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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Anonymous US officials say Russian hackers breached hundreds of computers during Winter Olympics opening ceremony and made it look like a North Korean operation   —  Russian military spies hacked several hundred computers used by authorities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to U.S. intelligence.
Feb 25, 2018, 12:00 AMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
US regulators say they lack power over cryptocurrency exchanges, citing ease of price manipulation on unregulated exchanges, view ICOs as securities offerings   —  Two of the nation's top financial regulators said Tuesday that Congress may need to grant them new powers if they are to protect consumers …
Feb 6, 2018, 2:20 PMIn context
Chico Harlan / Washington Post:
Interviews with Kentucky residents on why they invest in cryptocurrencies, looking up to locals who invested early and, in some cases, got into consulting   —  He had invested in bitcoin almost two years earlier, so now Jacob Melin had a new house, a new truck, a new consulting business …
Feb 5, 2018, 1:55 PMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
A KodakCoin co-creator says market reaction has diverted public attention from how it benefits photography rights, first KodakCoins to be sold Wednesday in ICO   —  When Kodak announced on Jan. 9 that it was planning to launch its own cryptocurrency, investors swooned.
Jan 30, 2018, 11:25 PMIn context
Hamza Shaban / Washington Post:
Over 100 child advocates, pediatric and medical experts urge Facebook to discontinue Messenger Kids, saying it poses health and development risk to children   —  More than 100 child advocates, civil society groups, medical experts and other individuals are urging Facebook to discontinue …
Jan 30, 2018, 9:20 AMIn context
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
AT&T CEO pushes for an “Internet Bill of Rights”, a net neutrality law covering ISPs and tech firms, in a series of full-page ads in major newspapers   —  AT&T is calling on Congress for a national net neutrality law that would govern Internet providers and tech companies alike …
Jan 24, 2018, 10:55 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Sources: since 2015, the NSA has lost several hundred hackers, engineers, and data scientists, due to low pay, slumping morale, and an unpopular reorganization   —  The National Security Agency is losing its top talent at a worrisome rate as highly skilled personnel, some disillusioned …
Jan 3, 2018, 3:45 PMIn context
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Experts say Bitcoin's boom is a boon for extremist groups and some far-right leaders, with Bitcoin adoption gaining new urgency after Charlottesville rally   —  After Charlottesville's bloody Unite the Right rally in August, technology companies tightened rules against hate speech and banned …
Dec 27, 2017, 12:55 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Sources: years after FBI began tracking Russian disinformation efforts and US intelligence agencies drew up counter operations, the US still equivocates   —  The first email arrived in the inbox of CounterPunch, a left-leaning American news and opinion website, at 3:26 a.m. — the middle of the day in Moscow.
Dec 25, 2017, 4:40 PMIn context
Karoun Demirjian / Washington Post:
Plan to vote on bill for long-term reauthorization of key NSA surveillance program loses support from House Republicans   —  House Republicans have abandoned plans to vote on a long-term reauthorization of a powerful government authority to conduct foreign surveillance on U.S. soil …
Dec 20, 2017, 5:03 PMIn context

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