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Murdoch's UK firm pays damages to ex-spy in hacking scandal

Oct 6, 2017

Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper company has agreed to pay damages to a former intelligence officer whose computer was hacked by a private investigator working for the now-defunct News of the World tabloid

UK teen pleads guilty to hacking CIA chief's computer

Oct 6, 2017

A British teenager has admitted trying to hack into the computers of the director of the CIA and other U.S. government officials

Suddenly, White House and NRA open to (a little) gun control

Oct 6, 2017

The White House is praising a statement by the National Rifle Association which calls for a federal review of whether devices that allow a semi-automatic rifle to fire continuously comply with federal law

The Latest: Trump considering 'bump stock' ban

Oct 6, 2017

President Donald Trump says his administration is considering whether "bump stock" devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to perform more like fully automatic weapons should be banned in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre

Bain hoping to settle with Western Digital on Toshiba deal

Oct 5, 2017

Investment fund planning to buy Toshiba Corp. memory chip business aiming for speedy settlement of conflict with Western Digital

Lawmakers grill former Equifax chairman over data breach

Oct 3, 2017

House Republicans and Democrats have grilled Equifax's former chief executive over the massive data hack of the personal information of 145 million Americans, calling the company's response inadequate as consumers struggle to deal with the breach

UK actor Steve Coogan gets 'six-figure' damages from Mirror

Oct 3, 2017

British actor Steve Coogan has received financial damages and an apology from the Mirror Group Newspapers in the settlement of a long-running phone hacking case. Coogan said outside London's High Court Tuesday that it was "six-figure" sum.

Senate confirms Trump choice to head FCC

Oct 2, 2017

Senate confirms Trump's nominee to serve as chairman of the FCC despite Democratic opposition

Equifax: 2.5 million more Americans may be affected by hack

Oct 2, 2017

Equifax says additional 2.5 million Americans may be affected by massive security breach, bringing total to 145.5 million people

DHS: Hackers targeted other systems to find weak spots

Sep 29, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security says that just because Russian government cyber actors didn't directly scan election systems in some U.S. states, it doesn't mean they weren't looking to break into them

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