Jul 22, 2023THNEncryption / Privacy Apple has warned that it would rather stop offering iMessage and FaceTime services in the U.K. than bowing down to government pressure in response to new proposals that seek to expand digital surveillance powers available to state intelligence agencies. The development, first reported by BBC News, makes the iPhone maker the latest to join … [Read more...] about Apple Threatens to Pull iMessage and FaceTime from U.K. Amid Surveillance Demands
Smart homes represent a young, yet full-fledged category of electronic goods. Kettles with a web interface, irons that switch off remotely, smart lighting control systems — it’s all been invented to make our lives easier. But are these products safe? Besides convenience, internet of things (IoT) devices bring new security and privacy risks, and it’s a rare week that passes … [Read more...] about Are home video surveillance systems safe?
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally announced it will no longer authorize electronic equipment from Huawei, ZTE, Hytera, Hikvision, and Dahua, deeming them an "unacceptable" national security threat. All these Chinese telecom and video surveillance companies were previously included in the Covered List as of March 12, 2021. "The FCC is committed to … [Read more...] about U.S. Bans Chinese Telecom Equipment and Surveillance Cameras Over National Security Risk
Cisco Systems has agreed to pay $8.6 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of knowingly selling video surveillance system containing severe security vulnerabilities to the U.S. federal and state government agencies.It's believed to be the first payout on a 'False Claims Act' case over failure to meet cybersecurity standards.The lawsuit began eight years ago, in … [Read more...] about Cisco ‘Knowingly’ Sold Hackable Video Surveillance System to U.S. Government