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A smartphone app that drivers in Iowa will be able to use as an official driver's license could lead to privacy abuses by law enforcement.
By Lucas Mearian | 19 December, 2014 07:47
Sony Pictures on Wednesday canceled the Dec. 25 release of its controversial comedy, "The Interview," after theater chains decided not to play the film following terrorist threats after a cyber attack.
By Zach Miners | 18 December, 2014 10:57
President Barack Obama's administration is pushing two potentially controversial Internet policies in a secretive trade pact, with trade negotiators calling for other countries to adopt net neutrality provisions while rejecting policies requiring local storage of data in a secretive 50-country trade pact now being negotiated.
By Grant Gross | 18 December, 2014 08:24
The telecom industry has disputed the notion that the government’s proposed data retention regime will not create significant additional costs for the industry.
By Adam Bender | 17 December, 2014 16:16
As the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security held its first hearing of an inquiry into the government's data retention bill, key details of the proposed regime are still yet to be revealed.
By Rohan Pearce | 17 December, 2014 13:48
By Loek Essers | 17 December, 2014 01:37
U.S. Senator Al Franken isn't satisfied with Uber Technologies' response to privacy questions he asked the ride service.
By Tim Hornyak | 16 December, 2014 20:18
The U.S. Department of Justice should back off its request for Microsoft to turn over a suspect's digital documents stored on a server in Ireland, or be prepared for other governments demanding documents stored on U.S. servers, the company's general counsel said.
By Grant Gross | 16 December, 2014 06:49
An international survey of Internet users has found that more than 39% have taken steps to protect their online privacy and security as a result of spying revelations by one-time NSA employee Edward Snowden.
By Lucas Mearian | 16 December, 2014 05:28
Android apps really do use those permissions they ask for to access users' personal information: one online store records a phone's location up to 10 times a minute, French researchers have found. The tools to manage such access are limited, and inadequate given how much information phones can gather.
By Peter Sayer | 16 December, 2014 03:58
If Google doesn't change how it handles users' private data by the end of February, it may face fines of €15 million (about US$18.6 million), the Dutch Privacy Authority said Monday.
By Loek Essers | 16 December, 2014 02:07
Google has worked hard to lock down the personal data it collects since revelations in the last year and a half about mass surveillance programs at the U.S. National Security Agency, company Chairman Eric Schmidt said.
By Grant Gross | 13 December, 2014 07:51
The U.S. fight against cybercrime would be more effective if companies put more trust in the country's law enforcement agencies, a top U.S. Department of Justice official said.
By Grant Gross | 10 December, 2014 04:49
U.S. demands to seize emails stored on a Microsoft server in Ireland are threatening the privacy of U.S. citizens, Microsoft said in its appeal in an ongoing lawsuit that threatens international relations and may violate European privacy laws.
By Loek Essers | 09 December, 2014 22:21
A U.S. secret court has extended the authorization of the National Security Agency to continue surveillance of phone records in its current form, after a reform bill ran into difficulties in the Senate.
By John Ribeiro | 09 December, 2014 18:12
When Canadian food distributor George Weston Limited moved to Microsoft Office 365, it chose F5 Application Delivery Controllers to centrally manage user traffic to its Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) servers.
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