How to Shield Yourself From Smartphone Snoops - NYTimes.com (Brian X. Chen) Simple ways to prevent your information getting into the wrong hands. One of the best tips is about the remote data erase feature. This allows you to wipe off all information from your phone remotely, should it be stolen or lost.
The Right Way to Destroy Sensitive Data
A company gives a batch of old computers to a recycler but neglects to delete the data stored on them. A few months later the hard drives—full of Social Security numbers, credit-card information, and corporate secrets—are for sale on EBay or a street corner in Ghana. It’s a corporate nightmare. And it’s an all-too-common scenario with e-waste.
FICO Hacks Itself to Prevent Cybercriminal Attacks
Vickie Miller is trying to break into FICO’s computer network, whose hundreds of servers store essential data for Visa, MasterCard, and many other large corporations and banks.
Secret Service head personal info on Internet, site claims - CNN Politics
The FBI and the Secret Service are investigating another incident involving a website that has divulged purported personal information about senior U.S. government officials and celebrities. This time it is the new Secret Service director.
Why Corporations Covet 'Kill Switches'
For corporate technology managers, it pays to be a control freak. Hackers, insiders, and rivals all pose risks to intellectual property, and it’s easy to see the wisdom in keeping an iron-fisted grip on the network.
Online Safety | USAGov
A government website that helps instruct individuals and business on how to protect your computer/ personal information while you are not at your desk/computer. Protect Your Privacy Online | USA.gov