Critics concerned over privacy as Thailand pushes to tighten cybersecurity

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Thailand’s military government is pushing ahead with several bills to tighten cyber security, but many critics say the move could result in increased online surveillance, raising concerns over personal privacy. Wednesday’s parliamentary public hearing on the amendment of the Computer The…

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Panda Security Identifies Public Service Sector as Target for Cyber-Attack in Latest Whitepaper – “Privacy in Public Administration”

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans PandaLabs, Panda Security’s anti-malware laboratory, has released its latest whitepaper entitled, “Privacy in Public Administration.” The whitepaper details numerous cyber-attacks on specific countries, and how the government sector is becoming a more focused area of attack for cyber-criminals. The full The…

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Privacy breach at Athens clinic gives pause to local providers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Local health care providers said they have taken note of a data breach at a clinic in Athens that exposed the private information and medical history of some 200,000 current and former patients. “What’s so scary about this … every The…

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Census 2016: NSW Privacy Commissioner concerned over ‘range of risks’

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans NSW’s Privacy Commissioner has blown the whistle on a “range of risks’’ over radical plans to store Australians’ names and addresses in a government database after next week’s Census. “From a risk-management perspective, it’s hard not to be concerned about the…

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Privacy advocates criticize new anti-encryption bill

The tech community is up in arms against the official version of an anti-encryption bill by Sens. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), which was released on Wednesday. The Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016 would require companies like Apple and Google to decrypt customers’ data upon request…

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How the government scapegoats hackers to justify violating your privacy

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans The anonymous hacker is quickly replacing the terrorist as the go-to bogeyman in the American cultural imagination. Like Islamist radicals, the kinds of hackers that have brought down the servers of corporate giants and government agencies are mysterious and stealthy, spreading…

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