Today, the Freedom of the Press Foundation and the Guardian Project have launched a new Android application named Haven that will transform a phone into a mini-surveillance kit that can be used to record nearby surroundings in case of intrusions.
The Ethiopian government used spyware acquired from an Israeli company to spy on dissidents living in the country and abroad, but government operatives have failed when configuring their command and control (C&C) server, exposing a list of all their targets.
German authorities are preparing a law that will force device manufacturers to include backdoors within their products that law enforcement agencies could use at their discretion for legal investigations. The law would target all modern devices, such as cars, phones, computers, IoT products, and more.
Metadata from web traffic generated by smart devices installed in a home can reveal quite a lot of information about the owner's habits and lifestyle.
Some people have no shame, and one of those is Theresa May, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who used the terror attacks that took place in London, on Saturday, June 3, to push her party's agenda for laws that would push for encryption backdoors.
Ran Bar-Zik, a web developer at AOL, has discovered and reported a bug in Google Chrome that allows websites to record audio and video without showing a visual indicator.
Germany's telecommunications regulator has issued a ban against a line of smart toys called "My Friend Cayla," calling the toy an espionage device, and recommending that parents destroy all toy instances at once.
The Canadian government is asking citizens for their feedback on several privacy and cyber-security topics, as part of a public consultation period for upcoming changes to Canada's national security framework.
The UK government passed yesterday a new sweeping cyber-surveillance that grants authorities the legal power to collect web traffic and telephony data on all UK citizens in bulk, even on people that have never committed a crime or aren't the subjects of an official investigation.