Facebook beefs up privacy, security staff amid ongoing scrutiny over data collection practices
Two big hires were announced on the same day news broke that Facebook paid users between 13 and 35 years old up to $20 to install an app that collected data on their private messages in social media apps, photos and videos, emails, browsing history, location information and other data.
With new director, Tor seeks new funding sources and international growth
Roughly 2 million people worldwide use the Tor browser everyday. New leadership wants to turn those users into its donor base.
Australia passes world's first law authorizing encryption backdoors
Privacy advocates, technologists and businesses including Apple have criticized the Australian bill and similar proposals elsewhere, saying such a plan would introduce portals for government abuse and malicious hackers alike.
Why NIST's privacy framework could help security efforts
The federal agency's forthcoming Privacy Framework could help pave the way toward the development of trustworthy information systems.
German police raid cyber-privacy groups
On June 20, German police raided homes and offices for the group Zwiebelfreunde (translated as Onion Friends), an organization affiliated with the Torservers.net group, which runs servers for the Tor anonymity network.
Brave browser adds private tabs with Tor for 'enhanced privacy protection'
Launched in 2016, Brave itself is a niche open-source browser with ambitious and sometimes unique goals, including blocking ads while still paying content creators directly from users themselves.