Computer and data security

In this June 13, 2019, photo, Steve Marcinkus, an Investigator with the Office of the City Commissioners, demonstrates the ExpressVote XL voting machine at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. An analysis by The Associated Press has found that the vast majority of the nation’s 10,000 election jurisdictions will be managing their elections on Windows 7 or an even older operating system. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
July 13, 2019 - 10:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal...
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In this Monday, July 1, 2019 photo, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla speaks at a gathering of state election chiefs in Santa Fe, N.M., alongside Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, left. An election security official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the convention warned top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fraudulent "phishing" emails targeting state and local election workers. Padilla also expressed concern about such emails that appear as if they come from a legitimate source and contain links that, if clicked, can open up election data systems to manipulation or attacks. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
July 02, 2019 - 10:06 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Beware the phishing attempts. An election security official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday warned top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fraudulent emails targeting state and local election workers. The emails appear as if they...
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., right, joined by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif, left, the ranking member, opens a hearing on politically motivated fake videos and manipulated media, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, June 13, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 13, 2019 - 8:17 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers and experts said Thursday that videos altered with artificial intelligence software pose a threat to national security and the 2020 U.S. election. The technology uses facial mapping and artificial intelligence to produce videos — known as "deep fakes" — that appear...
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June 12, 2019 - 9:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators are seeking answers from the FBI about its response to a suspected hack by Russian intelligence of a Florida-based voting software company before the 2016 election. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota have sent a letter to FBI Director...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2019, file photo, vehicles line up to enter the U.S. from Mexico at a border crossing in El Paso, Texas. Customs and Border Protection said Monday, June 10, that photos of travelers and license plates collected at a single U.S. border point have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack in what a leading congressman called a "major privacy breach." (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
June 10, 2019 - 8:34 pm
Customs and Border Protection said Monday that photos of travelers and license plates collected at a single U.S. border point have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack in what a leading congressman called a "major privacy breach." The federal agency did not name the subcontractor whose computer...
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FILE- In this Sept. 20, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, smile as they prepare for a speech in San Francisco. Liam Booth, the security chief of Zuckerberg and his family, has been accused of sexual misconduct and making racist and homophobic comments about members of his staff and about Zuckerberg’s wife, Chan. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
May 30, 2019 - 5:50 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal security chief faces accusations of sexual misconduct and making racist and homophobic comments, according to a report Thursday by a business news site. In a detailed article, Business Insider cited legal letters reportedly written by...
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May 24, 2019 - 6:03 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files. First American Financial confirmed the problem Friday after it was reported by the blog Krebs On Security . A flaw in an...
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A woman walks past advertisement for Huawei smartphones in Beijing on Thursday, May 16, 2019. In a fateful swipe at telecommunications giant Huawei, the Trump administration issued an executive order Wednesday apparently aimed at banning its equipment from U.S. networks and said it was subjecting the Chinese company to strict export controls. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
May 16, 2019 - 1:07 pm
The Trump administration's plan to restrict exports to Chinese telecommunications powerhouse Huawei for national security reasons doesn't just up the ante in the China trade war. It could also hurt U.S. suppliers and accelerate Beijing's drive toward greater technological independence. The White...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, voting booths stand ready in downtown Minneapolis. Whether campaigns have learned from the cyberattacks in the 2016 election is a critical question ahead of next year’s presidential race. . (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski, File)
May 03, 2019 - 7:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber-operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald Trump's presidency. And it all started with the click of a tempting email...
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Joshua Steinman, an advisor to US President Donald Trump on cyber issues, adjusts his glasses prior the start of The Prague 5G Security Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Thursday, May 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
May 03, 2019 - 5:37 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Officials from over 30 countries have proposed a set of principles to ensure the safety of next generation mobile networks amid concerns over the use of gear made by China's Huawei. The non-binding proposals were published Friday at the end of a two-day meeting in Prague where they...
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