Tag Archives: Security

Take a video tour of Facebook’s election security war room

Beneath an American flag, 20 people packed tight into a beige conference room are Facebook’s, and so too the Internet’s, first line of defense for democracy. This is Facebook’s election security war room. Screens visualize influxes of foreign political content and voter suppression attempts as high-ranking team members from across divisions at Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp coordinate rapid responses. The ...

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Stripe hires Niels Provos away from Google to be its new head of security

On the heels of raising new funding on a $ 20 billion valuation, payments and financial services startup Stripe is making a key hire to reinforce its message to the world that it’s taking security of its cloud-based services seriously. Today the company is announcing that it has hired Niels Provos as its new head of security. Provos was most ...

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Russia’s new nuclear security policy approved by Putin, govt to implement within three months

President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree approving Russia’s updated nuclear and radiation safety policy, running through to 2025 and beyond. It will be implemented within three months. Published on Moscow’s official website for legal information on Monday, Putin signed the decree into effect on Saturday. Read more The document outlines the security policy towards nuclear facilities for both military ...

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Only took five years: Hillary Clinton lost security clearance, State Department confirms

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton no longer has a security clearance. Five of her former aides also lost theirs, following a scandal over her use of a private email server while running the State Department. Clinton’s security clearance “has been withdrawn at her request,” the Senate Judiciary Committee revealed on Friday, citing a State Department note dated September 21 ...

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Here’s how Google is revamping Gmail and Android security

Eager to change the conversation from their years-long exposure of user data via Google+ to the bright, shining future the company is providing, Google has announced some changes to the way permissions are approved for Android apps. The new process will be slower, more deliberate and hopefully secure. The changes are part of “Project Strobe,” a “root-and-branch review of third-party ...

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Here’s how Google is revamping Gmail and Android security

Eager to change the conversation from their years-long exposure of user data via Google+ to the bright, shining future the company is providing, Google has announced some changes to the way permissions are approved for Android apps. The new process will be slower, more deliberate and hopefully secure. The changes are part of “Project Strobe,” a “root-and-branch review of third-party ...

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Massive brawl erupts in Siberian maximum security prison

A scuffle involving dozens inmates has broken out in a maximum security prison in the Russian city of Omsk. Authorities say a conflict between two groups spilled into a fight. The confrontation was started on Sunday night by a group of inmates that prison authorities characterized as having “negative attitude.” They were demanding significant easing of rules in the top ...

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Bloomberg’s spy chip story reveals the murky world of national security reporting

Today’s bombshell Bloomberg story has the internet split: either the story is right, and reporters have uncovered one of the largest and jarring breaches of the U.S. tech industry by a foreign adversary… or it’s not, and a lot of people screwed up. To recap, Chinese spies reportedly infiltrated the supply chain and installed tiny chips the size of a ...

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‘Trump humiliates Saudis’: Iran’s FM invites SA to jointly boost regional security, not outsource it

Iran, rarely friendly to Saudi Arabia, has extended an unusual offer of cooperation to its neighbors in the face of “humiliation” by Donald Trump, who claimed the kingdom would fall within two weeks without protection from the US. While the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, Iran proposed to its arch-nemesis and regional foe to unite against ...

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Bloomberg’s spy chip story reveals the murky world of national security reporting

Today’s bombshell Bloomberg story has the internet split: either the story is right, and reporters have uncovered one of the largest and jarring breaches of the U.S. tech industry by a foreign adversary… or it’s not, and a lot of people screwed up. To recap, Chinese spies reportedly infiltrated the supply chain and installed tiny chips the size of a ...

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