Senate delays vote on spy bill
A bill that would modernize the United States' legal framework for eavesdropping and grant telecommunications companies retroactive immunity for wiretapping customers will have to wait until January.
Researchers reverse Netflix anonymization
Two computer scientists show that a large set of transactional data poses privacy risks by finding a way to link movie ratings from the Netflix Prize dataset to publicly available information.
Group drafts rules to nix credit-card storage
The organization responsible for technical and best-practice standards in the payment industry plans to require the makers of merchant software to certify that their programs do not store sensitive data.
Task force aims to improve U.S. cybersecurity
A blue-ribbon panel of three dozen security experts hopes to craft a strategy to improve cybersecurity by the time the next president takes office.
Court filings double estimate of TJX breach
Online attackers stole information on more than 94 million credit- and debit-card accounts, more than double the original estimates, according to court documents.
Identity thieves likely to be first-timers, strangers
Six years of U.S. Secret Service cases reveal that the majority of identity thieves do not know their victims and do not have a prior criminal record.
Retailers look to exorcise credit-card data
The National Retail Federation sends a letter asking that its members be allowed to decide what credit-card data to keep.
DHS, Unisys scrutinized after data breach
A Congressional committee claims that Unisys allowed malicious code to infect federal systems.
Customers: TD Ameritrade failed to warn of breach
Numerous account holders complained over the past year that the consumer brokerage had sold or leaked e-mail addresses to pump-and-dump spammers.
Max Vision charged with hacking -- again
Federal prosecutors charge former security consultant Max Butler, better known amongst security researchers as "Max Vision," alleging that he supplied and managed a ring of identity thieves.