A well-known security researcher claims that there is a massive conflict of interest in the UK's National Cyber Security Centre being a part of the the country's main spy agency, GCHQ, because the focus of the two organisations is at odds with each other.
Software giant Microsoft is set to get the approval of the European Union for its US$7.5 billion (A$9.79 billion at the time of the announcement) bid to buy source code repository GitHub, a report claims.
A security researcher has asked British Airways to explain why its online check-in page leaks booking references and surnames to a number of third parties, among them Twitter, LinkedIn and Google Doubleclick.
Sweeping ban orders on the entry of certain categories of legal US residents and the ban on citizens of seven Arab and African nations from entering the US for residence, could mean that the organisers of several big technology and other conferences will have to rethink whether they will change their hosting locations.
The Australian government may well have to reconsider its plan to release data about its citizens for use by businesses or scientists, with a top expert in security and privacy engineering telling iTWire that de-identification of datasets so that they cannot be traced back to the original is very hard, to the point of being practically impossible.
A group suspected of having ties to Russia has released a list of servers in various countries which have been compromised by the NSA for use in staging attacks and suggested that the best outcome for the US presidential election might be stopping it altogether.
The group that released a data dump containing exploit tools created by the US National Security Agency is apparently having difficulty finding buyers for the same.
Google is able to keep tracking the location of an Android user no matter if the individual has deleted Google Maps from the device he or she is using or not.
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