A new U.K. government report accuses social networks of serving as a "safe haven for terrorists," inflaming what some see as tense relations in the post-Snowden era between the British government and Silicon Valley.
The secure national exchange of patients' health information for use in treatment will make progress once "we simplify what we say when we're explaining privacy to people," says Lucia Savage, new chief privacy officer of ONC.
Apple CEO Tim Cook traveled to China in the wake of allegations that hackers are targeting Chinese iCloud users. The Chinese government has denied any involvement in the attacks, which can bypass the latest iPhone's stronger encryption.
Apps for wearable devices that are designed to track a user's pulse rate, blood-oxygen level or location may be leaking that data during transmission, Symantec security researcher Candid WÃ¼eest warns in a Black Hat Europe briefing.
Amsterdam is again playing host to the annual Black Hat Europe information security gathering, and presenters have promised to cover everything from privacy flaws in wearable computers to two-factor authentication system failures.
The Department of Health and Human Services has appointed Lucia Savage, an attorney at insurer United Healthcare, as the new chief privacy officer of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT.
The development of authentication technologies that could replace the password is "nearing a tipping point," but there's still several years of work to do, says Jeremy Grant, who oversees the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.
Apple announces security and privacy changes tied to the release of iOS8, including better data encryption, more secure iCloud backups, and a corporate promise to be more transparent. But it delays release of its HealthKit.
Federal government auditors have identified weaknesses in the technical controls protecting the security of the federally run Obamacare HealthCare.gov website and systems, which they say create increased and unnecessary risks.
Apple's advice to always use strong passwords and two-factor authentication ignores that image hackers are bypassing those controls - and celebrities aren't the only victims. Here's what needs to change.