The judge said that the NSA's collection technology is "almost Orwellian" and is likely unconstitutional. His injunction to cease data collection is stayed to give the US government time to appeal - a process that could take six months.
It has been a busy week for cyber law enforcement this week. Two interesting sentences were handed out to a 24-year-old American hacker, as well as 49-year-old Ukrainian national Roman Vega, co-founder of CarderPlanet.
User outrage has forced the company to do an about-face on a blocking policy change that allowed blocked users to continue to follow their targets, interact with their Tweets, receive their updates in their timeline and let their friends harass the victim.
Gmail's new default is to automatically display all those HTML glamour shots that marketers desperately hope we'll click on. Does this really help our privacy and security, and how can you turn it off again?
Security breaches on small businesses are on the rise, according to a new survey commissioned by a UK government department. The report reveals the alarming scale and frequency of internal and external breaches of UK businesses' defenses.
The UK government has released two reports looking at the progress of its Cyber Security Strategy so far, with details of plans going forward, including a new security standard for businesses hoping to get government contracts.
"Almost everybody who received the email took the bait," one government source told a news outlet. Any cognitive behavioralists out there who can tell us how to overcome the impulse to click on such a well-nigh-irresistible lure?