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John McAfee, security software pioneer, talks to CSO about his bid for the White House

In an interview with CSO contributors Ira Winkler and Araceli Treu Gomes, the cybersecurity guru discusses why he wants someone literate in technology to run the country.

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Agreement reached on TPP trade deal, may affect some digital rights

Twelve countries representing nearly 40 percent of the global economy have reached basic agreement on an expansive new trade deal called the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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Government cloud adoption efforts lag as security concerns persist

Half a decade into the cloud-first initiative, adoption in the federal government continues to be way behind schedule mostly due to security concerns. Vendors argue that those concerns are exaggerated.

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Hillary Clinton aides worried about antiquated technology, use of personal email

Senior aides to Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state expressed concerns about the poor level of State Dept. computer technology and the use of personal email by staffers, according to emails released on Wednesday.

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IP protection: Don’t expect government help

While the U.S. and Chinese presidents agreed last week that their governments won’t conduct or “knowingly support” economic cyber espionage to give companies a competitive advantage, experts say that still leaves the field open to...

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Tim Cook says businesses need to step up where governments don't

Apple's CEO said that he wants large companies like Apple to play a role in solving societal problems when governments can't.

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NSA chief warns cyberthreats persist despite China accord

White House reaches an agreement with China over cybersecurity as NSA Director Michael Rogers cautions that a formal non-proliferation agreement won't deter emerging threats from non-state actors.


Marines test Spot the robot

Spot the robot might one day help troops avoid dangerous situations.

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US, China reach cyberespionage agreement

The U.S. and China have reached their first ever cybercrime and cyberespionage agreement, but the deal is quite general and how it will translate into actions is still unclear.

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Saudi Arabia came close to buying Hacking Team

The Saudi Arabian government came close to buying control of Italian surveillance software company Hacking Team, notorious for selling its product to undemocratic regimes, according to hacked emails posted by WikiLeaks.


Verizon service in Cuba, Facebook spherical video, military robots - The Wrap

Verizon will extend roaming service to Cuba, Facebook debuts spherical 360-degree video and the US Marines test out a robot.

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What would a US-China cybertreaty really mean?

After weeks of meetings, the U.S. and China appear to be on the verge of an historic first agreement on hacking and cyberespionage, but what might a deal actually accomplish?

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Privacy group calls for a boycott of tech companies supporting CISA

An activist group is on a quixotic campaign to punish tech companies who support the controversial information-sharing bill

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Cook, Bezos, Nadella to meet Chinese President Xi on Wednesday

The top executives of five of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seattle on Wednesday.

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OPM underestimated the number of stolen fingerprints by 4.5 million

The fingerprints of 5.6 million people have been stolen as a result of hackers penetrating the computer systems of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management earlier this year.

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Where Jeb Bush stands on cybersecurity

Jeb Bush on cybersecurity

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US, China appear close on cyber economic espionage deal

China and the U.S. appear close to a ground-breaking agreement on cyber espionage that could be signed later this week when President Xi and President Obama meet in Washington.

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US Congress members urged to communicate using encrypted apps

Congress members and staff are being urged by a civil rights group to use encrypted smartphone apps such as WhatsApp and Signal rather than traditional cellular networks.

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