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Microsoft's Nadella adds security-first to his mobile-first, cloud-first vision

Looks like you can add security-first to the mobile-first, cloud-first strategy that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is pursuing.

FBI allegedly pays researchers $1M to collect Tor data without warrants

Looks like the U.S. government is at again. Just a week after the FBI's general counsel complained that widely available encryption is making it hard for the agency to carry out data collection warrants comes reports that the G-men paid Carnegie Mellon lots of money to do an end run around the U.S. Constitution.

IT security pros beware: Android apps seek 235 different permissions from users

A recent study of Android apps on Google Play will do nothing to ease data security concerns of IT security pros about BYOD. The Pew Research Center studied more than 1 million apps on Google Play and found that they seek a total of more than 235 different permissions from users.

Understanding the ProtonMail DDoS attack and extortion

Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail suggested "stated-sponsored actors" participated in crippling DDoS that also took down its Internet service provider and data center.

FCC dismisses petition to give 'Do Not Track' some teeth

The Federal Communications Commission on Friday dismissed a petition from rights group Consumer Watchdog to compel the likes of Google, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn to honor "Do Not Track" requests from consumers.

Encryption prevents the FBI from using its legitimate authority, says general counsel

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies are not able to use the existing legal mechanisms in place today, such as search warrants, to conduct investigations because of technical obstacles, James Baker, general counsel at the FBI, told an audience at the Advanced Cyber Security Center annual conference held here in Wednesday.

IT security leaders split on CISA passage

Although the Senate-passed Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act – or CISA – is touted as vital for strengthening the nation's cybersecurity, some IT security leaders are coming out against the bill, while others support it.

Privacy might be a 'zombie,' but it's not dead yet, says Intel privacy chief

Regardless of the market or space, it's clear that privacy and security must be a concern for any organization operating in today's tech-heavy environment. Though the conversation has been ongoing for years, there is no one-size-fits-all model for organizations.

Business interests vs. security: A balancing act for IT managers

The IT interests of an organization don't always line up with the people running the digital show. In fact, a new study revealed a disconnect between the priorities of IT leaders and the IT priorities of the business overall. 

Law enforcement data requests jumped in the first half of the year, says Microsoft

Microsoft said Wednesday that it saw an increase in the number of data requests it received from law enforcement in the first half of this year, compared with the second half of last year.