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Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted conference attendees

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to break into...

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States...

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United...

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattack

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a...

Meet Amit Mehta, the judge for Google’s antitrust case

The Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit against Google has a judge: Obama appointee Amit Mehta, who was assigned the case Wednesday morning in U.S....

Justice Dept. files landmark antitrust case against Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Tuesday sued Google for abusing its dominance in online search and advertising — the government’s most significant...

U.S. antitrust case against Google mirrors Microsoft battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's legal assault on Google actually feels like a blast from the past. ...

Australian watchdog considers its own Google antitrust case

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s competition watchdog will consider its own antitrust case against Google, the commission chairman said Wednesday after the U.S. Justice...

5 takeaways from the government’s lawsuit against Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google alleging antitrust violations marks the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking...

5 takeaways from the government’s lawsuit against Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's lawsuit against Google alleging antitrust violations marks the government’s most significant attempt to protect competition since its groundbreaking...

How Google evolved from ‘cuddly’ startup to antitrust target

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — In Google's infancy, co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin reviled Microsoft as a technological bully that ruthlessly abused its...

6 Russian officers charged in ‘destructive’ hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in...

UK fines British Airways for failures in 2018 data hack

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s information commissioner has fined British Airways 20 million pounds ($25 million) for failing to protect personal data for some 400,000...

Microsoft attempts takedown of global criminal botnet

Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot...

UK lawmakers warn Huawei 5G may need to be banned earlier

LONDON (AP) — A committee of British lawmakers is urging the government to consider banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from next-generation mobile phone networks...

Hacker who helped Islamic State to remain in US prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A computer hacker who gave the Islamic State group personal data of more than 1,300 U.S. government and military personnel...

Trump’s doctor leans on health privacy law to duck questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's doctor leaned on a federal health privacy law Monday to duck certain questions about the president's treatment for...

Andrew Yang takes lead in California data privacy measure

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Fitbits on our wrists collect our health and fitness data; Apple promises privacy but lots of iPhone apps can...

Conservative hoaxers face charges over false voter robocalls

Two notorious conservative operatives were charged Thursday with felonies in connection with false robocalls that aimed to dissuade residents in Detroit and other U.S....

Google to pay $1 billion over 3 years for news content

LONDON (AP) — Google will pay publishers $1 billion over the next three years for their content, the company's latest effort to defuse tensions...

Russian man sentenced for LinkedIn, Dropbox data breaches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Russian man convicted of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring and stealing the personal information of more than 100 million...

Lawyer for Huawei CFO says US evidence misleading

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lawyers for a senior executive for Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies argued in a Canadian courtroom Monday that U.S....

US judge dismisses New Mexico privacy claims against Google

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. district judge has dismissed New Mexico’s privacy claims against Google over privacy concerns, but New Mexico's top prosecutor...

Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attack

DALLAS (AP) — A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments acknowledged Friday that it was hit by a ransomware...

Google parent agrees to $310M misconduct lawsuit settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — Google's parent company has reached a $310 million settlement in a shareholder lawsuit over its treatment of allegations of executives'...

Justice Dept. expected to file antitrust action vs. Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is expected to bring an antitrust action against Google in coming weeks, focusing on its dominance in online...

Hacked software provider won’t say if ransomware involved

DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services...

Verizon, AT&T reach $116 million California settlement

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation's largest cellphone providers will pay a combined $116 million under a settlement approved Thursday in a California lawsuit...

DOJ nearing antitrust action on Google; Trump eyes tech curb

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys...

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven...

Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app...

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of...

China announces regulations for ‘unreliable entity’ list

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s Ministry of Commerce on Saturday issued regulations for its “unreliable entity” list, aimed at foreign companies it says endanger...

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps...

Australia to amend law making Facebook, Google pay for news

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will...

German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Thursday that an apparently misdirected ransomware attack caused the failure of IT systems at a major hospital in...

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States...

Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft co-founder, dies at 94

SEATTLE (AP) — William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at...

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

BOSTON (AP) — The same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has renewed vigorous U.S. election-related targeting, trying to breach...

Facebook may have to stop moving EU user data to US

LONDON (AP) — Facebook may be forced to stop sending data about its European users to the U.S., in the first major fallout from...

Swiss official airs concerns about data privacy in US

GENEVA (AP) — A Swiss federal commissioner announced Tuesday that a U.S.-Swiss program aimed to protect personal information exchanged between the two countries doesn't...

Assange told to stop interrupting witnesses at UK hearing

LONDON (AP) — A British judge told WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday that his extradition hearing will proceed without him if he continues...

Pentagon reaffirms Microsoft as winner of disputed JEDI deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday reaffirmed Microsoft as winner of a cloud computing contract potentially worth $10 billion, although the start of...

Army Cyber Command completes its move to Georgia base

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) —...

Minister: New Zealand enduring wave of cyberattacks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)...

Google location-tracking tactics troubled its own engineers

Google's own engineers were...

Facebook: Apple privacy changes will muck up online ads

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —...

Military’s top cyber official defends more aggressive stance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Prosecutors: Former Uber exec charged in hacking cover-up

A former Uber executive...

EU regulators wrangle over Twitter data privacy penalty

LONDON (AP) — European...

Weather Channel app to change practices after LA lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Google says Australians could lose free search services

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) —...

Feds release nationwide sex offender registry regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

California schools scrambling for info, tech as year begins

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

UK court says face recognition violates human rights

LONDON (AP) — The...

Capital One fined $80 million in data breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

UN reports sharp increase in cybercrime during pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) —...

The Latest: UN says cybercrime hindering pandemic response

UNITED NATIONS — The...

Catalan separatists sue Spain’s ex-spy chief over phone hack

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) —...

Vatican allegedly hacked by China ahead of key talks

VATICAN CITY (AP) —...

Spotlight on 4 Big Tech CEOs testifying in competition probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — They...

NY lawmakers vote to pause facial recognition in schools

The New York Legislature...

Website security breach exposes 1 million DNA profiles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers...

Twitter: Hack hit 130 accounts, company ’embarrassed’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —...

Russia is hacking virus vaccine trials, US, UK, Canada say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western...

EU court cancels US data-sharing pact over snooping concerns

The European Union’s top...

Pro-Western party claims victory in North Macedonia election

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP)...

Supreme Court upholds cellphone robocall ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Data privacy, other measures qualify for California ballot

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Google tweaks privacy settings to keep less user data

Google is tweaking its...

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