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Privacy Office Approves Laptop Searches Without Suspicion

Travelers arriving at U.S. borders may soon be confronted with their laptops, PDAs, and other digital devices being searched, copied, and even held by customs.

TJX, Heartland Hacker to Plead Guilty

Albert Gonzalez will plead guilty to charges in a 19-count indictment that includes conspiracy, wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.

Court Says Even Digital Data Needs a Search Warrant

A federal appeals court has ruled that searches of digital gear and electronic files must be limited to material noted in a warrant.

Data Thief Was a 'Computer Addict,' Lawyer Says

Gonzalez was one of three individuals indicted Monday in federal district court in New Jersey on charges related to massive data thefts.

Gonzalez's Lawyer to Contend He Was Not the Kingpin of Heartland, Hannaford Breaches

The attorney for Albert Gonzalez, the man indicted Monday on charges related to the massive data thefts at Heartland Payment Systems and four other retailers was not the kingpin behind the hack, says his lawyer.

Judge: Defunct Airport Fast Pass Company Can't Sell Customer Data

A federal judge has issued an order banning the operator of a now-defunct registered air traveler program from selling any of the highly personal data it...

Heartland Identity Theft Details Emerge

SQL injection attacks were behind the massive data breaches and enormous data thefts at several retailers, investigations find.

Tenenbaum Faces Bankruptcy After $675K Piracy Verdict in RIAA Case

Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum, found guilty last week of illegally downloading and distributing 30 copyrighted songs -- and fined $675,000 by a...

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RIAA's Latest File-Sharing Win: $675,000 from Boston Student

A federal jury has fined Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum $675,000 for music piracy.

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Report: Michael Jackson's Death Certificate Improperly Accessed

At least six staff members at the Los Angeles County Coroner's Department improperly viewed Michael Jackson's death certificate hundreds of times.

CEOs Underestimate Security Risks, Survey Finds

CEOs Underestimate Security Risks, Survey Finds

Music Piracy Verdict Appealed

A Minnesota woman asks the judge to at least reduce the $1.9 million fine she owes the RIAA for being found guilty of sharing music online.

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Cyberattacks Show Need to Protect Federal Sites

News Analysis: DDoS Attacks Highlight Need to Reduce Government Internet Access Points

MasterCard Halts Remote POS Security Upgrades

MasterCard has made its second major security change in recent weeks.

TJX Pays States for Cost of Investigating its Data Breach

The retail chain has reached a $9.75 million settlement with 41 states that helped untangle a major security leak.