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NEW YORK, April 8- The Federal Communications Commission reached a $25 million settlement with AT&T Inc over a consumer data breach at call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines, the U.S. communications regulator said on Wednesday. The breaches led to unauthorized disclosure of names and full or partial Social Security numbers and illegal access to...
Facebook launched Scrapbook, a feature that helps parents tag and save all the photos of their children in one place. Re/code reports.
Personal details of world leaders—including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin—were accidentally disclosed by G-20 organizers, The Guardian reports.
March 26- Personal information gathered by RadioShack Corp from shoppers is not included in its sale, the consumer privacy ombudsman in the electronics retailer's bankruptcy case said in response to concerns shared by several states that the data could be sold. Her letter came as Oregon and Pennsylvania on Wednesday joined Texas and Tennessee in objecting...
The states of Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas are challenging RadioShack for trying to sell customers' personal information.
Gary Davis, Intel Security Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, discusses the vigilance required by consumers to protect their data online.
The WSJ reported that the CIA gave the Justice Department phone scanning technology that is used to track criminal suspects.
WASHINGTON, Feb 27- The White House released draft legislation on Friday that would give consumers more control over how the trail of data they leave behind them on the internet is used, stored and sold. President Barack Obama has made cybersecurity a major focus in the wake of high-profile hacks at companies such as Sony Pictures Anthem Inc and Target Corp..
CNBC's Morgan Brennan and RetailMeNot.com Senior Vice President of Product talk about what Google's recent acquisition means for the future of Google Wallet.
As office desk space becomes more scarce, so does privacy in the workplace, The New York Times reports.
Obama's big data laws can't be allowed to crush innovation, says this big data CEO.
Apple CEO Tim Cook was fired up about privacy and security at the White House summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection.
Aneesh Chopra, Fmr. US Chief Technology Officer discusses the issue of cybersecurity and the Federal government's efforts to work with the private sector.
SINGAPORE, Feb 9- A barrage of damaging cyberattacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organisations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks. Also, Amy Pascal said she would step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, two months after...
SINGAPORE, Feb 9- A barrage of damaging cyberattacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organizations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks. Also, Amy Pascal said she would step down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment, two months after...
WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The White House is working with bipartisan sponsors on a bill to protect data collected from students through educational apps- the first of President Barack Obama's "Big Data" privacy plans to gain traction in the Republican-controlled Congress. "I think there's much more pressure now to move legislation and we're certainly going to use all...
Edmund Lee, Re/code managing editor, discusses possible competition with Google, and Uber's privacy practices.
The Obama administration may need to make still more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website.
Be on the lookout! Overlooking errors on your credit report could be dragging down your score.
This is getting out of control, says former Gov. Bill Richardson, (D-N.M.), discussing Monday's security breach of the government's military social media accounts. Private companies need to be players in this, says Richardson.