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Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems
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Wanted: Ideas for Protecting Against Small Unmanned Air Systems

DARPA's Mobile Force Protection program invites input on sensing and neutralization technologies to defend U.S. forces against quickly evolving unmanned airborne...

Senate's Defense Authorization Would Set Cyber Doctrine
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Senate's Defense Authorization Would Set Cyber Doctrine

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed Monday by the Senate mandates a thorough, distinct doctrine for cyber warfare, filling a void long bemoaned...

Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley
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Conservatives, Liberals Unite Against Silicon Valley

The days of unqualified praise from Washington are over for the country's biggest tech companies, whose size and power are increasingly drawing attacks from both...

Feds Move to Ramp Up Cyber Hiring
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Feds Move to Ramp Up Cyber Hiring

The federal government will host the first-ever government-wide event to recruit new IT and cybersecurity talent, at a time when agencies and department are struggling...

You Are Already Living Inside a Computer
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You Are Already Living Inside a Computer

Suddenly, everything is a computer. Phones, of course, and televisions. Also toasters and door locks, baby monitors and juicers, doorbells and gas grills. Even ...

DHS Bars Government from Using Russia-Based Kaspersky Software
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DHS Bars Government from Using Russia-Based Kaspersky Software

In a move likely to escalate tensions between Washington and Moscow, the Department of Homeland Security has ordered all federal agencies to stop using software...

Data Swamped U.S. Spy Agencies Put Hopes on Artificial Intelligence
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Data Swamped U.S. Spy Agencies Put Hopes on Artificial Intelligence

Swamped by too much raw intel data to sift through, U.S. spy agencies are pinning their hopes on artificial intelligence to crunch billions of digital bits and...

The Only Safe Email Is Text-Only Email
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The Only Safe Email Is Text-Only Email

It's troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a ...

China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 
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China's Ever-Tighter Web Controls Jolt Companies, Scientists 

Frank Chen's e-commerce business has nothing to do with politics but he worries it might be sunk by the Communist Party's latest effort to control what the Chinese...

How Facebook Changed the Spy Game
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How Facebook Changed the Spy Game

Any doubt that Russia has been running a strategically targeted disinformation campaign in the United States was erased on Wednesday, when Facebook revealed that...

iRobot CEO Colin Angle on Data Privacy and Robots in the Home
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iRobot CEO Colin Angle on Data Privacy and Robots in the Home

About a month ago, iRobot CEO Colin Angle mentioned something about sharing Roomba mapping data in an interview with Reuters.

Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance
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Banks Look to Step Up Employee Surveillance

Banks already using algorithms to monitor traders are looking to expand surveillance to cover more employees in the wake of the Wells Fargo & Co. scandal.

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles
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Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation (see "10 Breakthrough...

How the NSA Identified Satoshi Nakamoto
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How the NSA Identified Satoshi Nakamoto

The 'creator' of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, gave NSA investigators the only tool they needed to find him — his own words. 

With the USS McCain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings
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With the USS McCain Collision, Even Navy Tech Can't Overcome Human Shortcomings

In the darkness of early morning on August 21, the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain collided with a tanker in the Strait of Malacca off Singapore.

Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar
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Wanted: Weaponized Exploits that Hack Phones. Will Pay Top Dollar

In a sign of the soaring demand for zeroday attacks that target software that's becoming increasingly secure, a market-leading broker is offering serious cash for...

The Tech Industry Is Hiring Israeli Engineers as Fast as the Army Can Produce Them
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The Tech Industry Is Hiring Israeli Engineers as Fast as the Army Can Produce Them

United Airlines started a three-flights-per-week service from San Francisco to Tel Aviv last year.

End of the Checkout Line: The Looming Crisis for American Cashiers
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End of the Checkout Line: The Looming Crisis for American Cashiers

The day before a fully automated grocery store opened its doors in 1939, the inventor Clarence Saunders took out a full page advertisement in the Memphis Press-Scimitar...

What the Announced NSA / Cyber Command Split Means
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What the Announced NSA / Cyber Command Split Means

The move to elevate Cyber Command to a full Unified Combatant Command and split it off from the National Security Agency or NSA shows that cyber intelligence collection...

Defeating Cyberattacks on 3-D Printers
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Defeating Cyberattacks on 3-D Printers

Rutgers University and Georgia Tech engineers have devised three ways to combat cyberattacks on 3-D printers.
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