Trump Officials Say Warrantless Surveillance Program Will Continue Whether Congress Approves It This Year or Not

Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats at a news conference in Washington on Aug. 4, 2017. (Photo: AP) Having come to the realization that there’s little hope for renewing the warrantless surveillance program known as Section 702 by the end of the month, Trump administration attorneys now contend there’s a legal basis for continuing the […]

Gizmodo Security

Encrypting Your Emails Just Got Stupid-Easy With ProtonMail’s New Bridge Tool

Image: Gizmodo ProtonMail, an email service favored among privacy advocates due to its automatic use of end-to-end encryption, has launched a new product aimed at bringing that same level of privacy to the most popular desktop email clients. The Geneva-based company calls its new app ProtonMail Bridge and is touting its ability to “revolutionize encrypted […]

Engadget Security Technology News

Google faces UK lawsuit over illegal data collection

Google took advantage of a loophole within the iPhone’s Safari browser during this period to collect information on users, including Internet browsing history. The company then sold this information to advertisers. The iPhone’s default privacy settings block sites from tracking your activity through cookies unless you specifically interact with the website (filling out a form, […]

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Apple’s High Sierra security patch affected Mac file sharing

1. Open the Terminal app, in the Utilities folder of the Applications folder.2. Type sudo /usr/libexec/configureLocalKDC and hit Return.3. Enter your administrator password and press Return.4. Quit the Terminal app. Done. The number of people affected by the new security update’s flaw is unknown. Apple jumped on the case relatively quickly when the initial problems […]