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Web Tracking Advances Beat Privacy Defenses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Technologies such as canvas fingerprinting, evercookies, and cookie syncing prompt new call for privacy regulation.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/22/2014
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Government IT Priorities: Security Reigns, Cloud Crawls
Richard W. Walker,
News
Our new survey shows fed agencies focusing more on security, as they should, but they're still behind the times with cloud use, data center consolidation, and overall innovation.
By Richard W. Walker , 7/21/2014
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Feds Pursue Cloud Forensics Standards
William Welsh, Contributing Writer
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NIST identifies 65 challenges that forensic investigators face in gathering and analyzing digital information stored in the cloud, seeks help developing standards to aid law enforcement.
By William Welsh Contributing Writer, 7/17/2014
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Senate Hearing Calls for Changes to Cybercrime Law
Sara Peters,
News
In the wake of Microsoft's seizure of No-IP servers and domains, private and public sector representatives met to discuss what can be done to address the problem of botnets.
By Sara Peters , 7/16/2014
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Data Breach Notification Law: Will Florida Lead?
Mac McMillan, CEO, CynergisTek
Commentary
Florida's stringent new breach notification law might encourage lawmakers to finally enact a federal standard.
By Mac McMillan CEO, CynergisTek, 7/16/2014
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Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Elaine Beeman, Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting
Commentary
Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
By Elaine Beeman Managing Director, Accenture Federal Services Management Consulting, 7/16/2014
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Can Privacy Survive Social Networking?
Tonia Allen Gould, Founder & CEO, Tagsource
Commentary
Sgrouples shows social networking doesn't have to mean surrendering personal data.
By Tonia Allen Gould Founder & CEO, Tagsource, 7/14/2014
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Government Security: Saying 'No' Doesn't Work
Steve Jones, Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, Capgemini
Commentary
It's time for government agencies to move beyond draconian security rules and adopt anomaly analytics.
By Steve Jones Group Strategy Director, Big Data & Analytics, Capgemini, 7/14/2014
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China Labels iPhone A Security Threat
Eric Zeman,
News
State media says the iPhone's ability to collect user location data is dangerous.
By Eric Zeman , 7/11/2014
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HIPAA Compliance: What Every Developer Should Know
Jason Wang, Founder & CEO, TrueVault
Commentary
Apple Health and Google Fit have spurred a surge of interest in health apps. Here's what developers need to understand about HIPAA compliance.
By Jason Wang Founder & CEO, TrueVault, 7/11/2014
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Global Law Enforcement, Security Firms Team Up, Take Down Shylock
Sara Peters,
News
À la GOZeuS, an international, public-private collaboration seizes a banking Trojan's command and control servers.
By Sara Peters , 7/10/2014
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'Windows To Go' Device Wins Federal Cryptographic Certification
David F Carr, Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare
News
With FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification, the Imation IronKey portable USB-based workspace becomes a mobility option for both civilian and military agencies.
By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Healthcare, 7/10/2014
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Controversial Cyber Security Bill Advances
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Senate bill aims to promote information sharing to combat cyberthreats, but critics contend it lacks privacy protections.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 7/9/2014
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Electronic Frontier Foundation Sues NSA, Director of National Intelligence
Sara Peters,
News
EFF says that the agencies have failed to provide documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act.
By Sara Peters , 7/8/2014
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HIPAA Complaints Vex Healthcare Organizations
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Since 2013, complaints to the Department of Health and Human Services have risen regarding Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act violations.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/8/2014
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Florida Law Aims To Tighten Data Security
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
News
Florida's new data privacy law increases security accountability for all enterprises; healthcare providers could face greater burden to protect patients' personal information.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 7/7/2014
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Facebook Mood Experiment Draws FTC Complaint
Kristin Burnham, Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com
News
Electronic Privacy Information Center files a complaint against Facebook alleging that its news feed experiment deceived users and violated a 2012 Consent Order.
By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 7/7/2014
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TSA Requires Charged Devices At Some Overseas Airports
Eric Zeman,
News
Homeland Security tells US-bound air travelers at certain overseas airports that mobile devices need to be operational when boarding, or gadgets will be confiscated.
By Eric Zeman , 7/7/2014
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Google Users Change Search Habits After Snowden
Joe Stanganelli, Attorney, Beacon Hill Law
News
Researchers find significant decrease in "embarrassing" and "private" terms in Google searches after NSA surveillance revelations.
By Joe Stanganelli Attorney, Beacon Hill Law, 7/3/2014
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CosmicDuke: Cosmu & MiniDuke Mash-Up
Sara Peters,
News
F-Secure believes that the combo malware might have connections to the perpetrators of the miniDuke attacks.
By Sara Peters , 7/2/2014
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