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Robert O'Harrow Jr / Washington Post:
Clinton email scandal began with her desire to keep using an impossible-to-secure personal BlackBerry, transmitting classified docs over insecure communications   —  How Clinton's email scandal took root  —  Hillary Clinton's email problems began in her first days as secretary of state.
Mar 28, 2016, 10:40 AMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Chinese national pleads guilty to helping Chinese military hackers steal sensitive US military secrets from US contractors, faces a maximum of 5 years in prison   —  Businessman admits helping Chinese military hackers target U.S. contractors  —  A Chinese businessman pleaded guilty Wednesday …
Mar 24, 2016, 3:20 PMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
U.S. charges Iran-linked hackers with targeting banks, N.Y. dam   —  The Justice Department on Thursday announced it has indicted seven hackers associated with the Iranian government, marking the first time the United States has charged state-sponsored individuals with hacking to disrupt the networks of key U.S. industries.
Mar 24, 2016, 1:25 PMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Johns Hopkins researchers find an iMessage bug that allows attackers to decrypt photos and videos on older iOS versions   —  Johns Hopkins researchers poke a hole in Apple's encryption  —  Apple's growing arsenal of encryption techniques — shielding data on devices as well as real …
Mar 21, 2016, 1:50 AMIn context
Hayley Tsukayama / Washington Post:
Apple News is now open to publishers of all sizes   —  Apple is getting really serious about the publishing business.  The company announced Tuesday that it's rolling out some big new tools for Apple News that can lure more writers and editors to the service — and improve it for current partners, as well.
Mar 15, 2016, 3:55 PMIn context
Craig Federighi / Washington Post:
Apple SVP Craig Federighi: FBI wants to roll back safeguards that serve as a “critical line of defense against criminals”   —  Apple VP: The FBI wants to roll back safeguards that keep us a step ahead of criminals  —  Craig Federighi is senior vice president of software engineering at Apple.
Mar 6, 2016, 8:05 PMIn context
Elise Viebeck / Washington Post:
A look at early reactions from lawmakers and candidates Trump and Kasich to Apple's encryption standoff with the FBI   —  Should Apple unlock a phone tied to the San Bernardino attack?  Lawmakers say yes and no  —  Add this to the list of controversies facing Capitol Hill.
Feb 17, 2016, 4:20 PMIn context
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Court orders Apple to disable 10-tries-and-wipe feature on San Bernadino shooter's iPhone to allow government to crack password through brute force   —  U.S. wants Apple to help unlock iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter  —  A federal judge has ordered Apple to help the government unlock …
Feb 16, 2016, 8:55 PMIn context
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Amazon nearly doubled its lobbying expenditures in 2015, focused on issues like sales tax, drones, and cloud services   —  Why Amazon is doubling down on lobbying  —  Amazon nearly doubled its lobbying expenditures in 2015 versus the previous year, spending $9.4 million dollars trying to sway Congress and executive agencies.
Feb 8, 2016, 10:55 AMIn context
Washington Post:
Talks between the UK and US underway to amend laws to allow UK to serve wiretap orders directly to US firms   —  The British want to come to America — with wiretap orders and search warrants  —  If U.S. and British negotiators have their way, MI5, the British domestic security service …
Feb 5, 2016, 7:35 PMIn context

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