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Defense Secretary Favors Strong Encryption, Not 'back Doors'
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Defense Secretary Favors Strong Encryption, Not 'back Doors'

Declaring that strong encryption is essential to the nation's security, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told a tech industry audience Wednesday that he's "not a believer...

Ny Judge: ­S Cannot Make Apple Provide Iphone Data
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Ny Judge: ­S Cannot Make Apple Provide Iphone Data

A federal judge ruled Monday that the U.S. Justice Department cannot use a 227-year-old law to force Apple to provide the FBI with access to locked iPhone data,...

Pentagon Starts Aggressive Cyberwar Against Is
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Pentagon Starts Aggressive Cyberwar Against Is

Not long after Defense Secretary Ash Carter prodded his cyber commanders to be more aggressive in the fight against Islamic State, the U.S. ramped up its offensive...

Q&a: A Look at the Apple vs Justice Dept. Court Fight
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Q&a: A Look at the Apple vs Justice Dept. Court Fight

A U.S. magistrate judge has ordered Apple to help the FBI break into a work-issued iPhone used by a gunman in the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California.

Car Infotainment Systems Distract Even with Voice Commands
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Car Infotainment Systems Distract Even with Voice Commands

Car infotainment systems that use voice commands may let drivers keep their hands on the wheel, but they're still highly distracting.

Despite Exposure, New Nations Joining Cyberespionage Game
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Despite Exposure, New Nations Joining Cyberespionage Game

Researchers say some smaller, poorer nations are now using spy software, suggesting that recent data leaks and lawsuits have not deterred governments from investing...

New Auto Safety Technologies Leave Some Drivers Bewildered
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New Auto Safety Technologies Leave Some Drivers Bewildered

Many Americans buying new cars these days are baffled by a torrent of new safety technology.

Hidden Gps Devices to Track Suspects Raise Legal Concerns
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Hidden Gps Devices to Track Suspects Raise Legal Concerns

For months, police trying to solve a Long Island robbery spree had little more to go on than grainy surveillance footage of a man in a hoodie and black ski mask...

Facing Islamic State Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library
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Facing Islamic State Threat, Iraq Digitizes National Library

The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and...

Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged in California
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Self-Driving Cars Getting Dinged in California

Four of the nearly 50 self-driving cars now rolling around California have gotten into accidents since September, when the state began issuing permits for companies...

Did Nsa Plant Spyware in Computers Around World?
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Did Nsa Plant Spyware in Computers Around World?

Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other surveillance targets...

Facebook, Linkedin Join to Help Women in Tech
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Facebook, Linkedin Join to Help Women in Tech

Facebook and LinkedIn have launched a collaborative initiative to boost the shrinking numbers of women studying engineering and computer science. 

Automakers Aim to Drive Away Car Computer Hackers
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Automakers Aim to Drive Away Car Computer Hackers

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.

How to Teach Self-Driving Cars Ethics of the Road
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How to Teach Self-Driving Cars Ethics of the Road

A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane.​

U.s. Agencies Struggle vs. Cyberattacks
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U.s. Agencies Struggle vs. Cyberattacks

A $10 billion-a-year effort to protect sensitive government data, from military secrets to Social Security numbers, is struggling to keep pace with an increasing...

Fbi Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption
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Fbi Director Warns Against Cellphone Encryption

FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that...

Panel Endorses Some Nsa Internet Surveillance
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Panel Endorses Some Nsa Internet Surveillance

A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs.

Supreme Court Tosses 'abstract' Software Patent
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Supreme Court Tosses 'abstract' Software Patent

The Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out an Australian company's patent for business software in a decision that clarifies standards for awarding patents, but not...

Police Use New Tool to Source Crowds For Evidence
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Police Use New Tool to Source Crowds For Evidence

An annual spring party in a Southern California beach town devolved into a riot last month when revelers turned violent, rocking cars, smashing windows and throwing...

Supreme Court Takes on Privacy in Digital Age
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Supreme Court Takes on Privacy in Digital Age

Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the ubiquitous device.
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