data security

Target CEO steps down in security breach aftermath

May 5, 2014
Gregg Steinhafel resigns as company seeks to rebuild its reputation.
Posted In: Target, Credit Cards, consumer data, data breach, data security

Health care data is becoming big target for hackers

Feb 6, 2014
Turns out a lot of our medical records aren't very secure, and might be even more valuable to hackers.
Posted In: health records, data security, hacking, identity theft

Avoiding government surveillance at the Olympic games

Feb 6, 2014
Olympic visitors will have to deal with protecting their data in a country with a less-than-ideal reputation for cyber security.
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi, 2014 Winter Olympics, data security

Target credit hack relied on failings of magnetic strip

Dec 23, 2013
The credit card magnetic strip remains prevalent in the U.S, when other countries have moved onto more secure credit and debit cards.
Posted In: Target, Credit Cards, cybersecurity, data security

Miranda case highlights extent of personal data on our devices

Aug 27, 2013
On our laptops, tablets, and smartphones, we're carrying around a lot of information about who we are and what we do.
Posted In: Edward Snowden, data security

Is your PIN code one of the easiest to figure out?

Aug 6, 2013
If your PIN number is 1234, 1111, or 0000 you're in trouble -- not only for your lack of creativity, but also because you're at risk.
Posted In: data security, ATM, theft

EU data protection law could trigger trade war

Feb 11, 2013
The EU's Justice Commissioner says American companies like Google and Facebook must abide by a proposed new European law on data protection or face stiff penalties.
Posted In: Facebook, Google, data security, Europe, Tech

Who is selling and buying your information online?

Jun 22, 2012
An online security expert tells us what companies are doing about the safety of your personal data online.
Posted In: online, web privacy, stalking, data security, cybersecurity

'Chipping' our kids: Can we fight truancy with technology?

Jun 1, 2012
Can technology keep kids from skipping school? In San Antonio, they're going to track children with the same microchips used for cattle, or boxes in a Walmart warehouse. Plus: Are you ready for some "backyard" neuroscience?
Posted In: RFID, Radio Frequency Identification, schools, privacy, data security, Education, gps, neuroscience, backyard brains