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Boeing's laser hunts for drones

Earlier this month, Boeing's portable drone-destroying laser system disabled a moving, untethered drone during a test in California.

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US agency to seek consensus on divisive, volatile topic of security vulnerability disclosures

The U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration will host a series of discussions about the best way to disclose cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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NSA wins battle over its phone records collection, as court lifts injunction, but fight isn't over

A U.S. appeals court has overturned a district court injunction against the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic telephone records.

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CenturyLink to deploy broadband to rural areas in 33 states

CenturyLink has accepted more than $500 million from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to roll out broadband to rural areas in 33 states.

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US agency tells electric utilities to shore up authentication

A new U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guide for electric utilities offers ways they can shore up their cybersecurity efforts.

Wi-Fi provider kicked users off their own hotspots at conventions

Smart City, a provider of Internet services at convention centers and hotels, will pay the Federal Communications Commission $750,000 for kicking users off their personal hotspots to try and force them to use its Wi-Fi service.

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End of U.S. oversight of Internet's domain name overseer delayed to next year

U.S. oversight of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the coordinator of the Internet’s domain name system, will continue through September next year and perhaps even beyond.

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AT&T a closer partner of NSA than previously known, Snowden docs show

A new analysis of documents leaked by Edward Snowden highlights massive surveillance efforts with special help from AT&T.

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Seller of melanoma detection apps settles FTC complaint

The marketers of Mole Detective apps lacked proof their products could detect melanoma, the agency says

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Former SAP exec pleads guilty to bribery charge

The ex-VP admits he bribed Panamanian government officials for a multimillion-dollar contract

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DOJ calls for encryption balance that includes law enforcement needs

Companies encrypting customer data should weigh the benefits to cybersecurity against needs of law enforcement, officials say

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SEC charges 32 in press release hacking, stock trading scheme

The agency's move comes in addition to charges against nine defendants brought by the DOJ

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Infor seeks to strengthen cloud footing with $675M GT Nexus buy

Its efforts in the retail supply chain could get an especially significant boost

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Appeals court to hear US agency's decison to block digital imports

The USITC's decision to block imports of digital 3D dental records could bleed over into copyright enforcement, critics worry

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University technology program launched to give peace a chance

Drexel University and PeaceTech Lab will enlist computer science and engineering students in conflict resolution efforts