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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.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Deals

A well-known security researcher claims that, between 20 July and 20 August, British Airways changed the third-party JavaScript code it loads on its website as a result of a privacy complaint he had made.

Published in Security

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.

Published in Security
Monday, 30 January 2017 11:57

Trump bans will hit US tech conferences

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.

Published in Open Sauce

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.

Published in Data

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.

Published in Security
Monday, 03 October 2016 08:03

Hacker group finds no takers for NSA exploits

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.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:09

With Maps or not, Google tracks users' locations

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.

Published in Mobility

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