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Computer and data security
December 11, 2019
Facebook rebuffs US AG over access to encrypted messages
Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages.
November 13, 2019
Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill
The Army's use of a China-owned video app called TikTok as part of a new campaign to recruit young people into the service ...
November 07, 2019
Charges: Chinese surveillance goods illegally sold to US
A Long Island firm sold tens of millions of dollars in Chinese-made surveillance and other sensitive security equipment to ...
October 31, 2019
Hackers plead guilty in data breach that Uber covered up
Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a ...
October 30, 2019
Threat to US elections in 2020 is not limited to Russia
Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year's vote as well. But it's not the only nation with an eye ...
October 28, 2019
US proposes cutting off funds for Chinese telecom equipment
U.S. regulators have proposed cutting off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks, citing security ...
October 21, 2019
Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020
With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not ...
October 21, 2019
US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers
The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration ...
October 21, 2019
Public, election officials may be kept in the dark on hacks
If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out ...
October 18, 2019
False alarm: Retail tag prompts suspicious package response
A discarded security tag has caused a scare in downtown Atlanta. An employee reported a beeping sound coming from a trash bin ...
October 12, 2019
Facebook's Libra currency battered by defections, pushback
Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for ...
October 09, 2019
Overhaul is proposed for decades-old Medicare fraud rules
The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and ...
October 04, 2019
US authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging
U.S. Attorney General William Barr and other U.S., U.K. and Australian officials are pressing Facebook to give authorities ...
October 01, 2019
EU court: 'Active consent' required for cookie storage
The European Union's top court has ruled that website operators must secure internet users' "active consent" to their storage ...
September 20, 2019
Payouts from insurance policies may fuel ransomware attacks
The call came on a Saturday in July delivering grim news: Many of the computer systems serving the government of LaPorte ...
September 02, 2019
US and Poland sign agreement to cooperate on 5G technology
The U.S. and Poland signed an agreement Monday to cooperate on new 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese ...
August 31, 2019
Operation indiscriminately infects iPhones with spyware
Researchers say suspected nation-state hackers infected Apple iPhones with spyware over two years in what security experts ...
August 29, 2019
Federal grand jury indicts woman in Capital One case
A former Amazon software engineer arrested last month on charges she hacked into Capital One bank and more than 30 different ...
August 24, 2019
Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody
A U.S. judge on Friday ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations to remain in ...
August 21, 2019
Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail
Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from ...
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