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Russia claims it foiled a cyber attack from a foreign spy service

The Russian government claims to have foiled a “large-scale” cyber attack from foreign intelligence services meant to destabilize the country’s financial system.

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Major cybercrime network Avalanche dismantled in global takedown

Law enforcement agencies have dismantled a major cybercriminal network responsible for malware-based attacks that have been harassing victims across the globe for years.

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Data-wiping malware strikes Saudi government agencies

Saudia Arabia’s government agencies were hit with a cyber attack that security researchers are blaming on a worm-like malware that can wipe computer systems, destroying data.

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Senators fail to stop new rules allowing US law-enforcement hacking

Three senators' efforts to stop a major expansion of U.S. law enforcement agencies' hacking powers has failed for now.

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Study warns of human rights risks from censoring online terror content

Internet companies should not be required to monitor third-party terrorist content that they host or transmit, nor should they face direct or indirect liability from governments for such content, according to a new study.

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Senators plan last-ditch push to curb U.S. law enforcement's hacking power

Unless Congress takes 11th-hour action, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies will gain new authority this week to hack into remote computers during criminal investigations.

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How Trump will attack the FCC's net neutrality rules

Repealing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's less than 2-year-old net neutrality rules appears to be a top tech priority for President-elect Donald Trump, but it may not be an easy road.

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Wisconsin to recount US presidential election vote after hack concerns

The Wisconsin Elections Commission has decided to recount the votes in the state in the last U.S. presidential elections, after concerns were raised that the voting systems can be hacked.

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Donald Trump tells Tim Cook to build iPhones in the USA

Trump says tax breaks will incentivize Apple to manufacture its best-selling product on American shores.

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Voting security experts call on Clinton to demand recount

Hillary Clinton, the apparent loser in the recent U.S. presidential race, should ask for voting recounts in three states, a group of voting security experts and election lawyers have said, and new results could swing the outcome of the election.

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Facebook said to create censorship tool to enter China again

Facebook has reportedly developed a software tool that will help keep certain content away from users’ news feeds in certain geographies, reflecting the company’s apparent willingness to meet Chinese government censorship demands part of the way.

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Trump appoints net neutrality critics to FCC transition team

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has appointed two opponents of current net neutrality rules to his team charged with overseeing the transition in the Federal Communications Commission.

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Facebook is working with fact-checkers to weed out fake news

Returning to the controversy over fake news on the social networking site, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said over the weekend that the company was working with fact-checking organizations to put in place third-party verification of the authenticity of news on its site.

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Trump's national security pick is a cybersecurity hawk

Michael Flynn, the man President-elect Donald Trump plans to name as U.S. national security advisor, believes the government is falling behind on cybersecurity.

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The IRS wants to ID every US Coinbase user from 2013 to 2015

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has asked a court in California to order Coinbase, a Bitcoin exchange, to hand over the identities of active U.S. users of its service from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2015.