There can be no expectation of privacy in data exposed to the Internet over a peer-to-peer file-sharing network, a federal judge in Vermont ruled in a case involving three men charged with possession of child pornography.
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Facebook and Microsoft are winning plaudits from security researchers for launching an initiative to offer bounties to bug hunters who discover and report vulnerabilities in widely used products.
The Edward Snowden saga continues to serve up valuable lessons on the dangers posed to enterprise data by insiders with privileged access to systems and networks. The latest lesson involves the risks of allowing password sharing among employees.
Government and industry need to overcome significant challenges, including those related to privacy and security, before commercial drone aircraft can be safely allowed over U.S. airspace, the FAA said Thursday.
A unique effort to crowdsource a security audit of the popular TrueCrypt open source encryption software appears to be going viral three weeks after it was launched by two U.S. based researchers in response to concerns that the National Security Agency may have tampered with it.
The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday voted to back a "spying reform" bill that critics contend codifies and extends the National Security Agency's controversial phone metadata collection practices.
Less than four days before Healthcare.gov went live, two senior officials at the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services expressed reservations about the security preparedness of the site.
A U.S. House committee chairman, citing security concerns, today ordered a Healthcare.gov contractor to provide detailed information about its work on the project.
The ongoing scramble to fix glitches affecting the troubled Healthcare.gov website could heighten security risks and introduce fresh vulnerabilities into an already fragile system.
In a rare move, a federal court in Idaho ordered a software developer's computer seized and its contents copied without prior notice because the developer described himself as a 'hacker' on his website.
Two of the contractors involved in developing the Affordable Care Act healthcare exchanges have had fairly serious data security issues, a Computerworld review of publicly available information has found.
The anger expressed by French officials following revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency gathered data on millions of phone calls involving French citizens appears misplaced considering reports of the country's own record of domestic and international surveillance.
Data released by the presiding judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court suggest that the secret court is tougher on government requests for wiretaps on foreign terrorism suspects than had been generally assumed.
Whoever succeeds Gen. Keith Alexander as the next director of the National Security Agency will be stuck weathering the fallout from the Edward Snowden media leaks for the conceivable future.
Two Republican lawmakers Wednesday demanded that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) provide information on security measures used to secure the Federal Data Services Hub that was built to support Obamacare healthcare exchanges.