Researchers have demonstrated a way for remote attackers to exfiltrate data from and send malicious commands to air-gapped networks, using infrared surveillance cameras.
WhatsApp apparently refused the UK government's entreaties to build what would essentially be a backdoor into its app earlier this year.
A free mobile anti-virus app developed by the DU group, a developer of Android apps, has been found to collect user data without the device owners' consent.
A catastrophic worldwide cyber-attack, the emergence of an IoT-enabled surveillance state, and the weakening of encryption were among the chief security and privacy fears expressed by experts.
Organisations will have to ask permission first before being allowed to conduct electronic monitoring of staff.
A Texas federal judge last week ruled in favour of the US Department of Justice, rejecting a motion to suppress evidence obtained in the course of the investigation using FBI malware.
Major League Baseball investigators in the US have found that the Boston Red Sox used Apple watches to steal hand signals from competitors' catchers and pass them on to their own players.
In addition to intrusion detection and surveillance hardware, technology decision-makers within major cities must consider additional technologies to ensure the hardware and tools themselves are protected says Maya Canetti.
A previously undocumented backdoor program used to spy on foreign embassies and consulates appears to be the work of suspected Russian APT group Turla.
Mobile users who substitute their damaged phone touchscreens or other hardware components with third-party replacements could be infecting their phones with malicious components.
CovertBand uses high-frequency audio to place people in a room and track a person's movements using the speakers and microphones that are found in many smartphones, laptops and other devices.
The US Justice Department has pressed DreamHost to hand over what amounts to more than 1.3 million IP addresses associated with visitors to disruptj20.org, the group that organised protests against Donald Trump on Inauguration Day 2017.
Android Apps on the Google Play Store have been discovered to harbour spyware originally created by an Iraqi developer. Surveillance malware records audio and steals data from users.
Travellers to Europe and the Middle East need to be aware of an on-going malware campaign that is targeting hotel and hospitality Wi-Fi networks and being used to glean guest and corporate information.
UK proposes new data protection regulation in line with GDPR for a post-Brexit world, including right-to-be-forgotten, heavy fines, and new rules on data gathering - expected in Autumn.
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Kryptowire researchers reasserted their claims that certain Android phones manufactured by Blu sent sensitive information to third parties in China, claims which Blu denies.
Older versions of Amazon Echo are vulnerable, and though physical access to the device is needed, this is more achievable with second hand devices.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May says that technology companies are providing a "safe space" for terrorists.
According to a report in The Guardian, London police are being investigated over anonymous claims they hacked emails of environmental activists.
GCHQ rubbished the claims saying: "They are utterly ridiculous and should be ignored."
The CIA breach is being described as the biggest "since Snowden", and yet most in the security industry have expressed that the view that "spooks will be spooks".
Firmware patches are being pushed out by Dahua for its CCTV cameras, DVRs and other devices after security researcher shows how easy it is to break into them.
Ewan MacAskill says "Trump's tweets suggest he is stuck is a cold-war time warp" and he is out of touch with modern surveillance techniques.
As required by Section 227 of the Investigatory Powers Act, the role of the IPC is to authorise and oversee the use of Investigatory Powers by public authorities.
Due to a ruling by the European Court of Justice last December, the government is yet to slurp up data under power given to it in the Investigatory Powers Act.
Research shows different ways of how advertisers track internet users without their consent.
Two people have been arrested in London in connection with the hacking of Washington DC's CCTV camera network, just days before Donald Trump's inauguration
The civil liberties watchdog described the IP Act as "the most extreme surveillance regime of any democracy in history" and is looking for donations to fight the act in the High Court.