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Latest Headlines

Aereo wins by losing: FCC's Wheeler advocates rule change for net streamers

The die has now been cast, triggering alterations to the meaning of Internet service in America that would tip the net neutrality debate completely on its ear.

Insurance giant Beazley on healthcare data breach risks

Katherine Keefe, leader of Breach Response Services at Beazley spelled out specific perils facing healthcare providers in terms of data breach risk at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management annual conference in Anaheim this week.

Spotlight: What if the Internet were an actual market?

I've often been asked to explain the "enterprise angle" behind  net neutrality, and it's this: Whatever regulatory framework we decide to apply to conducting business on the Internet will decide what kind of economy will dominate the world through the remainder of this century.

Municipal sensor networks track citizen behavior for study, raises privacy concerns

According to Steven Koonin, 4% of Manhattanites go to bed before 7:30 PM and only 6% turn their home lights off after midnight. New Yorkers nod off early, but I doubt they want to be studied in their sleep, or while they're awake either.

Two recent court decisions protect hospitals against lawsuits in wake of data theft

Eisenhower Medical Center and Sutter Health, two of California's largest healthcare providers, have successfully fended off law suits following data breaches that now set precedence on limiting damages that can be awarded after a data breach.

Staples finds a data breach, Obama signs executive order on card cybersecurity

More secure cards will help, but cyber-thieves will likely adapt. It's going to take real-time big data analytics to stop attacks while they're happening.

FCC is considering technology-neutral application of net neutrality

The Commission's chief lawyer and interpreter of the terminology behind regulations admits there may be benefits in re-interpreting the agents of the Internet the way Aereo would prefer.

Aereo asks FCC, please classify linear streaming video services as MVPDs

It remains the video systems squabble that could impact the structure of the whole Internet, even when it seemed the former personal antenna service provider had already lost.

Kroes', Reding's replacements in EC debate suspending US Safe Harbor

If the Federal Trade Commission fails to take visible steps toward enforcing privacy policies on European citizens' data stored on U.S. servers, storing it there in the first place could become illegal.

Rise of the Metaphors: Europol finds danger in Internet of Things, everything

The Internet is becoming a rat's nest, or a bat cave, or some other equally smelly metaphor, for would-be perpetrators, says Europol. And by the way, one of those perpetrators may be right next to you.