Cybersecurity

CISA director: Too much information sharing could overwhelm agency

US industry and government officials have called for removing barriers to inter-agency information sharing in the wake of several major cyberattacks – but Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) director Jen Easterly has warned that too much sharing could make it hard to separate the signal from the noise.

27 September 2021

Lawsuit: Facebook overpaid on $5 billion settlement to shield Zuckerberg

A recent lawsuit from a public pension fund that invests in Facebook claims that the social media giant paid the US Federal Trade Commission $5 billion to settle the Cambridge Analytica scandal in order to shield its chief executive from liability.

23 September 2021

FTC withholds hundreds of Facebook audit records

An independent audit of Facebook says “substantial additional work” is still needed to fix the company’s privacy problems. Just how much work is unclear, as the US Federal Trade Commission has kept hundreds of records from the 236-plus page report secret.

23 September 2021

FBI may have cost Kaseya’s clients millions, senator says

The chairman of the US Senate Homeland Security Committee has said the FBI’s decision to withhold a decryption key from software company Kaseya may have cost companies millions of dollars, criticising the Bureau for its lack of transparency.

22 September 2021

Pentagon could issue report on Afghan data by year’s end

A bipartisan provision in next year’s US military budget calls for the Pentagon to account for the trove of Afghan biometric data believed to be in the hands of the Taliban.

21 September 2021

Facebook settles data misuse litigation

An entrepreneur and two mobile companies have ended litigation that alleged they siphoned user data from Facebook and licensed it to third parties.

20 September 2021

Biden picks privacy expert to replace Chopra at FTC

President Joe Biden intends to nominate privacy expert Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission, the White House said on Monday.

14 September 2021

US enforcers employ new surveillance methods post-Carpenter

Geofence warrants, stingrays and bulk data purchases are among the new surveillance tactics employed by law enforcers some three years after the US Supreme Court’s 2018 Carpenter decision – a state of affairs that has civil libertarians urging Congress to enact privacy reforms.

03 September 2021

Report sounds alarm over companies brokering active-duty military data

New research has found that at least three of the world’s 10 largest data brokers sell information on US active-duty military personnel – a situation critics say jeopardises national security.

25 August 2021

T-Mobile class actions pile up after data breach

Following a cyberattack that exposed the personal information of millions of customers, the US mobile operator is facing 10 class action lawsuits.

25 August 2021

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