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Cricket thwarts encryption, faces mounting criticism from privacy advocates

AT&T prepaid mobile service subsidiary Cricket is facing increasing criticism for preventing email sent by some of its customers from being encrypted, reports Ars Technica.

Enterprises are not ready for 'bring your own wearables'

Few enterprises are ready for the influx of wearables and other connected devices, according to a survey of 1,646 business and IT professionals by nonprofit IT association ISACA.

Lengthy time to market, lack of consumer use case will stall smartglasses shipment

Due to lengthy time to market and lack of consumer use case, smartglasses shipments will only reach 10 million units per year by 2017, predicts Juniper Research.

IT still struggling with security in the cloud

A growing number of organizations are embracing cloud computing, but those that already have say managing security is still a major challenge.

FCC tests the data security enforcement waters

As we reported in this issue of FierceITSecurity, the Federal Communications Commission has joined the Federal Trade Commission in doling out fines for poor data security practices.

FCC to levy first data security fines against carriers

The Federal Communication Commission intends to impose its first fine for lax data security. The agency is alleging that TerraCom and YourTel America stored Social Security numbers, names, addresses, driver's licenses, and other personal information of their customers on unprotected Internet servers.

US adults fear identity theft more than being shot or speaking in public

Americans are more afraid of identity theft than of being shot. That is the conclusion of a survey of 1,500 U.S. adults by Chapman University in Orange, California.

News Scan: Disruptive technologies profitable with venture capital; Consumers fear security issues with wearables; More

The top news stories for Oct. 23, 2014.

Apple gets blasted for sending location, search data from Spotlight

Apple is being criticized for configuring Mac OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 to send location and search data back to Apple and third parties by default whenever a user queries its Spotlight search engine.

More than 106M privacy breaches in South Korea since 2010, says government report

South Korea has suffered more than 106 million breaches of privacy since 2010, according to a report by the Korea Communication Commission to the National Assembly according to a report by ZDNet.