Barack Obama

Google and Apple among tech giants urging Obama to block phone surveillance

Google and Apple have signed a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to reject any proposal that would grant police access to encrypted phone data.

Obama issues cybersecurity executive order to tackle ‘national emergency’

President Barack Obama has issued an executive order allowing economic sanctions against hackers outside the United States.

Passport and visa details of world leaders disclosed in accidental G20 privacy breach

A common email mistake accidentally disclosed passport and visa details of 31 world leaders attending the G20 summit in Australia, the BBC reports.

Obama administration seeks more power to tackle botnets

The Obama administration wants greater power to shut down botnets, responding to the growing threat of cybercrime and increasingly complex, modern techniques.

Obama to call for longer hacking prison sentences with revised Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

President Barack Obama intends to persuade Congress to increase the sentence for hackers, as well as widen the definition of what hacking means, according to Ars Technica.

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