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Fraugster, a Startup That Uses AI to Detect Payment Fraud, Raises $5M

(TECH CRUNCH) – Fraugster, a German and Israeli startup that has developed Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to help eliminate payment fraud, has raised $5 million in funding.  By Steve O’Hear Earlybird

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FBI Finds Hackers Poking Around More Voter Registry Sites

(WIRED) – CONCERN ABOUT POTENTIAL election tampering continued this week. As noted in the roundup below, the FBI found evidence that hackers have been assessing the defenses of voter registries

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Yahoo To Confirm Massive Hack Affecting 200 Million Users

(GIZMODO) – A report by veteran tech journalist Kara Swisher at Recode says that Yahoo is preparing to confirm a massive data breach that has impacted over 200 million users.

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Hacking Group Claims to Offer Cyber-Weapons in Online Auction

By Joseph Menn (Reuters) – Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked

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FBI Probes Hacking of Democratic Congressional Group

By Joseph Menn, Dustin Volz and Mark Hosenball SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI is investigating a cyber attack against another U.S. Democratic Party group, which may be related to

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Microsoft Wins Landmark Appeal Over Seizure of Foreign Emails

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal appeals court on Thursday said the U.S. government cannot force Microsoft Corp and other companies to turn over customer emails stored

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Allianz Sees Cyber Premiums as Fire Insurance of 21st Century

BERLIN (Reuters) – The growing threat of hacking and a duty to protect data more stringently will accelerate demand for cyber insurance in Europe, insurer Allianz said on Wednesday, as

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Obama Says U.S. Government Must Improve Cyber Security

MADRID (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama said on Sunday that the U.S. government has to improve its cyber security practices for the modern age of smart phones and other

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Facebook Tests End-To-End Encryption on Messenger

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc <FB.O> on Friday said it began testing end-to-end encryption on its popular Messenger application to prevent snooping on digital conversations. The limited testing on Messenger, which

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Can Your Smartphone Really Handle All Your Finances?

(BBC) – Would you be prepared to manage all your finances through your smartphone? This is the hope of many financial technology – fintech – start-ups aiming to transform our

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