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The Latest: Congress panel calls for Zuckerberg to testify
March 22nd, 2018. 1:43 PM

The leaders of a key House committee are calling on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify in the wake of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining company

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The Latest: Report says Facebook security chief to leave
March 19th, 2018. 8:41 PM

The Latest: Report says Facebook's top security exec, Alex Stamos, will leave in August

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Uber sued after data stolen by hackers covered up
March 5th, 2018. 3:39 PM

Pennsylvania's attorney general is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify thousands of drivers in the state for a year that hackers stole their personal information

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Proposal advances to store nuclear waste in New Mexico
March 2nd, 2018. 12:25 AM

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is beginning a detailed safety, security and environmental review of an application to store spent nuclear fuel from power plants at a temporary facility in southeastern New Mexico

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Equifax finds additional 2.4 million impacted by 2017 breach
March 1st, 2018. 9:31 AM

Equifax says 2.4 million additional Americans were impacted by last year's breach, bringing the total to 147.9 million victims. The newly impacted customers had much less data stolen, however, Equifax says

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Report: Russian group hacked German government network
February 28th, 2018. 11:17 AM

Germany's dpa news agency reports that a Russian-backed hacker group has infiltrated the German government's secure computer networks

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State tax data breach twice as large as originally thought
February 22nd, 2018. 12:13 PM

Officials with Massachusetts' tax collection agency say a data breach that exposed private information from about 39,000 business taxpayers was twice as large as first thought

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Democrats on House panel urge Equifax to extend protections
February 20th, 2018. 6:31 PM

Democratic lawmakers on a House investigative panel are asking Equifax Inc. to provide free credit monitoring and identity theft protection for at least three years

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Equifax hack put more info at risk than consumers knew
February 9th, 2018. 10:29 PM

Equifax data hack exposed more of consumers' personal information than company first disclosed

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Swiss mobile data of 800,000 customers is stolen
February 7th, 2018. 7:45 AM

A Swiss mobile phone operator says its data systems were breached late last year and the contact details of about 800,000 customers were compromised

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Aussie military says tracking app doesn't breach security
January 30th, 2018. 10:27 AM

Australia's military says that a fitness tracking application did not breach security despite revelations that an interactive, online map can show troop locations around the world.

Aussie military says tracking app doesn't breach security
AP Explains: Why are crypto exchanges vulnerable to hacks?
January 29th, 2018. 7:55 PM

Blockchain technology can make transactions safe and secure, but the exchanges trading virtual currencies based on this technology have been hacked because they are not working on secure networks, experts say

AP Explains: Why are crypto exchanges vulnerable to hacks?
Correction: Insider Q&A-Credit and Real Estate story
January 29th, 2018. 2:50 PM

Correction: Insider Q&A-Credit and Real Estate story

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Microsoft stops fixing security flaw on PCs with AMD chips
January 9th, 2018. 7:39 PM

Microsoft has temporarily stopped fixing a serious security flaw on personal computers powered by certain chips from Advanced Micro Devices because the repair is crippling the machines

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AP Explains: Who's affected by computer chip security flaw
January 4th, 2018. 7:58 PM

Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world's personal computers and smartphones

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How to keep your smartened-up home safe from hackers
December 28th, 2017. 2:43 PM

As people get voice-activated speakers and online security cameras, are they also giving hackers a key to their homes

How to keep your smartened-up home safe from hackers
China lashes out at German ambassador over cyber security
December 27th, 2017. 6:41 AM

China's foreign ministry has lashed out at Germany's ambassador after he said in a newspaper interview Beijing has failed to respond to requests to discuss increasing restrictions on internet use

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Got a toy that can spy? Here's how to know and what to do
December 21st, 2017. 12:06 PM

The toys your kids unwrap this Christmas could invite hackers into your home

Got a toy that can spy? Here's how to know and what to do
Uber: No evidence hackers took rider credit card numbers
December 13th, 2017. 11:17 AM

Uber says an outside cyber security firm hired after a massive data breach has found no evidence that rider credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers were downloaded by hackers

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Insider Q&A: PayPal founder talks digital payments, bitcoin
December 10th, 2017. 12:06 PM

PayPal co-founder Max Levchin ponders the pace of innovation in digital payments, security threats and the impact of speculative investing in bitcoin

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