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Researcher warns of critical point of failure in US election system

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Sean Sullivan, security advisor at F-Secure Labs, has warned that hackers could severely disrupt the reporting of the US general election on 8 November by hacking AP servers.

Leaked Stingray documents reveal features and ease of use

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Using mass surveillance software without a warrant is almost as easy as installing Skype.

Two arrested in connection to 'Crackas With Attitude' gov't attacks

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At least three other suspects in the UK are also being investigated by the Crown Prosecution Service, the release said.

Voter databases in two US states breached by foreign hackers

Voter databases in two US states breached by foreign hackers

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The FBI's Cyber Division uncovered evidence that election databases in two US states were hacked.

DEF CON 24: US government retains dozens, not thousands, of zero-days

DEF CON 24: US government retains dozens, not thousands, of zero-days

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The number of vulnerabilities in the US federal government arsenal hovers in the dozens, Columbia University senior research scholar Jason Healey told a DEF CON 24 audience.

EU member states approve EU-US Privacy Shield

EU member states approve EU-US Privacy Shield

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Following negotiations between EU and US officials, the Privacy Shield agreement has been approved by the EU's 28 member states on Friday 8 July. Formal adoption should commence early this week

Clinton pledges to bring U.S. Copyright system into 21st century

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Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton called for administrative reform to help bring the U.S. copyright system into the digital age.

Russia´s cyber-operations alter balance of power - tougher response called for

Russia´s cyber-operations alter balance of power - tougher response called for

Russia is alterering the balance of power with superior human resources in the cyber-realm and a strategy and will to used them offensively, including via proxies - and lack of western response encourages escalation says Jarno Limnéll.

The US declares cyber-war on Islamic State

The US declares cyber-war on Islamic State

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The US, finally and for the first time has announced its intentions to wage cyber-war on Islamic State

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.

Russia and US to resume cyber- security cooperation

Russia and US to resume cyber- security cooperation

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Russia and the US are to revive a series of bilateral agreements on cyber-defence including the world's first non-aggression treaty on IT

President Obama signs Judicial Redress Act into law

President Obama signs Judicial Redress Act into law

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President Obama Wednesday signed the Judicial Redress Act into law, a key step to enacting Safe Harbour 2 by allowing EU citizens to use US courts to challenge abuse of their data.

Did 'China' do it? SC speaks to Laura Galante, FireEye's director of threat intelligence

Did 'China' do it? SC speaks to Laura Galante, FireEye's director of threat intelligence

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SC sat down with FireEye's director of threat intelligence to talk about the recent cyber-talks between China and the US and what exactly we mean when say 'China did it'

What the EU's Safe Harbour ruling means for European businesses

What the EU's Safe Harbour ruling means for European businesses

Mike Fey recalls the European Court of Justice invalidating the agreement between EU and US organisations on data transfer on 6 October.

UK and US test reactions to financial cyber-attacks

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Britain and the US accomplished a planned drill with leading global firms to see how they would respond to a cyber incident in the finance subdivision.

CISA - what are the international implications?

CISA - what are the international implications?

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The US congress just passed into law The Cyber-security Information Sharing Act, also known as CISA, in the last couple of days.

Little change expected in the wake of US-China cyber deal

Little change expected in the wake of US-China cyber deal

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The cyber-security announcement made by presidents Obama and Xi on 25 September is being met with a healthy dose of scepticism, with industry insiders indicating the agreement will lead to little, if any, real change.

US-China cyber-war deal likely - but meaningless

US-China cyber-war deal likely - but meaningless

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A cyber-warfare peace deal between the US and China, however vaguely worded, is still expected to be agreed between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the latter's visit to the US.

China claims deal made with US over cyber-security; US officials not talking

China claims deal made with US over cyber-security; US officials not talking

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Although US officials met with a Chinese government envoy this past weekend, it remains unclear whether the two countries made any lasting deal for cyber actions between them.

Former Tesla engineer charged with hacking and leaking data

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Former Tesla engineer faces federal charges for computer intrusion for allegedly hacking his manages email to leak employee data.

Russian hackers accessed Pentagon's unclassified email system

Russian hackers accessed Pentagon's unclassified email system

Russian hackers allegedly accessed the Pentagon's Joint Staff unclassified email system.

Israel and US issue joint statement on cyber-security coordination

The US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, Alejandro Mayorkas, traveled to Israel this past week to discuss the cyber-security challenges facing both countries.

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