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Spotlight: NSA surveillance harms US businesses abroad

Revelations about the National Security Agency surveillance programs are hurting U.S. business abroad, says a new report.

Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide for Tor hidden services users

Earlier this month, officials of the Tor anonymous network uncovered an attack campaign that could have unveiled the identities of users of Tor hidden services, which hide a user's IP address.

Can the FTC sue companies over lax IT security?

A federal appeals court has agreed to consider the question of whether the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to sue companies for lax IT security that leads to data breaches.

Wearables are best suited for fast-paced workplaces, says Android developer

Wearables are better suited to a fast-paced workplace than smartphones, argues Jared Banyard, Android developer at Lua.

Delaware firms must destroy consumer records, new law says

Delaware companies will be required to destroy personal information of consumers when that information is no longer required to be retained, according to a law that takes effect Jan. 1, 2015.

Security risks lie just below the surface of data lakes

While data lakes are being marketed as a key part of any big data solution, they could pose security and regulatory risks to the enterprise.

Employees holding European firms back from BYOD

While mobile device penetration in Europe is high, European firms remain reluctant to allow BYOD. Surprising, employees are the ones holding back BYOD.

Australian Treasury backs mandatory data breach notification law

Australia should enact a mandatory data breach notification law, recommends an interim report on the country's financial system by the Treasury.

Who's watching the watchdog?

The Information Commissioner's Office, the U.K. agency in charge of enforcing the country's data protection and privacy laws, has suffered a data breach, but released few details.

NIST group to NSA: Keep your hands off our encryption

An advisory group set up the National Institute for Standards and Technology to examine revelations about the National Security Agency's involvement in the NIST encryption process is warning that NIST must be able to reject NSA "advice" about cryptography "when warranted."