Jonathan Keane

Jonathan Keane

Former Digital Trends Contributor

Jonathan is a freelance technology journalist living in Dublin, Ireland. He's previously written for publications and sites like The Daily Dot, Paste Magazine, BBC News and covering everything from cyber security to start-ups and the internet of things to drones.

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States are waging guerrilla warfare to save net neutrality. Here’s how

States across the country are retaliating against the FCC's repeal of net neutrality by introducing their own laws. But how viable are these actions when standing up against federal regulators?

Top Microsoft lawyer slams government for ‘stockpiling’ vulnerabilities

Microsoft chief legal officer Brad Smith has criticized the NSA for "stockpiling" vulnerabilities in the wake of last weekend's WannaCry ransomware incident, saying the practice puts people at risk.

People are looking up VPNs after the House voted away internet privacy rules

In the days following a vote that would allow ISPs to sell customer data without permission, searches for VPN services has seen a noticeable increase, but are these people actually buying the software?

Microsoft sued for $5 million in class action over Windows 10 upgrades

Microsoft is staring down another Windows 10 upgrade lawsuit and possibly $5 million in damages through a class action suit filed in Illinois that claims the upgrade caused damage to people’s computers and wiped their files.

Latest bugs in LastPass allowed attackers to steal passwords

LastPass is patching three serious vulnerabilities in its password manager software that left passwords potentially at risk of being stolen. The bugs were discovered by Google’s Tavis Ormandy, a serial bug hunter.

Federal court finds refusing to decrypt a hard drive is contempt of court

A US Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Pennsylvania has upheld a ruling that found that refusing to decrypt a hard drive for police, even if you’ve forgotten the password, is considered contempt of court.