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World’s biggest SIM card maker probes reported NSA hack

Gemalto, a digital security firm considered to be the world’s largest maker of SIM cards, said it is looking into...

February 20th, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

Online censorship China, Greatfire

Vendor uproar over China’s demand for IT backdoor

North American technology vendors are reacting to new set by the Chinese government which require manufactures install so-called backdoors on...

February 2nd, 2015 Nestor E. Arellano

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German government OKs BlackBerry’s acquisition of Secusmart

The German government has given BlackBerry Ltd. the green light to integrate the voice encryption of security vendor Secusmart GmbH...

December 1st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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Tech sector urged to help rights groups suffering cyber attacks

A Toronto-based organization focusing on information technology and communications research is calling on software and technology companies to assist human...

November 12th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

Navi Pillay, UN high commissioner for human rights,

Firms aiding state snooping risk involvement in rights abuse: UN

The top United Nations human rights official criticized the “disturbing lack of transparency” in government online surveillance policies and practices...

October 16th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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Mobile app firm rolls out anti-surveillance voice and data plan

A  mobile application company founded by a team comprised of a former United States Navy SEAL, a cryptography legend and...

July 10th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

data security,privacy,security

Encrypted messaging app aims to hide metadata

Researchers are working on an instant messaging application that will obscure metadata and other information generated through IM conversations between...

July 7th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

The US National Security Agency headquarters

Second NSA security tool found in RSA’s cryptography kit

Security provider RSA adopted a second code generator developed by the United States National Security Agency which effectively made it...

March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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News organizations are top data theft targets: Report

High-profile news organizations are the top targets of hackers working for or in support of governments, according to a report...

March 31st, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano