Computer and data security

A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Being Patriotic" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that beginning in June 2016, defendants and and their co-conspirators organized and coordinated political rallies in the U.S. The "Being Patriotic" promoted and organized two political rallies in New York according to the indictment. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 16, 2018 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the indictments in the special counsel's Russia probe (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Facebook says it is doubling its security staff to 20,000 and actively working with the FBI to stop election interference by Russians and others. The company's statement is in response...
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This Saturday, July 21, 201 file, photo shows signage at the corporate headquarters of Equifax Inc. in Atlanta. Equifax has disclosed to lawmakers that its data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first made public last year. The credit reporting company submitted paperwork to the Senate Banking Committee showing criminals accessed information such as tax identification numbers, email addresses, phone numbers and more, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
February 09, 2018 - 10:29 pm
The Equifax data breach exposed more of consumers' personal information than the company first disclosed last year, according to documents given to lawmakers. The credit reporting company announced in September that the personal information of 145.5 million consumers had been compromised in a data...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, center, hands President Donald Trump a confirmation order for James Mattis as defense secretary, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, as White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, right, watches. Porter is stepping down following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
February 08, 2018 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted on White House chief of staff John Kelly Thursday as questions swirled about his defense of a senior aide he fought to keep in a highly sensitive West Wing job despite accusations of spousal abuse from two ex-wives. White House staff secretary Rob Porter, a member...
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A huge advertisement of Bitcon is displayed near a train station in Tokyo Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. Blockchain is a decentralized technology that can make transactions safe and secure, but crypto-currency exchanges that trade bitcoins and other virtual currencies that are based on this technology have been hacked because they are not working on secure networks. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
January 29, 2018 - 5:58 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Blockchain technology can make transactions safe and secure, but crypto-currency exchanges that trade bitcoins and other virtual currencies that are based on this technology have been hacked because they are not working on secure networks, experts say. Late last week, the...
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January 09, 2018 - 7:39 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft has temporarily stopped fixing a serious security flaw on personal computers powered by certain chips from Advanced Micro Devices because the repair is crippling the affected machines. The suspension will delay efforts to protect the AMD machines from potential...
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FILE - In this July 20, 2011 file photo, Intel corporate offices are seen in Santa Clara, Calif. Intel says it’s working to patch a security vulnerability in its products but says the average computer user won’t experience significant slowdowns as the problem is fixed. The chipmaker released a statement Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, after a report by British technology site The Register caused Intel stocks to trade lower.(AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 04, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors found in many of the world's personal computers and smartphones. The bugs can be exploited to allow the memory content of a computer to be leaked, potentially exposing stored passwords and other...
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Cybersecurity awareness posters obtained through a Freedom of Information are pictured in Paris, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. British lawmakers are flouting explicit instructions to lock their computers and not to share their passwords, documents obtained by The Associated Press show, a revelation that raises questions about the security of Britain's parliamentary network only months after a well-publicized email break-in. (AP photo/Raphael Satter)
December 04, 2017 - 2:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are flouting explicit instructions to lock their computers and not to share their passwords, documents obtained by The Associated Press show, a revelation that raises questions about the security of Britain's parliamentary network only months after a well-publicized...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017, file photo, a traveler tries to book a ride with Uber at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Through a string of almost weekly scandals, Uber has managed to continue growing and hold onto the title of the world’s largest ride-hailing service. In the latest misbehavior, hackers were able to steal data for 57 million riders and drivers, and Uber concealed it for a year. Riders and business experts say that hits people directly, and they won’t be happy about it. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 23, 2017 - 12:05 am
DETROIT (AP) — Uber has managed to hold the title of world's largest ride-hailing service despite its seemingly endless string of scandals. Its latest misbehavior involving a data breach cover-up revealed this week could be the impetus for people to ride elsewhere — or keep looking the other way...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:09 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. So far, there's no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a sign marks a pick-up point for the Uber car service at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. The revelation Tuesday marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 21, 2017 - 8:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. So far, there's no evidence that the data taken has been misused, according to a...
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