Stories by Taylor Armerding

Sides dig in as FBI warns of 'going dark' in online era

To the FBI, it would be substantively the same as what the agency has had the authority to do for generations with a court warrant: wiretap phones to listen in on possibly criminal communications. To privacy and civil liberties advocates, it amounts to another expansion of the FBI's already excessive authority to spy on innocent American citizens.

Taylor Armerding | 11 May | Read more

Is Facebook use in the enterprise too risky to allow?

It is not news that Facebook, the behemoth of social networking, is less than aggressive about protecting the personal privacy of its 900 million users. But even relatively savvy users may not be aware of how much of their information is collected, how it is used and how little control they may have over it.

Taylor Armerding | 05 May | Read more

CISPA enjoys wide backing from enterprises

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), the proposed federal law passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives that would promote the sharing of cyber threat information between private business and government, has generated plenty of outrage among privacy advocates.

Taylor Armerding | 30 Apr | Read more