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Mar 15 2017

WhatsApp, Telegram patch flaws in instant messaging applications

SAN FRANCISCO WhatsApp and Telegram patched flaws in their popular instant messaging applications after security researchers showed that they could seize control of user accounts.

Mar 15 2017

WhatsApp, Telegram patch flaws in instant messaging applications

SAN FRANCISCO WhatsApp and Telegram patched flaws in their popular instant messaging applications after security researchers showed that they could seize control of user accounts.

Mar 14 2017

Justice Department to announce indictments in massive Yahoo hack: source

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. Justice Department officials are expected to announce indictments on Wednesday against suspects in at least one of a series of hacking attacks on Yahoo Inc , according to a source briefed on the matter.

Mar 09 2017

WikiLeaks offers CIA hacking tools to tech companies: Assange

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday, presenting Silicon Valley with a potential dilemma on how to deal with the anti-secrecy group. | Video

Feb 18 2017

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation.

Feb 08 2017

Cyber expert's arrest silences Russian contacts of some Western crime fighters

SAN FRANCISCO/MOSCOW Russian cyber-security experts have scaled back cooperation with Western contacts after one of their number was arrested in Moscow on treason charges, making it harder to fight global online crime, U.S. law-enforcement and industry sources say.

Feb 08 2017

Cyber expert's arrest silences Russian contacts of some Western crime fighters

Russian cyber-security experts have scaled back cooperation with Western contacts after one of their number was arrested in Moscow on treason charges, making it harder to fight global online crime, U.S. law-enforcement and industry sources say.

Jan 28 2017

U.S. tech leaders sound alarm over Trump immigration order

SAN FRANCISCO The U.S. technology industry, a major employer of foreign workers, hit back on Saturday at President Donald Trump's sudden executive order on immigration, with some leaders calling it immoral and un-American.

Dec 22 2016

Yahoo email scan shows U.S. spy push to recast constitutional privacy

Yahoo Inc's secret scanning of customer emails at the behest of a U.S. spy agency is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have against arbitrary governmental searches, according to legal documents and people briefed on closed court hearings.

Dec 21 2016

Yahoo email scan shows U.S. spy push to recast constitutional privacy

Yahoo Inc's secret scanning of customer emails at the behest of a U.S. spy agency is part of a growing push by officials to loosen constitutional protections Americans have against arbitrary governmental searches, according to legal documents and people briefed on closed court hearings.

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