Peter Sayer

IDG News Service - Paris bureau chief

Peter Sayer covers European public policy, artificial intelligence, the blockchain, and other technology breaking news for the IDG News Service.

Symantec sells its problem SSL unit to DigiCert for $1B

Ukrainian police seize computers that spread global NotPetya attack

Ukrainian police seize computers that spread global NotPetya attack

Ukraine's Cyber Police have intervened to prevent further cyberattacks in the wake of last week's "ransomware" attack.

It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

It's time to upgrade to TLS 1.3 already, says CDN engineer

Businesses dragging their heels over rolling out TLS 1.2 on their website might have an excuse to delay a little longer: Version 1.3 of the TLS (Transport Layer Security) encryption protocol will be finalized later this year, and...

Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

Facebook hit with maximum fine for breaking French privacy law

The French data protection watchdog has imposed its harshest penalty on Facebook for six breaches of French privacy law.

UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

UK seeks end to end-to-end encryption

It could put an end to end-to-end encryption: The U.K. government wants telecommunications providers to help it tap their customers' communications, removing any encryption the provider applied.

NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones

NSA suggests using virtualization to secure smartphones

The U.S. National Security Agency is now suggesting government departments and businesses should buy smartphones secured using virtualization, a technology it currently requires only on tablets and laptops

BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

BlackBerry readies a more secure version of the Samsung Galaxy S7

Secusmart, the BlackBerry subsidiary that secures the German Chancellor Angela Merkel's smartphone, will roll out a version of its SecuSuite security software compatible with Samsung Electronics' Knox platform later this year.

Cebit showcases security after Snowden

Cebit showcases security after Snowden

It's almost four years since Edward Snowden leaked U.S. National Security Agency documents revealing the extent of the organization's surveillance of global internet traffic, but he's still making the headlines in Germany.

Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter accounts hacked, Twitter Counter steps forward as culprit

Twitter Counter, a third-party analytics service, appears once again to have provided a gateway for hackers to post messages to high-profile Twitter accounts.

Fears of election hacking spread in Europe

Fears of election hacking spread in Europe

The French government will not allow internet voting in legislative elections to be held in June because of the "extremely elevated threat of cyberattack," it said Monday.

Police arrest man suspected of building million-router German botnet

Police arrest man suspected of building million-router German botnet

Last year, someone turned a German internet service provider into a million-router botnet. German police think they will soon have the culprit.

Trump’s executive order won’t destroy Privacy Shield, says EU

Trump’s executive order won’t destroy Privacy Shield, says EU

Fears that President Trump has destroyed the Privacy Shield data transfer agreement with one of the many executive orders he has signed this week are unfounded, the European Commission said Friday.

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