Bitdefender offers complete privacy for a whole year

Bitdefender offers complete privacy for a whole year

TL;DR: One year of Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2020 is on sale for £19.99, saving you 50% on list price. Security is something to take seriously, and that’s why it pays to invest in the best. You might need to spend a little more, but it’s totally worth the pe…

Congressional leaders request immediate action on Secret Service protection for 2020 presidential candidates

The US House Committee on Homeland Security on Wednesday requested Secret Service protection for all presidential candidates. The request comes after protesters rushed the stage at a Biden campaign rally in California on Tuesday night.

DOJ officials slam Bolton’s reason for not testifying

Former National Security adviser John Bolton was asked, during a public appearance at Duke University, why he didn’t speak out about President Donald Trump’s July 2019 phone call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky at the heart of his impeachment.

Check Your Asus and Huawei Routers to Fix This Wifi Vulnerability

Yet another major firmware bug has been found that leaves billions of phones, routers, and other wireless devices from Apple, Google, Amazon open to spying. Read more…

‘Frankly Frightening’: Dems Slam Trump’s Coronavirus Response, Urge Filling Long-Vacant Health Posts

House Democrats on Wednesday signed a letter urging President Trump to restore two teams within the national security apparatus dedicated to global health threats, calling the administration’s response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus “dangerously inade…

How to Prevent Ring from Sharing Your Data with Marketing Companies

Ring home security devices are supposed to help keep your family and home safe, but it turns out the company uses its products to sell your personal data to third-party advertisers and marketers. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) recently published a r…

Great, Even the Table Your Phone Is Sitting On Can Now Be Used to Hack It

There’s an ever-growing list of ways mobile devices can be hacked, which means we have to be increasingly vigilant about security. But now even something as innocuous-seeming as leaving your phone sitting on a table can result in a hack. Researchers just demo…

Here’s How to Protect Yourself When Your Data Inevitably Leaks

The unfortunate truth is that your data is likely to leak somewhere, sometime, especially as you sign up for more and more apps and services. You’re basically at the mercy of the security protections put in place by the companies you’re dealing who have leake…

All This Dystopia, and for What?

All This Dystopia, and for What?

When privacy-eroding technology doesn’t deliver on its promises.

How China Tracked Detainees and Their Families

A leaked government document shows how people were monitored and selected for internment camps in Xinjiang.

That home security camera you've been meaning to buy? It's on sale.

That home security camera you’ve been meaning to buy? It’s on sale.

Even if you protect your home with the strongest locks available on the market, there may be some thoughts lingering in your head whenever you leave your living space: Will package thieves grab your Amazon delivery? Do robbers know you have a newly-installed …

Thoma Bravo completes $3.9B Sophos acquisition

Thoma Bravo announced today that it had closed its hefty $3.9 billion acquisition of security firm, Sophos, marking yet another private equity deal in the books. The deal was originally announced in October. Stockholders voted to approve the deal in December.…

Cathay Pacific fined £500k by UK’s ICO over data breach disclosed in 2018

Cathay Pacific has been issued with a £500,000 penalty by the UK’s data watchdog for security lapses which exposed the personal details of some 9.4 million customers globally — 111,578 of whom were from the UK. The penalty, which is the maximum fine possible …

Apple Joins Fido Alliance in Its Bid to Get Rid of Passwords

Apple, which has long prided itself on its devices’ security, has joined the Fido Alliance as a board member. As for why that matters, it’s great news if you hate using passwords or password managers. Read more…

Security? We’ve got it in the bag with these travel-ready purses.

I see a lot of social media posts about being the “mom friend.” It entails sober driving, supplying snacks, and caring advice — the works. For me, being the mom friend means carrying the right purse. Almost a year ago, I conjured up a few hundred dollars for …

Surprise, surprise security experts are warning that ‘high tech’ voting and elections don’t mix

Putting a foundation of trust on electronic components that are hackable is not the answer. Read more… More about Mashable Video, Voting, High Tech, Voting Systems, and Voting Machine

Best travel backpacks: Our faves for comfort and security in 2020

Whether you’re traveling for work or pleasure, a decent backpack can make all the difference. While you’re worrying about catching planes and trains, getting through security, the security of your stuff, getting to places on time, and trying to stay as comfor…

UCLA backtracks on plan for campus facial recognition tech

After expressing interest in processing campus security camera footage with facial recognition software, UCLA is backing down. In a letter to Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, a digital privacy advocacy group, UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Bec…