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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
NSA contractor Harold Martin faces 20 criminal counts in connection with theft of 50TB+ of data, the largest theft of classified government information ever   —  A former National Security Agency contractor was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he willfully retained …
Feb 8, 2017, 8:10 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Nearly 80 rights groups accuse Facebook of “racially biased censorship” of user content, arguing that policies are often unevenly applied   —  Nearly 80 rights groups on Wednesday accused Facebook (FB.O) of “racially biased censorship” and failing to be more transparent …
Jan 18, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
FBI gains ability to hack computers in any jurisdiction with warrant, as Senator Wyden's attempts to block changes to the criminal procedure rules failed   —  A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government's hacking powers failed Wednesday …
Nov 30, 2016, 1:55 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US tech firms including Facebook, Google, and Twitter urge Congress to support US govt.'s plan to give control of the Domain Naming System to ICANN on Oct. 1   —  Major technology companies including Facebook, Google and Twitter are urging Congress to support a plan for the U.S. government …
Sep 13, 2016, 10:30 AMIn context
Reuters:
House committee report claims banking regulator FDIC was hacked in 2010, 2011, 2013, likely by China, accuses FDIC of covering up breach for political reasons   —  The Chinese government likely hacked computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 2010, 2011 and 2013 and employees …
Jul 13, 2016, 5:10 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: Google and Facebook start automatically blocking reposted extremist videos   —  Some of the web's biggest destinations for watching videos have quietly started using automation to remove extremist content from their sites, according to two people familiar with the process.
Jun 25, 2016, 3:05 PMIn context
Reuters:
After report about 50+ breaches at the Federal Reserve from 2011 to 2015, Congressional committee asks for all breach-related documents since 2009   —  A U.S. congressional committee has launched an investigation into the Federal Reserve's cyber security practices after a Reuters report revealed …
Jun 3, 2016, 7:30 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US appeals court rules no warrant needed for cellphone location data, overturning a divided 2015 opinion   —  Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person's cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a setback to privacy advocates.
May 31, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Senators introduce bill to block rule that would allow judges to issue search warrants for remote access to computers in any jurisdiction   —  A small group of bipartisan senators introduced a bill Thursday that would block a pending judicial rule change allowing U.S. judges to issue search warrants …
May 19, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Supreme Court approves change that will allow US judges to issue search warrants for computers located in any jurisdiction   —  U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would allow U.S. judges …
Apr 29, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context

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