Russian intelligence services again stand accused of snooping on European Commission negotiations concerning Ukrainian natural gas.
ISIS may be taking a beating on the battlefield, but that hasn't affected its information ops ("most successful terrorist brand ever," suggests CNN). Iraq's embassy warns South Africa to take the Caliphate's online recruiting seriously; the US FBI Director decries the terrorist group's campaign of incitement in cyberspace. ISIS spokesmen in Australia say they're "winning the minds of the young generation."
Trend Micro reports that MadAdsMedia advertising network has been compromised to serve up the Nuclear exploit kit in malvertising afflicting Internet users in Japan, Australia, and the United States.
Bloggers continue to recover from recently patched WordPress vulnerabilities.
A proof-of-concept rootkit hack of GPUs by unnamed researchers (Ars Technica calls them "pseudo-anonymous") may presage stealthier attacks in the wild.
Avast fixes its false alarm problem.
China responds to US cyber strategy. Germany's BND pulls back (somewhat) from cooperation with the US NSA.
This week's court decision in the US Second Circuit found, as Quartz puts it, bulk telephony surveillance "just illegal" ("forget unconstitutional"). There is, as a Washington Post op-ed notes, "much posturing" going on. The White House says it's considering how to work with Congress on reforms, but the Senate Majority Leader seems willing to double-down on surveillance despite the Second Circuit's ruling.
Observers of evolving US breach disclosure legislation think it will increase the glare of war. If so, get some sunglasses, Uncle Sam. (We think Marianne buys hers in Montpellier.)