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Snowden considering return to U.S. for trial, lawyer says

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Edward Snowden's Russian lawyer claimed to be working with U.S. and German lawyers to negotiate the return of the fugitive whistleblower.

GAO releases report on FAA security lapses, experts remain unconcerned

GAO releases report on FAA security lapses, experts remain unconcerned

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office analyzed the Federal Aviation Administration's cyber security protocol and issued recommendations for the agency to improve.

Hillary Clinton used personal email for State business

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is catching flak for exclusively using her personal email account to do business for the four years she was at the State Department.

The agency that stepped up: Federal Trade Commission

The agency that stepped up: Federal Trade Commission

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has become the de facto enforcer of data privacy laws and regulations, reports Lee Sustar.

News briefs: Barrett Brown sentenced, research from Qualys and Dell SecureWorks

News briefs: Barrett Brown sentenced, research from Qualys and Dell SecureWorks

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Latest updates on Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Barrett Brown, research from Qualys and Dell SecureWorks.

NEWS ALERT: Hacktivists claim to have accessed files from private U.S.-based defense group

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A group identifying itself as CyberBerkut claimed, in an email to SC Magazine, to have gained access to files on the mobile device of a Green Group official.

In historic vote, FCC approves strong net neutrality rules

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The rules, approved Thursday, ban ISPs from charging for internet "fast lanes," or blocking legal internet services.

Gemalto says past intrusions could be related to NSA, GCHQ op

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Intrusions detected in 2010 and 2011 may be related to surveillance efforts revealed in Snowden leaks, the company said.

U.S. offers its largest bounty for Zeus hacker Borgachev

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The State Department's Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program has ponied up $3 million for information leading to the arrest or conviction of Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev.

Transforming government services by leveraging trusted digital identities

Government agencies have the opportunity to lower cost and improve both internal and Citizen-facing services by moving from static web-based information portals to leveraging the web as a service delivery platform.

Gemalto investigates claims that gov't spies hacked SIM card encryption keys

Gemalto investigates claims that gov't spies hacked SIM card encryption keys

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The SIM card maker said it will "devote all resources necessary" to investigate hacking claims revealed in Snowden leaks.

White House names first U.S. Chief Data Scientist

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Dr. DJ Patil has been named the first Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Data Policy and Chief Data Scientist at the Office of Science and Technology.

Tech companies, media join Twitter's fight to divulge NSL info

Tech companies, media join Twitter's fight to divulge NSL info

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Twitter sued the government last year for violating its First Amendment rights concerning NSL disclosures.

CSE spies on global file uploads

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One of Canada's intelligence agencies has been secretly monitoring file downloads across the world for years.

Obama Executive Order paves way for threat intelligence sharing

Obama Executive Order paves way for threat intelligence sharing

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Speaking at the Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection Summit the president hopes to encourage industry and government to share threat information more freely.

U.K. to make 'revenge porn' a crime

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Queen Elizabeth II approved the bill on Thursday.

Attack spike against Utah gov't computers may be work of hacktivists

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An NSA data center in Salt Lake City may have drawn the ire of hackers, an AP report suggests.

NIST requests final comments on ICS security guide

NIST requests final comments on ICS security guide

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The updated guide will offer insight on reducing risks to industrial control systems, such as malware, equipment failures, and other threats.

Bill C-51 widens government surveillance powers

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The Canadian government has introduced Bill C-51, an 'anti-terror' bill that will broaden the surveillance powers of government agencies.

States complain about timing of Anthem's breach notification

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A letter written by Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen, on behalf of his state and nine others, indicates that the health care company lagged in informing its customers of the breach.

White House to hold cybersecurity summit, Apple's Cook to speak

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The White House will hold a cybersecurity summit on Friday at Stanford University and the Apple CEO will be one of the speakers.

White House to create new cyber agency

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A new agency will be dedicated to fighting cyber attacks by gathering intelligence from numerous sources during a crisis.

Business groups lobby White House to help ease Chinese restrictions

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A group of business lobbies led by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has asked the U.S. government to intervene with Chinese officials.

President Obama pushes for student data privacy legislation

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The Student Data Privacy Act will soon be presented to the U.S. House of Representatives, looking to put a stop to current data collection practices online.

Anthem breach prompts White House adviser to nudge Congress

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The Anthem breach is further proof that the U.S. needs a national data breach law, John Podesta, Counselor to President Obama, told reporters.

Bicameral, bipartisan seeks to modernize electronic privacy law

Bicameral, bipartisan seeks to modernize electronic privacy law

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The bipartisan Electronic Communications Privacy Act Amendments Act of 2015 would offer protection from warrantless digital searches.

Email privacy bill gains more support in House

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If passed, the new bill would require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant to access emails and digital documents.

Act would require gov't to get warrant for electronic content, geolocation data

Act would require gov't to get warrant for electronic content, geolocation data

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A bipartisan trio of legislators reintroduced the Online Communication and Geolocation Protection Act to extend Fourth Amendment rights to electronic communications.

White House proposes $105M budget to create new digital agencies

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Of the $4 trillion included in the budget request sent to Congress, President Obama has asked that $105 million be allocated toward new digital efforts.

It's going to take savvier preparation

It's going to take savvier preparation

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It's important to look at a few other practical takeaways from the headline-grabbing Sony attack.

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