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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 Oct. 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 Apr. 1, 2013


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 Sep. 6, 2011


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 Jan. 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 Sep. 27, 2011


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 Jul. 21, 2010


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 Feb. 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 Oct. 28, 2010


Sony needs a common-sense czar

Three years after Sony was caught loading rookits onto CDs, the company is now spying on children. Didn't execs think someone might get mad?

By Dec. 12, 2008


Schmidt not interested in tech czar job

Google's CEO, who campaigned for the president-elect and is on his economic transition team, takes himself out of the running to be the United States' first chief technology officer.

By Nov. 9, 2008