Momentum builds to strengthen FTC's role as privacy enforcer, though hurdles remain
The agency is poised for a reboot.
Facebook says it will step up efforts to stop coordinated campaigns that cause harm
The new policies directly build on Facebook's security work cracking down on inauthentic coordinated behavior.
WhatsApp adds end-to-end encryption to chat backups, locking up data in the cloud
The feature gives users a safer way to back up messages.
A spyware app designed to monitor Kurdish targets attracted more than 1,400 downloads
The identity of the spies remains unclear, though the hacking tool is capable of collecting vast amounts of data.
Pro-Beijing operatives used social media to try promoting NYC protest
China's efforts to sway online opinions in its favor have ramped up.
Under fire from privacy advocates, Apple delays controversial photo scanning plan
The company said it plans to make improvements to the controversial features.
FBI warns of 'large increase' in sextortion attacks, with $8 million in reported losses in 2021
The FBI bulletin confirms what many cybercrime researchers may have already feared: Sextortion scams are prevalent, and profitable.
WhatsApp hit with $267 million GDPR fine for bungling user privacy disclosure
Facebook is appealing the decision.
Hackers exploit WhatsApp modification tool to snoop on texts, force paid subscriptions
Getting "improved" features via modded software might come with security downgrades.
Facebook, other platforms scramble to secure user accounts in Afghanistan
They're still struggling to moderate the Taliban's presence on their platforms, however.