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Iran's cyberwarfare czar is allegedly assassinated

As the Middle East country beefs up its cyberforces, Mojtaba Ahmadi, the head of its Cyber War Headquarters, is said to be found with two bullet wounds near his heart.

By October 2, 2013


Google's privacy czar, Alma Whitten, resigns

After three years on the job, the Web giant's first-ever director of privacy steps down.

By April 1, 2013


EU Internet czar piles on, says SOPA is bad news

Neelie Kroes tweeted that she's happy to see SOPA losing support, saying that governments should be "safeguarding benefits of open net."

By January 20, 2012


Facebook's mobile czar: We're a mobile company, but no iPad app...yet

Erick Tseng of Facebook teases Mobilize audience with promises of "new paradigm" for smartphone and tablet product.

By September 27, 2011


Sony hires first information-security czar

Philip Reitinger is hired for the new post of chief information security officer, coming off stints with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Microsoft.

By September 6, 2011


Obama expected to announce cybersecurity revamp, new 'czar'

A 60-day review of the Feds' computer and Internet security efforts is complete, but recommendations are likely to be divisive.

By May 29, 2009


IBM to announce cloud-computing 'czar'

OK, it's the computing world's biggest buzzword, so maybe that's why the world's biggest tech company is putting all its cloud-computing initiatives under one person's authority.

By February 9, 2009


New privacy czar might have Google's hardest job

Alma Whitten is Google's new director of privacy, and she has a tough task ahead of her enforcing new privacy rules inside Google and defending it in public.

By October 28, 2010


IP czar targets overseas pirate sites

But in Capitol Hill testimony on Wednesday, Victoria Espinel fails to provide enough details for some lawmakers on how she plans to get the job done.

By July 21, 2010


Energy czar: Businesses need signal on pollutants

Carol Browner, Obama's assistant on energy and climate, said U.S. industries that put a price on air pollutants will drive investments in cleaner technologies.

By October 2, 2009