Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Paul Revere could have been caught if the British crown collected metadata

Here's a close-up: While this only proves that Revere was a highly connected individual, a bridge between various social circles, that would have made him a person of interest at the very least, and all the crown needed was a little bit of metadata to know precisely who to target for a deeper investigation.

Hackers attacked one million-plus Asus users through malicious update

Hackers attacked one million-plus Asus users through malicious update

Moscow-based cyber security provider Kaspersky Lab said the attack took place between June and November last year and was used to deliver a software update with a “backdoor” that would give hackers access to infected machines.

U.S. agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog

U.S. agency error exposes 2.3 million disaster survivors to fraud: watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) exposed 2.3 million disaster survivors to possible identity theft and fraud by improperly sharing sensitive personal information with an outside company, according to an internal government watchdog.

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

New facial recognition bill would require consent before companies could share data

A new bill introduced in the Senate today would prohibit commercial companies using facial recognition technology from sharing people’s data without their explicit consent.

Princeton Web Census Data Release

Princeton Web Census Data Release

Now we are releasing the entire Princeton Web Census data -- about 15 terabytes -- containing privacy measurements of 1 million sites conducted each month from December 2015 to June 2018.

When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn

When Trump Phones Friends, the Chinese and the Russians Listen and Learn

And since becoming president, Mr. Trump has agreed to a slightly cumbersome arrangement of having two official phones: one for Twitter and other apps, and one for calls.

Infographic: A Look At Data Breach Laws By State

Infographic: A Look At Data Breach Laws By State

A data breach is “the unauthorized acquisition of covered information that compromises security, integrity or confidentiality," according to software company Digital Guardian. How strict are your state’s data breach laws?” Digital Guardian said.