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Bio: Jaikumar Vijayan covers data security and privacy issues, financial services security and e-voting for Computerworld. Follow Jaikumar on Twitter at @jaivijayan.
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- jaikumarvijayan wrote NSA taps tracking cookies used by Google, others, to monitor surveillance targetsBrowser cookies used to serve targeted ads are a rich source of material for NSA, report says.
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- Agency fears terrorists may be using online gaming platforms to communicate and plot attacks.
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- Goldenshores lied to users about its flashlight app's data sharing habits, FTC says.
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- jaikumarvijayan wrote NSA cites Reagan-era executive order to justify collection of cellphone location dataThe National Security Agency on Friday cited a 1981 executive order signed by then-President Ronald Reagan as the authority under which it is collecting location data daily from tens of millions of cell phones around the world.
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- Program seeks to identify individuals who communicate with tagets of NSA surveillance, report says.
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- Traffic from financial firms, government agencies, VoIP providers quietly hijacked and rerouted through ISPs in Belarus, Iceland, researcher says.
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- Enterprises should own and manage all keys, but that's easier said than done.
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- There can be no expectation of privacy in data exposed to the Internet over a peer-to-peer file-sharing network, a federal judge in Vermont ruled in a case involving three men charged with possession of child pornography.
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- Regulatory, technical, policy and standards issues need to be figured out before drones can be properly licensed.
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- A U.S. House committee chairman, citing security concerns, today ordered a Healthcare.gov contractor to provide detailed information about its work on the project.
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- The ongoing scramble to fix glitches affecting the troubled Healthcare.gov website could heighten security risks and introduce fresh vulnerabilities into an already fragile system.
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- Hackers exposed data on 123,000 people at one, another put personal data of 6 million Medicare beneficiaries at risk.
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- Once passed, the standard will become the benchmark to measure critical infrastructure security programs.
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- In a sign of the growing enterprise interest in new technologies for big data applications, NoSQL database vendor MongoDB has raised $150 million in a fresh round of funding from several major firms including Salesforce.com, Intel Capital and Sequoia Capital.
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- Would-be insurance customers in the U.S. ran into early problems today accessing the new federally run healthcare exchange as well as several state-run exchanges.
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- A government shutdown that lasts more than a few days could test the ability of federal agencies to protect their information systems against security threats.
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- Cause remains uncertain, though one report says Sudanese government is behind blackout.
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- University blames human error for compromise that exposed names, addresses, employment and education history.
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- Subjects range from basic fraud to managing botnets and evading arrests, RSA says.
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- Hidden Lynx hacking-for-hire group more sophisticated than others, including using malware targeting zero-day flaws, Symantec says.
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- Security researchers from the U.S. and Europe released a paper showing how integrated circuits used in computers, military equipment and other critical systems can be maliciously compromised during the manufacturing process through virtually undetectable changes at the transistor level.
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- The central system built to support Affordable Care Act health insurance exchanges has successfully completed security testing and is set begin operating on October 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced Wednesday.
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- Properly implemented encryption very hard to beat, even by experts at U.S. spy agency, security experts say
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- Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith Friday said that the company would move ahead with its lawsuit against the U.S. government seeking permission to release more information on demands Microsoft receives from the National Security Agency and others for Internet user data.
14 weeks 4 days ago
- For all the privacy concerns raised by Edward Snowden's leaks about government data collection activities, the U.S. is not alone or even always the most demanding when it comes to law enforcement requests for customer data from Internet service providers.
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