Retailers and banks must move quickly to figure out who should be responsible for better securing the payments system network or risk having Congress decide for them.
Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan
President Obama's proposals to reform the National Security Agency's surveillance practices reflect the enormous challenges the administration faces in finding the right balance between national security needs and privacy and civil rights concerns.
Internet activist Aaron Swartz's suicide last January galvanized calls for an overhaul of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, used widely by the government to prosecute misdeeds that critics say the law was never intended to address. Yet, one year after Swartz's death, efforts to reform the law have made little headway.
Reports this week that the National Security Agency uses radio signals to collect data from tens of thousands of non-U.S. computers, some not connected to the Internet, is sure to fuel more acrimony towards the U.S. spy agency.
A U.S. Senator Tuesday pressed Ford for information on its in-car data collection practices, citing recent boasts by a marketing executive at the automaker that it can monitor drivers via integrated navigation system.
The Obama Administration is set to fire CGI Federal as prime IT contractor of the problem-plagued Healthcare.gov website, a report says.
Target's acknowledgement Friday that personal data of 70 million people, not 40 million as previously thought, may have been exposed to hackers in a recent data breach raises new questions about the incident and how it could affect victims.
RSA may have earned much of the criticism being heaped upon it for allegedly enabling a backdoor in one of its encryption technologies under a contract with the National Security Agency. But singling out the company for reproach deflects attention from the role that other technology vendors may have had in enabling the NSA's data collection activities.
A U.S. appeals court has once again rejected Google's argument that it did not break federal wiretap laws when collecting user data from unencrypted wireless networks for its Street View program.
Though details of the massive data breach at Target are still emerging, it's already clear that, before the dust settles, the retailer will likely have to pay tens of millions of dollars in remediation and notification costs, fines, legal fees and settlements.
In a potential blow to government surveillance efforts, a federal judge today ruled that the NSA's practice of collecting phone metadata records on millions of Americans may be unconstitutional.
The browser cookies that online companies use to track Internet customers for targeted advertising are also used by the National Security Agency to track surveillance targets and break into their systems.
The maker of a popular flashlight app for Android phones has agreed to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission that it left consumers in the dark about its data-sharing practices.
The National Security Agency on Friday cited a 1981 executive order signed by then-President Ronald Reagan as the authority under which it is collecting location data daily from tens of millions of cell phones around the world.
Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) this week asked automakers what they're doing to protect vehicles from wireless hacking threats and privacy intrusions.