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  • How CSOs Can Help CIOs Talk Security to the Board

    Most CIOs are not security experts, but in the board room they need to be. Thanks to the CSO, , they don't have to go it alone. Behind the scenes, they can help prepare the CIO, offering advice on how to interpret the company's threat levels, boiling down the most relevant information and communicating it, early and often, so the C-suite will pay attention.

  • Grocers, retailers gobble up Apple Pay in time for holidays

    U.S. consumers have eschewed in-store mobile payments for years, but Apple Pay is making headway in that area just a month after the service launched Oct. 20.

  • Google, Rockstar reach deal to settle lawsuit over Nortel patents

    Google has agreed to settle a patent lawsuit brought by Rockstar, a patent company that had earlier acquired a trove of patents from Nortel Networks.

  • NSA chief says cyberattacks on industrial systems are his top concern

    Multiple nation-states are investing in their capabilities to hack critical U.S. infrastructure, making defense of those networks a top priority, U.S. National Security Agency chief Admiral Mike Rogers said Thursday.

  • Governments act against webcam-snooping websites

    Government officials in the US and the UK are warning people to secure their webcams after websites that broadcast the contents of those cameras have sprung up online.

  • Uber, facing public backlash, will rethink privacy

    Silicon Valley-based ride-sharing company Uber is looking eastward to inject some wisdom into how it handles user data.

  • AT&T to pay $23.8 million to settle California dumping complaint

    AT&T has agreed to pay US$23.8 million to resolve allegations by the state of California that it illegally disposed of hazardous waste, including electronics, batteries and aerosol cans, by throwing it into dumpsters.

  • Data exchange talks lag, jeopardizing US firms' ability to operate in Europe

    Thanks to revelations about government spying, a revamped version of a 15-year-old agreement governing the exchange of personal data between EU and the U.S. still seems a long way off, threatening the ability of American companies to do business in Europe.

  • NSA director: No changes in telephone record collection coming

    The U.S. National Security Agency is planning no major changes in its domestic telephone records collection program after a bill to rein in those efforts failed in the Senate this week, the agency's director said.

  • Citadel malware now targets password management applications

    Attackers have started using the Citadel Trojan program to steal master passwords for password management applications and other authentication programs.

  • Black Friday: Microsoft slashing Surface, laptop, Xbox prices

    Microsoft has revealed a slew of Black Friday deals, including big cuts intended to move its iPad rival, the Surface Pro 3 tablet.

  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Devices Charged During Holiday Travel

    I'm at my local Starbucks, drinking a seasonal concoction. (A no-whip caramel brûlée.) I'm listening to tinkly piano music on Pandora while I work. And I'm charging my iPhone using one of Starbucks' new Duracell Powermat wireless charging "spots."

  • Activists release Detekt tool that finds surveillance malware

    A free tool released Thursday allows users to scan their computers for surveillance malware that has been used in attacks against journalists, human rights defenders and political activists around the world.

  • Intel to work with Europol on fighting cybercrime

    An agreement between Intel's McAfee security branch and European law enforcement will allow the two to work on joint operations to fight cybercrime.

  • USB Armory is the Swiss army knife of security devices

    "Where's Andrea?" That was the question on the lips of attendees at this week's No Such Con security conference.

  • Walmart brings Black Friday early to iPhone, iPad fans

    Walmart, which already has leaked its Black Friday deals on Apple, Dell, HP and other tech products, just couldn't stand the lull between now and the day after Thanksgiving. So it has started promoting a Pre-Black Friday event for this Friday, Nov. 21, starting at 8am, that will also feature plenty of bargains on electronics.

  • FTC gets federal court to shut down $120M tech support scam

    The Federal Trade Commission today said a federal court has temporarily shut down two telemarketing operations that it says conned tens of thousands of consumers out of more than $120 million by deceptively marketing computer software and tech support services.

  • Surprise! TRUSTe Can't Always be Trusted, FTC Says

    TRUSTe, a company that is supposed to help consumers determine if online sites are secure enough to make online purchases, can't always be trusted, according to the FTC.

  • This is how Google is dealing with 'right to be forgotten' requests

    Google is employing a big team of lawyers, engineers and paralegals who have so far evaluated over half a million URLs that were requested to be delisted from search results by European citizens, the company said.

  • Court shuts down tech support 'scams' targeted by FTC

    A Florida court has temporarily shut down two "massive" telemarketing operations that allegedly conned tens of thousands of consumers out of millions of dollars by tricking them into fixing nonexistent computer errors, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said.