Balancing liberty and security is one of the great challenges of this century. In this open article to FBI Director James Comey, ZDNet Government's David Gewirtz explain why Americans demand both.
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Mega chief executive Vikram Kumar says the Kim Dotcom-inspired “privacy company” is poised to start working on its promised secure communications services.
There's an awful lot of paranoia going around these days. But the biggest threats to your privacy don't come from the NSA or the FBI. They come from private companies building massive databases to track your movements. Here's a sensible set of strategies to minimize privacy risks.
It's been an interesting week in the world of government computing. This week's ZDNet Government Week-in-Review touches on some major stories including big privacy and Patriot Act news at the the FBI and DOJ.
White House cybersecurity adviser Howard Schmidt discusses the implications of bring-your-own device policies, as well as how intelligence agencies and businesses could share more information
Concerned about privacy? Use an online proxy, or the Tor network? A leaked FBI document suggests that these kinds of people may be considered "suspicious".
FBI Director Robert Mueller assures companies that reporting breaches of security and going through the investigative process can be done with minimal disruption, safeguarding privacy, data, and confidentiality.
At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, FBI Director Robert Mueller highlights the importance of a coordinated response to cybercrime, encouraging businesses to work more closely with the government. Mueller assures companies that reporting breaches of security and going through the investigative process can be done with minimal disruption, safeguarding privacy, data, and confidentiality.
Eek, from Slashdot today:The FBI has confirmed to Popular Mechanics that it's not only adding palm prints to its criminal records, but preparing to balloon its repository of photos, which an agency official says 'could be the basis for our facial recognition.' It's all part of a new biometric software system that could store millions of iris scans within 10 years and has privacy advocates crying foul.
Senators are told FBI's misleading reports on surveillance are due in part to transferring information between databases--by retyping it manually.
According to CNET the FBI has drafted legislation to legalize their desired invasions of privacy which includes requiring router manufacturers to include back doors and by the way, remove the requirement of the justice department to report such "wire taps". What is going on here?
A privacy watchdog group says internal FBI documents show that Carnivore could have been an effective tool against Osama bin Ladin--but was shut down because it gained too much information.
In a win for privacy advocates, a federal court orders the FBI to search for and divulge further records on its e-mail surveillance system, known as Carnivore.
It's been a year of mixed fortunes for those wanting to protect their privacy online
Five security industy leaders say that an independent review of the FBI surveillance system failed to examine critical issues
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Privacy Information Center on Friday called for the Clinton administration to suspend the FBI's use of the Carnivore Internet surveillance system until it can be further reviewed. "Despite FBI claims that the review has vindicated Carnivore, it has actually validated many of the privacy concerns that have been voiced by the public and members of Congress.
New documents and the release of an independent panel's report raise suspicions about the FBI surveillance system
FBI search student's dorm room and take his computers after he pokes around New York baseball team's defaced Web site
Civil liberties leaders blast the DoJ's academic review committee of FBI snooping software, saying its members are government insiders
Heavily edited documents show the FBI's reluctance to explain the inner workings of the network sniffer