Australian Bill Would Require Telcos & ISPs to Maintain Two Years of Metadata Records

A proposed Australian bill requiring telephone and internet service providers to retain extensive records on all users for two full years–including call logs and email content–is inching towards approval. Detractors say the bill would threaten individual rights, prevent anonymous tips and whistleblowing, and damage freedom of the press. »

Lenovo Installed "Superfish" Spyware on its PCs

This week consumers learned that Lenovo, the world’s largest personal computer company, has been embedding a spyware, “Superfish,” deep in its machines. The software not only reported all user activity to the manufacturer in China, but also caused massive security breaches in the machines, allowing hackers to easily access »