Dec 18, 2015

ID theft security firm LifeLock fined $100 million for lapses

A company that sells identity theft protection services agreed Thursday to pay a fine of $100 million for failing to protect consumer data in the largest settlement on record, officials said. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said its settlement with LifeLock came after the ...

Nov 26, 2015

Google gets 348,085 'forget' requests in Europe since court ruling

Internet giant Google said Wednesday it has received 348,085 requests for select search results to be “forgotten” in Europe, with users in France and Germany leading the way. Since a European Court of Justice ruling in May 2014 recognizing the “right to be forgotten” ...

Nov 13, 2015

NSA says it 'usually' discloses software vulnerabilities

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The U.S. National Security Agency, seeking to rebut accusations that it hoards information about software vulnerabilities and leaves U.S. companies open to cyberattacks, said last week that it tells U.S. technology firms about the most serious flaws it finds more than 90 percent of ...

Microsoft agrees to store customer data in privacy-minded Germany

Nov 13, 2015

Microsoft agrees to store customer data in privacy-minded Germany

U.S. tech giant Microsoft is setting up centers to keep customer data in Germany, following a series of U.S. surveillance scandals that have alarmed Europeans. Deutsche Telekom will serve as “custodian” for Microsoft’s cloud-based services in Germany and keep data on its home turf, ...

Nov 5, 2015

Britain seeks greater access to citizens' online activity

The British government plans to make telecommunications firms keep records of customers’ Web histories and help spies hack into computers and phones under a new cyber-snooping law unveiled Wednesday. The draft Investigatory Powers Bill is intended to replace a patchwork of laws, some dating ...

Oct 25, 2015

Judge dismisses Wikimedia lawsuit over NSA surveillance — report

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Wikimedia and other groups challenging one of the U.S. National Security Agency’s mass surveillance programs, the Baltimore Sun reported. The newspaper said Judge T.S. Ellis III on Friday dismissed the suit filed in March over what ...