A group of human rights lawyers and investigators called for the first ever cyber war crimes charges to be brought. The group wants the International Criminal Court to bring charges against the Russian hacking group known as Sandworm, which is run by Russia's military intelligence agency. Activists are trying to stop Russia from using satellites controlled by Eutelsat to broadcast propaganda.
Thousands of popular websites record data that users type into forms on the site before they hit the submit button, even if the user closes the page without submitting anything, according to findings released this week. The security analysis was conducted with the chipmaker to find and fix security flaws in the specialized security processors used in the cloud infrastructure. Privacy and security features for its new mobile operating system, as well as a vision for making them easier to understand and use, were announced by the company.
The European Union is considering child protective legislation that could undermine end-to-end encryption at a massive scale. Defending the bioeconomy from digital threats is one of the goals of the nonprofit BIO-ISAC.
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The United States is working on a new generation of high-security encryption standards that are resistant to circumvention in the age of quantum computing and will be robust in the current technical climate. The National Security Agency contributed to the creation of the new standards, but it has no special means to undermine the protections. Rob Joyce, the director of cybersecurity for the National Security Agency, said this week that there are no back doors.
An extensive investigation by Georgetown Law's Center on Privacy and Technology shows a more detailed picture of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency practices. The report states that ICE began developing its infrastructure at the end of the George W. Bush administration, years before it was previously thought to have begun these efforts. Researchers found that ICE spent more than $2 billion on technology. The report argues that ICE has played a key role in the federal government's larger push to amass.
A two-year investigation, including hundreds of Freedom of Information Act requests and a comprehensive review of ICE's contracting and procurement records, shows that the agency now operates as a domestic spy agency.
In a legal settlement this week, the face recognition and surveillance startup Clearview AI agreed to a set of restrictions on its business in the US, including that it won't sell its faceprint database to businesses or individuals in the country. The company says it has 10 billion faceprints in its arsenal and is able to collect them through online photos. The American Civil Liberties Union accused Clearview of violating the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The company won't be allowed to sell access to its database in Illinois for five years as part of the settlement. Despite the privacy win, Clearview may continue to sell its services to federal law enforcement.
The president of Costa Rica declared a national emergency on Sunday after the country's government was affected by a gang of ransomware. The first day of the presidency was Sunday. Some of the data was leaked from multiple Costa Rican agencies. In April, the Costa Rican social security administration said it was the victim of a Conti attack.