Computer and data security

Paul Huntsburger, a Denver County elections database expert, works with other local Colorado elections officials during a security exercise in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. State, county and federal elections officials held the exercise to prepare for the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/Jim Anderson)
September 06, 2018 - 5:24 pm
DENVER (AP) — Colorado, whose election systems are ranked among the nation's safest, held a cyber-security and disaster exercise Thursday for dozens of state, county and federal elections officials to reinforce the state's preparedness for, and public confidence in, November's midterm elections...
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August 23, 2018 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on tech companies and election interference (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Google says it has disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other Google accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster for a political influence campaign. The company said Thursday that it...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella looks on during a video as he delivers the keynote address at Build, the company's annual conference for software developers in Seattle. Microsoft is requesting the Federal Election Commission's advisory opinion to make sure Microsoft's new free package of online account security protections for "election-sensitive" customers doesn't count as in-kind campaign contributions. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 23, 2018 - 11:54 am
Tech companies want to protect U.S. political candidates from Russian hackers ahead of the midterm elections, but could that free help count as an illegal campaign contribution? That's the question Microsoft asked the Federal Election Commission this week. The company is requesting the FEC's...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 4, 2018, photo, the Huawei logo is seen at a Huawei store at a shopping mall in Beijing. Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia's 5G network due to security concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
August 23, 2018 - 2:57 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Chinese-owned telecommunications giant Huawei has been blocked from rolling out Australia's 5G network due to security concerns. The government said Thursday that the involvement of a company "likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government"...
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August 10, 2018 - 2:10 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A "horrifying" video circulating on social media shows Cameroon's security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed civilians during a counterterror operation in the Far North region, Amnesty International said Friday. It follows another video in July that the rights group said...
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August 06, 2018 - 6:04 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — A cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records in Singapore has been attributed to sophisticated attackers who may be state-linked, a Cabinet minister said Monday. S. Iswaran, minister for communications and information, said in Parliament that the government's detailed...
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July 31, 2018 - 8:13 am
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuanian authorities on Tuesday "strongly" urged consumers, especially public servants, not to install the app of a popular Russian taxi-booking service because it may unlawfully be collecting user data. Rytis Rainys, head of Lithuania's National Cyber security center,...
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