Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner called a recent breach notification amendment a "significant departure from the data protection laws of other states."
ALM CEO Noel Biderman may be the latest victim of the massive AshleyMadison.com hack with the company announcing his immediate resignation today.
Agora, one of the largest online black market sites, halted operations after concerns arose of vulnerabilities in Tor's hidden service.
In exchange for the use of the NSA's XKeyscore software, Germany's intelligence agency gives information on its targets to the U.S. agency.
Virginia killer Vester Lee Flanagan II, a.k.a., Bryce Williams was tracked down Wednesday with the help of a license plate reader Wednesday, but larger issues surrounding security and individual freedom still worry privacy advocates.
Five police officers accused of shooting unarmed civilians post-Katrina say they did not get a fair trial in part because "adverse online comments" by prosecutors created an "air of bullying," an appeals court ruled.
The Oakland Police Department said it will now only hold data gathered with its automatic license plate reader (ALPR) devices for six months, which could prove beneficial to the privacy of the vehicle owners who came across the device's path.
Researcher Jonathan Mayer documented AT&T injecting ads over HTTP connections on its free Wi-Fi hotspot.
The Diplomatic Council is calling for more transparency regarding government surveillance across the world.
In a first of its kind ruling in New York state, a Westchester Supreme Court justice said a man can use information from his ex-wife's Facebook page as evidence in a child custody battle.
Torrent trackers are reportedly banning Windows 10 users due to concerns that the operating system is sharing user data with Microsoft.
Canada's primary privacy watchdog group and other international entities are investigating the Ashley Madison data breach after stolen data has continued to surface online.
Twitter blocked API access for Diplotwoops, which collected deleted tweets from politicians, diplomats and embassies.
The UK's Information Commissioner's Office ordered Google to remove links to webpages detailing a minor crime and the company's prior removal of links related to the offense.
A former London-based State Department worker has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with an online hacking and sextortion scheme.
A hacker group posted 9.7 gigabytes of data in apparent retaliation for the site allegedly claiming to delete customer details for a fee, but then not doing so.
Mozilla has entered the pre-beta phase for testing an improved private browsing feature in Firefox.
Leaked Edward Snowden documents reveal that up until at least 2013, the U.S. government held intimate ties with AT&T and to a lesser extent Verizon.
AT&T provided access to emails and tech assistance to the NSA, the New York Times reported.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private email server was handed to the FBI after investigators found it contained messages that were later classified top secret.
Facebook withdrew an internship offer from a Harvard student after her created an app to exploit a flaw in Facebook Messenger.
Microsoft's Windows 10 allows for certain data-sharing settings to be disabled, but in some cases, turning them off does nothing to stop the sharing.
Researchers at Malwarebytes uncovered a malvertising campaign against AdSpirit.de, similar to the one used recently on Yahoo.
The social media company integrated two new verticals into its biannual transparency report.
Morgan Stanley dodged a bullet this week when the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruled the firm did not violate security protocols concerning a breach earlier this year.
A researcher has developed an algorithm that exploits a flaw in a Facebook privacy setting to link cell phone numbers to Facebook accounts.
Security Researcher Morgan Marquis-Boire revealed that RAT AlienSpy was used to spy on the phone of Alberto Nisman.
The USA Freedom Act inspired a spirited debate on government surveillance at Black Hat USA 2015.
The Chinese government plans to embed cybersecurity police units into major Chinese internet companies.
UConn has repaired a vulnerability exploited by hackers to gain access to servers in its School of Engineering and, while the university found no evidence of data theft, it has notified users whose information may have been compromised.
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