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News Scan: Should you trust your CMO with data privacy and security?; Workers worldwide see technology as more detrimental than beneficial; More

The top news stories for Dec. 8, 2014.

IoT still young, but business impact, standards starting to be revealed

FierceCIO  spoke to CompTIA technology research analyst Seth Robinson about what the industry thinks about the Internet of Things, and where it thinks the trend is going.

Federal court ruling highlights need for clear BYOD policy

A recent ruling by a federal court judge in Texas could have implications for companies that do not have a clear BYOD policy in place.

Will 2015 top this year in terms of data breaches?

This year has been a record year for data breaches. But what does next year hold for the IT security industry?

Most Tor users' identities could be uncovered using Cisco's Netflow tool, says researcher

Most users of the anonymous Tor network could be identified using Cisco's Netflow traffic monitoring tool, according to research by India's Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology cited by The Register.

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.