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Former Uber security chief guilty of data breach coverup

SAN FRANCISCO — The former chief security officer for Uber was convicted Wednesday of trying to cover up a 2016…

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Australian police probe purported hacker’s ransom demand

CANBERRA, Australia — Australian police were investigating a report that a purported hacker had already released the stolen personal data…

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US allows tech firms to boost internet access in Iran

WASHINGTON — American tech firms will be allowed to expand their business in Iran, where most internet access has been…

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Serious breach at Uber spotlights hacker social deception

The ride-hailing service Uber said Friday that all its services were operational following what security professionals are calling a major…

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EXPLAINER: Ethereum is ditching its ‘miners.’ Why?

SAN FRANCISCO — A complex software change to the cryptocurrency ethereum holds the potential to dramatically reduce its energy consumption…

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KeyBank: Hackers of third-party provider stole customer data

BOSTON — Hackers stole personal data including Social Security numbers, addresses and account numbers of home mortgage holders at KeyBank,…

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‘Tape or chewing gum:’ Twitter’s lapses echo worldwide

SAN FRANCISCO — From fire departments to governments, from school districts to corporations, from local utilities to grassroots organizers around…

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UK spy chief says West faces ‘moment of reckoning’ on tech

A U.K. spy chief says Western countries risk losing control of technologies that are key to internet security and economic…

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How two friends made art history buying a $70M digital work

It took a few minutes for Vignesh Sundaresan and Anand Venkateswaran to realize that they’d parted with $69.3 million for…

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General says attacks by foreign hackers are ‘clarion call’

The general who leads U.S. Cyber Command says it conducted more than two dozen operations aimed at thwarting interference in…

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