Category Archives: Governance

NATO Researchers: Stuxnet Attack on Iran Was Illegal ‘Act of Force’

Source: Wired “A cyberattack that sabotaged Iran’s uranium enrichment program was an “act of force” and was likely illegal, according to research commissioned by NATO’s cyberwarfare center. “Acts that kill or injure persons or destroy or damage objects are unambiguously uses of force” and likely violate international law, according to the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable… Read More »

Bills Would Mandate Warrant for GPS Tracking, Cellphone Location Data

Source: Wired “Two bills introduced Thursday in the House and Senate would compel law enforcement agents to obtain a warrant before affixing a GPS tracker to a vehicle, using a cell site simulator to locate someone through their mobile device or obtaining geolocation data from third-party service providers. The comprehensive bills would also prohibit private investigators and other… Read More »

Google Says the FBI Is Secretly Spying on Some of Its Customers

Source: Wired by David Kravets “The terrorists apparently would win if Google told you the exact number of times the Federal Bureau of Investigation invoked a secret process to extract data about the media giant’s customers. That’s why it is unlawful for any record-keeper to disclose it has received a so-called National Security Letter. But under a deal… Read More »

Retailer Sues Visa Over $13 Million ‘Fine’ for Being Hacked

Source: Wired Any reason is a good reason for banks and credit card companies to get their hands on other people’s money! “A sports apparel retailer is fighting back against the arbitrary multi-million-dollar penalties that credit card companies impose on banks and merchants for data breaches by filing a first-of-its-kind $13 million lawsuit against Visa. The suit takes… Read More »

Costs of Data Theft

by Emily Stewart It’s hard to imagine what our lives would be like without digitized data, online banking, and access to our personal information from our mobile devices. And while we’ve all heard about the risks of identity theft, it feels like a random stroke of bad luck that couldn’t possibly affect us. However, the cost of this… Read More »