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In letter to Congress, Apple sends strongest denial over ‘spy chip’ story – TechCrunch

In letter to Congress, Apple sends strongest denial over ‘spy chip’ story – TechCrunch Apple has doubled down on its repudiation of Bloomberg’s report last week that claimed its systems had been compromised by Chinese spies. The blockbuster story cited more than a dozen sources claiming that China installed tiny chips …

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Justice Department files criminal charges against seven Russian spies for Fancy Bear cyberattacks – TechCrunch

Justice Department files criminal charges against seven Russian spies for Fancy Bear cyberattacks – TechCrunch U.S. prosecutors have charged seven suspects accused of working for the Russian GRU, the country’s military intelligence unit. Charges were filed by the Justice Department’s National Security Division alleging “a conspiracy to use computer hacking …

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China reportedly infiltrated Apple and other US companies using ‘spy’ chips on servers – TechCrunch

China reportedly infiltrated Apple and other US companies using ‘spy’ chips on servers – TechCrunch Ready for information about what may be one of the largest corporate espionage programs from a nation-state? The Chinese government managed to gain access to the servers of more than 30 U.S. companies, including Apple, according …

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Northwest fast food chain hack exposed customer credit card data – TechCrunch

Northwest fast food chain hack exposed customer credit card data – TechCrunch A beloved regional burger chain in the Pacific Northwest is the latest fast food company to suffer a major data breach. Burgerville, headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, disclosed today that any customers who used a credit or debit card …

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US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls – TechCrunch

US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls – TechCrunch US government investigators have lost a case to force Facebook to wiretap calls made over its Messenger app. A joint federal and state law enforcement effort investigating the MS-13 gang had pushed a district court to hold …

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Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax – TechCrunch

Alibaba’s Ant Financial denies stealing from Equifax – TechCrunch Ant Financial has denied claims that it covertly raided Equifax — the U.S. credit firm that was hit by a hack last year — to grab information, including code, confidential data and documents to help recruit staff for its own credit …

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ProtonMail names one of the attackers behind a major DDoS this summer – TechCrunch

ProtonMail names one of the attackers behind a major DDoS this summer – TechCrunch End-to-end encrypted email service ProtonMail has named one of the attackers behind a sustained distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) it suffered earlier this summer. The attack took its email service offline for up to several …

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‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else – TechCrunch

‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else – TechCrunch A pact of five nation states dedicated to a global “collect it all” surveillance mission has issued a memo calling on their governments to demand tech companies build backdoor access to their users’ encrypted …

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The FBI, FTC and SEC are joining the Justice Department’s inquiries into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica disclosures – TechCrunch

The FBI, FTC and SEC are joining the Justice Department’s inquiries into Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica disclosures – TechCrunch An alphabet soup of federal agencies are now poring over Facebook’s disclosures and the company’s statements about its response to the improper use of its user information by the political consultancy Cambridge …

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A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch

A simple solution to end the encryption debate – TechCrunch Bill Harrington Contributor Criminals and terrorists, like millions of others, rely on smartphone encryption to protect the information on their mobile devices. But unlike most of us, the data on their phones could endanger lives and pose a great threat …

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