In a speech revealing new limits on the way intelligence agencies collect telephone metadata, President Obama also announced a comprehensive review of how government and business are confronting the challenges inherent in big data.
Investigations and lawsuits are piling up for breached retailers Target Corp. and Neiman Marcus. Meanwhile, card-issuing banks say fraud patterns may reveal additional breaches at other well-known brands.
Because of increasing cyber-attacks against government agencies, the inspector general says it's crucial for the State Department to address the continuing weaknesses in its information security program.
First Target, then Neiman Marcus; who's next? And while banking institutions await the next attack, how should they respond to customers' anxious questions about this latest round of high-profile retail data breaches?
Target Corp. is providing $5 million to help fund an effort to educate consumers about the risks of cybercrime. Meanwhile, a group of House Democrats had called for a hearing about the retailer's breach, while two senators have demanded details.
While news of the NSA's data collection caught many off guard, it's just another example of the U.S. culture of surveillance, says sociologist William Staples, author of the book "Everyday Surveillance."
Target Corp.'s revelation that personal information about up to 70 million customers was breached in a recent malware attack raises new questions about Target's security practices and risks to consumers.