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

Study: P2P Networks a Treasure Trove of Health Care Data

Nearly eight months after new rules were enacted requiring stronger protection of health care information, organizations are still leaking such data on P2P networks according to a new study.

Senate Confirms Alexander as Chief of U.S. Cyber Command

Lt. Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the National Security Agency, will also take charge of the U.S. military's recently created Cyber Command.

Ex-IT Admin Found Guilty in San Francisco

Some within the industry insist that the former San Francisco city government network administrator was punished for doing his job, others disagree.

Man Gets 81 Months, $2.5M Fine for Stock Scheme

81 months prison for hacking into online brokerage accounts and using those accounts to manipulate stock prices for personal gain.

Federal Workers Caught Watching Porn at Work

Several senior staff members at the US SEC retreated to online porn during the 2008 financial meltdown.

Judge Denies Bail for Ex-Trader Accused of Code Theft

A federal judge in New York has denied bail to a former trader at Societe Generale who was arrested earlier this week for allegedly stealing proprietary...

Man Who Left USB Drive in Shared PC Waived Privacy Claims, Court Rules

A person who forgot to remove a thumb drive from a shared computer that he was using waived his privacy claims to the content on that device, a federal judge...

Judge in Palin E-mail Case: Computer Search Was Valid

FBI agents did not violate alleged hacker David Kernells Fourth Amendment rights when they searched through the entire contents of his computer in connection with their investigation.

Google-China Spat Sets Stage for Cyberwar

The episode highlighted cyberthreats facing the United States, but it's not a war -- yet.

Security Firm's April Fool's Advice: Deter Hackers With Romance

Sophos describes new technology "Protection through Distraction" to be incorporated into future versions of its software.

TSA to Double Its Use of Whole Body Scanners

A new report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office shows that the Transportation Security Administration plans to install more than double the number...

Facebook Beacon Lawsuit Settled

A judge approves Facebook's offer to pay $9.5 million for a privacy foundation that promotes online privacy.

Broadband Plan Calls for FCC, DHS Collaboration

One key recommendation of the National Broadband Plan calls for closer cooperation between the FCC and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on security matters.

Travelers File Complaints Over TSA Body Scanners

Documents obtained by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) shows complaints have been lodged with the Transportation Security Administration over the use of whole body scanners at U.S. airports.

Google Hacks Could be Less Than Meets the Eye

The recent cyberattacks against Google and others may have been the work of amateurs, a security firm suggests.