Fred Cate, vice president for research at Indiana University, says data and privacy issues in the United States will always be difficult because an open society means people weigh their independence against the inconvenience of security.
Facebook gave some companies more extensive access to users' personal data than it has previously revealed, letting them read private messages or see the names of friends without consent, according to The New York Times.
The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record amount to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday.
Several cybersecurity firms said they had identified the malicious software responsible for tens of thousands of attacks in more than 60 countries. In the United States, FedEx was among the apparent victims.