The CEO of a recently hacked spyware vendor says the attack against his company has made it easier for criminals and terrorists to operate, but privacy advocates say the breach has been instrumental in propelling an international discussion on surveillance tech.
Consideration of a controversial cybersecurity bill that encourages private companies to share data with the federal government is now expected to be delayed until the fall, with opponents attributing the holdup to their grassroots efforts aimed at derailing the act.
Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software hopes that giving the upgrade away for free will help it carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.
Activists opposed to an information sharing proposal about to be brought back up in the Senate are asking others to fax their complaints to Capitol Hill.
Historic phone records collected in bulk by the National Security Agency are poised to be purged from the NSA’s database later this year, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said this week.