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Arab-Americans join privacy groups in DNC anti-surveillance push

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An Arab-American policy organisation has joined with civil liberties and privacy groups to address domestic surveillance policies that target Arab American and American Muslim communities.

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

Trump's Russian interests and Guccifer 2.0

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A flood of information has emerged that connects GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump to a questionable cast of characters who are linked to Russian interests.

Foreign government requests for cyber-crime information up 44%

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Cyber-crime requests triple in three years as international agencies seek greater cooperation to combat the threat.

Proliferation of hacker culture helped keep Anonymous from being branded terrorist org

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How has Anonymous avoided being labeled as a terrorist group? That is a serious question that was proposed by an anthropologist during the HOPE Conference in New York City.

Google recieved record 4677 data requests in latest transparency report

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Google's latest transparency report displays a continued increase in data requests the company received from government authorities.

Turkey blocks access to WikiLeaks after 300K emails released

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Turkey blocked access to WikiLeaks after almost 300,000 emails from the Justice and Development Party (AKP Party) were released Tuesday.

Russia reports increase in cyber-attacks by Western special services

Russia reports increase in cyber-attacks by Western special services

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Just as Western governments are concerned about Chinese or Russian state hackers, the Kremlin worries that its government agencies are under increasing western attack, and is concerned about skill shortages in government.

IRM boss says government is to blame for cyber-skills gap

IRM boss says government is to blame for cyber-skills gap

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IRM CEO Charles White says the reason there is a cyber-skills gap in the UK is due to the onerous security checks imposed by government and its inability to introduce more appropriate procedures.

Russians deny responsibility for cyber-attacks on German parliament

Russians deny responsibility for cyber-attacks on German parliament

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Russian officials deny any state involvement in cyber-attacks on Geman parliament.

UK Cyber-security after Brexit: May not be as bad as it first appears

UK Cyber-security after Brexit: May not be as bad as it first appears

It's difficult to predict how the global and British economies will react to Brexit in the long run, however UK Cyber-security has every chance of staying in very good shape says Ilia Kolochenko.

Russian hackers access Trump files in DNC hack

Russian hackers access Trump files in DNC hack

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Russian government hackers apparently broke into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) computer system and accessed the party's entire database on Republican candidate Donald Trump.

What your business can learn from the Government's cyber-security policy

What your business can learn from the Government's cyber-security policy

Stuart Aston offers suggestions that an everyday business can learn from the Government and should consider when creating their own cyber-security protection framework

UK Parliament debates Snooper's Charter

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The legislation, also known as the Draft Data Communications Bill, would enlist UK-based companies to store a 12-month backlog of data about every individual.

State Dept. criticised for poor records management, Clinton broke rules, IG report says

State Dept. criticised for poor records management, Clinton broke rules, IG report says

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"Longstanding, systemic weaknesses" prevented the State Department from properly managing cyber-security risks, according to an IG report.

Apple rehires crypto legend Jon Callas

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Cryptology executive Jon Callas returned to Apple, following the FBI/Apple showdown this year.

GCHQ infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

GCHQ infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

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GCHQ's infosec unit CESG was credited with the discovery of two vulnerabilities that were patched by Apple last week.

Eastern Ukraine separatists seemingly targeted in Operation Groundbait APT

Eastern Ukraine separatists seemingly targeted in Operation Groundbait APT

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Researchers have discovered a malware-based APT dating back to 2008 that at least appears to target political enemies of Ukraine, including pro-Russia separatists in the disputed eastern region of the country.

Board checklist issued to improve cyber-security, data sharing advocated

Board checklist issued to improve cyber-security, data sharing advocated

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CityUK's Cyber Taskforce report, 'Cyber and the City; making the UK's financial and related professional services industry safe from cyber attacks' launched today with former GCHQ head Iain Lobban urging greater data sharing.

Seoul blames North Korea for cyber-attack on defence contractor

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North Korea denies claims by South Korea that it was behind a cyber-attack on a navy defence contractor.

Court decisions erode Privacy Shield support

Court decisions erode Privacy Shield support

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The long-besieged Privacy Shield agreement proposed by US and European officials faces a new round of challenges following recent decisions by the US Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court and the Supreme Court.

Intelligence court affirms FBI's right to search Americans' emails without a warrant

Intelligence court affirms FBI's right to search Americans' emails without a warrant

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In a declassified ruling, a federal judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) ruled that the FBI's search of Americans' emails without a warrant during criminal investigations is not contradictory to the Constitution or the FISA Amendments Act.

Australia's prime minister confirms Australian Bureau of Meteorology attack

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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology was indeed a target of a cyber-attack last year.

Cyber-security new atom bomb, says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

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Cyber-security is the greatest threat since the atom bomb, said Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

US, Russian officials to meet this week on cyber-security issues, State Dept.

US, Russian officials to meet this week on cyber-security issues, State Dept.

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US and Russian officials will meet this week in Geneva to discuss cyber-security issues though not as a restart of the Bilateral Presidential Commission, a State Department official told SCMagazine.com.

No useful information discovered on San Bernardino iPhone

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The iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack that left 14 people dead, was not found to contain any useful information, according to reports.

Russian hacker group targetting largest EU banks

Russian hacker group targetting largest EU banks

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Russia's central bank and the government are working together to fight banking hacker group Buhtrap.

WhatsApp spells problems for IP Bill with end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp spells problems for IP Bill with end-to-end encryption

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The encrypted communications app has introduced a kind of encryption meaning even WhatsApp won't be able to look at its customers messages, but what about the government?

Hacker 'The Jester' reroutes DoS attack to Mossad

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A hacker known as The Jester, whose site became a target of a DoS attack, claimed he rerouted the assault to strike Mossad, but it's his site that is currently down.

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