WASHINGTON — The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government’s post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race. The two senators were on opposite sides earlier this year when Congress eliminated the […]

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Ted Cruz says his campaign has momentum. Donald Trump is giving his supporters the hard sell. Ben Carson says he’s not worried about his standing in Iowa. With less than 60 days before the leadoff presidential caucuses, Republican candidates traversed Iowa Saturday trying to convince voters to back them for the presidential nomination. Speaking to […]

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Each step toward a conclusion that the assailants in the San Bernardino mass shooting were inspired by the Islamic State group carries with it the possibility of an even more dire reality: The extremists’ strategy is starting to work here at home. Once primarily focused on drawing its brand of the faithful to a so-called […]

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Ted Cruz has launched a stinging attack on fellow Republicans who have demanded the return of mass telephone surveillance in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. The Texas senator, who is surging in the 2016 polls by running as the most conservative candidate in the race, has rejected the calls from many in […]

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In a security breach, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants have reportedly hacked tens of thousands of Twitter accounts and posted phone numbers of CIA and FBI chiefs online as revenge for killing of a top hacker of the terror group. Details of more than 54,000 Twitter accounts, including passwords, were published last week in […]

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(AFP). A US judge ordered the government’s bulk phone spying program shut down immediately in a symbolic victory for critics of a program set to expire in three weeks. Judge Richard Leon issued the order in a long-running case as the National Security Agency was preparing to shutter its “bulk telephone metadata” collection program November […]

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The deputy director of the US National Security Agency (NSA), Richard Ledgett, has warned of the increasing danger of destructive cyber attacks by states. He told the BBC: “If you are connected to the internet, you are vulnerable to determined nation-state attackers.” He said nations would need to identify red lines that should not be […]

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The deputy director of the US National Security Agency (NSA), Richard Ledgett, is warning of the increasing danger of nation states carrying out destructive cyber attacks, the BBC reported Tuesday. Two important ways to deal with the increased threats would be to improve cyber-defenses and to identify the most sensitive data. “If you are connected […]

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The former head of the National Security Agency has attracted funding for his cybersecurity startup from a prominent venture-capital firm, highlighting the continuing ties between Silicon Valley and Washington despite recent tensions. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is among the investors providing a $32.5 million infusion to IronNet Cybersecurity Inc., which aims to help companies […]

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As American tech giants extend their global reach, fears are growing on their side of the Atlantic over trade barriers some see as “digital protectionism.” While China has long been a difficult market for U.S. firms to navigate, tensions have been rising with the European Union on privacy, antitrust and other issues, impacting tech firms […]

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WASHINGTON –  The Senate passed a bill Tuesday aimed at improving cybersecurity by encouraging companies and the government to share information about threats. It took roughly six years to win approval for such a program. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act passed by a 74-21 vote. It overcame concerns about privacy and transparency from some senators […]

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Proponents retort that CISA, which will encourage private companies to share data with the government, will help limit heavy or high-profile cyber attacks. Senators that support the bill say it will allow companies to share information about the cyber threats they detect and deploy defensive measures to… CONTINUE: Click Here to Continue Reading… FEATURE: The great […]

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