The U.S. government -- minus key spy operations -- spent $11.36 billion to protect classified data in 2011.
Industry stakeholders, rights groups, and Internet marketers will discuss privacy issues involving consumer data on mobile devices.
Facebook users today expressed outrage over what they saw as a unilateral move by the company to replace the display email addresses of all users with a Facebook.com email address.
Fox Entertainment Group, the Arizona State Police and Britain's Serious Organized Crime Agency were also targeted by the attacks.
Research by a security vendor reveals a generation gap, with tech-savvy young people paying far less attention to online security risks.
Google isn't likely to track users or mine data, but apparently its privacy language doesn't actually preclude it.
As many as a quarter of a million users mistakenly blocked LinkedIn's alerts about stolen passwords, and their accounts are still vulnerable, a researcher estimates.
A hitherto unknown hacking group claimed responsibility for a hacking attack on a county school system in Tennessee that may have exposed the names, Social Security Numbers and other personal data belonging to about 110,000 people.
A federal judge in Kentucky this week upheld a lower court's decision to throw out crucial evidence in a drug case because the evidence was gathered with the help of a GPS tracking device that was installed without a warrant on the suspect's vehicle.
Yahoo today launched Genome, a new tool that allows online advertisers take advantage of the company's extensive experience with big data analytics.
Having passed the U.S. House of Representatives, the controversial legislation goes next to the Senate and faces a presidential veto threat unless it is modified to address privacy concerns.
A recent data breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of more than 280,000 people served as yet another reminder of the well-recognized, but often discounted, risks associated with using weak and default passwords.
Two senior lawmakers this week sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration demanding information on how the agency will ensure that privacy rights are protected when it issues drone licenses to government, law enforcement and private organizations.
The Anonymous hacking collective has launched a new site that it claims will allow users to post material without fear of being tracked down.
Advocacy groups want stronger rules but the industry prefers to retain its current self-regulation.