From tech and Internet surveillance to sensors to social networking, privacy rules are being rewritten.
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What boggles the mind is not the choice of judges (both are competent and seasoned jurists). Instead, it's that the job is part-time.
It's a low-snark week here at ZDNet Government HQ. The FBI's seemingly silly-sounding quest for malware actually makes sense, and new reports say the NSA is 80 percent less evil. At least it's all Obama's fault. Oh, wait, he just wants to put broadband in schools. All the gov news that's fit to put into bits. Read on...
A French judge has refused to suspend an order obliging Google to publish a notice saying it had been fined for breaches of the French data protection act.
The search giant is fighting a ruling that could see it fined €150,000 and forced to make changes to its French homepage.
In response to recent arrests in Singapore linked to Anonymous, the hacktivist group is threatening to release more personal info unless it sees "a sense of justice and fairness" from the government.
A well-known hacking organization is suing spies over civil rights and liberties.
Along with Apple, Facebook, Google and LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo! released data on the number of requests for account data and content they receive from the US government.
Is anyone surprised that the appeals system for fixing errors made by Healthcare.gov is itself broken? Nah, didn't think so. NSA gets a new chief with a strong crypto-tech background, and lots more that's shockingly not shocking. This week's headline: gov less stupid than in other weeks.
Google asserts that it will be at liberty to divulge about all of the kinds of data requests it receives from U.S. legal and government agencies for the first time ever.
While high-profile incidents at Target and Neiman Marcus generate the most headlines and anxiety, small businesses and their customers remain the most vulnerable to security breaches – and also the most underserved.
Documents from Edward Snowden reveal that Canada's foreign signals intelligence agency picked up metadata on airport travellers from free Wi-Fi available at a major Canadian airport.
Despite thinking that the public is not that concerned about data and communication privacy issues, the British prime minister has acknowledged that legislation around these must be modernised.
An admiral with a background in cryptology, signals intelligence, and cyberwarfare has been nominated by the US president to become chief of the NSA and the US military's cyberwarfare command.
App developers are creating a honeypot of big data and personal information due to the telemetry found in many mobile apps. It's little wonder that the NSA went after it.
The penalty is the first of its kind slapped on a global company in South Korea for violating private info protection laws, when it was building its Street View service.