NEW YORK (AP) -- The organization in charge of introducing new Internet addresses to rival ".com" says it briefly suspended access to some documents on its website after it discovered a privacy breach....
If you have watched the news or been online since last Monday, you might have heard something about the latest Internet threat to your privacy and online security — the Heartbleed bug.
The Heartbleed bug is a vulnerability in one of the principal tools used to encrypt sensitive information stored on Web servers. Information like usernames, passwords, and financial information like credit card numbers or bank accounts. The tool under attack, OpenSSL, is used by over two-thirds of all Web servers today to protect sensitive information on the Web.
John Moore/Getty ImagesWhen the federal government takes the rare step of fining medical providers for violating the privacy and security of patients’ medical information, it issues a press release and posts details on the web.
SAN FRANCISCO: Google increased privacy controls for users and rolled out a website on Monday that answers frequently asked questions in response to increasing concern over how the search giant collects and uses its massive amounts of data. Users have been able to control certain privacy settings for months or years, such as whether to save web browser and location history, which is also used in targeted advertising. But managing the controls is confusing and time consuming because the settings are in various places across the web that are not always easy to find.
OTTAWA — Canada’s electronic spy agency broke privacy laws by sharing information about Canadians with foreign partners, says a federal watchdog.
The Communications Security Establishment passed along the information — known as metadata — to counterparts in the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand, said Jean-Pierre Plouffe, who keeps an eye on the highly secretive agency.
Metadata is information associated with a communication — such as a telephone number or email address — but not the message itself.
OTTAWA — International Development Minister Julian Fantino’s office has said it had nothing to do with the posting of two partisan letters to a government website — but new documents appear to contradict that statement.
On Jan. 12, a series of opinion pieces penned by Fantino appeared on the Canadian International Development Agency website. Two of them included political content, with the titles “Dear NDP: CIDA does not need your economic advice,” and “Liberals make promises, Conservatives get results.”
When we reported early yesterday that Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan warned that since Twitter had ignored court orders to remove content related to a government corruption scandal., that he would "destroy Twitter" and that "we'll dig up Twitter - all of them - from the roots," he raged, "they'll see the power of the Republic of Turkey" it may not have been quite clear what he meant.
Following our earlier comments on the vulnerabilities of the Obamacare websites, the fact that the United States National Security Agency suddenly went offline Friday is still surprising. As RT reports, NSA.gov has been unavailable globally as of late Friday afternoon, and Twitter accounts belonging to people loosely affiliated with the Anonymous hacktivism movement have suggested they are responsible.