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DOJ Indicts 12 Russian Military Officers Accused of 2016 Election Meddling DOJ Indicts 12 Russian Military Officers Accused of 2016 Election Meddling

The U.S. Justice Department on Friday announced new charges against 12 Russian military officers accused of interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election by hacking into computers and stealing confidential documents, which they later allegedly disseminated to the public.

LifeLock Still Gives NRA Discount It Said It Ended After Parkland School Shooting LifeLock Still Gives NRA Discount It Said It Ended After Parkland School Shooting

After the Parkland, Florida, school shooting, in which 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were killed, a slew of companies sought to distance themselves from the National Rifle Association.

FCC Chairman Ignored Questions from U.S. Senators Over Bogus 'Cyberattack' Claims FCC Chairman Ignored Questions from U.S. Senators Over Bogus 'Cyberattack' Claims

The FCC blew past a deadline to respond to questions brought by two U.S. senators over dubious “cyberattack” claims made by agency officials.

FCC Blames Fake-Comment Flood on System It Recently Spent Millions Modernizing FCC Blames Fake-Comment Flood on System It Recently Spent Millions Modernizing

Between 2013 and 2015, the FCC reportedly spent close to $3 million overhauling its comment system. But after being flooded with millions of fake comments during a docket to overturn net neutrality last summer, the agency is now planning another total makeover.

'Mega' Data Breaches Cost Companies a Staggering Fortune, IBM Study Finds 'Mega' Data Breaches Cost Companies a Staggering Fortune, IBM Study Finds

IBM Security on Wednesday released its latest report examining the costs and impact associated with data breaches. The findings paint a grim portrait of what the clean up is like for companies whose data becomes exposed—particularly for larger corporations that suffer so-called “mega breaches,” a costly exposure…

Scientists Discover Hottest, Most Improbable Way to Steal Your Passwords Scientists Discover Hottest, Most Improbable Way to Steal Your Passwords

A group of scientists Thursday unveiled research into a new method for stealing people’s passwords. The extreme conditions required for success, however, mean the odds this attack will ever be used fall somewhere between astronomical and zero-fucking-chance.

California's Strong Net Neutrality Bill Is Back California's Strong Net Neutrality Bill Is Back

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for one California lawmaker over the past month as he’s tried to push a comprehensive net neutrality bill through the state’s legislature.

Hacking Firm's Ex-Employee Made Off With Menacing Spy Tools, Israel Says Hacking Firm's Ex-Employee Made Off With Menacing Spy Tools, Israel Says

Israeli hacking firm NSO Group is mostly known for peddling top-shelf malware capable of remotely cracking into iPhones. But according to Israeli authorities, the company’s invasive mobile spy tools could have wound up in the hands of someone equally, if not far more, devious than its typical government clients.

Feds Debunk IT Staffer Conspiracy Theory Pushed by The Daily Caller and Trump Feds Debunk IT Staffer Conspiracy Theory Pushed by The Daily Caller and Trump

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday debunked a long-running conspiracy theory promoted by President Trump and right-wing blog The Daily Caller, firmly declaring a former congressional IT staffer of Pakistani birth innocent of a slew of trumped up espionage and computer related crimes.

Survey: Few Microsoft Staffers See Need to Cut Ties With ICE, Despite Thousands of Caged Kids Survey: Few Microsoft Staffers See Need to Cut Ties With ICE, Despite Thousands of Caged Kids

Should Microsoft end its federal contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)? This was the question posed to tens of thousands of Microsoft employees late last month—all users of the anonymous messaging board Blind.

Please Listen to Trump Get Prank Called on Air Force One Please Listen to Trump Get Prank Called on Air Force One

Getting a phone call connected to Air Force One, even if you’re someone without any sort of prestige or military or diplomatic rank whatsoever, is apparently about as challenging as using sleight of hand on a dog—a really gullible dog who swallows car keys and constantly runs into the same glass door.

Careless App Developers Leave Millions of Sensitive Medical and Financial Records Exposed Careless App Developers Leave Millions of Sensitive Medical and Financial Records Exposed

Thanks to poorly secured backend databases, a few thousand mobile apps are leaking an abundance of sensitive data, including personal health information, plaintext passwords, and financial transactions, according to researchers. 

Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Sued Paper for Reporting His Online Threats Against a Former Classmate Capital Gazette Shooting Suspect Sued Paper for Reporting His Online Threats Against a Former Classmate

The suspect believed to have carried out the shooting at the offices of Annapolis, Maryland newspaper company Capital Gazette that left at least five dead and two injured sued the publication for defamation in 2012. The charges were thrown out by the judge.

California Lawmakers Pass Bill Stopping Companies Like Facebook From Selling User Data Without Consent California Lawmakers Pass Bill Stopping Companies Like Facebook From Selling User Data Without Consent

The California legislature just passed one of the most robust data privacy bills in the United States.

Ticketmaster Discloses Breach That Impacts Nearly 5 Percent of Its Customers Ticketmaster Discloses Breach That Impacts Nearly 5 Percent of Its Customers

Ticketmaster on Wednesday disclosed a data breach reportedly caused by malware infecting a customer support system outsourced to an external company.

Google Home and Chromecast Outages Leave Users With Plenty of Other Things to Do  Google Home and Chromecast Outages Leave Users With Plenty of Other Things to Do 

Google Home and Chromecast are both experiencing outages, leaving owners of Google smart speakers unable to order hands-free pizza delivery, play Tic Tac Toe alone, or find out what the weather is like without going outside.

'Have I Been Pwned' Integrates With Firefox and 1Password to Tell You When You've Been Pwned 'Have I Been Pwned' Integrates With Firefox and 1Password to Tell You When You've Been Pwned

With fresh data breaches surfacing nearly every day, it’s impossible for one person to keep track of it all. Thankfully, there’s an app for that, and starting soon, it will be even more accessible for millions of users.

California Lawmaker Under Fire for Weakening State Net Neutrality Bill California Lawmaker Under Fire for Weakening State Net Neutrality Bill

You reap what you sow. That’s the message activists are bringing after Miguel Santiago, a Democrat of Los Angeles, eviscerated a net neutrality bill before his committee in the California Assembly earlier this week.

GitHub Coders to Microsoft: Cut Ties With ICE or We'll 'Take Our Projects Elsewhere'  GitHub Coders to Microsoft: Cut Ties With ICE or We'll 'Take Our Projects Elsewhere' 

More than five dozen Github contributors on Thursday signed a letter threatening to abandon the website unless Microsoft canceled its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) contract.

California Lawmakers Accused of 'Corruption' After Gutting Net Neutrality Bill California Lawmakers Accused of 'Corruption' After Gutting Net Neutrality Bill

The effort to pass a strong open internet law in California was killed off Wednesday morning by a handful of state legislators in a process described by many net neutrality advocates as corrupt and undemocratic.

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