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April 29, 2016
Facebook says government data queries up 13 percent
Washington (AFP) April 28, 2016
Facebook said Thursday it had received 13 percent more government requests for user data in the second half of 2015, with more than 46,000 requests worldwide. The leading social network, in its twice-annual "transparency report," said the number of items "restricted" for violating local laws more than doubled compared to the prior six-month period, to 55,827. "Overall, we continue to see an increase globally in government requests for user data and content restrictions pursuant to local law," F ... read more

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Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
Has encryption technology given the bad guys a way to operate in the dark? Or has the new tech age gifted law enforcement with unprecedented surveillance powers? ... more
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FBI chief sees better cyber cooperation from China
FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday he has seen some improvement in cooperation from China in fighting cybercrime following last year's bilateral agreement on the issue. ... more
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Two Apple services blocked in China
Apple confirmed Friday its iTunes Movies and iBooks service have become unavailable in China, after reports authorities ordered them to be taken offline. ... more
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FBI paid over $1 mn for iPhone hack
The Federal Bureau of Investigation paid hackers more than $1 million to break into the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, director James Comey said Thursday. ... more
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Apple denies handing source code over to China
Apple on Tuesday denied providing Chinese authorities with special access to its devices, as the iPhone maker defended its position on encryption and cooperation with US law enforcement. ... more
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Apple defends stand in Brooklyn case on iPhone access
Apple urged a federal court Friday to reject efforts to force the company to help break into an iPhone as part of a New York drug investigation. ... more
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Microsoft sues US over secret warrants to search email
Microsoft on Thursday sued the US government, arguing that secret warrants to search people's email violate constitutional rights of Americans. ... more
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US could force firms to help break encryption, under new bill
Two key US lawmakers Wednesday unveiled legislation to require technology firms to help law enforcement unlock encrypted devices - prompting a fierce outcry from the industry and privacy activists. ... more
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Hackers helped FBI crack San Bernardino iPhone: report
Professional hackers discovered at least one software flaw that helped the FBI break into an iPhone used by a San Bernardino attacker, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. ... more
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Updated Qbot virus attacks public sector organizations
A new strain of Qbot malicious software that self-updates is being used to attack public sector organizations around the world, BAE Systems reports. ... more
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Sweden military servers hacked, used in 2013 attack on US banks
Swedish military computers were hacked and used in an attack targeting major US banks in 2013, the armed forces said on Monday. ... more
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US fight goes on with Apple over iPhone access
The US government is keeping its encryption battle with Apple alive, pressing the high-tech giant to help crack an iPhone in a drug case in New York. ... more
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China's ZTE executives to step down amid US sanctions row
Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE will replace three top executives, the WSJ reported, in an apparent bid to see US restrictions on its business lifted after it was accused of violating sanctions against Iran. ... more
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US military cyber head questions Beijing's spying activities
Six months after Washington and Beijing agreed not to conduct cyber attacks on each other's private sector for commercial gain, a top US spy questioned Tuesday whether China has cut such activities. ... more
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Researchers have developed a new method to overcome one of the main issues in implementing a quantum cryptography system, raising the prospect of a useable 'unbreakable' method for sending sensitive ... more
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WhatsApp toughens encryption after Apple-FBI row
The popular messaging service WhatsApp said Tuesday it had implemented "full end-to-end encryption," a move which steps up privacy but may lead to conflicts with law enforcement agencies. ... more
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A grieving father in Italy has written to Apple's chief executive Tim Cook to beg him to unblock his dead son's iPhone so he can retrieve the photographs stored on it. ... more
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Chinese media laud hacker for US spying
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Apple says San Bernardino iPhone could affect NY case
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FBI defends handling of Apple case after retreat
The FBI Thursday defended the handling of its legal battle with Apple over encryption following an abrupt retreat from its bid to force the tech giant to help unlock an attacker's iPhone. ... more
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Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security
With enough computing effort most contemporary security systems will be broken. But a research team at the University of Sydney has made a major breakthrough in generating single photons (light part ... more
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'Syrian Electronic Army' members face hacking charges
US authorities Tuesday unveiled criminal charges against three members of the so-called "Syrian Electronic Army," which gained notoriety for hacking into news media outlets and making bogus social media posts. ... more
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