Why Microsoft’s New AI Feature Has Prompted Privacy Concerns

Microsoft introduced a new series of products, named Copilot+ PCs, that are designed to be integrated with artificial intelligence technology in mind. The company has reportedly struggled with the laptop market in recent months, with sales of the flagship surface Read More …

Massive COMB data breach reveals info on over a billion people

Someone is combining information on Chinese citizens leaked in different data breaches into a single database, and has so far made more than 1.2 billion records. This compilation of many breaches (COMB) contains plenty of sensitive user information, including phone Read More …

Ring agrees to pay $5.6 million after cameras were used to spy on customers

Amazon’s Ring has settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that the company allowed employees and contractors to access customers’ private videos, and failed to implement security protections which enabled hackers to take control of customers’ accounts, cameras, Read More …

Polish minister says government used spyware against hundreds of people

The use of spyware in Poland under the previous government resulted in accusations that the authorities were abusing power and eroding democratic guardrails. Poland’s prosecutor general said on Wednesday that Pegasus spyware was used against hundreds of people during the Read More …

HPSCI: Bill Seeks to Expand Surveillance Powers to Combat International Drug Trafficking

In a significant move on Capitol Hill, Representatives Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), both serving on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, this week introduced a groundbreaking bipartisan bill aimed at bolstering the United States’ efforts against Read More …

FBI issues warning against using Chinese manufactured drones

Chinese-manufactured unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, continue to pose a significant risk to critical infrastructure and U.S. national security, according to an FBI advisory. While any UAS could have vulnerabilities that enable data theft or facilitate Read More …

The NSA buys Americans’ internet data, newly released documents show

The National Security Agency has been buying Americans’ web browsing data from commercial data brokers without warrants, intelligence officials disclosed in documents made public by a US senator Thursday. The purchases include information about the websites Americans visit and the Read More …