The CIA has invested US$1.6 million (A$2.2 million) in the company behind the secure messaging app Wickr, through its investment arm In-Q-Tel, the American website Motherboard reports, citing public disclosure records as a source.
ANALYSIS The British Government has given a clear indication that it will launch an advertising blitz to fight Facebook's move to roll out encrypted messaging to all its apps.
ANALYSIS The Australian Federal Police appears to have provided the best possible argument for not passing federal bills that seek to enhance its powers, following the provision of details about using existing Australian encryption laws to read the encrypted messages of criminal gangs and take them down.
Software vendor Software AG has made several senior executive appointments in Asia Pacific and Japan.
The Australian Federal Police has turned to mans best friend to help detect devices like USB drives and SIM cards at crime scenes or when executing search warrants.
The NSW Council for Civil Liberties has slammed the he proposed authorisation of coercive search powers for the Australian Federal Police and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in a current bill — the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020 — saying the warrants sought are not traditional evidence gathering tools, but effectively tools to prevent crime before it took place.
A Senate panel chaired by Tasmanian Labor Senator Helen Polley has said it considers the proposed authorisation of coercive search powers for the Australian Federal Police and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission in a current bill — the Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020 — could unduly trespass on personal rights and liberties.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has executed a series of search warrants across Brisbane and the Gold Coast over two days in connection to the shutdown of DarkMarket, the world's largest illegal marketplace on the dark web.
The chief executive of an Australian company that provides managed cyber detection and incident response services, says large multinationals are offering businesses a false sense of security, because the latter lack an understanding of cyber security requirements.
IT professional services provider FinXL has appointed Jodine Bishop as group regional manager for its Canberra business.
The Australian Federal Police has told the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security that it has used technical assistance requests issued under the encryption law passed in December 2018 on three occasions in the financial year 2019-20, to obtain assistance from companies or individuals in breaking encryption to gain access to information needed for investigation of crimes.
When the Federal Government issued a discussion paper in September last year indicating that it wanted to use the same as the basis for drafting a new cyber security strategy for 2020, it was quite clear that what was being looked at was a bigger role for the Australian Signals Directorate.
Participants in a national Missing Persons Hackathon have generated 3,912 leads for 12 national missing person cases for Australian police.
The AustCyber Canberra Cyber Security Innovation Node has partnered with the Australian Federal Police, the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre and Trace Labs to deliver Australia’s first large scale national missing persons hackathon in Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth.
The passage of the Australian encryption law has made it harder for journalists to communicate with their sources without jeopardising their confidentiality, American cryptography fellow Dr Riana Pfefferkorn has claimed in a submission to an inquiry into the law.
A 33-year-old Federal Government IT contractor has been charged over using his office computer systems to mine cryptocurrency, the Australian Federal Police says.
The Australian Federal Police is undertaking a roadshow of its cyber safety programme, ThinkUKnow, in NSW and Victoria aimed at educating communities about how to keep young people safe in online environments.
A 19-year old man from Rockbank in Victoria has been charged over an incident in which he is alleged to have unlawfully interfered with air traffic control and endangering the safety of aircraft at two Victorian airports.
An employee of NBN Co, who accompanied the Australian Federal Police during the recent raid on Labor Party functionaries, was allowed take 32 pictures of documents seized.
The National Broadband Network is once again mired in election politics after raids on Labor Party offices on Thursday by the Australian Federal Police over leaked documents about the nbn.
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