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March 04, 2015
China raps Obama over spying after anti-terror law row
Beijing (AFP) March 3, 2015
Beijing on Tuesday pushed back at the US over espionage concerns, after President Barack Obama criticised a Chinese anti-terror measure that would force tech firms to surrender key information to Communist authorities. The new counter-terrorism law, recently drafted by Chinese lawmakers and expected to be adopted this year, would require technology companies to give Beijing details of their encryption methods or be denied access to the Chinese market. It has alarmed some US-based tech companies ... read more

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'Thousands' of Russian troops in east Ukraine: US envoy

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Iranian president says Israel 'greatest danger'

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Cyber thugs taking data hostage
Marriage therapist Valerie Goss turned on her computer one day and found that all of her data was being held hostage. ... more
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SIM maker Gemalto confirms spy attacks likely
European SIM maker Gemalto said Wednesday it had suffered hacking attacks that were likely conducted by US and British intelligence agencies but denied any "massive theft" of encryption keys that could be used to spy on conversations. ... more
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US offers $3 mn reward for Russian sought in bank hack
The United States on Tuesday offered a $3 million reward for information to apprehend a Russian national sought in a major hacking enterprise that stole some $100 million. ... more
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NSA chief seeks compromise on encrypted phone snooping
The National Security Agency chief said Monday intelligence services need access to encrypted devices to thwart terrorism, and hopes to find common ground with the tech sector on the issue. ... more
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US State Dept blocks thousands of hack attacks every day
The State Department faces thousands of cyber attacks every day, a top US official said Friday, refusing to confirm that hackers who breached their system in November were reportedly still lurking in the network. ... more
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Stolen SIM card keys could be powerful spy tool
It would be another powerful tool in the arsenal of US and British spy services: encryption keys for a large share of the SIM cards used for mobile phones. ... more
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Winning the Internet war is key in IS fight: experts
The Internet has become a crucial battleground in the fight against jihadist propaganda and Western nations need to step up their game, according to participants in a Washington meeting on countering radical groups. ... more
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Cyber attacks on Israel traced to Gaza: researchers
A series of cyber attacks against Israel since mid-2013 appears to be coming from "Arab parties located in the Gaza Strip" and elsewhere, US security researchers say. ... more
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Obama brings tech firms into his cybersecurity push
US President Barack Obama called Friday on Silicon Valley to put aside distrust of the government and become allies in defending cyberspace from terrorists, hackers and spies. ... more
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Clavister, unidentified company, partner for mobile communications security
An unidentified provider of military communications technology has partnered with Clavister of Sweden to develop embedded security for mobile systems. ... more
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US Creates Cyber-CIA to Fight Hackers
The Obama administration announced creation of another federal intelligence center in the long list of law enforcement and spy services. This time its main task will be cyberintel. The last ye ... more
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Backgrounder: The peeping eyes of the United States
The United States, the birthplace of the Internet, has now also turned into the most aggressive country in cyber surveillance, espionage and hacking, despite its repeated complaints about cyber atta ... more
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New US cyber defense agency to 'connect the dots'
The Obama administration unveiled plans Tuesday for a new US intelligence center to integrate information about cyber threats, aiming for the same kind of coordination used to battle terrorism. ... more
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Twitter says goverment data queries rising
Twitter said Monday it saw a 40 percent jump in government request for user data in late 2014, with sharp rises coming from both Turkey and Russia. ... more
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China says Anthem hacking accusations 'groundless'
China on Friday rejected accusations it was behind a hacking attack that saw data on up to 80 million customers stolen from US health insurance giant Anthem as "groundless". ... more
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Giant US health-data breach could lead to China: report
Data on as many as 80 million customers at US health insurance giant Anthem was stolen by hackers, officials confirmed Thursday, in a cyberattack investigators have reportedly linked to China. ... more
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German Intelligence Shares Billions of Phone Metadata Pieces With NSA
Mass surveillance has been fully embraced by America's NSA as a tool in counterterrorism efforts. The trend has spread to sister agencies in the United Kingdom. But a new investigation shows that Ge ... more
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CyberStakes: A Crucible of Competition for Future Cyber Leaders
Pittsburgh this weekend offered a look into the future of cybersecurity, with students from each of the nation's Service academies scrambling to protect their computer systems, find adversaries' vul ... more
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Google's Waze app endangers police: LAPD chief
Google's newly acquired Waze application poses a danger to police because of its ability to track their locations, the Los Angeles police chief said in a letter to the tech company's CEO. ... more
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War against IS group spreads to Twitter: expert
The fight against Islamic State jihadists is taking place online as well on the battlefield, with 18,000 Twitter accounts linked to the group suspended in recent months, according to a US expert. ... more
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Skype chats compromised Syrian rebels: researchers
Syrian opposition groups lost critical information when its members fell victim to a "femme fatale" scheme using Skype chats that injected computers and phones with malware, researchers said Monday. ... more
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Northrop Grumman wins British government cyber-security work
The British government has selected Northrop Grumman to provide it with engineering, development and other cyber-security solutions services. ... more
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Davos elites warned about catastrophic cyberattacks
Attacks on power plants, telecommunications and financial systems, even turning all of Los Angeles' traffic lights green: Davos elites were warned Saturday of the terrifying possibilities of modern cyber terrorism. ... more
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Ex-CIA officer in leak case found guilty of espionage
A former CIA officer was convicted of espionage charges Monday for having leaked to a New York Times journalist classified details of a secret operation to thwart Iran's nuclear program. ... more
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