Modern cars are more and more dependent on computer systems. And guess what? They can be hacked.
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President Barack Obama is planning to push legislation which would protect companies from lawsuits for sharing cyberthreat data with the government, reports the Washington Post.
Facebook has announced a set of new privacy focused terms of service, which aims to let users of the social network ‘control their information’, according to The Independent. The changes, which will be live as of 1 January 2015, introduce ‘Privacy Basics’, a tool that shows users who can see any information they share on
Privacy and security online are hot button topics in America today, as a new survey by the Pew Research Center confirms, mirroring similar results from two different privacy and security surveys conducted by ESET.
Many of us have moments when we need, or want, to be more private online - when searching for a new job, for instance, or when having a private business conversation.
Medical information is now worth up to 10 times the price of credit card details on online black markets, due to weak healthcare security and a thriving black market in data to be used for medical fraud.
A new Harris survey found that almost all Americans care about online privacy, and 71% said that they ‘care deeply’ about it. The survey found that the service that worries Americans most is Facebook.
You are never truly invisible online - and even if you equip yourself with an arsenal of privacy tools, you'll still be watched. But there are ways to ensure that you and your business never "overshare". Here's seven of them.
After a technical error on a Mozilla database, thousands of email addresses and encrypted passwords were exposed for nearly a month - leaving 78,000 Mozilla app developers vulnerable to hackers.
Set up in the wake of Facebook's controversial 'experiment', the 99 Days project aims to work out a more profound question: does the site make us happy?
Facebook has faced repeated controversy over privacy, with features such as Graph Search revealing information which users might have forgotten they ever “shared”. But there are steps users can take to manage the way Facebook uses their information.
Encryption is essential to cyber security today, with encryption of personally identifiable information (PII) being a top priority for organizations large and small, to protect customers and avoid fines and penalties after data breaches.
When parents post photographs and information about their children to social media, what are the privacy implications for those children when they're grown? What happens on the internet tends to stay on the internet, and not necessarily in a good way.
Smartphone apps and home equipment for scanning brainwaves could lead to a future in which governments or companies misuse such data as a way of decoding people’s personality traits, researchers from MIT and the Technical University of Denmark have warned.
The acquisition of chat service Whatsapp for $19 billion has been the technology story of the week - but serious privacy and security questions remain over Facebook's new messaging service.
This holiday season, shoppers are turning to mobile as a new way to hunt bargains, with purchases via mobile platforms nearly doubling year-on-year - but nearly one third of shoppers polled admitted to serious security errors, such as storing card details in smartphones.
Domestic violence is not something that gets discussed much in information security circles, but there are few people that need advice on assuring their online safety more urgently than victims of stalking and domestic abuse. What can people do to protect themselves when there is a known and persistent threat?
Children come into contact with the internet at a very young age these days - a survey on a parenting site this year said that one in eight children go online before the age of two. Our tips will help keep youngsters safe - and help them enjoy the internet.
An infographic of recent healthcare IT security statistics paints a striking picture of much security work yet to be done, even as new medical privacy regulations go into effect.
Is your company ready for September 23, 2013, the deadline for compliance with HIPAA 2.0? The revised omnibus privacy and security regulations incorporating HITECH expose a lot more companies to possible fines.