Security News is an archive of curated EFF Deeplinks posts for trainers, technologists, and educators who teach digital security.
Issues that we track here include: country-specific policy updates on security and privacy, updates on malware and vulnerabilities, discussions on encryption and privacy-protecting tools, updates on surveillance (corporate surveillance, street-level surveillance, and mass surveillance), device searches by law and border enforcement, tracking via devices, and general digital security tips.
CBP Reveals How Agents Implement New Policy Not to Access Cloud Content
President Trump’s nominee to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Kevin McAleenan, revealed during his confirmation process how the agency implements its new policy not to access cloud content during border searches of digital devices.
In response to written questions for the record submitted by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and other members of the Senate Finance Committee, McAleenan explained that in accordance with CBP’s new policy to access only...Read More
Azure Confidential Computing Heralds the Next Generation of Encryption in the Cloud
For years, EFF has commended companies who make cloud applications that encrypt data in transit. But soon, the new gold standard for cloud application encryption will be the cloud provider never having access to the user’s data—not even while performing computations on it.
Microsoft has become the first major cloud provider to offer developers the ability to build their applications on top of Intel’s Software Guard Extensions (SGX) technology, making Azure “the first SGX-capable...Read More