The U.S. security and privacy researcher was contacted to lend assistance to the government surveillance project. He declined the offer, and decided to expose the email exchanges he had.
The bill would provide consumers nationwide with similar protections already enforced by a California law.
Privacy concerns are driving Canadians away from smartphone apps and online services.
With data-mining firms harvesting personal information from online activity, privacy advocates, if not yet consumers, are alarmed, reports James Hale.
The Obama administration said it is perturbed by the same reasons it promised a veto last year - privacy protection.
The amendments to the threat intelligence sharing bill would have tightened controls around the corporate release of personally identifiable information to three-letter agencies, including the NSA.
The web measurement company is accused of secretly collecting data on millions and then sharing it with clients.
The state, no stranger to pioneering data security and privacy legislation, is at it again with a proposed measure that would force companies to be transparent about with whom they are sharing customer information.
Senators say current provisions of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act give law enforcement too many liberties when accessing the electronic communications of Americans.
Known for creating an undeterred web surfing experience and bolstering privacy, Google has decided to remove AdBlock Plus from its Android market place.
Software makers Mozilla and Microsoft have worked DNT functionality into their browsers to protect online privacy, but Google and Facebook want people to remember that their services exist for free thanks to online advertising.
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC), a department of the Government of Canada, was reeling last month after the personal data of 583,000 Canadians was lost on a portable hard drive.
Thinking their children are occupied with a friendly game on the iPad, parents may be less pleased to learn that many mobile apps for kids collect personal information without their knowledge.
The Federal Trade Commission announced Wednesday that it has settled with a now-defunct behavioral ad firm that used "history sniffing" technology to secretly monitor the browsing habits of users.
In this video, SC Magazine chats with Chester Wisniewski, senior security advisor at Sophos, about the state of surveillance following the recent headlines involving CIA director, General David Petraeus.
Public Safety Canada and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched an action plan last month to back up a February 2011 border security partnership.
In the next few weeks, up to 100 companies will receive notification letters that they may be violating a nearly decade-old privacy law that also covers mobile applications.
The company, Compete, was charged by the FTC with deceptively collecting the sensitive data of millions of consumers dating back to 2006.
For all of their bells and whistles, smartphones present real privacy concerns -- some of which users aren't aware.
The provincial government of British Columbia has fired four employees and suspended three others after allegations that health data was shared inappropriately.
Sanjeev Sah has been CISO of UNC-Charlotte for just over a year, and he's already well versed on the unique circumstances that make securing colleges unlike any other vertical.
Two privacy groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate a new Facebook partnership to learn whether it violates the terms of an earlier settlement.
A software developer and seven rental computer distributors are accused of installing spy software on machines that was capable of logging keystrokes and taking webcam photos.
The Obama administration has drafted a cyber security executive order that is similar to the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 bill that was struck down by the Senate.
A Minnesota woman accused of distributing music via the Kazaa file-sharing site has been fined $222,000 in the first music copyright infringement case to reach a jury.
A researcher contacted BlueToad, a Florida app developer, after spotting clues that stolen Apple UDIDs came from the company. The revelation may clear the FBI of any fault.
The best practices ask developers to weigh the privacy and security risks before rolling out apps to employees and customers.
Facebook has agreed to settle privacy charges lodged by the Federal Trade Commission. The social networking giant, among other things, is required to undergo biennial privacy audits.
Google will pay $22.5 million after the FTC charged the tech giant with misrepresenting the privacy assurances of Apple's Safari browser users.
Although it appeared as if another year would go by without any action on cyber security legislation, President Obama may turn to an executive order to implement new policy.