President Barack Obama and his administration's stance on encryption was released this week after months of speculation and debate.
California passed landmark legislation on Thursday imposing new digital privacy protections and guidelines for warrants concerning data collection.
Representative Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., wrote a letter to the Acting Deputy Director for Management David Mader and implored him to move security clearance data out of OPM.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be required to put in place a formal cybersecurity strategy, following passage earlier this week of a House bill.
Ari Schwartz, senior director for cybersecurity, National Security Council, at the White House, stepped down this week, two years after becoming a trusted cyber adviser to the Obama administration.
Under a non-disclosure agreement with the FBI, the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, D.C., will keep its StingRay surveillance use private.
As debate over the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is set to reach the Senate floor perhaps as early as next week, some technology and privacy groups have amped up their positions.
A proposed bill could reduce identity theft by allowing companies to replace Social Security numbers with another identifier on tax forms.
Case defendants cannot be required to turn over their phone passwords to the authorities, a court ruled earlier this week.
California State Sen. Joel Anderson was recognized by an eCommerce firm for his efforts to protect citizens' digital privacy rights after death.
Twitter is facing a $5 million class action lawsuit claiming its Direct Message link shortener algorithms violate federal and state privacy laws.
Speaking at the Council on Foreign Relations and promoting his new memoir former New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the U.S. doesn't have a "meaningful deterrent" to cyber intrusions.
Google is facing charges of violating Russia's anti-monopoly laws over its insistence that OEMs bundle prominent Google apps onto Android smartphones.
Justice Department lawyers are pushing Congress to clarify the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the circumstances under which it can be used to prosecute criminals.
Indiana State Police cited a state law defining agricultural terrorism to deny a request for information about cellular surveillance equipment.
Internet service providers in Russia were ordered to block access to Wikipedia but efforts have been thwarted by HTTPs.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner called a recent breach notification amendment a "significant departure from the data protection laws of other states."
The Diplomatic Council is calling for more transparency regarding government surveillance across the world.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposed new cybersecurity guidelines earlier this week to help government agencies draft contracts with third-party groups.
The USA Freedom Act inspired a spirited debate on government surveillance at Black Hat USA 2015.
Following its "Cybersecurity Sprint" launch, the government has increased authentication measures and reviewed its systems for vulnerabilities.
Privacy advocacy group, Fight For the Future announced their campaign generated 6.1 million faxes to Senators in protest of CISA
Congress is entertaining a pair of bills aimed at improving cybersecurity at government agencies.
A federal appeals court ruled there is no expectation of privacy for "butt dials" that a caller doesn't' take reasonable steps to prevent.
After a pair of breaches rocked OPM and a vulnerability was discovered in the agency's e-QIP system; now user access is slowly being re-enabled.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation, that would increase the Department of Homeland Security's role in protecting federal the .gov domain.
The call for comments on the Wassenaar Arrangement closed on Monday after multiple heavy hitting tech experts and companies filed their thoughts.
The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) rewrote its privacy regulations to allow legislators and outside entities to look through its databases for signs of data breaches.
Nearly seven percent of the U.S. population was impacted in the OPM data breaches, and nine legislators are now calling for lifetime identity theft protection for them.
Arizona's broad revenge porn law would have put artistic and news photographers, booksellers, publishers, librarians and others at risk.