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Facebook, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM team up on AI

  Partnership on AI aims to ensure it benefits as many as possible The group says it wants to ensure that AI benefits as many people as possible …read more

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DMV worker accused of using state computer to ask customer on a date

  DMV worker allegedly pulls customer info to ask her on a date Besides red tape and long lines, there’s now another DMV danger in store: hot-to-trot clerks who dig into customers’ private data. …read more

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Use stronger authentication, urge White House and tech companies

  White House and tech companies urge stronger authentication Everybody, sing! “Use your fingerprint, your face or a code, at home or work or on the road!” …read more

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FBI probes possible hacks targeting phones of Democratic Party staff

FBI investigates potential hacks of phones of Democratic Party staff Agents have reportedly asked to image some Democratic staffers’ phones as they search for evidence – such as malware – of the hacking. …read more

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Why a massive DDoS attack on a blogger has internet experts worried

Massive DDoS attack on blogger has experts worried The apparent ease with which the massive attack was summoned has some experts concerned. …read more

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SMS spammer cops big fine for close to 8 million text message spams

  Company fined for sending roughly 8 million text message spams “Indirect, or third-party, consent can be valid but only if it is clear and specific enough.” These guys weren’t. …read more

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Major bank attacks thwarted by SWIFT thinking

Remember last March’s online $81 million Bangladesh Bank heist? Turns out there have been several more attacks since then. …read more

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Pippa Middleton’s hacked iCloud photos banned from publication

Intimate photos of the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister were stolen by a hacker who tried to sell them on to The Sun newspaper. …read more

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Mozilla to take action against WoSign’s woeful cryptographic blunders

Mozilla is finally planning to take action against the CA that signed a top-level Github certificate for a random user. …read more

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Marissa Mayer declined to reset Yahoo users’ passwords 2 years ago

Insiders say that strong security measures were repeatedly rejected in favor of developing new services and not inconveniencing users. …read more

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