Google Pressed to Expand ‘Right to be Forgotten’ Globally

Google is under pressure to bring its search empire under the scope of the right to be forgotten ruling beyond Europe and to its domain. The right to be forgotten law allows people to request Google to stop showing links to unwanted or irrelevant content in their search results. However, currently this ruling only Read More


Pen Tester Finds Vulnerability In Accessing Voicemail Accounts

Shubham Shah, a Sydney-based penetration tester, has urged European and US researchers to probe the security of their telcos’ voicemail systems after he discovered vulnerabilities in accounts held by Optus and Vodafone. These companies were vulnerable as flaws in design meant both of them did not limit the number of password guessing attempts in visual Read More

BBC Will Publish List of Right to be Forgotten Removals

The BBC is to publish a public list of its articles that have been removed from Google search results under Europe’s right to be forgotten ruling. The BBC and the Guardian have been very critical of the ruling, often publishing the details of a removal request once it has been brought to their attention by Read More

Google Discovers a Vulnerability in SSL 3.0, Dubbed “Poodle”

This Tuesday, Google announced they had discovered a major vulnerability in the SSL 3.0 protocol. They haven’t released any further details on the scope of the problem or the exact systems it could potentially affect, but stay tuned to VPN Creative for all the latest news as it develops. UPDATE: Google has officially released their Read More

Blackphone Makers Working on a Tablet

Silent Circle, the company behind the privacy-focused Blackphone, will next release an encrypted tablet. TechRadar reports that Silent Circle and its partners Geeksphone will develop a new security and privacy-driven tablet device. “This isn’t our last phone and we’re going to do a tablet. There are a lot of enhancements that we need to do,” Read More

Google Threatened With Lawsuit Over Nude Celebrity Pics

Google could be facing a hefty $100 million lawsuit over failing to remove links to nude celebrity photos leaked through iCloud. Lawyer Marty Singer is representing over a dozen celebrities, according to Hollywood Reporter, and has sent a scathing letter to Google over failing to remove the sensitive content from platforms like YouTube and Blogger. Read More

No Heartbleed Attacks Before Disclosure, Says Report

This week, researchers from the University of Illinois, Cal Berkeley, Purdue, and the International Computer Science Institute revealed a new report, which alleges that a large majority of the attacks for Heartbleed didn’t take place until after the bug’s public disclosure back in April of this year. Because the SSL vulnerability was only previously known Read More

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