Creepy UK Surveillance Law Ruled Illegal, But Privacy Advocates Still Call Bullshit

An appeals court in the United Kingdom ruled Tuesday that key portions of the government’s immense surveillance powers are unlawful, putting greater pressure on authorities to quickly add greater protections for citizen’s privacy and civil liberties. But privacy advocates say changes the government plans to impose…


Crosscheck Voter Fraud Program Hasn’t Suffered Any Data Breaches—If You Radically Redefine ‘Data Breaches’

For weeks, Kansas officials have been insisting that Crosscheck, an interstate program run by the state of Kansas and intended to detect illegal double voting, has never suffered a data breach—despite the fact that its voter files and the passwords to decrypt them have been repeatedly exposed.

A Secret Hacking Group Is Using Android Malware to Spy on Thousands of People in 21 Countries, Research Finds

A shadowy hacking campaign has been operating out of a Beirut building owned by the Lebanese General Directorate of General Security for the last six years, stealing text messages, call logs, and files from journalists, military members, corporations, and other targets in 21 countries, according to a joint report…