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As elections approach, what is the risk of Russian meddling?
September 5th, 2018  1:01 AM

Newly reported attempts at infiltration and social media manipulation are a reminder of Russia's continued interest in meddling in U.S. politics

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Will Russian hackers affect this year's US election?
September 1st, 2018  9:59 PM

Two years after Russian hackers cast a pall on the election of a U.S. president, America approaches the 2018 vote with trepidation

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Russian meddling in 2018 vote is no certainty, but a concern
September 1st, 2018  12:02 PM

Two years after Russian hackers cast a pall on the election of a U.S. president, America approaches the 2018 vote with trepidation

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Judge tosses suit against Southwest Airlines on fingerprints
August 28th, 2018  8:27 AM

A Chicago federal judge has tossed a proposed class-action lawsuit alleging Southwest Airlines violated the law by requiring that certain employees use fingerprints to sign into and out of work

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The Latest: Google acts against Iranian influence operation
August 23rd, 2018  3:57 PM

The Latest: Google disables dozens of accounts linked to an Iranian influence operation

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Facebook pulls security app from Apple store over privacy
August 23rd, 2018  2:51 PM

Facebook bans quiz app, removes its security app from Apple store over privacy concerns

Facebook pulls security app from Apple store over privacy
Facebook bans quiz app, pulls its security app over privacy
August 23rd, 2018  10:41 AM

Facebook bans quiz app, removes its security app from Apple store over privacy concerns

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Microsoft hopes to protect candidates without skirting laws
August 23rd, 2018  9:44 AM

Tech companies want to protect U.S. political candidates from Russian hackers ahead of the midterm elections, but could that free help count as an illegal campaign contribution

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Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns
August 23rd, 2018  5:35 AM

Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia's 5G network due to security concerns

Australia bans Huawei from 5G network over security concerns
US and Chile agree to cooperate on cyber security
August 16th, 2018  3:11 PM

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and his Chilean counterpart signed an agreement pledging closer cooperation in combating cyber threats

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Beware the fax machine: some hackers target old gadgets
August 12th, 2018  7:02 PM

Check Point, a cyber security firm, says they have discovered security flaws in tens of millions of fax machines. The hack works by sending an image file through the phone line that is coded to contain malicious software.

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Singapore minister: Major cyberattack may be state-linked
August 6th, 2018  6:38 AM

A cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records in Singapore has been attributed to sophisticated attackers who may be state-linked

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Markets Right Now: Stocks close up after July jobs report
August 3rd, 2018  4:12 PM

U.S. stocks close higher after the Labor Department reported a solid month of hiring by U.S. employers in July

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Lithuania warns Russian taxi app could be snooping on users
July 31st, 2018  8:13 AM

Lithuanian authorities "strongly" urge consumers, especially public servants, not to install the app of a popular Russian taxi-booking service because it may unlawfully be collecting user data and could pose security threats

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Google says Google Documents is secure despite Russian issue
July 5th, 2018  12:30 PM

Google says its document writing tool, Google Documents, is secure even as Russian internet users discovered scores of files that appeared to be intended for private use

Google says Google Documents is secure despite Russian issue
How your smart fridge might be mining bitcoin for criminals
June 29th, 2018  4:47 AM

As the popularity of virtual currencies has grown, hackers are focusing on a new type of heist: putting malicious software on peoples' handsets, TVs and smart fridges that makes them mine for digital money.

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Ex-Equifax software developer charged with insider trading
June 28th, 2018  2:23 PM

Federal prosecutors in Atlanta have announced that a former software developer for Equifax faces insider trading charges related to the company's massive data breach last year

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Equifax must boost security under new agreement with states
June 27th, 2018  7:37 PM

Equifax reaches consent order that requires stronger anti-breach efforts

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California lawmakers advance last-minute data privacy bill
June 26th, 2018  4:04 PM

California state senators advanced a last-minute internet privacy bill ahead of a deadline while acknowledging it would need changes if it becomes law

California lawmakers advance last-minute data privacy bill
UK tech retailer suffers breach of customers' card data
June 13th, 2018  6:55 AM

Smartphone seller Dixons Carphone says it is investigating a data breach of some 5.9 million customer bank card details and 1.2 million personal data records

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