Hans-Georg Maassen, head of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, adds his voice to warnings of potential Russian interference in German elections. In the US, NSA Director Admiral Rogers says that an unnamed state (but they're all looking at you, Russia) made "a conscious effort" to affect the recent US elections via WikiLeaks. Mother Jones wants Congress to investigate (and they sound surprisingly more like Mr. Deeds than they do their eponymous Wobbly).
A Passcode op-ed argues that the US elections' big lesson is that everyone (especially politicians and their staffs) needs to do cyber security better. Foreign Policy observes that repressive regimes have found ways of turning social media to unfortunate advantage—Twitter's rise as the daystar in the false dawn of Iran's Green Revolution now seems like ancient history.
Huawei and ZTE scramble to reassure customers about the Adup backdoor Kryptowire researchers found in too many phones.
Enigma Software predicts a holiday cybercrime spike, and others, including Core Security and Skycure, offer advice on staying safe while shopping. (Skycure's even got a run-down on the riskiest mall Wi-Fi systems.)
Recorded Future peers into the mind of the cybercriminal. Readers of Freakonomics and watchers of Donnie Brasco won't be surprised to learn that low-level cyberhoods lack skills and don't make much.
In the UK, the Snooper's Charter passes the Lords.
Because the Russian government cares as much about personal privacy as it does about combinations in restraint of trade, a Russian court has ruled that the countries ISPs must block LinkedIn.