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Electronic Frontier Foundation outlines plan to end NSA surveillance

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, an American civil-liberties group, has revealed its plans to end global mass surveillance, The Inquirer reports.

U.S. tax identity theft: dodging the $5 billion crime spree

Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week? Yes, tax ID fraud is a real threat to your finances in America today. Putting your tax refund in jeopardy is just one of the impacts.

Taylor Swift hacked, but denies naked pictures will be leaked

Singer Taylor Swift has had her Twitter and Instagram accounts hacked, but laughed off claims that the hackers will release nude photographs of her.

Data Privacy Day 2015: Respecting privacy, safeguarding data, enabling trust

January 28 is Data Privacy Day, an international acknowledgment of the importance of privacy in an increasingly data-driven world. The key themes of Data Privacy Day this year are: Respecting privacy, Safeguarding data, Enabling trust.

Marriott fixes Android app exploit that could expose personal data

Marriott International has fixed an exploit in their Android app, that could expose personal details for customers of the hotel chain, highlighted by a security researcher.

Android Wi-Fi Direct bug means hackers can reboot your device

A vulnerability in Android’s Wi-Fi Direct functionality has been uncovered by security researchers.

Facebook, Instagram and Tinder hit by outages, but deny cyberattack

Social Media giants Facebook, Instagram and Tinder were hit by simultaneous outages on Tuesday, which led many to suspect a coordinated cyberattack, reports City AM.

Flurry of cyberattacks causes concern for Davos elites at World Economic Forum

Cybercrime was the focus of everyone’s attention at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos.

Lizard Squad hits Malaysia Airlines website

The website for Malaysia Airlines was taken offline, in an attack claimed to be by the Lizard Squad hacking group, according to the BBC.

WhatsApp Security Tips

Even though WhatsApp now encrypts all of its messages and data, it pays to be secure with your chats. Here are our top WhatsApp security tips.

Google reveals trio of security vulnerabilities in OS X

Google’s Project Zero has released information on three as yet unpatched vulnerabilities in Apple’s OS X operating system, reports Ars Technica.

University of Buffalo study examines the psychology of phishing emails

A study by the University of Buffalo has revealed that ‘information rich phishing emails’ may be more effective due to their ability to alter recipients’ cognitive processes, reports Phys.org.

Private cybersecurity school set to open in London

A school entirely focussed on teaching cybersecurity skills has launched in the UK, reports Computer Business Review.

Edward Snowden doesn’t use an iPhone for privacy reasons

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has claimed he doesn’t use an iPhone for fear of surveillance technology in the smartphone, reports The Independent.

Blackhat: Lessons from the Michael Mann, Chris Hemsworth movie?

Blackhat, the hacker movie directed by Michael Mann and starring Chris Hemsworth, could spread awareness of digital threats. If it is a learning opportunity, what are the lessons?

Zero-day vulnerability in Flash Player exploited by attackers

A zero day vulnerability in Flash is being actively used by cybercriminals, according to Forbes.

Madonna hacking suspect arrested by Israeli police

Police have arrested a man who allegedly hacked into computer systems and stole unfinished versions of songs from Madonna’s upcoming “Rebel Heart” album.

Public Wi-Fi hacked by seven year old in 10 minutes

The danger of public Wi-Fi spots has been exposed by a seven year old girl following a short video tutorial, reports ITV.

Twitter launches phone-based password alternative for the web

Twitter has announced the release of its Digits password alternative for websites, reports ZDNet.

Mobile health IT security challenge: way bigger than HIPAA?

Wearable technology and other health-related devices were big at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this month. This recorded webinar explains why these and related technologies present big challenges for data privacy and security.

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