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Experts Find New Cyber Attack “Adylkuzz” Using NSA Hacking Tools

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/17/2017 at 4:00pm

The world faced a massive ransomware attack using WannaCry, an NSA hacking tool last week, which affected 150 countries.

While investigating the WannaCry attack, experts found another ongoing cyber attack. The cybersecurity firm Proofpoint said the newly discovered attack, using Adylkuzz, is a lot quieter than WannaCry, but “has likely generated millions of...

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Massive Ransomware Attack Hits 150 Countries

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 5:30pm 5/15/2017 at 5:30pm
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A large-scale ransomware attack, WannaCry, that infected computers all over the world left governments, health care institutions, and companies reeling. Britain’s National Health Service was infected, resulting in the temporary closure of some emergency rooms.

Ransomware infects a computer, locking users out of certain applications or files until a ransom is...

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Police Go Undercover to Catch People Who Text While Driving

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 4:00pm 5/15/2017 at 4:00pm
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Police across the country have developed different techniques to catch people who text while driving. The Wall Street Journal reported that authorities have a hard time going after people for texting while driving because it is hard to prove “and citations can be contested in court.”

Some officers have disguised themselves as construction...

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CrowdStrike Revises Russian Hack Into Ukrainian Artillery

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 10:00am 3/29/2017 at 10:00am

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike recently revised a report from December that insisted that the group “Fancy Bear,” which has ties to Russian intelligence, used malware to hack into Ukrainian artillery. In the same report, the firm said “Fancy Bear” used the same malware to “hack” into the American election.

Well, British think tank...

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Good news! Apple says CIA hacking tools won’t work on newer products

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/25/2017 at 4:00pm
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If you’re an Apple snob like me, I’m pretty sure you became concerned when Wikileaks published documents about the hacking tools the CIA used to sneak into Apple products. A person could not disable the tools even by resetting their phone.

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DOJ Indicts Two Russian FSB Agents in Yahoo Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/15/2017 at 3:00pm

Authorities have charged four men, including two Russians, for hacking into the computer systems at Yahoo and stealing personal information.

The two Russians, Dmitry Dokuchaev and Igor Sushchin, work for Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor of the KGB. Latvian Alexsey Belan, who is also on the FBI’s most wanted list,...

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FCC Chairman has Plan to Open, Increase Transparency the Commission

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/2/2017 at 4:00pm

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has developed a plan top open up the commission and make it more transparent to the public. From The Hill:

“Today, we begin the process of making the FCC more open and transparent,” Pai told reporters. “I’m pleased to announce this morning a pilot project that,...

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Florida Court: Police Can Compel Suspect To Unlock Phone

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 5:30pm 12/18/2016 at 5:30pm
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A Florida man suspected of voyeurism has been ordered to surrender his cell phone password to police.

The Daily Dot reports:

A Florida court has ruled that police can compel individuals to hand over the passcode to their phones. The judgment has serious implications in how the Fifth Amendment is applied to...

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Bill Gates is Hopeful Innovation Will Thrive Under Trump Administration

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 6:45pm 12/13/2016 at 6:45pm
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Mega gazillionaire, tech innovator, and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates sat down for lengthy interview with CNBC Tuesday.

The majority of the interview focused on Gates’ latest clean energy initiatives — all privately funded through his private investment fund, stocked with fellow gazillionaire innovators.

“I think this administration likes a good deal,”...

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Israel, India Strengthen Science and Technology Cooperation

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 5, 2016 at 12:30pm 12/5/2016 at 12:30pm
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Today, Israel’s Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis lands in India for a four-day visit aimed at strengthening bilateral cooperation in the field of science and technology. Minister Akunis is accompanied by a high-profile delegation comprised of several senior Knesset members and government officials, including the head of Israel Space Agency,...

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Israel’s President Rivlin meets Indian Premier Modi; talk trade, technology and education

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 10:00am 11/15/2016 at 10:00am
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin received a ceremonial welcome at the presidential palace in New Delhi, earlier today. Prime Minister Narandra Modi and senior members of his cabinet where present at the occasion as the visiting Israeli Head of State was given a Guard of Honour by the three services of Indian military....

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Legal Insurrection Now Available on Google AMP

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 10:39am 11/3/2016 at 10:39am

Legal Insurrection is now available in the Google AMP search results on your mobile device! The editors here at Legal Insurrection want to provide our viewers with breaking news as quickly as possible. The Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Project) delivers Legal Insurrection stories to your device on web pages that load faster than...

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Israel’s President Rivlin to Visit India

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 9:00am 11/3/2016 at 9:00am
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin will visit India on a six-day tour starting November 15. Israeli President will be accompanied by a “delegation of unprecedented size comprising businessmen and university officials”, Indian newspaper The Hindu reports. President Rivlin will become the second sitting Israeli President to visit the South Asian country since the establishment of diplomatic...

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Tech Blogger Finds Proof Donna Brazile Debate Question Email Is Legit

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7:00pm 10/24/2016 at 7:00pm

Earlier this month, Mary covered the WikiLeaks emails that showed then-CNN contributor, now DNC Chair, Donna Brazile forwarded Team Hillary a question ahead of the second presidential debate.  Not only did...

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Silicon Valley Sides With Democrat in North Carolina Senate Race

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 10, 2016 at 6:30pm 10/10/2016 at 6:30pm

Technology giants in Silicon Valley have donated money to Democrat Deborah Ross against Sen. Richard Burr (R), which has become one of the tightest races in the country. The Hill reported:

Laurene Powell-Jobs, the widow of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, tech venture capitalist Brook Byers and tech executive Amy Rao have...

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AT&T Stops Galaxy Note 7 Replacements Due to New Fires

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 10, 2016 at 9:00am 10/10/2016 at 9:00am

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones cannot stop exploding. The first issues had so many fire problems that people could not bring their phones on airplanes. Samsung quickly made new ones, but it turns out these new ones also explode.

Now AT&T said customers can get another Samsung model:

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Yahoo! Secretly Scanned Emails for NSA and FBI

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 5:30pm 10/4/2016 at 5:30pm

Reuters has reported that Yahoo! secretly scanned customers’ emails on behalf of the NSA and the FBI. The company even “built a custom software program” to monitor the emails for specific information:

Some surveillance experts said this represents the first case to surface of a U.S. Internet company agreeing to a spy...

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