The assembly vote approved legislation to prohibit state law enforcement personnel from obtaining location data from an individual's GPS-enabled mobile devices without a warrant.
A senior Republican senator on Thursday insisted there is no partisan dissent over the need for a strong national cybersecurity policy but added that a Democratic-backed cyber bill that is stalled in the Senate is not the answer.
In what it says is an attempt to turn the tables on malicious hackers, security vendor Prolexic on Tuesday released details of vulnerabilities it has discovered in a toolkit family used by hackers to launch distributed denial of service attacks against corporate networks.
Power companies and utilities will be able to use Termineter to identify and validate internal flaws that make the meters vulnerable to hacking and tampering.
A federal judge in California dismissed a privacy class-action lawsuit against LinkedIn that alleged the social media network violated provisions of the Stored Communications Act (SCA) when it disclosed the IDs and browsing histories of LinkedIn users to advertising companies.
Privacy advocates say they are dismayed but not surprised at a New York Criminal Court judge's decision ordering Twitter to hand over data on an Occupy Wall Street protester.
The U.S. government -- minus key spy operations -- spent $11.36 billion to protect classified data in 2011.
Industry stakeholders, rights groups, and Internet marketers will discuss privacy issues involving consumer data on mobile devices.
Articles by Jaikumar Vijayan