Computer and data security

July 07, 2020 - 5:06 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Two weeks after a cyber-security firm released the identity of an alleged hacker from Kazakhstan, federal authorities in Seattle on Tuesday unsealed a 2018 indictment charging the man with an array of computer crimes. Andrey Turchin, known in hacking circles as “fxmsp,” and his...
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In this grab taken from video made available by the Netherlands Police on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, a view of a sea container equipped as a torture chamber, in Wouwse Plantage, Netherlands. Dutch police say they have arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs. (Netherlands Police via AP)
July 07, 2020 - 10:36 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist's chair, tools including pliers and scalpels and handcuffs, a high ranking officer announced...
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June 18, 2020 - 6:19 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia is under increasing cyberattack from a “sophisticated state-based cyber actor,” the Australian prime minister said Friday. Prime Minister Scott Morrison would not name the state, and he said he made the growing threat public to raise awareness. “Australian...
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In this Monday, June 8, 2020, file photo, Dorothy Griffin, of Atlanta, poses for a portrait in Atlanta. Blind voters like Griffin fear a loss of control over their ability to cast a ballot as election officials across the U.S. plan a major expansion of voting by mail amid the coronavirus pandemic. Griffin requested an absentee ballot for Georgia’s primary Tuesday, but she gave up waiting for it and decided to cast a ballot in person on the last day of early voting to avoid crowds on Election Day. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
June 14, 2020 - 7:10 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Not that long ago, Ann Byington had to squeeze into a voting booth with a Republican poll watcher on one side and a Democrat on the other reading her voting choices out loud so her ballot could be marked for her and the selections verified. Blind since birth, Byington welcomed the...
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This photo shows a sign at the headquarters for Washington state's Employment Security Department Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Washington state's rush to get unemployment benefits to residents who lost jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak left it vulnerable to criminals who made off with hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent claims. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 27, 2020 - 8:42 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The first word Seattle political consultant Dayna Lurie had that someone filed for unemployment benefits in her name was when her boss called. “Did you quit without telling me?" he asked. “We got an unemployment form from the state of Washington saying you don't work here anymore.”...
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In this Thursday, May 7, 2020 photo, an Indian man uses Aarogya Setu app on his mobile phone in New Delhi, India. As India enters an extended coronavirus lockdown, the government is fervently pursuing contact tracing to control infections. At the heart of the effort in the country of 1.3 billion people is a smartphone app that evaluates users’ infection risk based on location services such as Bluetooth and GPS. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
May 08, 2020 - 12:28 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — As India enters an extended coronavirus lockdown, the government is actively pursuing contact tracing to help control infections. At the heart of the effort in the country of 1.3 billion people is a smartphone app that evaluates users’ infection risk based on location services such...
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FILE - In this Thursday May 2, 2019 file photo, Czech Republic's Prime Minister Andrej Babis gives a speech at The Prague 5G Security Conference in Prague, Czech Republic. On Wednesday May 6, 2020 the Czech Republic and the United States signed a joint declaration about their future cooperation on security of the 5G technology. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
May 06, 2020 - 1:38 pm
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic and the United States have signed a joint declaration Wednesday for cooperating on security of 5G technology. The Czech government office said the document was signed remotely by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The signing...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies during an oversight hearing of the House Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
April 10, 2020 - 3:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has identified mistakes in two applications for national security wiretaps, but also says it has made important strides in overhauling a surveillance system that has come under intense political scrutiny because of errors made during the Russia probe. The...
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Associated Press
March 14, 2020 - 8:52 am
BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. internet won’t get overloaded by spikes in traffic from the millions of Americans now working from home to discourage the spread of the new coronavirus, experts say. But connections could stumble for many if too many family members try to videoconference at the same time...
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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, U.S. Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham testifies during a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The bureau says it has developed two secure data-collection systems, so that if one goes down during the census count, the other can substitute. Other mechanisms are in place to prevent failure and backup plans in case the worst happens. “All systems are go," Dillingham said. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
February 15, 2020 - 6:07 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stakes are high when a major civic exercise involves a large population, new technology that has not been thoroughly tested and an entire country waiting on the results. Just ask the organizers of the Iowa caucuses, which offered a cautionary tale on the technological woes...
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