Topic: Information Privacy
With more Americans turning to the Internet for more of their holiday shopping needs, good cybersecurity is vital to avoid a raft of scams – from promises of "free iPads" to "holiday screensavers" that install malware on your computer. To shop safely, it's wise to avoid what might be called the "12 cyber scams of Christmas." They include:
11/28/2011 05:19 pm
Facebook tracking triggers another round of criticism for the social network. This time, the FTC is offering the company a settlement over a legal complaint, while a Senate committee starts to ask: is Facebook tracking both users and non-users?
11/17/2011 11:06 am
Insider trading has been a target of both the Bush and Obama administrations. The case against Rajat Gupta, a former director of both Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble, is part of a major crackdown on insider trading.
10/26/2011 06:33 pm
Avocado thief ordered not to possess more than 10 avocados at a time. Theft of 1,000 pounds of avocados was not avocado thief's first heist.
10/21/2011 11:38 pm
Amazon’s Kindle Fire’s cloud-based web browser, Silk, is already raising questions from security experts.
09/29/2011 03:30 pm
Senator Schumer of New York criticizes in-vehicle emergency tool OnStar because it collects information about its users even after they cancel the service. It's the latest flareup over whether new technologies are violating users' privacy rights.
09/26/2011 08:57 pm
To protect people's online security, Congress introduced a new bill that would penalize corporations for leaks and hacks. Will such a law improve online security?
09/13/2011 04:04 pm
Guilty plea entered in US court in Boston in the case of a former Internet company employee who provided trade secrets to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Israeli intelligence officer.
08/31/2011 09:55 pm
Facebook is under fire in Germany for its facial recognition functionality.
08/03/2011 11:24 pm
The Pentagon – belatedly, perhaps – outlines its 'Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace.' A slim unclassified document emphasizes a defensive posture, leaving many questions unanswered.
07/14/2011 10:29 pm