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Congress Asks Google 10 Questions On Its Location Tracking Database

Congress Asks Google 10 Questions On Its Location Tracking Database

April 24, 2019Mohit Kumar
U.S. Congress has sent an open letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai asking for more information about its Sensorvault database that’s repo...
Police Can't Force You To Unlock Your Phone Using Face or Fingerprint Scan

Police Can't Force You To Unlock Your Phone Using Face or Fingerprint Scan

January 15, 2019Swati Khandelwal
Can feds force you to unlock your iPhone or Android phone? ..."NO" A Northern California judge has ruled that federal autho...
Australia Passes Anti-Encryption Bill—Here's Everything You Need To Know

Australia Passes Anti-Encryption Bill—Here's Everything You Need To Know

December 07, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Australia's House of Representatives has finally passed the "Telecommunications Assistance and Access Bill 2018," also known...
Zerodium Offers $1 Million for Tor Browser 0-Days That It will Resell to Governments

Zerodium Offers $1 Million for Tor Browser 0-Days That It will Resell to Governments

September 13, 2017Swati Khandelwal
It seems like Tor Browser zero-day exploits are in high demand right now—so much so that someone is ready to pay ONE MILLION dollars. Z...
'Hacking Team' Loses License to Sell Surveillance Malware Outside Europe

'Hacking Team' Loses License to Sell Surveillance Malware Outside Europe

April 07, 2016Swati Khandelwal
Hacking Team – the infamous Italy-based spyware company that had more than 400 GB of its confidential data stolen last year – is facin...
Hacking Team Offering Encryption Cracking Tools to Law Enforcement Agencies

Hacking Team Offering Encryption Cracking Tools to Law Enforcement Agencies

October 31, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Hacking Team, the infamous Italy-based spyware company that had more than 400 GB of its confidential information stolen earlier this ye...
More than 400 Underground Sites seized by FBI in 'Operation Onymous'

More than 400 Underground Sites seized by FBI in 'Operation Onymous'

November 10, 2014Wang Wei
The joint operation by authorities of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and European law enforcement seized Silk Road 2.0 ,...
Vodafone Reveals Some Governments Have Direct Access to Their Data Centers

Vodafone Reveals Some Governments Have Direct Access to Their Data Centers

June 06, 2014Mohit Kumar
Vodafone , the world’s second-largest mobile carrier with more than 400 million customers around the world has issued its first " Law E...
U.S Federal Agencies Want To Secretly Hack Suspects' Computers for Criminal Evidence

U.S Federal Agencies Want To Secretly Hack Suspects' Computers for Criminal Evidence

May 10, 2014Swati Khandelwal
The US Justice Department (DOJ) is seeking a transition in the criminal rules that would make the authorities to have more leeway to sec...
CBI arrests Indian mastermind behind Hire-a-Hacker service on FBI tip-off

CBI arrests Indian mastermind behind Hire-a-Hacker service on FBI tip-off

January 25, 2014Anonymous
For the first time in history, Indian Law Enforcement Agency 'Central Bureau of Investigation' (CBI) has arrested a Cyber crimin...
US retailer Neiman Marcus confirmed data breach after TARGET

US retailer Neiman Marcus confirmed data breach after TARGET

January 13, 2014Anonymous
The TARGET Hack was not the only massive Data breach that happened during the last Black Friday, but also other three major US Retailers wer...
Cryptoseal VPN Service shuts down over legal concerns after Lavabit case

Cryptoseal VPN Service shuts down over legal concerns after Lavabit case

October 23, 2013Mohit Kumar
Yet another American Internet privacy service has bitten the dust, prompted by fears about broad government surveillance demands. Cry...
NSA bought Hacking tools from 'Vupen', a French based zero-day Exploit Seller

NSA bought Hacking tools from 'Vupen', a French based zero-day Exploit Seller

September 18, 2013Mohit Kumar
The US government, particularly the National Security Agency  has been paying a French security firm for backdoors and zero day hacks. Acc...
Anonymous Hacker 'Kahuna' sentenced to 3 years in prison for hacking Police websites

Anonymous Hacker 'Kahuna' sentenced to 3 years in prison for hacking Police websites

September 15, 2013Wang Wei
An Anonymous Hacker and Online hacktivist who was  responsible for hacking into the City of Springfield’s website and others Police website...
Apple releases new details on National Security Requests

Apple releases new details on National Security Requests

June 17, 2013Mohit Kumar
Apple revealed on monday that it received between 4,000 and 5,000 data requests in six months from  U.S. law enforcement for user infor...
Digital privacy, Internet Surveillance and The PRISM - Enemies of the Internet

Digital privacy, Internet Surveillance and The PRISM - Enemies of the Internet

June 17, 2013Mohit Kumar
If you have followed the startling revelations about the scope of the US government's surveillance efforts, you may have thought you we...
Apple Decrypts Seized iPhones For The Police

Apple Decrypts Seized iPhones For The Police

May 10, 2013Mohit Kumar
The security features built into Apple ’s iOS software are so good that the police are unable to gain access to defendant’s iPhones whe...
Feds do not need court warrants to Track your Car with GPS device

Feds do not need court warrants to Track your Car with GPS device

March 20, 2013Mohit Kumar
The US government is claiming that authorities do not need court warrants to affix GPS devices to vehicles to monitor their every move. ...
Facebook hacked in Zero-Day Attack

Facebook hacked in Zero-Day Attack

February 16, 2013Mohit Kumar
Facebook operator of the largest social network with more than 1 billion members, said on Friday it had been the target of an unidentifi...
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