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US panel warns against government purchase of Chinese tech
November 14th, 2018  9:22 AM

A congressional advisory panel says the purchase of internet-linked devices manufactured in China leaves the United States vulnerable to security breaches that could put critical infrastructure at risk

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Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns data being 'weaponized'
October 24th, 2018  6:02 AM

Apple CEO backs privacy laws, warns of data being 'weaponized' against users

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Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000
October 19th, 2018  9:02 PM

A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people

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Ex-Equifax manager gets home confinement for insider trading
October 16th, 2018  5:23 PM

A former Equifax manager has been sentenced to serve eight months home confinement after pleading guilty to insider trading in the wake of the company's massive data breach last year

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Facebook: Hackers accessed personal data from 29M accounts
October 12th, 2018  3:57 PM

Facebook says hackers accessed 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago

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Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?
October 12th, 2018  1:20 PM

The internet is riddled with long-forgotten accounts on social media, dating apps and various shopping sites used once or twice

Purging long-forgotten online accounts: Worth the trouble?
The Latest: Facebook won't say who's behind security breach
October 12th, 2018  1:13 PM

Facebook says the FBI is investigating a major security breach of the service, but the company says authorities asked it not to discuss who may be behind the attack.

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The Latest: OPCW says it has taken action to mitigate hacks
October 4th, 2018  10:55 AM

The global chemical weapons watchdog that was targeted by Russian hackers says it "takes very seriously the security of its information systems and networks."

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Irish regulator opens Facebook data breach investigation
October 3rd, 2018  3:48 PM

Ireland's data regulator has launched an investigation of Facebook over a recent data breach that allowed hackers access to 50 million accounts

Irish regulator opens Facebook data breach investigation
What comes next in Facebook's major data breach
September 29th, 2018  1:45 AM

Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts

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Facebook says 50M user accounts affected by security breach
September 29th, 2018  12:08 AM

Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts

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The Latest: Facebook says hackers could access some apps
September 28th, 2018  11:28 PM

The Latest: Facebook says hackers could access some apps

The Latest: Facebook says hackers could access some apps
Stocks close out best quarter in 5 years on a quiet note
September 28th, 2018  5:05 PM

US stocks finish mixed Friday as chipmakers and energy companies rise but banks and European stocks fall after Italy's government announces a big increase in spending

Stocks close out best quarter in 5 years on a quiet note
The Latest: Security expert calls Facebook hack serious
September 28th, 2018  2:03 PM

One security expert says the hacking attack on Facebook is serious _ but only Facebook knows how serious.

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Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital security law
September 28th, 2018  1:54 AM

Journalists, human rights groups criticize a bill that recently passed Parliament, saying it will stifle dissent and curb free speech in Bangladesh

Journalists slam pending Bangladesh digital security law
EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook
September 27th, 2018  8:22 AM

EU lawmakers appear set later this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe's cyber security agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal

EU lawmakers push for cybersecurity, data audit of Facebook
British Airways travelers' credit card details hacked
September 7th, 2018  10:12 AM

British Airways is promising to compensate customers after reporting a major hack of its website that compromised confidential credit card information

British Airways travelers' credit card details hacked
Homeland Security head: Colorado tops US in vote security
September 6th, 2018  5:50 PM

Dozens of Colorado state and local elections officials are participating in cyber security and other exercises to reinforce the state's voting status as among the most secure in the nation ahead of the November midterm elections

Homeland Security head: Colorado tops US in vote security
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 5th, 2018  1:01 AM

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

Will Russian hackers affect this year's US election?

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