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Tech firms petition Obama over mobile phone data privacy concerns

More than 140 technolocy companies have joined forces in urging President Obama to reject legislation that they say would create "backdoor access" to personal information stored on mobile phones.

Russian hackers behind breach of White House network

Russian hackers who breached the State Department's computer systems were apparently behind a cyberattack on the White House that breached sensitive areas of its unclassified network, according to a  report  by CNN citing U.S. officials familiar with the investigation.

Executive order could lead to severe sanctions against foreign hackers, if they can be identified

President Barack Obama's new executive order could mean severe sanctions against foreign hackers, if they can be clearly identified.

News Scan: UN approves appointment of digital privacy rapporteur; Goldman named first-ever White House CDO; More

The top news stories for March 27, 2015.

News Scan: White House appoints new IT director; Smart wireless devices taking off in healthcare; More

The top news stories for March 25, 2015.

News Scan: Shadow IT slowing cloud adoption rates; White House has new love affair with Silicon Valley execs; More

The top news stories for Feb. 20, 2015.

Obama inks cybersecurity executive order, gets corporate backing for cybersecurity framework

President Obama is signing an executive order intended to encourage private sector companies to share more information about cyber threats among themselves and with the federal government, the White House  announced  February 13.

Lawmakers gather with tech leaders today; CIOs face uncertainty; More

The top news stories for Feb. 10, 2015.

White House to set up central 'belly button' for cyber threat intelligence

The Obama administration is planning to announced a new cybersecurity agency called the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center to centralize cyberthreat intelligence from around the government, the Washington Post reports.

White House releases interim report on big data and privacy, civil rights coalition approves

Last week, the White House released its interim progress report on its efforts to protect privacy in the big data era. Within that report is a list of key policy recommendations, some of which closely resemble the goals that civil rights organizations seek.