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Cyber Hackers Target U.S. Presidential Candidates – Intelligence Official

Cyber hackers working for foreign governments have been trying to infiltrate the Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns, a senior U.S. intelligence official warned Wednesday. Both Homeland Security and the FBI have been working with the campaigns...
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Lockheed Martin Incorporates Blockchain Tech, Collaborates With Guardtime Federal on Cyber Initiatives

Lockheed Martin said it has contracted Guardtime Federal as a key supplier to integrate a variety of cyber-related elements into systems engineering processes, supply chain risk management and software development efforts.  The company claims it...

Google Bars Use of Its AI Tech for Weapons, Will Work With Military

Google said Thursday it feels a sense of responsibility and will not design or deploy its AI tech in areas “whose principal purpose is to cause or directly facilitate injury to people.” The company stated it will avoid...
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NHTSA Releases Guidelines to Address Driver Distraction Caused by Electronic Devices

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released proposed guidelines on Wednesday to help address driver distraction caused by mobile and other electronic devices in vehicles. This announcement covers the second...
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FTC Fines Online Marketers More Than $2.5 Million Over Fake ‘Free’ and ‘Risk-Free’ Trials

A group of online marketers will pay more than $2.5 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceived consumers with “free” and “risk-free” trials for cooking and golfing products. According to an FTC
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Lawmakers Urge FTC to ‘Use all Tools at its Disposal’ to Compel IoT Manufacturers...

Reps. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., wrote a letter on Thursday to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez urging the agency to take action to protect consumers from insecure Internet of Things (IoT)...
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Senators Introduce Legislation to Combat Cybercrime

A bipartisan pair of senators on Thursday introduced legislation aimed at combating cybercrime against U.S. computer networks. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) introduced legislation to...
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Johnson & Johnson Issues Security Alert on Insulin Pump Warning of Vulnerability

Johnson & Johnson has issued a security alert on one of its insulin pumps, sending letters to consumers warning them of a vulnerability that hackers could exploit to overdose diabetic patients. “We have been notified of a...
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Vodafone Hacked, Almost 2000 Customers Affected

In the second attack on a British telecommunications firm this week, Vodafone, a mobile phone provider, says 1,827 customer accounts were accessed in a hack. The hackers may likely have access to sensitive customer information,...
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Smart Grids Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks: Smart Cities at Risk – Survey

A new survey has revealed that ninety-eight percent of IT professionals consider smart cities at risk for cyber attacks. Smart cities use IT solutions to manage a wide range of city services, including smart grids, transportation, surveillance...