Die Bitcoin-Handelsplattform Mt. Gox steht offenbar endgültig vor dem Aus. Laut einem Zeitungsbericht hat das Unternehmen von Mark Karpeles seine Sanierungspläne verworfen und vor Gericht die Firmenauflösung beantragt.
The Harper government’s Digital Privacy Act is being billed as “protection for Canadians when they surf the web and shop online,” but critics say it amounts to a wholesale threat to the privacy rights it ostensibly aims to enshrine. Bill S-4, as the proposed legislation is officially known, would allow internet service providers to share subscriber information with any organization that is investigating a possible breach of contract, such as a copyright violation, or illegal activity, writes digital law professor Michael Geist.
Personal data for as many as 900 Canadian taxpayers was stolen after being made vulnerable by the "Heartbleed" bug, officials in Ottawa said on Monday. Andrew Treusch, Commissioner of Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), said government security agencies notified his office "of a malicious breach of taxpayer data that occurred over a six-hour period" last week. Treusch said approximately 900 social insurance numbers -- nine-digit codes required for working or accessing government benefits in Canada -- "were removed from CRA systems by someone exploiting the Heartbleed vulnerability." Government officials, he added, are combing through CRA systems and "analyzing other fragments of data, some that may relate to businesses, that were also removed."
Europe’s top court has ruled that EU law forcing telecommunications companies to store customer data for up to two years was illegal, a decision that will lead to a change to privacy laws. The European Court of Justice said on Tuesday that the
For the first time, U.S. Internet advertising revenue has surpassed that of broadcast television thanks to sharp growth in mobile and digital video ads. That's according to a report from the Interactive ...
Die Große Koalition hat ihre Pläne für ein Gesetz zur Vorratsdatenspeicherung nach SPIEGEL-Informationen aufgegeben. Nach dem Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs will man eine neue EU-Richtlinie abwarten. Das dürfte aber noch dauern.
It wasn't ever seriously in doubt, but the FBI yesterday acknowledged that it secretly took control of Freedom Hosting last July, days before the servers of the largest provider of ultra-anonymous hosting were found to be serving custom malware designed to identify visitors.
The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.