Computer and data security

December 17, 2019 - 1:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fifth former Google worker has filed a complaint with federal regulators accusing the company of improperly firing employees for labor organizing activity. Kathryn Spiers, a security engineer, said Google fired her after she created a pop-up notification for employees to...
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In this April 11, 2018, photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg listens to a question as he testifies before a House Energy and Commerce hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his U.K. and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end encryption on all of its messaging services. End-to-end encryption locks up messages so that not even Facebook can read their contents. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
December 10, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Facebook is rebuffing efforts by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to give authorities a way to read encrypted messages. The heads of Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Messenger services told Barr and his U.K. and Australian counterparts that Facebook is moving forward with plans to enable end-to-end...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Russia's sports minister Pavel Kolobkov attends a press conference in Moscow, Russia. Speeches by representatives from the U.S. and Russia delivered Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, in Poland, illustrated the wide gap in perceptions about the Russian doping scandal that has upended Olympic sports. U.S. Anti-Doping Agency head Travis Tygart said Russia can no longer be allowed to steal medals from clean athletes. A few minutes later, Kolobkov said Russia has paid the price for its misdeeds and should be welcomed back into the fold. Russia is under threat of missing the Tokyo Olympics. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
November 07, 2019 - 8:38 am
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — For years, Russian leaders portrayed pursuit of the doping scandal that has paralyzed the country's Olympic aspirations as a mission driven by political interests in the West. On Thursday, fissures erupted between their own countrymen, ratcheting up the tension in advance of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, the logo for Uber appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty Wednesday, Oct. 30, to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 30, 2019 - 5:22 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. The pleas entered Wednesday in a San...
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FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2019, file photo, Deputy Assistant Director for Counterterrorism at the FBI Nikki Flores, left, and Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security Adam Hickey, right, wait to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on election security. Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year’s vote as well. But it’s not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials sounding the alarm about efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 30, 2019 - 12:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year's vote as well. But it's not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials sounding the alarm about foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning...
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FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo a woman walks by a Huawei retail store in Beijing. U.S. regulators are proposing to cut off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. networks, citing security threats. The proposal would mean that telecom companies receiving government subsidies can’t use those to pay for networking equipment from Huawei and ZTE. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 28, 2019 - 12:39 pm
U.S. regulators have proposed cutting off funding for Chinese equipment in U.S. telecommunications networks, citing security threats. The Federal Communications Commission will vote next month on a proposal to bar telecom companies from using government subsidies to pay for networking equipment...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. Facebook said Monday, Oct. 21, that it will also label state-controlled media as such, label fact -checks more clearly and invest $2 million in media literacy projects. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
Associated Press
October 21, 2019 - 9:50 am
With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. The efforts include a special security tool for elected officials and candidates that monitors them...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building. Federal policies emphasizing privacy over disclosure and a complex web of government officials could undermine improvements in communication and coordination if another cyberattack on U.S. election systems occurs. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
October 21, 2019 - 3:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in the dark, too. There's no federal law compelling state and...
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FILE - This April 22, 2005, file photo, shows logos for MasterCard and Visa credit cards at the entrance of a New York coffee shop. Visa and Mastercard are dropping out of Facebook’s Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network’s plan for a worldwide digital currency, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 12, 2019 - 5:05 am
Facebook faces a rough road ahead with Libra, but defections by high-profile partners are still unlikely to spell the end for the digital currency. On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay and payments startup Stripe. Last week,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, file photo, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar speaks with reporters outside of the White House in Washington. The Trump administration Wednesday, Oct. 9, proposed to overhaul decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse, but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter self-dealing, as well as financial kickbacks among service providers such as hospitals, clinics and doctors. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Associated Press
October 09, 2019 - 7:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday proposed overhauling decades-old Medicare rules originally meant to deter fraud and abuse but now seen as a roadblock to coordinating better care for patients. The rules under revision were intended to counter self-dealing and financial...
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