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Leahy bill would end bulk data collection, introduce reforms

Leahy bill would end bulk data collection, introduce reforms

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Sen. Patrick Leahy introduced an NSA reform bill that would update the USA Freedom Act.

House passes two cyber security bills

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One bill aims to improve agencies' website security, while another works to thwart critical infrastructure attacks.

House of Lords subcommittee highlights 'right to be forgotten' flaws

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In a recent report, a House of Lords subcommittee called the "right to be forgotten" law unenforceable.

Report: Hackers stole data from Israeli defense firms

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A report by Brian Krebs detailed the intrusions, which occurred between Oct. 2011 and Aug. 2012.

Companies accused of peddling bogus AV ordered to pay $5.1M

Companies accused of peddling bogus AV ordered to pay $5.1M

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A federal court in New York issued default judgments against 14 companies and individuals who allegedly operated the scams.

Senator Leahy prepares bill to tackle NSA snooping

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The bill is set to be introduced on Tuesday.

Report: Japan eyes law requiring security incident reporting

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Bloomberg says the Japanese government is eyeing cyber security legislation to make companies 'fess up to security incidents impacting users.

CyberMaryland conference returns, hosts job fair for military vets

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The conference will be anchored by the Maryland Cyber Challenge and Competition, a security job fair, and more.

Cyber Command tests gov't collaboration in wake of attacks

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The two-week exercise, "Cyber Guard 14-1," was completed this month.

Almost 40 percent of Canada's Justice Department duped by phishing

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Almost one in four employees at Canada's Justice Department fell prey to internet phishing in an exercise last December.

Privacy groups, security experts and others implore Obama to veto CISA

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Much to the chagrin of privacy advocates and other security experts, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 passed the Senate Intelligence Committee last week.

Senate subcommittee looks to stop botnet threat

Senate subcommittee looks to stop botnet threat

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In a Tuesday hearing, a Senate subcommittee heard testimony from government and private sector security experts over the botnet explosion.

Chinese man charged with hack of Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft data

Chinese man charged with hack of Boeing, Lockheed Martin aircraft data

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Stephen Su is accused of accessing U.S. firms' systems, including defense contractors Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Cryptolocker neutralized, says Justice Department

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Cryptolocker is effectively non-functional and unable to encrypt newly infected computers, according to a status report filed by the Justice Department on Friday.

Police, security firms abate Shylock malware threat

Police, security firms abate Shylock malware threat

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In 2013, the banking trojan was deemed one of the most active banking trojans by Dell SecureWorks.

Senate Intelligence Committee approves cyber security bill

Senate Intelligence Committee approves cyber security bill

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The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 encourages threat information sharing between government and the private sector.

In year's first half, Verizon hit with 150,000 gov't data requests

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On Tuesday, the telecom giant published its second transparency report on government requests for customer data.

Advanced attack group Deep Panda uses PowerShell to breach think tanks

Advanced attack group Deep Panda uses PowerShell to breach think tanks

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CrowdStrike revealed that the attack group is now targeting sensitive data about political affairs in Iraq.

Senate committee passes FISMA reform bill

Senate committee passes FISMA reform bill

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The FISMA reform act, which eases reporting requirements and clarifies the roles of DHS and OMB, easily passes the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

Facebook protests Manhattan DA's request for 'nearly all data' on hundreds

Facebook protests Manhattan DA's request for 'nearly all data' on hundreds

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The legal fight stems from a 2013 request by the Manhattan district attorney, seeking data from the Facebook accounts of 381 people.

Supreme Court's landmark ruling bars warrantless search of cell phones

Supreme Court's landmark ruling bars warrantless search of cell phones

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Privacy advocates say the Wednesday ruling will have a positive impact on forthcoming cases involving data security.

Google begins removing European search results

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Google sent its first emails today informing individuals that their requested links were being taken down in accordance with Europe's "right to be forgotten" decision.

Fla. passes sweeping data breach notification bill

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In what might be the broadest data breach legislation yet, Gov. Rick Perry signed a set of bills that impose stringent requirements on businesses.

Calif. assembly committee OKs bill to cut resources to NSA

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A California Senate Bill curbing "illegal and unconstitutional collection" of data is two steps away from law after a vote by the state assembly's Public Safety Committee.

House votes to block funding for NSA snooping

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On Thursday, the House voted to block NSA from funds that support its warrantless search of Americans' communications.

Hong Kong polling site suffers massive DDoS attack

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An online polling site intended to gauge the support for universal suffrage in Hong Kong was been hit by a large DDoS attack Tuesday.

House committee says 'inaccurate' info prompted FTC's LabMD complaint

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Under investigation is FTC's relationship with security firm Tiversa, which provided the agency evidence in an ongoing data security case.

Australia's Coalition Government nixes data breach notification bill

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Lawmakers back the spirit of the Privacy Alerts Bill 2014, which carries hefty fines for delinquent organizations, but called for further clarification.

Seeking solutions to robocalls, FTC hosts contests at DefCon 22

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Seeking an end to phone spam, otherwise known as robocalls, the FTC is hosting three standalone contests at DefCon 22.

Rebel with a cause: Glenn Greenwald is a doctor for America's conscience

Rebel with a cause: Glenn Greenwald is a doctor for America's conscience

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Glenn Greenwald's new book recounts the human drama of his collaboration with Edward Snowden, the widespread sweeping up of communications and the consequences of the U.S. surveillance state.

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