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China's vague cybersecurity law has foreign businesses guessing

The most disturbing thing for foreign businesses facing China's new cybersecurity law may just be how vague and broad it is.

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Security vendor demonstrates hack of US e-voting machine

A hacker armed with a $25 PCMCIA card can, within a few minutes, change the vote totals on an aging electronic voting machine in limited use in 13 U.S. states.

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China passes controversial cybersecurity law

China has passed a new cybersecurity law that gives it greater control over the internet, including by requiring local storage of certain data

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FBI sticks to earlier view not to charge Clinton over email server

FBI Director James Comey said new emails found had not changed the agency's July decision not to recommend charges against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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DNC hacker calls on brethren to monitor US election

The hacker who claims to have breached the Democratic National Committee isn't done trying to influence this year's election. On Friday, Guccifer 2.0 warned that Democrats might try to rig the vote next Tuesday.

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US government's Code.gov software sharing website launched

Code.gov, a U.S. government website for promoting the sharing of custom-developed software code, was launched Thursday with listings of nearly 50 open-source projects from various government agencies.

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European antitrust charges ignore online shopping market, Google says

Google has rejected European Commission antitrust charges related to its online shopping search service, saying the online shopping marketplace is "robustly competitive."

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US government warns China to play fair in the chip market

A battle between the U.S. government and China is now brewing in semiconductors, which is the foundation of electronics.

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Worried about China, the US pushes for homegrown chip development

The world's fastest computer runs a Chinese chip, and that fact hasn't escaped notice by the U.S. government.

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UK government to spend $2.3 billion to bolster cybersecurity

The U.K. government will spend £1.9 billion (US $2.3 billion) over the next five years to pump up its cybersecurity defenses and pay for new research, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said.

How the White House's social media accounts will transition to the next president

The White House will give up its social media accounts to the next President in just a few months. Here's how it will happen.

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FBI to probe new emails related to Clinton's private server

The FBI has uncovered new emails related to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, prompting federal authorities to investigate them.

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FCC tells Internet providers to get customer permission before sharing sensitive info

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has passed rules requiring broadband providers to receive opt-in customer permission to share sensitive personal information, including web-browsing history, geolocation, and financial details with third parties.

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US transport agency guidance on vehicle cybersecurity irks lawmakers

Guidance from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for improving motor vehicle cybersecurity has attracted criticism from lawmakers who said that mandatory security standards were required.

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$85 billion AT&T, Time Warner deal under scrutiny from politicians, consumer groups

The plan by AT&T to acquire Time Warner for US$85.4 billion has come under the microscope of U.S. politicians and public interest groups that are concerned about the antitrust implications of the mega-deal.