UPDATE – America’s largest book retailer, Barnes & Noble, announced this morning it has detected evidence of tampering in 63 PIN-pad devices used in as many stores by criminals trying to steal payment card information. Barnes & Noble claims to have disconnected all the affected devices from service on Sept. 14. The retailer did not disclose how many customers may have been affected by the tampered devices.
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Verizon has drawn the ire of its customers and privacy advocates this week because a new initiative launched by the telecom company may violate users’ privacy.
As expected, a group of European data privacy advocates have asked for search giant Google to clarify what and how much information the company extracts from its customers.
The National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) of the Philipines has asked for assistance from law enforcement after a handful of government sites in the country, including the NTC’s site, were brought offline this morning in a hack allegedly carried out by PrivateX, an offshoot of the hacktivist group Anonymous.
California today joined two other states making it a crime for employers and colleges to ask applicants or workers for their social media login information in order to access their private Web sites. The new laws — one for companies and one for colleges — go into effect Jan. 1, 2013.
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a Boston-based hospital, agreed to pay $1.5 million to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS) earlier this week, settling a HIPAA violation stemming from a 2010 incident.
Google Chrome is indeed getting a Do Not Track (DNT) feature according to source code published in the developer’s release of the browser at the end of last week. The feature should clear Google’s dev and beta channels before making its way into the next stable build of the browser before the end of this year.
Twitter quietly is assembling a serious security team, with the most recent addition being Charlie Miller, the security researcher known for finding a long line of bugs in the iPhone and other Apple products. Miller, a respected and prolific researcher, will join the social network’s security team next week.
The University of Miami Hospital (UMH) has begun to notify patients for the second time this year that some of their personal information may be at risk after the health care institution was hit with a data breach in July. According to a letter being sent to patients this month, two employees at the hospital were found “inappropriately accessing” patients’ “face sheets,” documents that give doctors a quick glance at patients’ information.
The co-founder of the Apache HTTP Server Project is under fire for a patch that instructs the world’s most popular Web server to ignore the Do Not Track privacy setting enabled by default in Internet Explorer 10.