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UK's Verify programme contains "severe privacy and security problems"

UK's Verify programme contains "severe privacy and security problems"

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Government dismisses idea that its Verify identification technology can be used to monitor population.

US senators propose bill to ban warrantless federal aerial surveillance

US lawmakers proposed "Protecting Individuals from Mass Aerial Surveillance Act" on Wednesday to require federal authorities to obtain warrants to conduct aerial surveillance.

Ukraine invests US$1 billion in secure IT & mobile network

Ukraine invests US$1 billion in secure IT & mobile network

A new specially protected communications channel and mobile network is planned for the Ukraine military and government following military losses attributed to intercepted communications.

German Bundestag breach: Two threat actors, two different Trojans?

German Bundestag breach: Two threat actors, two different Trojans?

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German chancellor Angela Merkel inadvertently helped spread Trojan malware in the German Parliament (Bundestag), which is now facing a new wave of cyber-attacks. But there remain more questions than answers when it comes to the full scope of the compromise, and the people behind it.

Amnesty International in bid to protect human rights online

Amnesty International in bid to protect human rights online

Amnesty International and Privacy International proposed a seven-point plan on Friday to help protect human rights in the digital age.

Update: US government data breach exposes 4 million employees

Update: US government data breach exposes 4 million employees

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Experts say the US government should have been better prepared for a massive data breach that exposed the personal details of over four million employees.

Russia behind German government cyber-attack

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Russians chief suspects in German cyber-attack

PwC: Almost all large companies suffered a data breach last year

PwC: Almost all large companies suffered a data breach last year

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A government-commissioned report, carried out by PwC, has found that data breaches are rolling in thick and fast for UK firms - and the costs are mounting up.

US tried and failed to attack North Korea with Stuxnet worm

US tried and failed to attack North Korea with Stuxnet worm

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Couldn't deploy cyber weapons against Pyongyang

UK crypto firm relocates over 'Snooper's Charter' fears

UK crypto firm relocates over 'Snooper's Charter' fears

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Industrial cryptography company Eris Industries has become the second UK firm to relocate over fears of the surveillance imposed by the incoming Draft Data Communications Bill, otherwise known as the 'Snooper's Charter'.

'Snooper's Charter' and cyber-security get royal seal of approval in Queen's Speech

'Snooper's Charter' and cyber-security get royal seal of approval in Queen's Speech

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The Queen's Speech today confirms government plans to push on through with the Draft Communications Bill, otherwise known as 'Snooper's Charter', while also endeavouring to monitor online terrorist communication and keep citizens safe from cyber-attacks.

New Tory government pushes ahead with Snooper's Charter

New Tory government pushes ahead with Snooper's Charter

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The controversial 'Snooper's Charter' surveillance law could be fast-tracked now that the Conservative political party has formed a majority government in the House of Commons.

What the next government's cyber-security policy should look like

What the next government's cyber-security policy should look like

The new government needs a new cyber-security policy as a priority - with sufficient resources - and drawn up by people with a good understanding of the issues, says Raimund Genes.

London-specific threat-intelligence launching via Mayor's office initiative

London-specific threat-intelligence launching via Mayor's office initiative

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London-specific threat intelligence is to be provided to businesses in the capital, possibly as early as next month, via an innovative independent body combining the police, government and the private sector, instigated by the Mayor's office.

Credit card style e-voting system could beat electoral fraud

Credit card style e-voting system could beat electoral fraud

With online voting in the UK yet to reach its full potential for the forthcoming election, many still doubt the security of systems claiming to be robust enough for a full, nationwide online vote.

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