Parents on edge after talking drone tries to lure kids, school says

Windemere Community Learning Center is a quiet, neighborhood school in Akron, but school officials are on alert after reports of a drone allegedly attempting to lure kids off school grounds.

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Sound weapons that deliver invisible ammo in spotlight after American diplomats injured

The alleged attack on US State Department officials in Cuba has made weapons that use sound a national conversation.

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Your drone may soon have to ID itself to officials while it's in the sky

The FAA is could implement a system that allows officials to ID a rogue drone from a distance, while it’s still in flight. The system would give offer more flexibility regarding what action to take, depending on the circumstances.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/03/your-drone-may-soon-have-to-id-itself-to-officials-while-its-in-sky.html

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UK Parliament investigates cyberattack on user accounts

British officials were investigating a cyberattack Saturday on the country’s Parliament after discovering “unauthorized attempts to access parliamentary user accounts.”

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Broader Scope of Russian Election Cyberattacks Revealed


Federal and state officials have confirmed that cyberattacks against state voting systems during the 2016 election were more widespread than previously disclosed to the public, but they said the heightened activity did not impact final vote tallies. The confirmations follow Tuesday’s Bloomberg report, citing three unnamed sources, that attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election were much greater than previously disclosed to the public. Still, officials pushed back on the revelation that 39 states were “hit” by Russian attackers.

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WannaCry ransomware hits 'limited number' of U.S. companies, DHS official says

Department of Homeland Security officials told Fox News on Monday that a “limited number” of U.S. companies were hit by the “WannaCry” malicious software over the weekend.

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Hackers to be charged in Yahoo security breach

U.S. officials are planning to unveil charges Wednesday related to the theft of personal data that affected hundreds of millions of Yahoo users and disrupted the company’s sale to Verizon, according to people familiar with the matter.

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FAA warns passengers not to use Samsung smartphone after reports of devices catching fire

U.S. aviation safety officials took the extraordinary step late Thursday of warning airline passengers not to turn on or charge a new-model Samsung smartphone during flights following numerous reports of the devices catching fire.

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Army recon targets Apache helicopter cannon for Humvee replacement

U.S. Army reconnaissance officials want to deploy a version of the Apache helicopter’s cannon for scout platoons using the Humvee’s replacement over the coming years.

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Smartphone gold: Tokyo to tap recycled gadgets for Olympic medals

While the worldwide afterglow of this year’s Rio Olympics continues, officials in Japan, home to the 2020 games, unveiled an ambitious plan. They will harvest gold, silver and copper from castoff smartphones and consumer electronics for competitors’ medals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/23/smartphone-gold-tokyo-to-tap-recycled-gadgets-for-olympic-medals.html

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Congressional Committee Report Finds Something Rotten at FDIC


Officials at the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which insures deposits in U.S. banks, made false statements to Congress and failed to make timely notification of serious cybersecurity breaches, according to a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s interim staff report. FDIC CIO Lawrence Gross has created a toxic work environment, misled Congress, and retaliated against whistle-blowers, the report claims. The FDIC deliberately evaded congressional oversight, it also says.

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Email fraudsters scam US company out of nearly $100 million

U.S. officials said Thursday that an unidentified company was defrauded out of nearly $100 million by individuals who used a fake email to pose as one of its vendors.

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U.S., EU reach breakthrough on new 'Safe Harbor' data transfer agreement – report [u]

Article Image Having already missed the original Sunday deadline, U.S. and European officials are reportedly on the verge of cinching a new “Safe Harbor” deal on transferring data across the Atlantic. [Updated]

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US & Europe miss deadline for new 'Safe Harbor' agreement on overseas data transfers

Article Image In spite of late-hour talks, U.S and European officials missed a deadline on Sunday to renegotiate a “Safe Harbor” agreement allowing companies like Apple and Google to shuttle data back and forth across the Atlantic.

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Tim Cook pushes for strong encryption at White House summit

Article Image As expected, Apple CEO Tim Cook urged White House and government officials to come to terms with strong encryption practices that protect consumer data, at one point saying such intentions should be stated publicly.

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Milipol security show kicks off in Paris, despite terrorist attacks

The Milipol exhibition, which brings together homeland security officials and top security tech from around the world, kicked off in Paris on Tuesday, just four days after the horrific terror attacks that rocked the French capital.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/11/17/major-security-show-kicks-off-in-paris-despite-terrorist-attacks.html

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Russian police investigating Apple for using same-sex emojis to promote 'gay propaganda'

Police officials in a region of Russia are investigating Apple on charges that the company is promoting “homosexual propaganda” with its emojis depicting same-sex couples and parents on iOS.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/28/russian-police-investigating-apple-for-using-same-sex-emojis-to-promote-gay/

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