EU Commission Proposes Storing Facial Images, Fingerprints on Chips in ID Cards

The European Commission on Tuesday proposed the addition of what it called "security features" on EU citizens’ identity cards, and non-EU family members’ residence cards. According to the European Commission, EU citizens' ID cards (older than 12 years) and...

Russia Begins Ban on Telegram For Refusing to Reveal Encryption Keys

The Russian state telecommunication regulator is blocking access to Telegram messenger app, following the refusal of the company to provide access to encrypted messages of users. Telegram, which is run by a Russian founder, Pavel Durov, has more than 200...

FTC Issues Alert on Tax Identity Theft

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Tuesday issued an alert to let consumers know there is a new way to report tax-related identity theft to the IRS online. Consumers can report to the IRS...

Tech Companies Urged to Sign User Data Security Pledge

Several privacy groups, including Fight for the Future, ACLU and Color of Change have called on technology firms to invest more in the protection of their users in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Tech firms have been urged...

Sessions Creates New Cybersecurity Task Force to Combat Global Cyber Threat

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he has ordered the creation of the Justice Department’s Cyber-Digital Task Force, which will canvass the many ways that the Department is combatting the global cyber threat, and will also identify how...
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