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US probing cyberattacks on banks - August 28, 2014 1:50AM ET

Security experts say the attack appears ‘far beyond the capability of ordinary criminal hackers,’ according to reports

The FBI it is working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. 354 more words

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The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google - By Ryan Gallagher25 Aug 2014, 1:09 PM EDT

The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by  505 more words

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Sony PlayStation network has been shut down by cyberattack - 25 August 2014 Last updated at 03:07 ET

Sony’s PlayStation network has been shut down after cyberattackers overloaded it in what’s known as a distributed denial of service attack.

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Gmail smartphone app hacked by researchers 22 August 2014 Last updated at 10:47 ET

US researchers say they have been able to hack into Gmail accounts with a 92% success rate by exploiting a weakness in smartphone memory.

Researchers stole login details and passwords from apps including Gmail… 352 more words


The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults BY ROBERT MCMILLAN 08.21.14 | 6:30 AM

The U.S. Government wants to hire more people like Mikey Dickerson. He’s the former Google engineer the White House recently tapped to lead the new  267 more words


NSA and GCHQ agents 'leak Tor bugs' - By Leo Kelion 21 August 2014 Last updated at 19:01 ET

Andrew Lewman: “The fact that we take a completely anonymous bug report allows them to report to us safely”

21 August 2014 Last updated at 19:01 ETBy Leo Kelion Technology desk editor… 400 more words

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How to Save the Net: Don’t Give In to Big ISPs - BY REED HASTINGS 08.19.14 | 6:30 AM

The next Netflix won’t stand a chance if the largest Internet service providers in the US are allowed to merge.  The Heads Of State

The Internet has already changed how we live and work, and we’re only just getting started. 298 more words