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March 23, 2015
Tech firms 'will win' encryption battle: Google chief
Washington (AFP) March 18, 2015
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. Schmidt, speaking at a Washington think-tank, said he was "sympathetic" to the arguments of law enforcement and intelligence agencies seeking to thwart crime and terrorism, but that it is not feasible to create access only for "the good guys." "We don't know how to build a trap door in these systems which i ... read more

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Facebook moves to curb spread of terror, hate speech
Facebook said Monday it won't allow the social network to be used to promote terrorism or hate speech as it unveiled a wide-ranging update of its "community standards." ... more
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Yahoo sees 'end to end' email encryption by year-end
Yahoo said Sunday it plans to introduce "end to end encryption" for email this year to boost privacy protection for users concerned about snooping from governments or hackers. ... more
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DARPA "Brandeis" Program Aims to Ensure Online Privacy Through Technology
DARPA has announced plans to research and develop tools for online privacy, one of the most vexing problems facing the connected world as devices and data proliferate beyond a capacity to be managed ... more
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Operation to 'unblock' censored blogs in Russia, China
The Reporters Without Borders group on Thursday launched an operation to "unblock" censored websites in 11 countries, including China, Russia, Iran and Saudi Arabia. ... more
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Bain buys cybersecurity firm Blue Coat for $2.4 bn
Computer security firm Blue Coat Systems said Tuesday it was being acquired by private equity group Bain Capital for $2.4 billion. ... more
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PayPal buys cybersecurity firm, creates Israel hub
Online payments group PayPal announced Tuesday it was acquiring Israeli cybersecurity firm CyActive and establishing a new security hub in Israel. ... more
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CIA worked to break Apple encryption: report
The Central Intelligence Agency has been working for years to break encryption on Apple devices, to spy on communications of iPhone and iPad users, a report said Tuesday. ... more
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As hacking grows, biometric security gains momentum
With hackers seemingly running rampant online and millions of users compromised, efforts for stronger online identity protection - mainly using biometrics - are gaining momentum. ... more
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Money can't buy you love... but it sure can buy a lot of hate
As Paul McCartney and John Lennon used to sing, "money can't buy me love." The same can be said about some countries such as Qatar, that has inexplicably spent billions of dollars to buy itself perhaps some additional prestige by delving into the great game of geopolitics, presumably after it ran out of European first division football (soccer) teams, five-star hotels and upscale Swiss banks it could buy. ... more
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US charges filed in largest Internet breach on record
US authorities Friday unveiled charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with a computer fraud scheme to steal more than one billion email addresses. ... more
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Military orders Industrial control cyber-security system
An industrial control cyber-security system, or ICS, is being provided to the U.S. military by technology companies Imprimis Inc and root9B Technologies. ... more
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Newly found online security flaw stems from 1990s
A newly discovered Internet security flaw could leave many websites vulnerable to hackers because of weak US encryption standards in the 1990s, researchers said Tuesday. ... more
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China raps Obama over spying after anti-terror law row
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. ... more
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Engility Holdings completes acquisition of TASC Inc.
Government services provider Engility Holdings has completed acquisition of TASC Inc., expanding its presence in the federal intelligence market. ... more
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US spymaster warns over low-level cyber attacks
A steady stream of low-level cyber attacks poses the most likely danger to the United States rather than a potential digital "armageddon," US intelligence director James Clapper said on Thursday. ... more
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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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