Authors of cybersecurity bill criticized for privacy invasions used Facebook's enthusiasm to attract political support in D.C. Now the company's execs have backed away from CISPA.
Microsoft has been counted as a supporter of CISPA since the beginning. Now the company tells CNET that any new law must allow "us to honor the privacy and security promises we make to our customers" and protect "consumer privacy."
Twitter chief Dick Costolo will join the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Microsoft's Scott Charney and McAfee's David DeWalt will be appointed too.
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At tech-security confab, company says industry has fallen short in areas like "virus" control, where health-care pros have proved more prepared and agile.
Microsoft to fix record number of vulnerabilities in next week's Patch Tuesday updates.
Microsoft's Scott Charney says company's identity management system can give consumers the power to control where their data ends up.
Under Scott Charney's plan, ISPs would keep infected PCs off the Internet, much like doctors quarantine sick people and governments restrict smoking in public areas.
roundup Everyone who's got cybersecurity on the brain--politicians, Web giants, and security vendors alike--are descending on RSA this week.
Corporate VP Scott Charney spoke at RSA and then stopped by CNET's San Francisco headquarters on Tuesday to talk about the ever-changing security landscape.