The Russian government retaliated against Telegram messaging app by filing a lawsuit to stop or limit access to the app in that country after the company refused a request by the government to turn over its encryption keys to the FSB.
Russia's ban on virtual private network (VPN) services that do not comply with the country's new set of anti-privacy laws took effect a month after Facebook told to store Russian citizens' data on Russian servers or get blocked.
Some people in the UK had their data exposed in the US Equifax breach, though UK systems were not hit; Argentina has been hit; senior execs have quit, industry slams company for not patching.
As new laws limiting Russian officials from using non-approved software come into force next month, those contravening the regulations are warned they face being fired.
Following on from the Yarovaya Law, Russia's special security service, FSB (successor to the KGB), is to implement plans to achieve access to all internet traffic in the country, decrypted.
Increased fines for using VPN to commit criminal acts resulted in confusion over who can use VPN for what in the United Arab Emirates.
Fred Ghahramani, founder of Just10, says global surveillance laws are a 'false dichotomy' as the risks presented are far greater than what is gained for the average citizen.
Analysis of the website of Mossack Fonseca, of Panama Papers 'fame', reveals glaring security weaknesses. The firm is not the only one to have been targeted by cyber-attacks. Emily Taylor suggests law firms are easy targets.
The names leaked from the email hack on Mossack Fonseca include many of the world's rich and powerful
Trustwave is facing yet another lawsuit from a gambling company who claims Trustwave failed to spot several pieces of malware when investigating a breach.
New internet laws agreed by the European Parliament today have been branded as a threat to encryption by campaigners including British world wide web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
A public protest has been issued against a controversial US cyber-security bill by some of the world's tech giants.
UK government's surveillance plans have been dealt a blow after a new court ruling.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan Howe admits that the UK police are still "skimming the surface" when it comes to tackling cyber-crime, a view that is shared by security experts.
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'.
The Computer Misuse Act 1990 has quietly been updated, handing out life sentences to hackers and seemingly giving more power and protection to law enforcement and surveillance agencies.
US-based cloud collaboration and storage provider Box tells us that there are currently no plans to open European data centres, despite continuing concerns around NSA surveillance.
Police are still playing catch-up with cyber-crime, and are particularly struggling with poor reporting, a lack of data and the InfoSec skills shortage, said Ian Maxted, safer cyber coordinator at the Gloucestershire Constabulary, at 44CON in London yesterday.
The European Union has indicated that the widely-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come to fruition before the end of the year.