US Attorney General Eric Holder has used his weekly video message to demanded Congress get busy developing a "strong national standard" for breach notifications in the wake of the Target and Neiman Markus leaks.
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Google has released its semi-annual Transparency Report, saying that it received more than 20,000 requests for user data in the first half of 2012 - a sign of greater government surveillance.
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The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with a remote monitoring software firm and its customers over what the agency said was flagrant computer spying on customers of the rental stores.
The Communications Capabilities Development Programme is the British government's attempt at rehashing the opposing Labour party's failed surveillance reforms.
The Interception Modernisation Programme was the subject of much criticism; does this new programme look any better?
Ramona Fricosu, accused of committing financial fraud, is currently in a court battle fighting to keep her encrypted data private. The prosecution say that if the government fail to demand data decryption, it will harm public interests. This article looks at the arguments for both sides and asks whether this would be possible under UK law.
WikiLeaks has indefinitely delayed the release of a new system for whistleblowers to remain anonymous while submitting tips, according to reports.
US congress is being lobbied to increase sentences for those who break into government computer networks, meaning that hackers could find themselves facing 20 years behind bars.
Are such sentences the best way to prevent companies being hacked in future?
In the United States Congress yesterday, Representative Edolphus Towns of New York introduced a bill (HR 4098) to ban P2P file-sharing on US government, and government contractor computers. This bill was likely prompted by the reckless loss of sensitive government Read more…