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NSA concedes violating surveillance limits and pledges curbs on US email collection

April 28, 2017 Reuters 0
  • NSA agrees to cease so-called ‘about’ surveillance under 2008 legal authority
  • But agency has not indicated whether such data collection will stop wholesale

Amid an unexpected fight over US surveillance powers from congressional Republicans, the National Security Agency has agreed to curb its highly controversial collection of Americans’ emails that discuss foreign intelligence targets, although how comprehensive that stoppage is remains unclear.

According to a US official directly familiar with the decision, the NSA has agreed to cease so-called “about” surveillance under a critical 2008 legal authority, known as section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (Fisa).

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GLOBAL: The GDPR at your fingertips – our new app

April 27, 2017 Editor 0

We are delighted to announce the launch of DLA Piper’s new Explore GDPR mobile app! It is now available for downloading from Apple’s App Store and Google Play. The Explore GDPR mobile app has been developed to make the text of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) easily accessible. The app not only …

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Beware! New Android Malware Infected 2 Million Google Play Store Users

April 26, 2017 Mohit Kumar 0

Initially thought to be 600,000 users, the number of Android users who have mistakenly downloaded and installed malware on their devices straight from Google Play Store has reached 2 Million.

Yes, about 2 Million Android users have fallen victim to malware hidden in over 40 fake companion guide apps for popular mobile games, such as Pokémon Go and FIFA Mobile, on the official Google Play

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Calling all bug hunters: Sophos teams up with Bugcrowd

April 25, 2017 Bill Brenner 0

Adversarial relationships between vendors and security researchers used to be common. Researchers would report a bug and the vendor – not all but certainly more than a few – would drag its feet in patching the problem. Then, the researcher would make the findings public and the vendor would criticize them for releasing information attackers could […]

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SINGAPORE: amended cybersecurity law introduces new criminal offences

April 25, 2017 Carolyn Bigg 0

Singapore has recently passed amendments to the Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act introducing new criminal sanctions for serious data protection and cybersecurity breaches. This development reflects similar moves by data protection authorities elsewhere in Asia to impose criminal sanctions for the worst data protection offences, and as such indicates Singapore’s resolve to step up data …

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MALAYSIA: proposed whitelist for overseas data transfers

April 25, 2017 Carolyn Bigg 0

Malaysia has issued a public consultation paper Personal Data Protection (Transfer Of Personal Data To Places Outside Malaysia) Order 2017, including a draft initial “whitelist” of jurisdictions deemed adequate for overseas data transfers. The consultation closes on 4 May 2017. The draft whitelist, if passed, will be the first of its kind in the region, and …

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Gawpers go home: how luxury flat-owners could shut down the Tate’s viewing platform

April 24, 2017 Oliver Wainwright 0

They were sold on their proximity to Tate Modern. Now the residents of luxury flats are taking the gallery to court, arguing its viewing platform invades their privacy. It’s part of a wider hijacking of cultural hotspots by property developers

Good walls make good neighbours – but not, it seems, when they are made entirely of glass. Five residents of the multi-million-pound Neo Bankside towers, which loom behind Tate Modern like a crystalline bar chart of inflated land values, have issued a legal writ to the museum to have part of its viewing platform shut down. They claim that its 10th-floor public terrace has put their homes into a state of “near constant surveillance”.

Climb to the summit of the Tate’s new twisted brick ziggurat and you are rewarded with majestic views of London’s skyline, where St Paul’s dome now competes for attention with the portly stump of the Walkie-Talkie, the swollen shaft of One Blackfriars and a host of other novelty forms in the capital’s own drunken sculpture garden. But most visitors are to be found huddled around the other side of the terrace, gawping at a spectacle of another kind: the pristine still lives of rich people’s homes.

Related: Tate Modern viewing platform prompts writ from luxury flat dwellers

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Wired: Ad-Blocking Just Might Save The Ad Industry

April 24, 2017 Wired 0

By Klint Finley for WIRED.

The Coalition for Better Ads, a consortium of ad, publishing, and tech companies, wants to save the advertising industry …
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Protecting the treasure trove

April 21, 2017 gailferreirasophos 0

Ransomware has been on the computer security radar for some time now but are you aware that it’s increasingly targeting servers? Servers are the treasure trove of an organization’s data and the applications that access it. As senior vice president and general manager of Sophos’ Enduser and Network Security Groups Dan Schiappa explains, “Servers are […]