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US, China reach cyberespionage agreement

The U.S. and China have reached their first ever cybercrime and cyberespionage agreement, but the deal is quite general and how it will translate into actions is still unclear.

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Saudi Arabia came close to buying Hacking Team

The Saudi Arabian government came close to buying control of Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team, notorious for selling its product to undemocratic regimes, according to hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks.

Verizon service in Cuba, Facebook spherical video, military robots - The Wrap

Verizon will extend roaming service to Cuba, Facebook debuts spherical 360-degree video and the US Marines test out a robot.

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What would a US-China cybertreaty really mean?

After weeks of meetings, the U.S. and China appear to be on the verge of an historic first agreement on hacking and cyberespionage, but what might a deal actually accomplish?

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Boycott tech companies supporting CISA, privacy group urges

Fight For the Future's message is simple: if a company supports CISA, it should be avoided.

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Cook, Bezos, Nadella to meet Chinese President Xi on Wednesday

The top executives of five of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seattle on Wednesday.

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OPM underestimated the number of stolen fingerprints by 4.5 million

The fingerprints of 5.6 million people have been stolen as a result of hackers penetrating the computer systems of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year.

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US, China appear close on cyber economic espionage deal

China and the U.S. appear close to a ground-breaking agreement on cyber espionage that could be signed later this week when President Xi and President Obama meet in Washington.

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US Congress members urged to embrace encrypted apps

Congress members and staff are being urged by a civil rights group to use encrypted smartphone apps such as WhatsApp and Signal rather than traditional cellular networks.

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Michigan sues HP over $49 million project that's still not done after 10 years

Hewlett-Packard has faced no end of financial and legal woes in recent months, and on Friday it was hit with one more: A new lawsuit filed by the state of Michigan over a $49 million project the state says is still not completed after 10 years.

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Indian draft rules on encryption could compromise privacy, security

India's government is trying to ensure that its law enforcement has easy access to encrypted information, but it could be compromising security and privacy in the bargain.

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Volkswagen said to use software to fudge emissions tests

Volkswagen is being investigated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for allegedly using software to mislead emissions tests.

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White House won't say if it's hoping for a cybersecurity deal with China

With the visit of Chinese premier Xi Jinping just a week away, the White House isn't being drawn on whether an agreement might be reached with China over cybersecurity.

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Traders pay $30m to settle newswire hacking case

The Securities and Exchange Commission says two of 32 people charged with profiting from information hacked from newswire services have agreed to pay $30 million to settle the changes.

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Telecom deals with Chinese companies in Africa under spotlight once again

A $273 million contract for Zambia’s digital television migration project is reigniting the controversy over how big-ticket projects are awarded in Africa.


Microsoft renews information-sharing partnership with NATO

Microsoft has expanded its agreement with NATO to provide the military alliance with a broader range of information as part of its Government Security Program.