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How the US Is Playing Both Ends on Data Privacy 0

How the US Is Playing Both Ends on Data Privacy

There’s an excellent article in Foreign Affairs on how the European insistence on data privacy — most recently illustrated by their invalidation of the “safe harbor” agreement — is really about the US talking out of both sides of its mouth on the issue: championing privacy in public, but spying on everyone in private. As long as the US keeps this up, the authors argue, this issue will get worse. From the conclusion: The United States faces a profound choice

VU#428280: CSL DualCom GPRS CS2300-R alarm signalling boards contain multiple vulnerabilties 0

VU#428280: CSL DualCom GPRS CS2300-R alarm signalling boards contain multiple vulnerabilties

Vulnerability Note VU#428280 CSL DualCom GPRS CS2300-R alarm signalling boards contain multiple vulnerabilties Original Release date: 23 Nov 2015 | Last revised: 23 Nov 2015 Overview CSL DualCom GPRS CS2300-R alarm signalling boards, firmware versions v1.25 to v3.53, contain multiple vulnerabilties. Description CSL DualCom GPRS CS2300-R alarm signalling boards are secure premises transmitters (SPT) that notify alarm receiving centers (ARC) when an alarm system is tripped. According to researcher Andrew Tierney, CS2300-R boards are vulnerable to signal spoofing and tampering due to the vendor’s use of a weak communications protocol and proprietary encryption scheme

European Court of Justice Rules Against Safe Harbor 0

European Court of Justice Rules Against Safe Harbor

The European Court of Justice ruled that sending personal data to the US violates their right to privacy: The ruling, by the European Court of Justice, said the so-called safe harbor agreement was flawed because it allowed American government authorities to gain routine access to Europeans’ online information. The court said leaks from Edward J. Snowden, the former contractor for the National Security Agency, made it clear that American intelligence agencies had almost unfettered access to the data, infringing on Europeans’ rights to privacy.