Some of Russia’s surveillance tech leaked data for more than a year

A Russian security researcher has found that hardware equipment meant to be used by Russian authorities to intercept internet traffic had been leaving data exposed on the internet. The leaky equipment were SORM devices. These are hardware wiretaps that all Read More …

Kazakh government will intercept the nation’s HTTPS traffic

Internet service providers (ISPs) based in Kazakhstan are being instructed to force their users to install government-issued root certificates on their devices to allow agencies to intercept web traffic. The increasingly-widespread Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) refers to the transmission of Read More …

Sweden and UK’s surveillance programs on trial at the European Court of Human Rights

This week, the highest body of the European Court of Human Rights heard arguments against the mass surveillance programs of two countries, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The legal proceedings in the two cases started years before, in 2008 and Read More …

Four Cameroon police killed by suspected separatist bomb – government

Cameroon’s government said on Sunday that separatists in its restive English-speaking region had detonated an improvised explosive device that killed four police and wounded six. “The government condemns in the strongest terms this criminal act, perpetrated by armed bandits and Read More …

India authorizes 10 agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt citizens’ data

On Thursday, the Indian government gave ten agencies the legal authority “to intercept, monitor or decrypt information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.” The order, approved on December 20 by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, is an Read More …

Australia now has encryption-busting laws as Labor capitulates

Labor has backed down completely on its opposition to the Assistance and Access Bill, and in the process has been totally outfoxed by a government that can barely control the floor of Parliament. After proposing a number of amendments to the Bill, which Read More …

GCHQ details how law enforcement could be silently injected into communications

Two of the United Kingdom’s highest cyber officers have detailed how they believe law enforcement could access end-to-end encrypted communications. Written by Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre Ian Levy and Technical Director for Cryptanalysis for GCHQ Crispin Robinson, the Read More …