The NSA reimbursed the costs that Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Yahoo incurred for having to meet new certification demands following a FISC ruling about the unconstitutionality of certain aspects of the PRISM surveillance program, The Guardian has revealed on Friday.
According to a GDS International survey of more than 100 leading European information security professionals, investment priorities are changing.
More small businesses than ever are facing the threat of losing confidential information through cyber attacks, according to research published by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Since a vulnerability rewards program for open source web browser project Chromium was instituted in early 2010, many vulnerabilities have been found and dealt with, and researchers have been rewarded by Google with amounts that ranged from $500 to $1337 - depending on the severity of the bug - or even $10,000 for multiple bugs and impressive reports.
The privacy settlement that the US Federal Trade Commission and Facebook agreed on last November has been finalized on Friday and, unlike Google earlier that week, Facebook managed to avoid paying any fines.