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­S-China Battle Over Huawei Comes to Head at Tech Show
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­S-China Battle Over Huawei Comes to Head at Tech Show

A global battle between the U.S. government and Chinese tech company Huawei over allegations that it is a cybersecurity risk overshadowed the opening Monday of...

Chinese 'Gait Recognition' Tech IDs People by How They Walk
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Chinese 'Gait Recognition' Tech IDs People by How They Walk

Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: "gait recognition" software that uses people's body shapes and how they walk to identify them,...

Private Messaging Apps Increasingly ­sed for Public Business
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Private Messaging Apps Increasingly ­sed for Public Business

One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record.

I Never Said That! High-Tech Deception of 'Deepfake' Videos
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I Never Said That! High-Tech Deception of 'Deepfake' Videos

Hey, did my congressman really say that? Is that really President Donald Trump on that video, or am I being duped?

Enigma Machine Collection Recalls Computer Science Victory
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Enigma Machine Collection Recalls Computer Science Victory

Carnegie Mellon University will hire a researcher from the Library of Congress to help it decode a collection that includes two WWII German Enigma machines.

Behind the Broadcom Deal Block: Rising Telecom Tensions
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Behind the Broadcom Deal Block: Rising Telecom Tensions

Behind the U.S. move to block Singapore-based Broadcom's hostile bid for U.S. chip maker Qualcomm lies a new global struggle for influence over next-generation...

Only If It Serves the State: North Korea's Online Experience 
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Only If It Serves the State: North Korea's Online Experience 

Ever so cautiously, North Korea is going online.

Fbi Again Finds Itself ­nable to ­nlock a Gunman's Cellphone
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Fbi Again Finds Itself ­nable to ­nlock a Gunman's Cellphone

The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what...

Fbi Couldn't Access Nearly 7k Devices Because of Encryption  
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Fbi Couldn't Access Nearly 7k Devices Because of Encryption  

The FBI hasn't been able to retrieve data from more than half of the mobile devices it tried to access in less than a year, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Sunday...

China's Xi Calls For More Technology Development
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China's Xi Calls For More Technology Development

President Xi Jinping called Wednesday for the ruling Communist Party to lead development of Chinese technology industries, an area fraught with trade tensions and...

­S to Create Independent Military Cyber Command
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­S to Create Independent Military Cyber Command

After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes...

Face Scans For ­S Citizens Flying Abroad Stir Privacy Issues
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Face Scans For ­S Citizens Flying Abroad Stir Privacy Issues

If the Trump administration gets its way, U.S. citizens boarding international flights will have to submit to a face scan, a plan privacy advocates call a step...

Congressional Report Slams Nsa Leaker Edward Snowden
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Congressional Report Slams Nsa Leaker Edward Snowden

A House intelligence committee report issued Thursday condemned Edward Snowden, saying the National Security Agency leaker is not a whistleblower and that the vast...

Comey: Fbi Wants 'adult Conversation' on Device Encryption
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Comey: Fbi Wants 'adult Conversation' on Device Encryption

FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting...

Snapping ­p Cheap Spy Tools, Nations 'monitoring Everyone'
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Snapping ­p Cheap Spy Tools, Nations 'monitoring Everyone'

It was a national scandal. Peru's then-vice president accused two domestic intelligence agents of staking her out.

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.

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...
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