The U.S. House yesterday passed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015, which creates a single U.S. standard for protecting companies from intellectual property theft through civil recourse against the offending parties in federal court.
More than two months after a federal judge ruled the U.S. must privately disclose the hacking technique the FBI used to identify patrons of the child porn site Playpen, lawyers have filed a motion urging the case be dismissed if the government does not comply or drop the charges.
A federal district court judge has ruled that an Eastern Virginia magistrate overstepped her authority when granting the FBI a warrant to collect data from the user of a child pornography site, because the data resided on a computer in Massachusetts, outside her jurisdiction.
A federal appeals court upheld a ruling that insurance firm Travelers Indemnity Co., under the terms of a commercial general liability policy, must defend its client, Portal Healthcare Solutions, in a lawsuit stemming from a data breach.
Morrisons is still feeling the ramifications of a data breach two years ago as 6,000 current and former staff signed up to a group lawsuit ahead of the 8 April deadline.
A U.S. district judge approved the settlement in a class action suit against Sony Entertainment.
Nest will disable its smart home product Revolv on May 15th. Revolv founders Tim Enwall and Mike Soucie will re-focus on building Works with Nest.
As Apple and the FBI lace up their gloves for a fight that makes Ali vs. Frazier look like a schoolyard brawl, privacy and security hang in the balance. Teri Robinson reports.
The DOJ filed a sealed motion requesting a federal judge reconsider an opinion that the FBI must reveal code used to subvert the Tor network's anonymity protections.
Web development around the world was disrupted when a 28-year-old man deleted 11 lines of his code from npm.
The tentative naming of the Israeli firm Cellebrite as the muscle behind the FBI's ability to hack into the iPhone used by San Bernardino, Calif. shooter Syed Farook without help from Apple, has brought this little known company into the spotlight.
The University of Central Florida released figures for how much it will cost to notify potential victims of a data breach it experienced last month.
The Justice Department has halted its attempt to force Apple to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists after the FBI managed to gain access on its own.
U.S. District Court Judge Sheri Pym earlier this week validated Apple's assertion that it has so far not defied her previous court order to assist the FBI in cracking the encryption protecting the iPhone of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook.
Apple CEO Tim Cook opened today's Apple press event with his pledge to protect customer privacy in the face of a legal challenge from the FBI.
Let's get ready to ruuuummmmmbbbble! In this corner, we have the Justice Department, the prosecutorial arm of the U.S. government and, in its own words, defender of the people. And, in the other corner, we have the darling of Silicon Valley, a self-billed "true American company," Apple.
An apparent redaction oversight seems to offer strong evidence that the U.S. was targeting Edward Snowden when in 2013 it ordered erstwhile email service Lavabit to turn over an encryption key for a federal investigation.
A senior U.S. Department of Commerce official spoke with SCMagazine.com Friday morning to defend the virtues of the newly introduced U.S.-EU Privacy Shield pact.
In testimony before Congress on Tuesday, Apple reiterated that unlocking the iPhone used by the gunman in San Bernardino would set a dangerous precedent.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has filed an amicus curiae brief in hopes of convincing the U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth District to hear the electronic surveillance case Wikimedia v. NSA, which was rejected by a federal judge last October.
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is the target of a consumer class action lawsuit against the school by two alumni following a data breach that exposed personal information.
Companies are facing a predicament when charged with federal regulatory violations over alleged failures to establish cybersecurity policies and/or protect personally identifiable information (PII).
What do recent settlements with the FTC, FCC and SEC really mean for cyber hygiene. Larry Jaffee reports.
SCMagazine.com asked key thought leaders to identify key events in last year that have reshaped public policy and expectations of what happens—and what should happen—to personally identifiable information when users go online.
Plaintiffs in Atlanta had a class-action lawsuit dismissed on Monday following the state's acknowledgement it had put at risk the data of more than six million registered voters.
In observance of the 30th anniversary of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, attorney Peter J. Toren argued that the law remains too vague.
The U.S. government acknowledges in its "Vulnerabilities Equities Process" (VEP) to sometimes condoning withholding information on zero-day vulnerabilities so they can be exploited for intelligence and law enforcement purposes.
A court ruling on Monday upped the challenge to Facebook on how the social media site uses a cookie to track data of European citizens.
A federal court judge said plaintiffs didn't show harm after a 2014 data breach at Michaels Stores Inc.
Privacy and public interest organizations are petitioning against a bill that attempts to prevent fraud in asbestos lawsuits.
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