Gov't User Data Requests Skyrocket
Android Hits 85% Market Share
Microsoft Ruling Raises Privacy Concern
Retailers Hacked by New Malware
Twitter Buys Password Manager Mitro
Requests for customer data from the government jumped 50 percent in the first half of 2014, according to Twitter, which received more than 2,000 requests for user info from gov't agencies.
Google's open source operating system continues its march to world dominance. A new report pegs the mobile platform's market share of smartphone shipments at nearly 85 percent in Q2.
Microsoft has been ordered to hand over e-mails to law enforcers in the United States as part of a criminal investigation, even though the e-mail is stored at a data center in Dublin,Ireland.
'Malicious actors' are using a new variety of malware to access consumer payment data remotely through point-of-sale systems, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security.
Following on the heels of another acquisition earlier this week, Twitter is adding to its fold a password-manager security startup called Mitro, which in turn is releasing its code as open source.