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'Silly old journalist'-- Congress and the encryption debate

When it comes to sorting out the FBI versus Apple controversy, Congress needs to put on their thinking caps and come up with a better solution than the Burr-Feinstein proposal. Maybe any thinking in Congress will have to wait until after the election.

Microsoft wants US-EU Privacy Shield approved

U.S. software giant Microsoft announced its support of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Monday in a blog post by John Frank, the company's vice president of EU government affairs.

Smart home convenience, efficiency come with a data security price

While the Internet of Things promises great convenience for consumers and greater efficiency for enterprises, that convenience and efficiency could come at a price in terms of data security risk.

Law enforcement requests for customer data continue upward climb, says Microsoft

Law enforcement requests for customer information jumped 11 percent in the second half of 2015, the second straight substantial increase, according to Microsoft's latest transparency report.

FTC warns Android app developers about privacy issues raised by Silverpush TV listening software

The Federal Trade Commission has sent letters to 12 Android app developers warning them about using Silverpush software, which turns on a mobile device's microphone to listen for audio signals embedded in TV ads.

Most companies lack adequate data privacy tools, IT pros say

A disturbing 91 percent of companies lack adequate data privacy and consent tools, according to a survey by TechValidate on behalf of ForgeRock.

What kind of security threats will your firm face in 2018?

What kind of security threats will your firm face in 2018? Don't know? Well, the Information Security Forum released a report on Tuesday that looks into its crystal ball to identify emerging threats and assess possible business impacts.

Spotlight: Cothority wants Apple to adopt its software to close the backdoor

Software project Cothority is on a mission to rid the world of secret backdoored software updates, according to an article at Ars Technica.

Apple-FBI fight crystallizes with outside support, congressional hearing

What started as mostly a PR arms race took material form this week as the FBI and Apple further drew lines in the sand over their security differences and testified in Congress on the matter.

Sticking to the facts with Windows 10 privacy debate

Contrary to a report earlier this week, Windows 10 is not "phoning home" thousands of times a day.