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Who’s responsible for secure Internet access?

Americans are divided on key issues around Internet access and responsibility for online privacy, according to AnchorFree. Over two thirds of Americans (68%) say Internet …

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Former Expedia IT support worker gets prison time for hacking execs’ emails, insider trading

A IT support technician formerly employed at Expedia offices in San Francisco was sentenced to 15 months in prison for securities fraud, plus three years supervised release. …

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Alleged Kelihos botmaster indicted

36-year-old Pyotr Levashov was charged on Friday in the US with one count of causing intentional damage to a protected computer, one count of conspiracy, one count of …

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Russian carding industry pioneer sentenced to 27 years in prison

32-year-old Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, aka Track2, has been handed the longest US hacking sentence to date: 27 years in prison. He was convicted in August 2016, of 38 counts …

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How fraudsters stole millions with the help of a legitimate online tool

Identity thieves have managed to steal $30 million from the US Internal Revenue Service by taking advantage of an online tool designed to help students fill out financial aid …

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Cyber insecurity is pervasive, citizens feeling concerned and vulnerable

More than three-quarters of U.S. citizens (79 percent) are concerned about the privacy and security of their personal digital data, and 63 percent say they would feel more …

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Hack of emergency siren system kept Dallas citizens up for hours

When 156 emergency sirens in Dallas started wailing around midnight last Friday, the city’s 911 line was flooded with calls by panicked citizens who wanted to know what …

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Use of digital privacy tools increased in wake of Trump’s ascent to power

Since Edward Snowden’s revelations about the extent of global online and communications surveillance, the issue of privacy of online browsing habits and digital …

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US lawmakers propose bill to stop warrantless phone searches at US border

Four US Congressmen have introduced on Tuesday a new law aimed at protecting Americans from warrantless searches of their digital devices when they cross the US border. The …

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Trump signs into law repeal of US consumers’ online privacy protections

It’s official: US Internet service providers and mobile data carriers will be able to to sell or share its customers’ Web browsing and app usage history and other …

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US Congress votes for ISPs to be able to sell customers’ info and browsing history

After the US Senate, the US House of Representatives has voted on whether the privacy rules imposed late last year by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Internet …

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US to ban electronic devices from airplane cabins on some US-bound flights

With a (now deleted) tweet, Royal Jordanian Airlines has jumped the gun on a new ban by the US government expected to be announced on Tuesday: air travellers to the US from …

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