Deep Root Analytics Downplays Giant Voter Data 'Oops'


A data contractor working on behalf of the Republican National Committee earlier this month allowed the personal data of 198 million voters to be exposed online, marking the largest ever leak of voter data in history, according to the cybersecurity firm that discovered the incident.
Deep Root Analytics left 1.1 terabytes of sensitive information — including names, home addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and voter registration information — on a publicly accessible Amazon Web Server, according to UpGuard.

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Wikileaks DNC email dump sparks malware fears

The trove of leaked Democratic National Committee emails posted to Wikileaks on July 22 has sparked concerns about malware as users access the vast trove of documents.

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Apple to Lawmakers: We'll Help but No Backdoors


Apple’s top legal official on Tuesday appeared before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee and reiterated the company’s willingness to help law enforcement on active cases and cooperate on long-term solutions, despite its contentious legal battle with the FBI over the encrypted iPhone used in the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Apple “works daily on an operational level” with law enforcement on a number of cases, General Counsel Bruce Sewell told legislators.

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House Judiciary Committee votes unanimously to back law demanding warrants for old emails

Article Image The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday voted 28 to 0 to approve the Email Privacy Act, a long-delayed bill that would make it tougher for law enforcement agencies to ask tech companies for older communications data.

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FAA, corporations & aviation groups draft new safety rules for flying drones near humans

Article Image A public/private committee organized by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has suggested preliminary rule changes for how close drones might fly to people, which could open up potential uses of the technology, such as air delivery.

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Proposed Senate bill grants courts authority to force access to encrypted data

Article Image According to a report on Monday, U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are circulating a draft bill that would give federal courts liberal authority to compel tech company compliance with government requests for access to encrypted data.

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Proposed Senate bill penalizing resistance to decryption requests nears completion, could be introduced next week

Article Image U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee leaders are nearing completion of a draft bill that applies civil penalties to tech companies resisting court-ordered requests for assistance in unlocking encrypted hardware, according to a Wednesday report.

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FBI Director Makes Case for Security Trade-Off in Congressional Hearing


FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday testified before the House Judiciary Committee that the government has the legal right to gain limited access to the iPhone of one of the San Bernardino, California, shooters and other suspected terrorists. Congress and the courts can create a mechanism to protect the safety of the American people while preserving constitutional rights, he said. New methods of electronic communications have transformed society, Comey noted, adding that he supports the creation of strong encryption technology.

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Apple's lead attorney frames encryption debate as digital arms race, says only US asking for privileged access

Article Image At a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday meant to shed light on the contentious encryption debate, Apple’s legal chief Bruce Sewell toed the company line with privacy rights and slippery slope arguments. He added, however, that America is the only country asking Apple to break its encryption amidst a wider cold war between tech industry players and nefarious agents.

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Comey: 'Of course' FBI would leverage precedent in San Bernardino case

Article Image Under questioning from members of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey admitted that his agency would “of course” seek to use the precedent gained from a win in the San Bernardino to unlock other phones.

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Comey: 'Of course' FBI would leverage precedent in San Bernardino case

Article Image Under questioning from members of the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey admitted that his agency would “of course” seek to use the precedent gained from a win in the San Bernardino to unlock other phones.

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US House members mull court filing arguing Congress should decide Apple-FBI encryption fight

Article Image A report on Monday claims members of the House Judiciary Committee are mulling an amicus curiae brief filing in the Apple-FBI encryption debate, arguing the dispute should be settled by Congress, not the courts.

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Apple lead attorney Bruce Sewell to testify before US Congress on encryption debate March 1

Article Image The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on encryption next Tuesday, and Apple’s top attorney, Bruce Sewell, will be in the nation’s capital for the discussion.

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Yahoo Sets Itself Up for Buyout


Yahoo on Friday announced that it has hired banking advisers and formed a committee to explore its strategic alternatives, the latest indication that the struggling company is serious about pursuing a possible sale. The committee, along with advisers Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase and PJT Partners, will identify and recommend to the board of directors transactions that it deems beneficial to employees and shareholders. “All of us here at Yahoo want to return this iconic company to greatness,” CEO Marissa Mayer said.

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JPEG Committee Proposal Stirs Image-DRM Fears


The JPEG Committee last week met in Brussels to discuss a proposal to secure privacy information such as metadata for published pictures that includes geographical information enabling identification of people who have given anonymous interviews to journalists, and pictures posted on social media intended only for a limited audience.
The proposal also seeks to address intellectual property rights for images provided by commercial stock providers or news agencies. Privacy concerns inhibit digital content distribution, the JPEG Committee said.

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Air Force mulls mothballing F-16s if Congress blocks A-10 retirement

The House Armed Services Committee inserted $683 million into the 2016 defense bill to stop the Air Force from retiring the A-10 Warthog.

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