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Kaspersky pulls plug on Europol joint venture after EU parliament vote to ban its software

Fresh political woes for Russian security firm Kaspersky, which has reacted angrily to a vote in the European Union Parliament last week to ban its software — on the grounds that it has been &#8

Pressure mounts on EU-US Privacy Shield after Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Yet more pressure on the precariously placed EU-US Privacy Shield: The European Union parliament’s civil liberties committee has called for the data transfer arrangement to be suspended by Sept

Facebook is trying to block Schrems II privacy referral to EU top court

Facebook’s lawyers are attempting to block a High Court decision in Ireland, where its international business is headquartered, to refer a long-running legal challenge to the bloc’s top co

Privacy Shield now facing questions via legal challenge to Facebook data flows

The Irish High Court has referred for a second time a legal challenge to Facebook’s EU-US data transfers to Europe’s top court, seeking a preliminary ruling on a series of fundamental ques

Another chapter on Facebook’s privacy woes is being written in Latin America

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Trump blocks Broadcom’s takeover of Qualcomm

President Trump has blocked Broadcom’s proposed $117 billion buyout of Qualcomm over security concerns, according to a White House statement. News of the president’s decision was first re

EU-US Privacy Shield remains precariously placed

The EU-US Privacy Shield appears to be weathering the storm of a Trump presidency -- for now. But it could take just a single stroke of Trump's pen to bring the entire arrangement toppling down.

ACLU calls for tech firms to lobby for surveillance reform

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has put out a fresh call for tech companies to push for reform of the surveillance regime in the U.S., warning of the added urgency given new U.S. President D

Report: EU unhappy with US response to Yahoo email scanning scandal

The European Union is not happy with the explanation provided by the US government for why its domestic spy agencies co-opted Yahoo to scan all emails of users of its webmail service during a six mont

ICANN’s globalization creates peril and promise

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U.S. Government wants to step into European Facebook privacy legal challenge

European privacy campaigner Max Schrems' legal challenge to Facebook has already been credited with the demise of a fifteen-year-old data transfer arrangement between the region and the U.S. last year

Burr-Feinstein encryption bill is officially here in all its scary glory

Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein released the official version of their anti-encryption bill today after a draft appeared online last week. The bill, titled the Compliance with Court Orders

The U.S. Government Is About To Start A Tech Civil War… We’re Siding With Apple

This time, it’s Washington DC vs. Silicon Valley as both fight for the citizens of the United States of America

Report Points To Russia In “Sophisticated Cyber Intrusion” Of Unclassified Joint Staff Email

A preliminary CNBC report is suggesting that the Russian government is responsible for a "sophisticated cyber intrusion" of an unclassified Joint Staff email server. The server, which affected "4,000

US Marshals Sell The Last Of The Seized Silk Road Bitcoins

US Marshals have sold the last batch of 50,000 seized Silk Road bitcoins at auction after a surprisingly quiet sealed bidding process. The USMS has not announced the name of the winner of the entire c

Wi-Fi Hotspot App Connectify Gets New Funding From IQT – The Firm That Finds New Tech For CIA

Remember <a href="http://connectify.me/">Connectify</a>? The downloadable software <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2009/10/30/secret-software-turns-win-7-into-a-wi-fi-access-point/">that turns PC