How a Facebook user complaint could change European data privacy

News 25 Mar, 2015 Rene Millman

European Court of Justice begins hearing on US accessing data stored in EU

Facebook Like sign

Thanks to Facebook bug, hackers could have your personal pics

News 20 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Bug researcher discovers flaw allowing third-party apps access to your private photos

One billion personal records exposed in 2014, warns IBM

News 17 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

Researchers bemoan poor passwords and operating system vulnerabilities

NHS IT

Are trusts putting NHS data at risk by ignoring need for BYOD policies?

News 9 Mar, 2015 Joe Curtis

NHS trusts don’t know what staff are using their devices for, reveals FoI request

Piggy bank

Moonpig API flaw allegedly exposes millions of customer details

News 6 Jan, 2015 Joe Curtis

Greeting card company fails to address vulnerability for 17 months, claims developer

Snapchat founder “devastated” at inclusion in Sony hack

News 18 Dec, 2014 Joe Curtis

Evan Spiegel tells staff his firm was “violated” when Sony hackers revealed secret acquisitions

Bogus iCloud log-in page fools Chinese Apple users

News 21 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Probably not looking for nude celebs this time

Doctor NHS

NHS England names care.data pilot programme areas

News 14 Oct, 2014 Rene Millman

Controversial data sharing programme to go ahead despite fears

Blackphone & Silent Circle debut bug bounty programme

News 25 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Two companies want to guarantee robustness of systems by encouraging users to find flaws and win money

Hacking

Home Depot finally admits to customer data breach

News 22 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

US retailer claims malware has been eradicated from system

Spy

Yahoo reveals fine threats of up to $250,000 by US government

News 15 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Secret court documents reveal court case dated back to 2007

Data loss folder

East Midlands Ambulance Service loses disk containing 42,000 patient forms

News 2 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

East Midlands Ambulance Service confirms it's notified authorities about the breach

Encryption

Yahoo set to implement end-to-end mail encryption

News 8 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Sets 2015 date for enhanced security of all its users’ communications

GCHQ

GCHQ snooping tribunal hearing starts today

News 15 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Spooks under scrutiny by regulators after demands for hearings by privacy groups

Houses of Parliament

Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping

News 10 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Government legislation will force telecoms companies to log customer info for government investigation

Snowden: Just 10% of NSA data is terrorism-related

News 7 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

New documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that only 10 per cent of the NSA’s collected data pertains to possible illegal activity

Angry Birds, Squeaky Dolphin, NoseySmurf: The NSA programs you never knew about

Analysis & Insight 4 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

IT Pro takes you on a run down of some of the major NSA projects that may have passed you by over the last 12 months

Mobile malware

Android malware worms its way into devices via texts

News 27 Jun, 2014 Rene Millman

Selfmite malware acts more like worm than trojan

Julian Assange

Pressure mounts on US justice department to drop Wikileaks investigation

News 20 Jun, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Human rights organisations claim investigation could put all journalists at risk of prosecution

BBM Protected messaging feature unveiled by BlackBerry

News 17 Jun, 2014 Rene Millman

Phone maker touts FIPS 140-2 crypto for super secret messages as it renews focus on enterprise