Kenneth CorbinFreelance Writer, CIO

Kenneth Corbin is a contributing writer based in Washington and Boston who covers government and regulatory issues for CIO.com.

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AT&T's sponsored data plan draws net neutrality concerns

Open Internet advocates are warning that AT&T's "sponsored data" program could create pay-to-play mobile Web.

Ad group urges self-regulation to balance privacy, promos

New polling from the Digital Advertising Alliance highlights the importance of guidelines to limit Web companies' online tracking.

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Bitcoin is legal, let it evolve into its role, researchers urge

The much buzzed-about digital currency has aroused concern for its use in illicit activity, but George Mason University researchers urge a cautious regulatory approach.

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Digital ads group promotes a mobile consumer privacy policy

The Digital Advertising Alliance, a champion of privacy self-regulation, unveils set of principles for advertisers and tech companies to provide notice and controls over consumers' data on the mobile Web.

U.S. cloud firms suffer from NSA PRISM program

Revelations of the NSA's massive electronic surveillance program give fuel to foreign firms and governments that warn of privacy risks of doing business with U.S. cloud service providers.

National policy sought to alert consumers of data breaches

Technology trade group executives make the case for a single, nationwide standard for notifying customers in the event of a breach.

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Chinese hackers hurt business, Congressional committee told

Amid a week of economic meetings between top U.S. and Chinese officials, lawmakers hear warnings about escalating costs of theft of U.S. firms' intellectual property.

Stronger data privacy law may clash with law enforcement

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act reform bill advances to the Senate floor to better protect email privacy. Meanwhile a House subcommittee considers privacy protections for location data, data which some in law enforcement say is necessary to solve crimes.

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Iran is a more dangerous cyber threat to U.S. than China or Russia

Cyber threats from larger, more advanced nations that have diplomatic relations with the United States focus on cyber espionage and theft. But Iran is a more irrational actor and is building a cyber capability that is retaliatory in nature.