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Dennis Fisher

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Dennis Fisher is an award-winning journalist who has been covering information security and privacy since 2000.

He is one of the co-founders of Threatpost and previously wrote for TechTarget and eWeek, when magazines were still a thing that existed. Dennis enjoys finding the stories behind the headlines and digging into the motivations and thinking of both defenders and attackers. His work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and most of his kids’ English papers.

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813 articles by Dennis Fisher

Android P to Favor Strong Biometrics

Google is incorporating a new biometric API into Android P to support the use of strong biometrics.

Biometrics

Verizon, Other Carriers, Pledge to End Sale of Location Data

Three mobile carriers said they will no longer sell customer location data to aggregators.

Privacy

GDPR-Style Privacy Regulations May Be On the Way in U.S.

Lawmakers are planning to introduce a privacy "bill of rights" that will include some elements of the new GDPR regulation.

Privacy, Government, Facebook

A Privacy Tradeoff of the macOS QuickLook Cache

A convenient feature in macOS called QuickLook can leak information about files that users preview, even in encrypted containers.

Apple

Ancient Bug Haunts GnuPG-Based Encryption Tools

A bug from the 1990s allows attackers to spoof signatures on some encrypted emails in GnuPG and other tools.

Encryption