Topic: Security

Yahoo Just Disclosed That 500 Million User Accounts Were Hacked in 2014

'State-sponsored actor' committed the breach

Half a billion Yahoo accounts were hacked in 2014 by a "state-sponsored actor" that resulted in users' information being stolen, the company revealed Thursday. A statement from the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based internet…

President Obama Calls for Finding Middle Ground Around Issues Pertaining to Apple-FBI Fight

Tackled thorny topics at SXSW

President Barack Obama appeared at South by Southwest Interactive in Austin today and weighed in on the issues that are central to the ongoing fight between Apple and the FBI.…

A Look at Some of the Key Media Bills Being Introduced

Testing the waters for support in an upcoming election year

Congress is winding down for the year, making it highly unlikely that any new laws will get passed; even nominations are having a tough time. There is still a question…

Social Monitoring Program Saves Kids Embarrassment

Software offers parents calculated insight

The use of social networking sites is now an integral part of communication among teenagers. But unlike older users, this group faces particular dangers that can make parents wary. Striking…

Rep. Bono Mack Looks to Crack Down on Companies Like Sony, Citibank

Bill goes after those that fail to report security breaches in timely manner

Hoping to protect consumers from hacking and potential identity theft, as in the recent high profile examples with Sony's Playstation and Citibank, Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., late Monday unveiled…

Apple Breaks Tracking Silence

Company denies it's been storing specific location data from iPhones

After numerous reports surfaced over the past week claiming that the iPhone stores location information on a secret file in the phone, Apple has finally released an official statement denying…

Sony Admits to Major Security Breach

User data, possibly credit card information, compromised

Last week, Sony Corp. shut down its PlayStation Network, an online game and movie service, saying that it had been the target of an “illegal intrusion,” but didn’t give further…