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Topic: data security

Have We Entered the Age of Brand Terrorism?

Why foreign operatives have their sights set on America's famous brand names

In October, FBI director James Comey no doubt caused a sleepless night for many an executive when he told CBS' 60 Minutes that "there are two kinds of big companies in…

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…

Apple Tightens iCloud Security After Naked Celebrity Photo Leak

Promises to be more alert for suspicious activity

Apple is implementing more robust iCloud security protocols after a massive breach of celebrities’ accounts—and leak of private nude photos—revealed some weaknesses in the photo-storing service. CEO Tim Cook revealed the…

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…

FTC Chair Edith Ramirez Fights for Data Security and Privacy Rights

Consumers come first

One year into her tenure as chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission, Edith Ramirez is putting the agency front and center as the nation’s leading enforcer on privacy and data…

Snapchat Settles With the FTC Over Broken Privacy Promises

Snaps didn't disappear and data was collected

Snapchat, an app that promised messaging privacy, broke those promises to users, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday. The hot startup agreed to settle with the FTC over charges it…

FTC's Data Security Case Against Wyndham Worldwide Moves Forward

Closely-watched case could determine authority

In a victory for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge declined to dismiss the agency's data security case against Wydham Worldwide Hotels, allowing it to move forward. The case, in…

Fandango, Credit Karma Settle FTC Charges in Data Security Case

Sends strong message to companies to tighten procedures

The Federal Trade Commission continues to step up its data security enforcement in an attempt to stop data breaches before they harm consumers. On Friday, the agency announced Fandango and…

Target Is Washington's Poster Child for Data Breach Debate

Report shows where retailer went wrong

Target is quickly becoming the poster child for Washington policymakers anxious to find a solution to curb the growing number of data breaches that steal and compromise the personal information…

Infographic: Consumers Just Say No to In-Store Tracking

Consumers favor opt-in consent

Given the choice, consumers are likely to just say "no" to their movements being tracked in retail stores via their smartphones. According to a new survey by Chicago-based OpinionLab, eight…

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