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Entries by Gerry Smith from 02/2012

Cybersecurity Legislation Gaining 'Momentum' In Congress

Posted 02.01.2012 | Technology

After introducing dozens of cybersecurity bills and holding months of hearings on threats from hackers, Congress is moving toward a vote on legislatio...

Super Bowl Piracy Raid: 'Operation Fake Sweep' Takes Down Sports Streaming Sites

Posted 02.02.2012 | Technology

Federal authorities have seized more than 300 websites, including several popular sports streaming sites, as part of a nationwide crackdown on Interne...

Nortel Breach Raises Security Concerns For Telecom Industry

Posted 02.14.2012 | Technology

The long-term penetration of Nortel Networks' computer system by hackers raises the possibility that owners of the company's telecom equipment could f...

Mobile Apps For Kids May Be Violating Privacy Law, Federal Trade Commission Finds

Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology

Dozens of mobile apps for kids, from alphabet and word games to flash cards and puzzles, do not disclose how they use children's personal data and may...

Consumer Privacy 'Bill of Rights' Seeks To Give Web Users More Control Over Their Data

Posted 02.23.2012 | Technology

The Obama administration on Thursday will unveil a consumer privacy "bill of rights" that aims to give web users more control over how their personal ...

Anonymous, Wikileaks Team Up In Stratfor Disclosure

Posted 02.27.2012 | Technology

Wikileaks on Monday began publishing details of its latest trove of secrets: more than 5 million emails from the global intelligence company Stratfor....

Google Privacy Changes Labeled 'Unfair And Unwise' By Consumer Groups

Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

A coalition of American and European advocacy groups sent a joint letter to Google on Wednesday, calling on the search giant to suspend its controvers...