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Facebook Adds Tor Support
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Facebook wants to allow people to use its service without being watched or censored. Is that some kind of privacy oxymoron?
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/31/2014
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Cyber Security Law Vs. Partisan Politics
W. Hord Tipton,
Commentary
Cyber security sometimes turns up as a campaign issue, but effective legislation has stalled. It's time for a rational approach to regaining trust in our digital world.
By W. Hord Tipton , 10/31/2014
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Retailers Now Actively Sharing Cyberthreat Intelligence
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
The retail industry's R-CISC has been up and running for four months now and is looking for more retailers to sign up.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/30/2014
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VA Buckles Down On Cyber Security, Program Management
Henry Kenyon,
News
Agency refocuses IT priorities on data protection, on-time project delivery to overcome past poor performance.
By Henry Kenyon , 10/30/2014
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White House Says Unclassified Network Hit In Cyberattack
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Mitigation efforts have caused temporary outages and loss of connectivity for some staff, but no computers have been damaged, official says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/29/2014
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Dear Elon Musk: AI Demon Not Scariest
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
Commentary
Elon Musk sees AI as a threat to our existence. I see more immediate problems.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/29/2014
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Chipmaker Disables Counterfeits With Software Update
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
FTDI's update, targeting counterfeit chips, could disable systems widely embedded in healthcare, critical infrastructure, and consumer products.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/28/2014
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In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 10/27/2014
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This Week In 60 Seconds: Crypto Outcry, Compliance & More
Andrew Conry Murray, Director of Content & Community, Interop
Commentary
Hot stories this week include saying 'No' to crypto backdoors for law enforcement, new roles for IT on Wall Street, and more.
By Andrew Conry Murray Director of Content & Community, Interop, 10/24/2014
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DHS Investigates Dozens Of Medical Device Cybersecurity Flaws
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Department of Homeland Security reportedly investigating two-dozen products from major medical device manufacturers for security holes.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/23/2014
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Why Outlawing Encryption Is Wrong
Jonathan Feldman, CIO, City of Asheville, NC
Commentary
Putting data encryption solely into the hands of government employees won't prevent bad things from happening -- and it might encourage wrongdoing.
By Jonathan Feldman CIO, City of Asheville, NC, 10/22/2014
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Internet Of Things Will Turn Networks Inside-Out
Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds
Commentary
If IoT is ever going to work, networks will have to grant access to devices that we'd refuse outright today.
By Patrick Hubbard Head Geek & Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds, 10/20/2014
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FBI Director Urges New Encryption Legislation
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
Encryption algorithms do not acknowledge "lawful access."
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Berners-Lee Behind New Private Communications Network For Ultra-Privacy Conscious
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
MeWe offers free, secure, and private communications.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/16/2014
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Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/13/2014
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2 Tech Challenges Preventing Online Voting In US
Sara Peters, Senior Editor at Dark Reading
News
A new report explains that online voting in the US is a matter of "if, not when," but problems of anonymity and verifiability must be solved first.
By Sara Peters Senior Editor at Dark Reading, 10/9/2014
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Twitter Sues US Government Over Surveillance
Jai Vijayan, Freelance writer
News
Twitter claims the government is restricting its free speech by limiting what it can disclose about requests for customer data.
By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 10/9/2014
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Immigration Agency App Targets Child Predators
Elena Malykhina, Technology Journalist
News
Immigration and Customs Enforcement launches Android and Spanish-language versions of Operation Predator, a mobile app the public can use to help the agency catch child predators.
By Elena Malykhina Technology Journalist, 10/8/2014
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Homeland Security Funds Software Security Initiative
William Jackson, Technology Writer
News
The DHS contributes $23.5 million toward the Software Assurance Market Place to enable software developers to test open source programs and improve software analysis tools.
By William Jackson Technology Writer, 10/8/2014
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DHS Anti-Terrorism Program Could Provide Cyberattack Liability Protection
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading
News
The SAFETY Act can offer a layer of legal protection for cyber security vendors, providers, and enterprise security policies in the wake of an attack, an attorney says.
By Kelly Jackson Higgins Executive Editor at Dark Reading, 10/8/2014
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