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Topic: cyber security

Home Depot Reveals Customers' Credit Card Data Got Hacked

Another retailer suffers a security breach

The Home Depot acknowledged today that its payment system suffered a security breach that has apparently exposed credit card data since April, though the retailer noted that personal identification numbers…

Is Your Secret Safe With 'Secret' App?

Hackers expose anonymity issues

Hackers recently showed that Secret, the anonymous social networking app that encourages users to "speak freely," may not be so secretive after all. Speaking with Wired, Ben Caudill, co-founder of Seattle's…

Snapchat CEO Discusses Data Leak

Spiegel says he has no regrets, but security update on way

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has finally addressed a New Year's hack that exposed millions of users' personal data. The embarrassing breach followed warnings from an Internet security syndicate GibsonSec, which found…

Snapchat Grapples With New Year's Hack

Millions of users effected

Snapchat rang in the New Year with a hack. The hot startup had been warned of security flaws in its software that could expose its users' data. On New Year's Eve…

House Passes Controversial Cyber Security Bill for Second Time

Privacy hawks vow to fight bill as it heads to Senate

Despite a veto threat by President Obama and a vigorous campaign by privacy hawks, the House of Representatives easily passed a controversial cyber security bill that would make it easier…

Controversial Cybersecurity Bill Headed for House Floor

Privacy advocates try to paint Cispa as new SOPA

A cybersecurity bill written to defend the nation's businesses against cyberattacks is headed for a House vote this week over the protests of Internet privacy advocates and some Democrats.  Although opponents…

Is Cispa the New SOPA?

Groups harness social media to battle cyber-security bill in Congress

The same groups that fought off the anti-piracy bill SOPA are now rallying the Internet community against Cispa, a cyber security bill introduced Thursday during a hearing of the House…

Google Lobbying Spending Leads Tech Pack

Company continues to feel pressure in Washington

Under scrutiny by regulators in both the U.S. and Europe for its privacy and business practices, it's not surprising that Google continues to lead the tech lobby pack when it…

FTC Sues Wyndham Over Data Breaches

Case is part of ongoing effort at commission to enforce company policies

The Federal Trade Commission filed suit today against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and three of its subsidiaries for failing to live up to its privacy and data security policies in violation…

Cybersecurity Bills Line Up in Congress

New GOP bill encourages public-private approach

Cyber security to guard against threats from terrorists is getting a lot of attention from Congress these days, overtaking privacy on the legislative front. A group of eight GOP Senators…

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