After going back to the drawing board, federal advisers have reached their original conclusion: No special privacy or security policies are needed for non-targeted health data queries. Read their rationale.
More than one-quarter of the U.S. Senate is asking the national intelligence director to reveal more information to the public regarding the government's programs to collect massive amounts of data on communications of ordinary Americans.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, a unit of the Department of Health and Human Services, has offered Congress a glimpse at its security and privacy priorities for next year. Let us know what you think of the to-do list.
Here are some questions we'd like to ask the former systems administrator at the National Security Agency to learn more about the motivation behind his leak of the U.S. government's top-secret information collection programs.
Facebook acknowledges it exposed 6 million members' phone numbers and e-mail addresses to unauthorized viewers, the latest example of IT security incidents creating mistrust of corporations and governments.
Security and privacy professionals should be cautious about the type of information they share with the federal government's intelligence community, says Peter Swire, a former White House privacy counselor.