Stories by Jaikumar Vijayan

Snowden leaks prompt tech firms to tout privacy, transparency policies

Several tech companies have revamped privacy and transparency policies since revelations in leaked National Security Agency (NSA) documents showed that the U.S. was secretly collecting customer data from Internet Service Providers, telecommunications companies and others.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan17 May 14 06:23

License reader lawsuit can be heard, appeals court rules

A federal appeals court this week ruled that a woman's Fourth Amendment rights may have been violated when San Francisco police arrested her after an automated license plate reader mistakenly identified her car as stolen.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan15 May 14 06:18

With the Internet of Things, smart buildings pose big risk

In an Internet of Things world, smart buildings with web-enabled technologies for managing heat, lighting, ventilation, elevators and other systems pose a more immediate security risk for enterprises than consumer technologies.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan14 May 14 00:02

IT malpractice: Doc operates on server, costs hospitals $4.8M

An inadvertent data leak that stemmed from a physician's attempt to reconfigure a server cost New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center $4.8 million to settle with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan09 May 14 06:09

Emails shed light on Google's work with NSA

Two sets of emails obtained by Al Jazeera America under a Freedom of Information Act request suggest that Google's cooperation with the National Security Agency may have been less coerced than the company has let on.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan07 May 14 06:24

Canada woes, breach seen as cause for Target CEO's exit

Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel's resignation Monday as president, CEO and chairman of the Board of the company likely isn't a sign that boards of directors are now holding chief executives accountable for massive data breaches.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan06 May 14 06:26

Cornell Tech-funded startup launching bootcamp for data scientists

Advanced academic backgrounds in statistics, mathematics, and other science and technology fields usually provide the raw analytical skills required for a data scientist's job. But even with such skills, some additional prep work is generally needed to handle such a job in private industry.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan02 May 14 02:49

IT shops losing control over technology

A survey of more than 1,000 C-level executives shows that IT organizations are losing control over new technology adoption at their companies but are still held accountable for integrating the technologies securely into their company's infrastructure.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan30 April 14 07:45

Search and rescue group sues FAA over drone use

A battle for rights to U.S. airspace is brewing between the Federal Aviation Administration and organizations looking to operate small, unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, for commercial and other purposes.

Written by Jaikumar Vijayan23 April 14 03:12