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April 24, 2015
Let's be neighbors, US security head tells tech sector
San Francisco (AFP) April 21, 2015
Even though Silicon Valley has had an often-contentious relationship with the US government's national security organizations, it's now time to be neighbors, one top official said Tuesday. US Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced that his office is "finalizing plans to open up a satellite office in Silicon Valley, to serve as another point of contact with our friends here." Speaking at the RSA 2015 conference on cybersecurity in San Francisco, Johnson said, "We want to strengthen cri ... read more

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Inflight entertainment exposes airliners to hackers: US report
Hackers could exploit inflight entertainment systems to fatally sabotage the cockpit electronics of a new generation of airliners connected to the Internet, a US government report warns. ... more
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US 'aggressively' raising cybersecurity with China: official
Washington is "aggressively" warning Beijing over the repercussions of its demand that US tech firms should hand over their encryption keys if they want to do business in China, a top US official said Tuesday. ... more
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Chinese hackers targeted SE Asia, India for last decade: report
A cyber espionage group most likely sponsored by China has been snooping on governments and businesses in Southeast Asia and India undetected for the last 10 years, Internet security company FireEye said Monday. ... more
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Northrop Grumman opens new cyber center
A new center for development of advanced cyber technologies has been opened in Britain by Northrop Grumman Corporation. ... more
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French TV hack 'a step up' in cyberjihadism: experts
The "unprecedented" cyber-attack on French television channel TV5Monde represents a major "step up" in the Internet warfare being waged by highly specialised jihadist hackers, experts said Thursday. ... more
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China orders media giant Sina to 'improve censorship'
China's government has threatened to shut down Sina, one of the country's most popular news websites unless it "improves censorship", state media reported, in a rare public glimpse into controls over the press. ... more
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Hacked French TV station admits new 'blunder' over password
French TV5Monde television channel, which suffered a major hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants this week, on Friday admitted an Internet security 'blunder' Thursday during a programme discussing the cyber-attack. ... more
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New coalition forms to end mass US surveillance
Activist groups on Wednesday unveiled a new coalition aimed at repealing the law authorizing mass surveillance by US intelligence and law enforcement agencies. ... more
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French TV5Monde hit by 'pro-Islamic State hackers'
French television network TV5Monde was forced to broadcast only pre-recorded programmes Thursday after it was hacked by individuals claiming to belong to the Islamic State group, who also hijacked its websites and social networks. ... more
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French TV station hit by 'unprecedented' pro-Islamic State hack
France's TV5Monde television channel was forced to shelve its regular programming Thursday after falling victim to an "unprecedented" hack by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants, who also hijacked its website and social networks. ... more
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Singapore Telecom to buy US cybersecurity firm for $810 mn
Singapore Telecom (Singtel) said Wednesday it will buy almost all of US cybersecurity firm Trustwave for $810 million, saying it was looking to become "a global player" in the sector. ... more
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White House says classified systems not hacked
US officials insisted Tuesday that a cyber attack late last year did not compromise White House classified systems, but refused to confirm reports Russia was behind the breach. ... more
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With supporters' help, Chelsea Manning starts tweeting
Chelsea Manning, the US soldier serving a 35-year prison sentence for passing a trove of secret documents to WikiLeaks, started posting on Twitter on Friday, with help from supporters. ... more
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China blasts Google security move as 'unacceptable'
A Chinese cyberspace bureau on Thursday denounced Google for deciding not to recognise the agency's authority after a Beijing-linked security breach, calling the US Internet giant's action "unacceptable and unintelligible". ... more
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S.Korea army general assumes cyber-security post
South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on Friday appointed an army general to the new post of national cyber-security tsar, tasked with defending against North Korean hacking attacks. ... more
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Google says Android malware cut in half
Google said Thursday that malware infections on Android devices have been cut in half in the past year following security upgrades for the mobile platform. ... more
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Obama unveils sactions program to fight cyberattacks
President Barack Obama on Wednesday ordered a new sanctions program that could block assets of US and foreign hackers and of companies that seek to profit from cyberattacks. ... more
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Spy agencies in 'technology arms race', says British chief
Spy agencies are caught in a "technology arms race" with terrorists and criminals, the new head of Britain's MI6 said on Monday in his first public comments since becoming chief. ... more
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S. Korea creates cyber-security post to counter North's threat
Concerned by the growing threat of cyber-attacks from North Korea, South Korea's cabinet on Tuesday approved the creation of a new presidential post handling cyber-security. ... more
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China suspected as software site GitHub hit by attack
The software collaboration website GitHub said Monday it was fighting off a cyber attack since late last week, and security analysts said the effort appeared to originate in China. ... more
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Beijing behind Internet security violation: group
China's cyberspace administration is "complicit" in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said Wednesday, calling on firms worldwide to strengthen their defences. ... more
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Tech firms, activists renew surveillance reform push
Big US technology firms joined a coalition of activists Wednesday urging Congress to pass a law scaling back government surveillance ahead of key deadline. ... more
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Beijing behind Internet security violation: group
China's cyberspace administration is "complicit" in attacks on major Internet companies including Google, an anti-censorship group said Wednesday, calling on firms worldwide to step up their defences. ... more
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Tech firms 'will win' encryption battle: Google chief
Technology firms will ultimately prevail in their efforts to use strong encryption on devices that cannot be accessed by the government, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt said Wednesday. ... more
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