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In theory, the cloud is great. It simplifies actions, such as billing. It lets businesses reduce their information technology costs. And it claims to be infinitely scalable. In the real world, though, it doesn't always work as well as advertised.
Media and technology companies object to portions of a federal effort to strengthen online privacy protections for children.
In a South Carolina hacker attack, 3.6 million social security numbers were exposed, along with 387,000 debit and credit card numbers. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.
Gil Shwed, chairman and CEO of Check Point Software, offers insight on cyber security threats from Iran.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is sounding the alarm on a growing cyber threat to critical U.S. systems, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Larry Clinton, Internet Security Alliance CEO, and Roger Cressy, NBC Terrorism analyst, discuss the severity of the danger the U.S. faces.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns of a dire threat of cyber attack, that could derail passenger trains, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. Julie Mehan, Lunarline VP for Cyber Security, weighs in.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is calling recent hacking concerns a national security threat. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.
The House Intelligence Committee issued a warning today that American companies should avoid doing any business with China's two leading technology firms: Huawei Technologies and ZTE. Retired General and NBC Military analyst Barry McCaffrey, provides perspective.
The Congressional House Intelligence Committee is saying some Chinese telecom companies pose a security threat to America. Donald Straszheim, ISI Group head of China research, provides perspective.
The "Squawk Box" news team weighs in with their perspective on the FTC settling with a website that gets users cheap ticket prices but collects personal information on consumers.
Nearly 20 million items of personal data were traded illegally over the internet in the first half of this year, as more people went online.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin talks with Facebook COO, Sheryl Sandberg about privacy concerns on the social network's website.
CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports Twitter is facing prosecutors who asked the social media site for information about an Occupy Wall Street protestor's deleted tweets. Andrew Stoltmann, Stoltmann Law Offices, and Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider, discuss the issues surrounding who owns an individual's tweets.
For the first time ever, Twitter has issued a transparency report card that sheds light on how often it's been asked by government officials to delete tweets and hand over user information -- and how frequently the social media site has complied.
Parents can now use an array of tools to keep up with the digital lives of their children, raising new quandaries. Is surveillance the best way to protect children? Or should parents trust them to share if they are scared or bewildered by something online?
It is reported that Germanys largest credit agency, SCHUFA, plans to scrape data from social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to determine an individual's risk to lenders and ability to pay bills.
Facebook plans to increase the size of its IPO by 85 million shares, says someone familiar with the matter, a move that could value the offering at as much as $18.5 billion.
Facebook is staring down some unnerving obstacles when it comes to key areas of monetization and growth: public distrust and display advertising apathy.
Some Facebook users are concerned the company will need to find new ways to monetize people's personal data to squeeze out profits. Scott Kessler, S&P Capital IQ and Shawn Carolan, Menlo Ventures, offer insight.
Google’s harvesting of e-mails, passwords and other sensitive personal information from unsuspecting households in the United States and around the world was neither a mistake nor the work of a rogue engineer, as the company long maintained, but a program that supervisors knew about, according to new details from the full text of a regulatory report. NYT reports.