Sens. John Kerry and John McCain introdcued legislation that would balance individual privacy rights while allowing businesses to collect consumer information that could be used to market products and services.
Heartland Payment Systems hacker Albert Gonzalez seeks to overturn his conviction and 20-year sentence, a record for a computer breach, maintaining he committed his crimes with the knowledge of his Secret Service handlers.
NCUA Chairwoman Debbie Matz urges credit unions to maintain a state of readiness and to work prudently and flexibly to address financial needs of federal workers and other individuals affected by the impasse on federal spending.
Experts say banks and retailers are doing all they can to control concerns in the aftermath of the Epsilon e-mail breach, and a well-crafted e-mail fooled an RSA employee into opening a phish that led to a sophisticated attack on the company's information systems.
Most furloughed federal employees would have had to turn in their BlackBerries and other mobile devices in a U.S. government shutdown. Just as well, using the technology could have resulted in an employee landing in the slammer.