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Portland Adopts Landmark Facial Recognition Ordinances
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Portland Adopts Landmark Facial Recognition Ordinances

The City Council of Portland, OR, on Wednesday adopted two landmark ordinances barring city and private usage of facial recognition technology.

U.S. Agency Takes Part in Simulated Cyberattack on Critical Systems
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U.S. Agency Takes Part in Simulated Cyberattack on Critical Systems

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency  successfully completed a biannual simulated cyberattack on critical...

Connecticut City Testing Drone That Detects Fevers, Coughs
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Connecticut City Testing Drone That Detects Fevers, Coughs

A "pandemic drone" is being tested by police in Westport, CT,

Virtual Army Rising Up to Protect Healthcare Groups From Hackers
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Virtual Army Rising Up to Protect Healthcare Groups From Hackers

White-hat hackers are helping thwart cybercriminals attempting to exploit healthcare organizations' increased reliance on networks during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Microsoft, MasterCard, Hewlett Foundation Launch Institute to Investigate Cyberattacks
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Microsoft, MasterCard, Hewlett Foundation Launch Institute to Investigate Cyberattacks

Microsoft, MasterCard, the Hewlett Foundation, and other organizations have jointly announced the launch of an institute to probe cyberattacks and help their victims...

Facebook ­nveils Plans for Preventing Spread of Misinformation Ahead of Elections Worldwide
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Facebook ­nveils Plans for Preventing Spread of Misinformation Ahead of Elections Worldwide

Facebook has announced plans to prevent the spread of misinformation and add transparency to political and issue advertising.

Mobile Providers at Center of Privacy Storm
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Mobile Providers at Center of Privacy Storm

Major wireless providers are facing new scrutiny into their privacy practices after a bombshell report sparked a public outcry and questions from lawmakers.

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.

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...

Web Inventor ­rges Support For Net Neutrality
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Web Inventor ­rges Support For Net Neutrality

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, urged people to show support for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission rules that are likely to be...

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. 

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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