Russia blocks mailbox.org again

Russia blocks mailbox.org again

I'm not quite sure whether you are aware or not, but Russian authorities put IPs and hostnames in the country-wide block list (22-Sep-2020).2) Unofficial web-site with aggregated data about blocked IPs and hostnames.

US official alleges big tech has started giving Hong Kong user data to China under new national security law

US official alleges big tech has started giving Hong Kong user data to China under new national security law

Back when the new national security law passed, some companies vowed to no longer respond to data requests from Hong Kong authorities.However, like Google and Facebook, Microsoft declined to comment to The Guardian on the state official’s allegations.

Exclusive: Secret Trump order gives CIA more powers to launch cyberattacks

Exclusive: Secret Trump order gives CIA more powers to launch cyberattacks

The Central Intelligence Agency has conducted a series of covert cyber operations against Iran and other targets since winning a secret victory in 2018 when President Trump signed what amounts to a sweeping authorization for such activities, according to former U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the matter.

Israel suspends cellphone-tracking for coronavirus quarantine enforcement

Israel suspends cellphone-tracking for coronavirus quarantine enforcement

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli parliamentary oversight committee on Wednesday suspended police use of cellphone data to enforce coronavirus quarantines, with one lawmaker citing privacy concerns.

Personal data of nearly 8,000 small business owners seeking relief loans may have been exposed to other applicants

Personal data of nearly 8,000 small business owners seeking relief loans may have been exposed to other applicants

The personal data of some small business owners seeking help via the Small Business Administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program may have been exposed to other applicants.The official said that 4 million small business owners applied for $383 billion in aid via the EIDL program and emergency grants.

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

Exclusive: U.S. directs agents to cover up program used to investigate Americans

Although these cases rarely involve national security issues, documents reviewed by Reuters show that law enforcement agents have been directed to conceal how such investigations truly begin - not only from defense lawyers but also sometimes from prosecutors and judges.

Russian lawmakers want to restrict email access by telephone verification, and force providers to block banned information

Russian lawmakers want to restrict email access by telephone verification, and force providers to block banned information

Led by senators Andrey Klishas and Alexander Bashkin, the lawmakers have also proposed requiring email services to block messages containing information banned in Russia within 24 hours of being notified by the state authorities.“The adoption of this legislation will significantly reduce the number of false terrorist messages distributed through email services, create the legal conditions for bringing criminals to justice, and reduce the economic damage from such communications,” claims the draft law’s explanatory note.

Exclusive: Britons abandon Facebook as usage plummets by more than a third

Exclusive: Britons abandon Facebook as usage plummets by more than a third

Interactions, which occur when users click on a web link or advert inside the Facebook app, declined in seven of the last 12 months, with an average monthly fall of 2.6pc.

The US just added one more requirement for visa applicants to stress about

The US just added one more requirement for visa applicants to stress about

From this month, almost all visa applicants looking to travel or immigrate to the US will have to list five years worth of social media profiles on their visa applications, a move first proposed last year (pdf) as part of the Trump administration’s “extreme vetting” policy toward visitors.

Want a Visa for the U.S.? You’ll Have to Hand Over Your Social Media Handles

Want a Visa for the U.S.? You’ll Have to Hand Over Your Social Media Handles

Although applicants will be able to say they don’t use social media, lying about it could lead to “serious immigration consequences,” a State Department official said in an interview with the Hill.

Trump administration to ask most US visa applicants for social media information

Trump administration to ask most US visa applicants for social media information

The Trump administration will implement a new policy Friday asking most applicants for U.S. visas to provide information on their use of social media, a U.S. Department of State official tells Hill.

Darwin Mail

Darwin Mail

Manage you basic mail settings — this allows DarwinMail to update settings such as your signature and out of office reply. Please feel free to check out the official documentation from Google for further reading.

Department of Homeland Security to start DNA testing to establish family relationships on the border

Department of Homeland Security to start DNA testing to establish family relationships on the border

Washington (CNN) The Department of Homeland Security will start a DNA testing pilot program next week to help identify and prosecute individuals posing as families in an effort to target human smuggling, two department officials confirmed to CNN.The Rapid DNA testing, as it's known, involves a cheek swab and can, on average, provide results in about 90 minutes, a senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement official said.

Govt. May Link Facebook, Twitter With Aadhaar, Mobile Number; But Why?

Govt. May Link Facebook, Twitter With Aadhaar, Mobile Number; But Why?

has understood the problem, and very soon, you can be asked to link your social media accounts with anyone Govt. For instance, a mobile number is required for creating a Twitter account, and moreover, they are offering Aadhaar and other Govt.

D.E.A. Secretly Collected Bulk Records of Money-Counter Purchases

D.E.A. Secretly Collected Bulk Records of Money-Counter Purchases

WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration secretly collected data in bulk about Americans’ purchases of money-counting machines — and took steps to hide the effort from defendants and courts — before quietly shuttering the program in 2013 amid the uproar over the disclosures by the National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, an inspector general report found.

Huawei Security ‘Defects’ Are Found by British Authorities

Huawei Security ‘Defects’ Are Found by British Authorities

Garrett Marquis, a spokesman for the National Security Council, said the United States commended Britain “for taking a hard look at its telecommunications vendors in order to ensure the maximum security of its networks.” He added, “We share many of the concerns listed in the Oversight Board’s report.”.

Nearly 250 Pages of Devastating Internal Facebook Documents Posted Online By UK Parliament

Nearly 250 Pages of Devastating Internal Facebook Documents Posted Online By UK Parliament

They raise important questions about how Facebook treats users data, their policies for working with app developers, and how they exercise their dominant position in the social media market,” Collins tweeted.

Schneier on Security

Schneier on Security

U.S. intelligence officers were also able to identify digital links between the covert communications system and the U.S. government itself, according to one former official -- links the Chinese agencies almost certainly found as well.