Articles by Kenneth Corbin 

GOP Lawmaker to Renew Online Privacy Push

Florida's Cliff Stearns announces plans to advance a draft bill that would keep the industry in the driver's seat for online privacy, while granting limited enforcement powers to the FTC.

State CIOs Ask Governors for Stronger Cybersecurity

As a wave of new governors sweeps into office facing major budget shortfalls, states' top tech officers want to keep cybersecurity off the chopping block.

UK Police Nab 5 Members of 'Anonymous' Pro-WikiLeaks Hacker Ring

The WikiLeaks fallout continues as British authorities have detained alleged hackers involved with a group that targeted companies that cut off service to the whistleblower site.

Reid Looks to Fast-Track Cybersecurity Legislation

While a final bill still must still overcome significant jurisdictional hurdles, aide to Senate majority leader says bringing cybersecurity legislation to a floor vote is a priority this year.

Online Privacy 2010: The Year in Review

For all the talk and activity in Congress and at federal agencies, did the needle really move on Internet privacy in 2010?

Commerce Dept. Calls for Privacy Bill of Rights

New report from Department of Commerce tees up issues for the executive branch to consider as it continues to develop its evolving approach to online privacy.

House Panel Mulls 'Do-Not-Track' Online Privacy Bill

As the legislative session winds down, lawmakers look ahead to the online privacy debate next year, with one prominent member announcing plans to back 'do-not-track' legislation.

FTC Privacy Report Advocates 'Do-Not-Track' List

Federal Trade Commission issues staff report calling for a browser-based mechanism to give consumers the option of blocking online marketers from building profiles about them.

FTC Closes Google Street View Investigation

Agency opts not to fine the search giant for inadvertently collecting sensitive Internet information, though investigations continue overseas.

Google Revamps Privacy Practices Following Wi-Fi Snag

Search giant unveils a set of internal controls in response to mistaken collection of Wi-Fi data through its Street View project, offers new revelations of how much data was collected.

DHS, DoD Join Forces in Cybersecurity Push

Military and civilian departments to pool resources to combat cyberthreats, sharing personnel and intelligence to formalize and expand current partnership.

Facebook Offering One-Time Passwords in Security Play

Social networking giant offering security features that aim to give its more than 500 million users secure access to their accounts from public computers.

DHS Staging Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign

In recognition of national cybersecurity month, the Department of Homeland Security has launched the "Stop. Think. Connect." campaign in an effort to promote safe computing habits.

Group Seeks Greater Online Security for Kids

New survey from Common Sense Media finds vast majority of parents express concerns about online child safety and cyberbullying in the Facebook age, fueling campaign for tighter laws.

Homeland Security Hosts Cyberwar Simulation

Department of Homeland Security convening officials from half a dozen other agencies and departments as well as a gaggle of foreign countries to test readiness and coordination mechanisms in response to a major cyberattack.

White House Leads Review of Federal Cyber Authorities

Pentagon cyber boss Gen. Keith Alexander outlines the daunting challenges ahead for military and civilian cybersecurity. Meanwhile, congressional efforts to overhaul the federal policy framework appear to have stalled.

Pentagon Cybersecurity Boss Vows Privacy Protections

At O'Reilly Gov 2.0 Summit, Gen. Keith Alexander, head of U.S. Cyber Command pledges that national security and individual privacy are not working at cross purposes.

Twitter Retools App, Link Policies, Sparks Privacy Worries

Microblogging service alerts users to two changes to how third-party applications integrate with the site, raising privacy concerns in the process.

Facebook Defends Privacy Features in New Places Service

Responding to criticism over the privacy settings of its new Places product, Facebook is looking to debunk myths about its foray into location-based services.

Mozilla Looks Ahead to More Secure Firefox

As browsers handle increasingly sophisticated Web apps, Mozilla is taking a hard look at the security and privacy features in its popular Firefox browser.

Good Cybersecurity Requires Common Sense

At the USENIX security conference, a vulnerability expert warns against artificial approaches to shoring up information systems, urging firms to put smart security at the core of any IT deployment.

Senate Dems Push Data Breach Bill

Latest effort would require enterprises and nonprofits that store sensitive information to tighten security requirements and notify consumers in the event of a data breach.

Obama's Cyber Chief Touts 'Resilient' Security Strategy

Tasked with coordinating and improving cybersecurity operations across the agencies and private sector, Howard Schmidt has a big job, and he's not looking for a silver bullet.

Feds Look to Clear Hurdles in Private-Sector Cybersecurity

Public-private partnerships may be the lynchpin of federal cybersecurity, but experts warn that many stumbling blocks remain.

Facebook Extends Privacy Controls to Apps

Making good on its promise to Canadian privacy authorities, social networking giant Facebook said it has simplified the permission controls for users sharing data with third-parties.