Computer and data security

FILE - The Sept. 22, 2017 file photo shows the Reichstag building, which host the German parliament Bundestag as it is reflected in the sunglasses of a woman in Berlin. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will inform in a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 on an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 08, 2019 - 7:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German student has admitted to obtaining and publishing online hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' data and told investigators that he acted alone, authorities said Tuesday. The 20-year-old, who wasn't identified in line with privacy regulations, lives with his parents and is...
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FILE - The Sept. 22, 2017 file photo shows the Reichstag building, which host the German parliament Bundestag as it is reflected in the sunglasses of a woman in Berlin. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will inform in a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 on an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 07, 2019 - 11:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — German investigators have searched the apartment of a witness in their probe of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online, officials said Monday. The Federal Criminal Police Office tweeted that the search took place in...
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FILE---In this picture taken Nov.21, 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) speaks in the Bundestag. (Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's IT security agency on Saturday defended its response to the leaking of hundreds of politicians' private information, after lawmakers accused it of failing to inform them quickly enough. Politicians from several parties questioned why the Federal Office for Information...
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FILE---In this picture taken Nov.21, 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) speaks in the Bundestag. (Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 1:26 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Personal data and documents on hundreds of German politicians and others have been posted online, and German cyber-defense experts were trying to figure out Friday how the information was obtained. The data breach hit politicians at all levels, including the European, German and state...
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FILE - This Oct. 5, 2010 file photo shows the exterior of a Marriott hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. Marriott says that fewer guest records were involved in a previously announced data breach than it initially disclosed. The lodging company said Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, that it now believes that the number of potentially involved guests is lower than the 500 million originally estimated. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
January 04, 2019 - 11:11 am
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Fewer Marriott guest records than previously feared were compromised in a massive data breach, but the largest hotel chain in the world confirmed Friday that approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were accessed. The compromise of those passport numbers has...
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This photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 15 2018, shows an exhibition in Tallinn presenting Estonia's digital achievements. The Baltic nation of 1.3 million people are engaged in an ambitious project to make government administration completely digital to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
December 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop. "Now we will register our child," Andrejs Lunde says with...
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FILE- This May 19, 2014, file photo shows the master bedroom in the Abu Dhabi Suite at the St. Regis in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China’s main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the theft of personal information from as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel chain, a U.S. official said Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
December 12, 2018 - 10:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators believe hackers working on behalf of China's main intelligence agency are responsible for a massive data breach involving the theft of personal information from as many as 500 million guests of the Marriott hotel chain, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Investigators...
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In this Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, photo, a rental car approaches a biometric scanning machine at the exit of the Hertz facility at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, in Atlanta. In a first for the rental car industry, Hertz is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports and stadiums. Hertz says the partnership will slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
December 11, 2018 - 1:02 am
Biometric screening is expanding to the rental car industry. Hertz said Tuesday it is teaming up with Clear, the maker of biometric screening kiosks found at many airports, in an effort to slash the time it takes to pick up a rental car. Clear hopes it will lead more travelers to its platform,...
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Journalist Emma Best poses for a photograph in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Best serves as de facto spokesperson for a new leak website called Distributed Denial of Secrets; her online library’s struggle with what leaks to keep on its shelves is illustrating the difficulty of balancing full transparency with respect for privacy in an age of mass disclosures. (AP Photo/Regina Garcia Cano)
December 03, 2018 - 11:56 am
LONDON (AP) — A new leak website is wrestling with what to make available to the public, an illustration of the difficulty of balancing full transparency with respect for privacy in an age of mass disclosures. The site, dubbed Distributed Denial of Secrets, is aimed at capturing the cascade of...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 30, 2013, file photo, a man works on a new Marriott sign in front of the former Peabody Hotel in Little Rock, Ark. Marriott says the information of up to 500 million guests at its Starwood hotels has been compromised. It said Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, that there was a breach of its database in September, but also found out through an investigation that there has been unauthorized access to the Starwood network since 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
December 01, 2018 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The data stolen from the Marriott hotel empire in a massive breach is so rich and specific it could be used for espionage, identity theft, reputational attacks and even home burglaries, security experts say. Hackers stole data on as many as 500 million guests of former Starwood...
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