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| November 12th, 2019  6:21 PM
Army's use of TikTok app raises concerns on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 is raising concerns on Capitol Hill. Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy asking about potential national security risks posed by the social media platform. …
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The Latest: UK Labour Party hit by large-scale cyberattack
November 12th, 2019  5:38 AM

Britain's Labour Party says it has experienced a "sophisticated and large scale cyberattack" on its digital platforms

Charges: Chinese surveillance goods illegally sold to US
Charges: Chinese surveillance goods illegally sold to US
November 7th, 2019  4:19 PM

Authorities have charged a U.S. company with illegally selling Chinese-made security equipment to the American military and other customers

Hackers plead guilty in data breach that Uber covered up
Hackers plead guilty in data breach that Uber covered up
October 30th, 2019  8:22 PM

Two computer hackers plead guilty in extortion scheme that resurrects another unseemly episode in Uber's checkered history

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US proposes cutting off funds for Chinese telecom equipment
October 28th, 2019  4:29 PM

U.S. regulators are proposing to cut off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks, citing security threats.

Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020
Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020
October 21st, 2019  4:02 PM

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world

Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach
Indiana hospital system notifying patients after data breach
October 16th, 2019  3:07 PM

A hospital system in northwestern Indiana is informing more than 68,000 patients that their personal information may have been exposed during a data breach earlier this year

German 5G rules avoid Huawei ban; US warns on intel sharing
German 5G rules avoid Huawei ban; US warns on intel sharing
October 15th, 2019  3:01 PM

Germany has released draft security guidelines for next generation wireless networks that stop short of banning Huawei

Alex Stamos
Cybersecurity whiz: Combined threats endanger 2020 vote
October 13th, 2019  12:12 PM

Cybersecurity pioneer and former Facebook security chief sketches chilling scenario for 2020 elections, laments arrival of 'disinformation as a service.'

Xi Jinping
China, Nepal sign deals for connectivity, security and trade
October 13th, 2019  8:06 AM

Nepal and China have signed 20 agreements, including one on a trans-Himalayan railway, as Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a two-day visit to the Himalayan nation

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Facebook's Libra currency battered by defections, pushback
October 12th, 2019  8:05 AM

Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency

Alex Azar
Overhaul is proposed for decades-old Medicare fraud rules
October 9th, 2019  10:10 AM

Trump administration proposes overhaul of Medicare fraud rules seen as outdated

William Barr
US authorities seek access to Facebook encrypted messaging
October 3rd, 2019  8:59 PM

U.S. Attorney General William Barr wants Facebook to give law enforcement a way to read encrypted messages sent by users, re-igniting tensions between tech companies and law enforcement

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Turkey fines Facebook for breach of data protection laws
October 3rd, 2019  9:26 AM

Turkey’s data protection authority says it has imposed a 1.6 million Turkish lira (US$ 280,000) fine on Facebook for contravening Turkish data laws

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EU court: 'Active consent' required for cookie storage
October 1st, 2019  7:27 AM

The European Union's top court has ruled that website operators must secure internet users' "active consent" to their storage of so-called cookies

Payouts from insurance policies may fuel ransomware attacks
Payouts from insurance policies may fuel ransomware attacks
September 20th, 2019  11:36 AM

Some cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might actually be encouraging hackers

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Security firm: Data breach exposes millions of Ecuadorians
September 16th, 2019  6:32 PM

A cyber security firm says it discovered a serious flaw in a computer server that exposed the personal data of millions of Ecuadorians

US and Poland sign agreement to cooperate on 5G technology
US and Poland sign agreement to cooperate on 5G technology
September 2nd, 2019  2:06 PM

US and Poland sign agreement to cooperate on 5G technology as concerns grow about Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei

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US, Poland sign joint document on 5G technology cooperation
September 2nd, 2019  10:37 AM

United States and Poland sign joint declaration to cooperate on new 5G technology

Operation indiscriminately infects iPhones with spyware
Operation indiscriminately infects iPhones with spyware
August 30th, 2019  6:14 PM

Security experts are calling a newly announced security vulnerability the worst yet affecting Apple's iPhone.

Researchers: Websites infected iPhones with spyware
Researchers: Websites infected iPhones with spyware
August 30th, 2019  1:26 PM

Security experts are calling a newly announced security vulnerability the worst yet affecting Apple's iPhone.

Federal grand jury indicts woman in Capital One case
Federal grand jury indicts woman in Capital One case
August 29th, 2019  5:54 PM

A former Amazon software engineer arrested last month on charges she hacked into Capital One bank and more than 30 different companies has been indicted by a federal grand jury.

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Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody
August 23rd, 2019  8:24 PM

A U.S. judge on Friday ordered a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations to remain in custody pending trial because she is a flight risk and poses a physical danger to herself and others

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The Latest: Woman in Capital One case to stay in custody
August 23rd, 2019  3:56 PM

A U.S. judge says a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk and a threat and must stay in custody

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US wants woman accused in Capital One hack to stay locked up
August 23rd, 2019  1:03 AM

U.S. prosecutors say a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial.

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