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Jaikumar Vijayan has covered data security and privacy issues, financial services security and e-voting for Computerworld.

FCC Investigating Google Over Street View

The FCC confirmed on Wednesday that it is investigating whether Google broke any federal eavesdropping laws when collecting data for its controversial Street View.

Privacy Advocates Fear Massive Fed Health Database

U.S. Office of Personnel Management wants to collect data from three health programs

E-voting in New York: So Far, So Good

Electronic voting appears to be running smoothly today--unlike during last month's primaries.

E-Voting Concerns Overblown, Officials Say

Election officials respond to concerns about electronic ballots without paper backups.

Paperless E-voting a Concern This Election, Say Watchdogs

Nearly one in four registered voters in Tuesday's elections will use electronic voting systems with no verifiable paper records

Researchers Turn to Data Analytics Tools to Help Stroke Victims

Researchers are turning to data analytics techniques to more quickly spot symptoms of a potentially fatal complication that can develop in patients who have suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm.

DHS Scoured Social Media Sites During Obama Inauguration for 'items of Interest'

A rights advocacy group is expressing concern over what it contends was an overly broad surveillance of social networking sites conducted by the U.S...

Zeus Trojan Bust Reveals Sophisticated 'Money Mules' Operation in U.S.

Court documents released on Thursday related to indictments over a massive international financial cybercrime operation provide a fascinating -- if scary -- glimpse into how the crooks operated within the U.S.

Online IP Protection Bill Sparks Outrage

Proposed legislation aimed at slowing online copyright infringement has drawn criticism frm privacy advocates and industry gurus.

Facebook Wannabe Diaspora Hit on Security Issues

Diaspora is already running into early criticism over security issues by those who say they have tested the Facebook rival.

SAP Rolls out Real-time Business Analytics Apps

In a sign of SAPs stepped up attention to the business analytics market, the company released a set of real-time analytics products on Tuesday.

Hotel Operator Warns of Data Breach

An operator of upscale hotels and resorts under such widely-known names as Marriott, Sheraton and Westin.

Warrants May Be Needed for Cell Phone Data, Court Says

In a precedent-setting decision, a federal appellate court this week ruled that judges have the option of asking prosecutors to obtain a warrant before they...

Google Privacy Practices Blasted

Consumer Watchdog lampoons Google's CEO in a mega-ad questioning the search giant's privacy policies.

Startup Offers Free Social Media Analytics Service

San Jose-based Viralheat this week announced plans to provide companies with some of the data it collects from social networks about businesses and products.