“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about cybersecurity concerns.
1.) War on terabytes. As banking has gone electronic, it has also become vulnerable.
2.) Obama acts to toughen computer security. The White House is set to order stronger cybersecurity measures by the end of this month as a rash of unprecedented cyber attacks against financial institutions and energy companies are prompting some big companies to rethink the need for government intervention.
3.) Path fined $800,000 by FTC over iOS privacy breach. The Silicon Valley company Path has been fined $800,000, the largest amount ever against an app builder, by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
4.) 5 things to do today to keep your data private. The joy of the Internet is that we’re all connected to each other, making it easy to share information and commerce. But there’s also a dark side: Just as in the “real” world, the Net is full of evildoers who want to take advantage of the less-than-vigilant among us.
5.) We must all take our cyber-security seriously. What does it mean to be secure in an online realm where few people understand anything of the frantic combat taking place around them?
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