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Intelligence Bill Drops FBI Bid to Read Americans’ Browser History, Email Records

(ZDNet) – An expansion of powers that would have allowed the government access to Americans’ browsing history and email records has been dropped from the latest intelligence authorization bill. The

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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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The Feds Will Soon Be Able to Legally Hack Almost Anyone

(WIRED) – DIGITAL DEVICES AND software programs are complicated. Behind the pointing and clicking on screen are thousands of processes and routines that make everything work. So when malicious software—malware—invades

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FBI Took Months to Warn Democrats of Suspected Russian Role in Hack: Sources

By Mark Hosenball, John Walcott and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The FBI did not tell the Democratic National Committee that U.S officials suspected it was the target of

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U.S. Weighs Dangers, Benefits of Naming Russia in Cyber Hack

By Warren Strobel and John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wary of a global confrontation with Russia, U.S. President Barack Obama must carefully weigh how to respond to what security experts

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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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Senate Votes Down Proposal to Expand FBI Surveillance Powers

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted down a Republican-backed proposal to expand the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s secretive surveillance powers after the mass shooting

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Huge FBI Facial Recognition Database Flawed

(SPACE WAR) – A facial recognition database compiled by the FBI has more than 400 million images to help criminal investigations, but lacks adequate safeguards for accuracy and privacy protection,

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FBI Built a Massive Facial Recognition Database Without Proper Oversight

(TECH CRUNCH) – The FBI steadily, stealthily compiled a massive facial recognition database without oversight and in disregard of federal law, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability

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Push for Encryption Law Falters Despite Apple Case Spotlight

By Dustin Volz, Mark Hosenball and Joseph Menn WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – After a rampage that left 14 people dead in San Bernardino, key U.S. lawmakers pledged to seek

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