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Dustin Volz

Spy agency NSA triples collection of U.S. phone records: official report

May 08 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. National Security Agency collected 534 million records of phone calls and text messages of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said. | Video

Spy agency NSA collected 500 mln U.S. call records in 2017, a sharp rise -official report

May 04 2018

WASHINGTON, May 4 The U.S. National Security Agency collected more than 500 million phone call records of Americans last year, more than triple gathered in 2016, a U.S. intelligence agency report released on Friday said.

Ex-NSA chief's startup raises $78 million, helps defend U.S. power grid

May 02 2018

WASHINGTON IronNet Cybersecurity Inc, a startup led by former U.S. National Security Agency chief Keith Alexander, has raised $78 million in additional funding, the company told Reuters on Wednesday, a day ahead of a planned announcement.

Uber to update 'bug bounty' policies after 2016 data breach: executive

Apr 26 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Uber on Thursday plans to announce changes to how it rewards cyber researchers who report flaws in its software, a company executive told Reuters, as part of the ride-hailing firm's response to concerns raised about the way it handled a data breach in 2016.

North Korea's elite quitting Facebook, concealing internet activity: researcher

Apr 25 2018

WASHINGTON North Korea's ruling class has in recent months abandoned Western social media sites such as Facebook , Instagram and Alphabet's Google and dramatically increased its use of tools that cloak internet activity, according to cyber security research published on Wednesday.

U.S. regulator fines Altaba $35 million over 2014 Yahoo email hack

Apr 24 2018

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO U.S. regulators fined Altaba Inc, the company formerly known as Yahoo! Inc, $35 million on Tuesday to settle charges that kept its massive 2014 cyber security breach a secret from investors for more than two years.

U.S. official warns of 'unintended consequences' of European data privacy law

Apr 17 2018

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned on Tuesday that a European data privacy law taking effect next month may have "unintended consequences" that harm the United States' ability to protect itself from cyber attacks.

Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks

Apr 17 2018

SAN FRANCISCO Microsoft, Facebook and more than 30 other global technology companies on Tuesday announced a joint pledge not to assist any government in offensive cyber attacks.

Tech firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, vow not to aid government cyber attacks

Apr 17 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, April 17 Microsoft, Facebook and more than 30 other global technology companies on Tuesday announced a joint pledge not to assist any government in offensive cyber attacks.

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