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Researchers ­nveil Tool to Track Disinformation on Social Media
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Researchers ­nveil Tool to Track Disinformation on Social Media

Researchers released a new tool Wednesday to track how many stories posted on social media are coming from sources known to publish disinformation.

Cyber Report Details Tricks ­sed by Hackers to Target Critical Infrastructure
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Cyber Report Details Tricks ­sed by Hackers to Target Critical Infrastructure

A cybersecurity firm says it uncovered the methods and tools hackers use to target critical infrastructure organizations, activity it observed by creating a website...

Spotlight Falls on Russian Threat to ­ndersea Cables
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Spotlight Falls on Russian Threat to ­ndersea Cables

The Trump administration's new sanctions on Russia are casting light on the threat posed to the undersea cables that carry the world's electronic communications...

Senate Intel: Russia Waged '­nprecedented' Cyber Campaign on ­.S. Voting Systems
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Senate Intel: Russia Waged '­nprecedented' Cyber Campaign on ­.S. Voting Systems

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the unclassified version of its investigation into Russian cyberattacks on digital U.S. voting systems ahead...

Sessions: Congress May Need to 'Take Action' on Encryption
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Sessions: Congress May Need to 'Take Action' on Encryption

Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated in a Monday speech that Congress may ultimately have to wade into the debate about federal law enforcement agencies unlocking encrypted...

Lawmakers Question FBI Director on Encryption
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Lawmakers Question FBI Director on Encryption

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pressing FBI Director Christopher Wray on the bureau's efforts to unlock encrypted devices after a critical watchdog report. ...

Five Things to Know about Russian Attacks on the Energy Grid
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Five Things to Know about Russian Attacks on the Energy Grid

Trump administration officials on Thursday accused the Russian government of staging a multi-year cyberattack campaign against the energy grid and other elements...

FBI Chief Signals Need to ­nderstand Potential Threats Tied to Cryptocurrency
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FBI Chief Signals Need to ­nderstand Potential Threats Tied to Cryptocurrency

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday said the bureau must be prepared to confront a new set of emerging cyber threats.

Lawmakers Worry about Rise of Fake Video Technology 
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Lawmakers Worry about Rise of Fake Video Technology 

Lawmakers are concerned that advances in video manipulation technology could set off a new era of fake news. Now legislators say they want to start working on fixes...

Security Fears Spark Crackdown on Chinese Tech
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Security Fears Spark Crackdown on Chinese Tech

The federal government is taking steps to reduce the presence of some Chinese technology firms in American markets.

States Ditch Electronic Voting Machines
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States Ditch Electronic Voting Machines

Nearly 70 percent of voters are expected to cast paper ballots this week in the United States. 

Irs Under Pressure to Clarify Bitcoin Rules
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Irs Under Pressure to Clarify Bitcoin Rules

The Internal Revenue Service is under mounting pressure to issue guidance clarifying how taxpayers should handle transactions involving bitcoin and other digital...

Hackers Can Be Battlefield Targets, Says Nato Report
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Hackers Can Be Battlefield Targets, Says Nato Report

NATO's cyberwarfare handbook says that civilian hackers who carry out cyberattacks during coordinated military campaigns can be targeted as combatants. 
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