Tech firms fight anti-encryption demands after Paris murders

Tech firms fight anti-encryption demands after Paris murders By If the US govt wants iMessages, well, tough Comment Anti-encryption sentiment among politicians is rising following the Paris terror attacks, but Silicon Valley firms are so far resisting attempts to weaken crypto systems to allow easier…

Ads Surreptitiously Using Sound to Communicate Across Devices

Ads Surreptitiously Using Sound to Communicate Across Devices By schneier This is creepy and disturbing: Privacy advocates are warning federal authorities of a new threat that uses inaudible, high-frequency sounds to surreptitiously track a person’s online behavior across a range of devices, including phones, TVs,…

Report: Everyone Should Get a Security Freeze

Report: Everyone Should Get a Security Freeze By BrianKrebs This author has frequently urged readers to place a security freeze on their credit files as a means of proactively preventing identity theft. Now, a major consumer advocacy group is recommending the same: The U.S. Public…

Anonymous ‘at war’ with Isis, hacktivist group confirms

Anonymous ‘at war’ with Isis, hacktivist group confirms By Alex Hern #OpIsis, born in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo murders, stepped up following Paris attacks The online collective Anonymous “is at war” with the Islamic State following the attacks in Paris, in a continuation…

Paris Attacks Blamed on Strong Cryptography and Edward Snowden

Paris Attacks Blamed on Strong Cryptography and Edward Snowden By schneier Well, that didn’t take long: As Paris reels from terrorist attacks that have claimed at least 128 lives, fierce blame for the carnage is being directed toward American whistleblower Edward Snowden and the spread…

Why the Terrorists win each time…

Why the Terrorists win each time… By Dave Sometimes I wonder if I am the last person who remembers the true definition of the word ‘terrorism’, such as it was understood some 15 years ago, before opportunistic politicians set about emptying it of its substance…