitras and James Risen in the New York Times, the NSA is “harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents.” It seems to be collecting around a […]