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News Scan: Sunset vigils nationwide tonight will protest surveillance programs; Most firms still greatly fear security in public cloud; More

The top news stories for May 21, 2015.

Employees still visit dangerous sites at work, despite awareness of risk

Social media and adult content are among dangerous sites employees are willing to visit while at work.

Spotlight: Drug dealer busted by a USPS algorithm

Look for algorithms to play an increasing role in detecting criminal activity on nearly every front and for all types of crimes. 

Tech firms petition Obama over mobile phone data privacy concerns

More than 140 technolocy companies have joined forces in urging President Obama to reject legislation that they say would create "backdoor access" to personal information stored on mobile phones.

News Scan: Christie to take aim at Snowden, NSA critics; Mature cloud users see greatest efficiency gains; More

The top news stories for May 19, 2015.

Government especially worried about cybersecurity skills gap

By most accounts, unemployment for cybersecurity professionals is now zero. But the scramble to acquire these must-have technologists is especially tough for federal agencies, which worry about the staffing impact of a changing administration.

Dropbox for Business achieves ISO 27018 for cloud privacy

Dropbox for Business has achieved certification with ISO 27018, an emerging standard for privacy and data protection in the cloud.

Radio Shack customer data case has broader privacy guarantee implications

With half of the states on record as opposing any data sale at all, the FTC has reportedly recommended that customer data held by bankrupt retailer Radio Shack should only be purchased by a similar company and with guaranteed privacy protections, or not at all.

News Scan: Apple's Tim Cook urges grads to pursue great deeds; United offers airline industry's first bug bounty program; More.

The top news stories for May 18, 2015.

Cyberattacks mine universities for intellectual-property data

Penn State's College of Engineering was cyberattacked and security experts expect more universities to be actively mined by cyberattackers in the near future if they aren't already under attack. But these attacks are looking for more than the usual data payoff. Much more.