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Brexit shakeup: How will the U.K.'s exit from the EU affect the technology sector?

Brexit shakeup: How will the U.K.'s exit from the EU affect the technology sector?

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London is the center of tech startups in Europe. So, how will the U.K.'s separation from the EU impact the tech sector?

House approves two bills to foster DHS outreach to private sector

House approves two bills to foster DHS outreach to private sector

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House lawmakers voted on two bills aimed at creating effective partnerships between the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the private sector.

W3C's rejected HTML5 proposal imperils security researchers

W3C's rejected HTML5 proposal imperils security researchers

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W3C digital rights management working group chairman vetoed a proposal to discuss HTML5 standards before renewing the group's charter.

Brennan does not dispute that Twitter cut CIA off from its data service

Brennan does not dispute that Twitter cut CIA off from its data service

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CIA Director John Brennan was asked about reports that Twitter has not made the Dataminr analytics service available to U.S. intelligence agencies, but has made the service available to a Russian news outlet.

House votes down warrantless surveillance ban following Orlando shootings

House votes down warrantless surveillance ban following Orlando shootings

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The House voted against an amendment to a military spending bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to attain a warrant in order to search the electronic communications of Americans.

Private sector execs praise Cybersecurity Act during House hearing

Private sector execs praise Cybersecurity Act during House hearing

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Private sector executives praised the information-sharing implementation of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 during a House subcommittee hearing on Wednesday.

House may propose measures to limit warrantless surveillance

House may propose measures to limit warrantless surveillance

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House lawmakers are reportedly seeking to introduce legislative measures that would limit domestic surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA) and protect encrypted communications.

$1.8B approved for DHS cybersecurity efforts

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The Department of Homeland Security received a $1.8B infusion aimed at protecting against cyberattacks and safeguarding critical infrastructure.

Sen. Lee pulls electronic privacy legislation to shield it from controversial amendment

Sen. Lee pulls electronic privacy legislation to shield it from controversial amendment

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), one of the original sponsors of the ECPA Amendments Act of 2015, withdrew the bill today from the Senate Judiciary Committee after a proposed amendment threatened to defeat one of its key tenets.

Tech firms, civil liberty groups oppose email privacy amendment

Tech firms, civil liberty groups oppose email privacy amendment

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Tech companies and privacy advocates are calling foul on a proposed amendment to an email privacy bill that that was originally intended to update the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA).

EU, U.S. sign data privacy umbrella agreement

EU, U.S. sign data privacy umbrella agreement

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The data privacy umbrella will allow cooperation between the U.S. and Europe law enforcement agencies in transferring data during criminal and terrorism investigations.

On anniversary of Snowden leaks, group lobbies against mass surveillance

On anniversary of Snowden leaks, group lobbies against mass surveillance

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A number of groups have banded together to call for an end to warrantless mass surveillance.

DoD to launch info-sharing system to protect against insider threats

DoD to launch info-sharing system to protect against insider threats

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The Defense Department is creating an information-sharing platform that will monitor risks posed by government employees and other individuals in possession of high-level U.S. government security clearance.

Appeals court: No warrant needed to access cell location data

Appeals court: No warrant needed to access cell location data

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A U.S. appeals court overturned a ruling from last year that law enforcement authorities must obtain a warrant to access a suspect's location.

Senate postpones vote on email privacy bill

Senate postpones vote on email privacy bill

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Charles Grassley (R-IA) postponed a vote on a privacy bill after a flurry of amendments threatened to weaken the bill's intent.

Sen. Wyden sole voice opposing expansion of FBI's warrantless surveillance

Sen. Wyden sole voice opposing expansion of FBI's warrantless surveillance

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The FBI reportedly is close to gaining authority to demand email data from ISPs without a warrant.

Senators press for cyberattack strategy

Senators press for cyberattack strategy

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Two senators lobbied for a cyberattack response policy before the Senate on Wednesday.

Report: DHS intelligence unit lacks "adequate oversight" for continuity capabilities

Report: DHS intelligence unit lacks "adequate oversight" for continuity capabilities

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DHS's intelligence unit has not established "an adequate oversight structure" for essential requirements in protecting against "the loss of essential records and intelligence information in an emergency," an OIG report found.

Top Dem points finger across the aisle in cybersecurity debate

Top Dem points finger across the aisle in cybersecurity debate

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At a hearing, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) advocated for a bill that would allocate $3.1 billion to create an Information Technology Modernization Fund.

GCHQ infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

GCHQ infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

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GCHQ's infosec unit CESG was credited with the discovery of two vulnerabilities that were patched by Apple last week.

Wyden bill seeks to block gov't hacking authority under Rule 41 changes

Wyden bill seeks to block gov't hacking authority under Rule 41 changes

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A bill introduced yesterday by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) seeks to block the expansion of government's hacking authority under Rule 41 changes that would let judges issue warrants to access computers located in any jurisdiction.

Lieu chastises GOP for rejecting 'backdoor' cyber NDAA amendment

Lieu chastises GOP for rejecting 'backdoor' cyber NDAA amendment

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Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) accused House leadership of putting politics ahead of security by refusing to bring a "backdoor" NDAA amendment to the floor for a vote.

Senate hearing: 'Hard to overstate' ransomware's impact, botnet bill improves protections

Senate hearing: 'Hard to overstate' ransomware's impact, botnet bill improves protections

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Security professionals lauded a bill that aims to tackle malware threats by disrupting the use of botnets by cybercriminal groups, in testimony during a Senate hearing.

U.S. Cyber Command elevated to unified command unit, White House objects

U.S. Cyber Command elevated to unified command unit, White House objects

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Despite opposition from the White House, a bill cleared the House on Wednesday that establishes U.S. Cyber Command as a unified command unit.

House approves bill allowing DHS to work with universities on cybersecurity

House approves bill allowing DHS to work with universities on cybersecurity

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U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation \to strengthen ties between universities and the Department of Homeland Security.

Senate subcommittee will address ransomware threat

Senate subcommittee will address ransomware threat

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A Senate Judiciary subcommittee will hold a hearing Wednesday to explore that growing threat of ransomware.

House bill seeks to sanction indicted Iranian hackers

House bill seeks to sanction indicted Iranian hackers

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A U.S. House member introduced draft legislation Thursday that would require the Obama administration to sanction Iranian hackers indicted for cyberattacks.

Clinton emails will prompt new federal cyber policy, D.C. insider says

Clinton emails will prompt new federal cyber policy, D.C. insider says

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Updated: Federal cybersecurity policy will likely be affected by the ongoing saga involving Hillary Clinton's email communications, a former Congressional chief of staff said.

Legal effects of encryption bills discussed at dark web event

Legal effects of encryption bills discussed at dark web event

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A former attorney for the U.S. Army and the Central Intelligence Agency discussed attempts to regulate encryption technologies at the Inside dark web conference in New York City on Thursday.

Senate bill asks Obama administration to define cyber war

Senate bill asks Obama administration to define cyber war

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Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced The Cyber Act of War Act of 2016 bill this week asking the Obama administration to develop a set of guidelines for the U.S. military to follow in response to a cyberattack.

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