| Mar 15, 2014
| 2:22 PM
In the two weeks between recent revelations that hackers stole data on students, alumni and faculty from the University of Maryland, College Park and the Johns Hopkins University, nearly 360,000 records were swiped in similar attacks at schools in...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:31 PM
His first day on his new job was the day of the LAX shooting, and it's been lights and sirens ever since. James G. Featherstone, Los Angeles' interim fire chief, hasn't unpacked his books or hung framed inspirational works like a Frederic Remington...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:18 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Federal Trade Commission and California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris say that Facebook is misinterpreting how a children’s privacy law applies to teen privacy in a move that could undercut the giant social network in a federal court...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 12:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp.
The privacy groups...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:43 PM
A Los Angeles woman has sued Sprint Corp., saying that one of its workers browsed through her traded-in phone, found two photographs of her engaged in sex and posted them on her Facebook page.
The woman, identified in the lawsuit only as J. Johnson,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 9:45 AM
'Moving Target' By J.A. Jance. Touchstone, 320 pages, $25.99
J.A. Jance skillfully avoids the predictable by expertly explores separate storylines about two strangers — a jailed teen-age computer hacker and an elderly British man trying to...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is set to speak at SXSW Interactive Monday, March 10, the fest announced Tuesday. Due to his fugitive status in the U.S., he will not appear in person and speak via videoconference.
SXSW has said that surveillance and...
| Mar 5, 2014
As more of our children's education moves online, there are increased opportunities for abusing the collection of their personal data. Last month, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced a bill that would help close a loophole in...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 1:58 PM
The personal information of more than 309,000 students, staff and alumni of the University of Maryland was compromised in a "sophisticated" cyberattack, University President Wallace Loh announced Wednesday.
The breached database held names, Social...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 1:30 PM
United Nations member states unanimously adopted a symbolic resolution Thursday that declares a worldwide right of individuals to online privacy, a slap at the U.S. National Security Agency's massive surveillance programs that have angered Washington's...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:13 PM
As millions of bargain-crazed customers swarmed through Target stores on Black Friday, one of the most audacious heists in retail history was quietly underway.
A band of cyberthieves pilfered credit and debit card information from the giant retailer's...