Computerworld offers tips to holiday shoppers looking to expose their personal data to online thieves.
What happens when a privacy advocate takes Social Security numbers she finds in public records (of politicians, no less) and republishes them on her Web site? Lawsuits start to fly.
Many major social networking sites are leaking information that allows third party advertising and tracking companies to associate the Web browsing habits of users with a specific person, warns a study by AT&T Labs and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
With Boston University student Joel Tenenbaum admitting to a federal jury Thursday that he illegally downloaded songs, the sole question remaining is just how big a fine he will face.
The judge overseeing the case of a Boston University student accused of music piracy forbid the defendant from using a fair use defense in the trial.
Google officials say that critics calling for Los Angeles to reconsider plans to implement Google Apps are misinformed about the security of the cloud-based service.
Legal analysts say the $.19 million fine imposed by a jury in a retrial of a woman accused of pirating 24 songs may wind up hurting the Recording Industry Association of America's anti-piracy efforts.
Privacy and civil rights advocates are expressing their dismay over a pair of decisions made by a California District Court judge last week to shut down Wikileaks.org, a controversial Web site that allows whistleblowers to anonymously post corporate and government documents online.
The state of Oregon is hoping to halt a subpoena by the Recording Industry Association of America looking to reveal the identity of 17 University of Oregon students alleged to have infringed music copyrights.
The RIAA will try to use its recent victory in a file-sharing case against a Minnesota woman to push other similar cases to settle, according to experts.
Google is working on making privacy warnings around its Calendar application stronger amid concerns that some users of the service may unintentionally be exposing more information than they mean to.
A new report shows an increase in the number of flaws discovered in Mac OS X.
The announcement last week of a new antiphishing consortium that includes financial services firms, Internet service providers, IT vendors and law enforcement agencies represents one of the most concerted efforts yet to curb the growing problem of e-mail data-theft scams.
Articles by Jaikumar Vijayan