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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Trump administration publishes inter-agency rules for disclosing or keeping secret cyber security flaws, with decisions to retain flaws being revisited annually   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether …
Nov 15, 2017, 1:35 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
DHS official tells congress about 15% of US agencies reported Kaspersky software on internal networks   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 15 percent of U.S. federal agencies have reported some trace of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab software on their systems, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official told Congress on Tuesday.
Nov 14, 2017, 1:50 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Internet Association, representing Facebook, Amazon, Google, others, says it now backs Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, after Congress made requested changes   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major U.S. internet firms on Friday said they would support legislation to make it easier to penalize operators …
Nov 3, 2017, 5:27 PMIn context
Reuters:
McAfee says it will no longer let governments review its source code, citing security concerns, following Symantec earlier this month   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-based cyber firm McAfee said it will no longer permit foreign governments to scrutinize the source code of its products …
Oct 26, 2017, 12:40 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Facebook says its general counsel, Colin Stretch, will testify before House Intelligence Committee inquiry into Russian meddling on November 1   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's general counsel will testify on Nov. 1 before a U.S. House of Representatives panel investigating possible Russian meddling …
Oct 19, 2017, 11:40 AMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
In an interview, Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is committed to helping Congressional investigators publicly release Russia-linked ads and info on user targeting   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday the company was fully committed …
Oct 12, 2017, 11:25 AMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US House Committee on Science, Space and Technology sets hearing on Kaspersky Lab for Oct. 25   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Friday that it has scheduled a new hearing on Kaspersky Lab software as lawmakers review accusations that the Kremlin could use its products to conduct espionage.
Oct 6, 2017, 9:40 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Bipartisan group of US lawmakers in House to debut bill to reform Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to introduce more privacy safeguards   —  (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would overhaul aspects …
Oct 4, 2017, 5:00 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Trump administration issues directive giving agencies 90 days to discontinue use of Kaspersky software, citing concerns about ties to Russian government   —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products …
Sep 13, 2017, 2:50 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Uber says it's removing app feature that allows tracking of riders for up to five minutes after a trip, starting this week for iPhone users   —  PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is pulling a heavily criticized feature from its app that allowed it to track riders …
Aug 29, 2017, 1:40 AMIn context

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