Topic: data security

Zuckerberg Says U.S. Government Is a Threat to the Internet

Not fast enough on surveillance reform

Mark Zuckerberg took to his Facebook page today to express his frustrations with U.S. government's slow progress on surveillance reform. He even went so far as to call the government…

Edward Snowden: Tech Giants Are Irresponsible With Consumer Data

Exiled American whistle-blower on SXSW panel

Echoing sentiments expressed by Julian Assange at South by Southwest Interactive two days ago, exiled American whistle-blower Edward Snowden and fellow panelists today suggested that tech giants such as Google…

Advertisers Pay 3 Times More for Cookie-Based Ads

But will consumer privacy regulation alter the landscape?

A new study from the Digital Advertising Alliance found that advertisers will pay a substantially higher premium for interest-based ads. While that may not seem so surprising, the study, to…

Will Washington Move to Quickly to Regulate the Internet of Things?

At least one regulator, sounds a note of caution

Walk the halls of the International CES and listen to tech titans like Cisco’s John Chambers and it’s easy to believe that the Internet of things is the next big…

Auto Execs Lament State of Connected Car Regulation

Industry is still unsure which way D.C. might regulate

The connected car is one of the hottest topics at this year’s International CES, but to make it a reality, the auto industry will first need to navigate a Web…

Rep. Terry Defends U.S. Data Economy as 'Gold'

Key House lawmaker lays out privacy and data security agenda

While privacy advocates are looking to Europe to force the U.S. to adopt stricter privacy laws, Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said not so fast. Referencing the Direct Marketing Association's recent…

Telecom Firms Form Privacy Coalition

Washington insiders Leibowitz and Bono Mack are co-chairs

As privacy and data security heat up on Capitol Hill in the wake of news over the National Security Agency's surveillance programs, a group of the nation's largest telecommunications companies…