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A settlement is brewing between The Home Depot and 50 million customers whose personally identifiable information was compromised in a hack in 2014.
Advocate Health Care will pay $5.55 million for a breach that led to the exposure of personally identifiable information of four million patients.
Computer users sharing their password could suddenly find themselves at risk for arrest.
Public files are not exempt from Freedom of Information Act disclosures simply because they are stored on a government official's private email account, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled.
The FTC is probing Avid, which faces a number of class action lawsuits on behalf of customers, for manipulating the Ashley Madison site by posting phony female profiles, or fembots, capable of conversing with male customers.
The U.S. State Department cited insufficient staffing as the primary reason behind its request for a 27-month extension to review and release emails related to Hillary Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state that were requested by Citizens United under the FOIA.
Lauri Love is hiding behind his mental illness to avoid being sent to the US for trial, according to arguments heard in his extradition hearing yesterday. Tom Reeve reports from Westminster Magistrates' court.
A U.S. District Court judge in Eastern Virginia presiding over a child pornography criminal trial has sided definitively with U.S. law enforcement in ruling that investigators do not need a warrant to remotely hack into suspects' computers.
The SEC obtained an emergency court order from a New York court to freeze assets belonging to a UK citizen who allegedly engaged in a sophisticated hacking and market manipulation scheme.
A jury convicted former IT professional Michael Thomas of Lewisville, Texas, under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, finding him guilty of sabotaging the computer systems of auto industry web software provider ClickMotive.
An FBI special agent deposed in federal court has stated that the network investigative technique (NIT) used to identify members of child pornography site Playpen should not be defined as malware because its behavior was not malicious.
The U.S. Department of State is asking a U.S. District Court to deny a FOIA request by the Republican National Committee for emails from Hillary Clinton.
Lauri Love, the British/Finnish activist, was granted a small victory today at Westminster Magistrates Court when the judge ruled he didn't have to reveal the passwords to encrypted files as part of his request for return of data storage devices.
The U.S. First Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a district court's dismissal of a class-action lawsuit accusing publishing company Gannett of violating the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) by sharing mobile app data with a third-party firm.
High Court judge Mr. Justice Mann has ruled the go ahead for claims against The Sun newspaper for phone hacking.
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.
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