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Archived Since:February 3, 2010

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CISPA voting session slated for this week

Should firms be exempt from lawsuits stemming from data sharing, and should citizen privacy become a victim?

Surprise, surprise: House committee to amend CISPA in secret, again

As is with most cases, "classified information" — the alternative buzzword for "national security" — is cited as the reason why the controversial "privacy killer" CISPA will be amended in secret. But it's OK; it's only people's privacy at risk here.

April's Patch Tuesday to fix two critical flaws in Windows, IE

Microsoft will later on this month fix nine flaws in total, including two critical vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer and all versions of Windows.

Suspected hackers behind Carberp botnet, Eurograbber arrested

The masterminds allegedly behind a cybercrime ring which fleeced people of nearly 50 million euros have been arrested.

U.S. government can't intercept iMessage, but it can still serve Apple a search warrant

One U.S. law enforcement agency is struggling to snoop on messages sent by Apple devices, claiming they "cannot be intercepted." But lack of transparency on Apple's part may mean the technology giant is facing an influx of search warrants — and yet we don't know about it.

California introduces 'right to know' data access bill, and why Silicon Valley will hate it

As California considers going above and beyond what the EU gives its citizens in data access request rights, technology and Web firms in Silicon Valley will likely fight any hopes of such rights hopping across the Atlantic.

Microsoft releases law enforcement Skype, user content disclosure figures

Weeks after US privacy groups called on Microsoft to disclose law enforcement requests to Skype, amid controversy over China surveillance and snooping, the software giant did. While China appears low in the table, the devil is in the details.

Cybersecurity: The lobbyist's dream?

Is President Obama's view on cybersecurity producing the desired effect?

Apple iOS 6.1.3 fix contains another lock screen bypass flaw

The latest Apple iOS software fix, designed to fix a nasty bug in which unauthorized users could bypass the lock screen and access user data, contains yet another major flaw.

New Samsung flaw allows 'total bypass' of Android lock screen

Another day, another lock screen flaw. Some Samsung devices running Android 4.1.2 can allow a 'total bypass' of the device's lock screen.

Justice Dept. (almost) reneges on email privacy law stance, but the devil is in the details

Probably for the better, the Justice Department has reversed its decision to fight for greater access to email accounts and private messages on social networks. Well, kind of.

Justice Dept. to Congress: We want greater email, Facebook, Twitter snooping powers

As a US House committee prepares to meet to discuss changing outdated email privacy laws, the US government will today tell lawmakers that it wants greater powers to access email data, along with social networking data, such as Facebook and Twitter private messages.

Telecom firms dig in their heels over cybersecurity reform

The Obama Administration may consider cybersecurity a hot topic, but telecom firms aren't happy with some proposed changes.

Hacker sentenced for over three years after stealing iPad data

After stealing the data of over 120,000 iPad users including NYC Mayor Bloomberg, one U.S.-based hacker has found himself in jail.

North Korea blames US, South for cyberattack 'sabotage'

North Korea had laid the blame for cyberattacks at the feet of its southern counterpart and the United States.

Obama: Cybersecurity 'key' in talks with China

Will talks between Presidents Obama and Xi Jinping shed light on accusations that China is a source of cyberattacks?

CEOs ask Obama for soft approach to cyberattacks

CEOs from various industries have agreed that cyberattacks are a threat, but a "soft touch" is required.

Is cybercrime more of a threat than terrorism?

Intelligence officials believe so, saying that cyberattackers are the main threat against the United States in the modern era.

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