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A general view shows the U.S. embassy in a thermal image taken with an infrared camera in Berlin Oct …   Major technology companies, stung by revelations that the U.S. government collects people’s personal data on their networks, on Monday … Continue reading

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HealthCare.gov deferred final security check, could leak personal data

  Apparently, HealthCare.gov isn’t just having a few backend problems. A software quality researcher studying the besieged online health insurance exchange has discovered a number of issues that could expose the personally identifiable information of applicants to third parties and … Continue reading

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Governments mining Google for more personal data

  Google is rebuffing governments more frequently as authorities in the U.S. and other countries get more aggressive about mining the Internet for information about people’s online activities. The latest snapshot emerged Thursday in a report that the company has released every … Continue reading

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US weighs splitting cyber command, NSA jobs

  The White House is looking at ending a policy that gives a single military officer authority over the National Security Agency as well as the US cyber warfare command, officials said Thursday. General Keith Alexander has held both powerful … Continue reading

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Tech users prone to hacking

There have been a few pieces of recent news that made me feel, once again, that perhaps I’m not the only one with a turbulent relationship to changing communication technologies. Last week, on Oct. 28, the Syrian Electronic Army struck again. … Continue reading

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Cybercrime: Pakistani hackers sought by U.S. law enforcement

  On the same day that the U.S. Senate held a hearing on the Obamacare website and questioned its lack of cyber-security measures to secure users’ information, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s announced on Tuesday the names of two cyber criminals added to … Continue reading

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Syrian hackers hit Obama-linked Twitter, Facebook accounts

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Brooklyn,   The Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group sympathetic to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, on Monday seized control of an online tool used by an advocacy … Continue reading

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Shutdown’s Impact on Federal IT Security

  As federal agencies begin to shutter noncritical government IT systems and furlough nonessential employees because of the partial government shutdown that took effect at midnight Oct. 1, the National Institute of Standards and Technology says it’s suspending work on … Continue reading

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Obama downplays ‘hacker’ Snowden as Ecuador heats up rhetoric

QUITO, Ecuador – President Obama tried to cool the international frenzy over Edward Snowden on Thursday as Ecuador stepped up its defiance and said it was pre-emptively rejecting millions in trade benefits that it could lose by taking in the … Continue reading

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