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Google Is Getting Pulled Into a Fight with Russia Over RT and Sputnik
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Google Is Getting Pulled Into a Fight with Russia Over RT and Sputnik

The Russian telecom regulator said Tuesday that it will retaliate against Google if the search giant lowers the search ranking of the Kremlin-backed news outlets...

Borders in the Cloud
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Borders in the Cloud

Amazon may well be one of the companies with the strongest data security in the world.

More Than 480 Web Firms Record 'Every Keystroke'
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More Than 480 Web Firms Record 'Every Keystroke'

The technique—known as session replay—is used by companies to gain an understanding of how customers use websites.

Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'Dead Zones' Rile South African Residents
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Giant Telescope's Mobile-Phone 'Dead Zones' Rile South African Residents

A map showing how mobile-phone use might be restricted because of a giant radio telescope in South Africa has angered people who will live near the instrument—deepening...

Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself
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Q&A: The Ethics of Using Brain Implants to Upgrade Yourself

Neurotechnology is one of the hottest areas of engineering, and the technological achievements sound miraculous: Paralyzed people have controlled robotic limbs and ...

Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans for Pwns
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Survey of Bug Bounty Hunters Shows Who Pans for Pwns

Asking the crowd for help in fixing security problems is going mainstream.

Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge
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Meet the Winners of the Biggest Ever Face-Recognition Challenge

The results are in from the biggest computer face-recognition contest to date.

China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order
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China's Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

When President Trump arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, he will most likely complain about traditional areas of dispute like steel and cars.

Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move
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Big Brother Isn't Just Watching: Workplace Surveillance Can Track Your Every Move

How can an employer make sure its remote workers aren't slacking off? In the case of talent management company Crossover, the answer is to take photos of them every...

So You Want to Be a Cybersecurity Expert
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So You Want to Be a Cybersecurity Expert

California State University offers a variety of degrees and certificate programs at its campuses to prepare students for the rapidly growing cybersecurity field...

Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System
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Members of Congress Want You to Hack the US Election Voting System

This summer, DefCon's "Voting Machine Hacking Village" turned up a host of US election vulnerabilities (PDF). Now, imagine a more mainstream national hacking event...

Real Security Requires Strong Encryption–Even If Investigators Get Blocked
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Real Security Requires Strong Encryption–Even If Investigators Get Blocked

The FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have been fighting against easy, widespread public access to encryption technologies for 25 years.

California Legislators Make Cybersecurity Education a Top Priority
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California Legislators Make Cybersecurity Education a Top Priority

State of California educators, government, and business representatives are working together to meet demands for cybersecurity workers and create opportunities...

Does Facebook Even Know How to Control Facebook?
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Does Facebook Even Know How to Control Facebook?

Later today, executives from Facebook, Google, and Twitter will go before the Senate Intelligence Committee to testify about the ways that Russian operatives used...

Facebook Struggles to Contain Russia Narrative
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Facebook Struggles to Contain Russia Narrative

Facebook has been happy to keep congressional investigators focused on the Russian-bought online ads that helped sway voters in last year's election—despite the...

'Combosquatting' Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users
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'Combosquatting' Attack Hides in Plain Sight to Trick Computer Users

Attackers are tricking users into visiting website domains that contain familiar trademarks — but with additional words that change the destination to an attack...

Twitter Bans Russian Government-Owned News Sites RT and Sputnik from Buying Ads
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Twitter Bans Russian Government-Owned News Sites RT and Sputnik from Buying Ads

Twitter is banning two Russian government-affiliated news sites from advertising on its platform, the social network said Thursday.

Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder to Fake
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Like Magic: The Tech That Goes Into Making Money Harder to Fake

In 2005, shortly after earning a master's degree in electrical and computer engineering, Sam Cape was looking for work online when he came across a cryptic help...

How Kaspersky Lab Got on the US Government's Bad Side 
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How Kaspersky Lab Got on the US Government's Bad Side 

The US government and one of the most popular and well-reviewed antivirus software companies are going through a messy breakup.

Researchers Expose Secret Misuse of Personal Data by Mobile Apps
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Researchers Expose Secret Misuse of Personal Data by Mobile Apps

Computer science researchers at Baldwin Wallace University have developed a novel solution to inform mobile device users about the hidden misuse of their personal...
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