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Microsoft blames US stockpiled vulnerability for ransomware attack

Microsoft on Sunday said a software vulnerability stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency has affected customers around the world, and described the spread of the WannaCrypt ransomware on Friday in many countries as yet another...

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Did Kaspersky step in dog-doo?

How did Kaspersky find themselves in the cross hairs of the US intelligence community

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Why Conway, Spicer and Huckabee Sanders deserve appreciation

These communications pros are working in an incredibly challenging environment. The U.S. is divided, the president’s approval rating is taking a nose dive, and the man is unpredictable (to say the least). Yet they persist. We may not...

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Mixed reviews for Trump’s Executive Order on cybersecurity

Experts generally agree that President Trump’s cybersecurity Executive Order is well intended and a good start. But several of them have specific suggestions on how it could be improved.

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Trump pushes US government to the cloud with cybersecurity order

President Trump has finally signed a long-awaited executive order on cybersecurity, which calls for the U.S. government to move to the cloud and modernize its IT infrastructure.

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This tiny drone can be carried and deployed by soldiers

Drone-maker AeroVironment has developed a handheld quadcopter that it says can be carried by soldiers on the battlefield and quickly deployed to get an aerial look at a potentially hostile location.

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This mini drone can be a soldier's eyes

The lightweight drone can be easily deployed to scope out a potentially hostile environment without putting soldiers in danger.

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VA turns to Congress to expand telemedicine

The Department of Veterans Affairs touts the potential for broadband-enabled health delivery to improve access and quality of care in rural and remote areas, but it needs some help.

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IT worker who trained H-1B-holding replacement aims for Congress

Craig Diangelo, a one-time IT worker at Northeast Utilities in Connecticut who had to train his H-1B-visa-holding replacement, is running for Congress.

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FCC hit with DDoS attacks after John Oliver takes on net neutrality

The FCC's website slowed to a crawl after comic and political commentator John Oliver urged viewers to flood the agency with comments in support of net neutrality, in what appeared to be a repeat of a 2014 incident. But the cause may...

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Resisting? Running for office? Get trained online, you will.

The next generation of activists and candidates trains online. As Yoda teaches Luke in Star Wars “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

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US device searches at borders ignite resistance

In CBP's fiscal year 2015, the agency searched just 8,503 devices during 383.2 million border crossings. But in fiscal year 2016, the number of device searches jumped to 19,033, and in the first six months of FY2017, CBP searched...

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How to prevent your data from being searched at the US border

Travelers concerned about their privacy can take steps to protect their data as they cross the U.S. border. They should remember the old Boy Scout motto: Be prepared.

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Email dump hits French candidate Macron ahead of election

Another political campaign has been hit by an email dump. This time, the target is French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron.

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Trump presidency offers lessons in how not to lead

Columnist Rob Enderle writes that history has proven that advancing leaders who lack the competencies for success never ends well, yet it continues to happen.

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Net neutrality defenders gear up for new fight

Advocates of strong net neutrality protections enforced by the FCC are down but not out as they prepare for a new fight as agency chair pushes to dismantle internet regulations.

How Brexit helped Credit Suisse prove the value of AppDynamics' monitoring tools

The Swiss financial services firm was piloting AppDynamics' application monitoring tools during the UK’s referendum vote, and it proved surprisingly beneficial

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SpaceX urges lawmakers to support broadband satellite plan

Elon Musk's space exploration company details plans to launch an ambitious broadband service as lawmakers mull an infrastructure overhaul.

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