Why privacy commissioners are betraying human rights

Why privacy commissioners are betraying human rights By Simon Davies By Simon Davies I want to briefly describe a small but messy footnote to history that just unfurled this week. This tale may explain why a big chunk of the privacy world is falling to…

The Doxing Trend

The Doxing Trend By schneier If the director of the CIA can’t keep his e-mail secure, what hope do the rest of us have — for our e-mail or any of our digital information? None, and that’s why the companies that we entrust with our…

New DMCA rules mean you can fiddle with your tablets, routers, cars

New DMCA rules mean you can fiddle with your tablets, routers, cars By Librarian legalizes more tinkering in triennial The Librarian of Congress in America has updated the list of technologies that hackers can tinker with without breaking the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.… October 28,…

Microsoft’s Brad Smith on the Collapse of Safe Harbor

Microsoft’s Brad Smith on the Collapse of Safe Harbor By schneier Microsoft’s President Brad Smith has a blog post discussing what to do now that the US-EU safe-harbor agreement has collapsed. He outlines four steps: First, we need to ensure across the Atlantic that people’s…

Internet of Broken Things

Internet of Broken Things By (Dr. Neal Krawetz) I was recently walking though a Best Buy and I saw the strangest thing. They had two different alcohol breath analyzers for sale. My immediate thought was: nothing says “you have a serious problem” like owning your…

Police Want Genetic Data from Corporate Repositories

Police Want Genetic Data from Corporate Repositories By schneier Both the FBI and local law enforcement are trying to get the genetic data stored at companies like 23andMe. No surprise, really. As NYU law professor Erin Murphy told the New Orleans Advocate regarding the Usry…

WikiLeaks releases documents from CIA director’s personal AOL account

WikiLeaks releases documents from CIA director’s personal AOL account By Sam Thielman The publication follows the Announcement follows hacking of John Brennan’s email account on Monday, allegedly by high school students who call themselves Crackas With Attitude WikiLeaks said on Wednesday it would release emails…