US Army Cites Cybersecurity Concerns In Scrapping Planned Purchase of Israeli Military Tech

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, a former lobbyist for Raytheon, may soon step in to reverse the decision following pressure from Israel, given that Raytheon co-develops the system with Israeli firms.

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After spending $373 million to buy two batteries of the Israeli-made Iron Dome missile defense system, the U.S. Army has announced that it is unable to integrate the batteries it purchased with its other air defense systems because Israel has refused to provide the Army with the source code. The Army asserted that without the source code, the

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FBI Director Covers His Webcam, And Warns That You Should Too

This isn’t the first time the FBI Director has mentioned his homemade security measures.


FBI Director James Comey spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington earlier this week to discuss the importance of cybersecurity. During the discussion, Assistant Attorney General John Carlin asked Comey if he still had his webcam covered with tape, a question referencing previous statements by the director. Comey

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Leaked FBI Alert: Hackers Penetrated US Election Systems

“Two state election boards have been popped, and data has been taken. This certainly should be concerning to the common American voter.”

Voters arrive during the first day of early voting at a Travis County mega voting site Monday, Oct. 20, 2008, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

On Monday, an official FBI alert from August 18 was leaked to Yahoo News. The alert stated the FBI had uncovered evidence showing that at least two state election systems were penetrated by hackers in recent weeks. The FBI quickly issued warnings to election officials across the country to ramp up security on their systems. It appears from the

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NSA Hackers Believed to Be Attacking Russian Computer Networks

U.S. government hackers at the National Security Agency are likely targeting Russian government-linked hacking teams to see once and for all if they’re responsible for the massive breach at the Democratic National Committee.

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Hackers working for the NSA are believed to be attacking Russian government computer networks as part of the government’s “hack back” policy, which allows for retaliation in the event that a foreign nation is implicated in an attack on “US interests,” in this case centering on claims of Russia being behind hacking of DNC computers. NSA officials

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Leaked Encryption Draft Bill ‘Ignores Economic, Security, And Technical Reality’

“This bill makes effective cybersecurity illegal.”

A man holds up his phone during a rally in support of data privacy outside the Apple store Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, in San Francisco. Protesters assembled in more than 30 cities to lash out at the FBI for obtaining a court order that requires Apple to make it easier to unlock an encrypted iPhone used by a gunman in December's mass murders in California. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

A draft of a proposed bill mandating companies give, under a court order, the government access to encrypted data is being derided by technology experts as "ludicrous," as it "ignores technical reality" and threatens everyone's security. The Hill reports that it obtained a discussion draft of the legislation, and others have posted the purported

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Congress Readies Cybersecurity Bill ‘Gutted’ Of Privacy Safeguards

Groups Cry Foul as Congress Readies ‘Super Bill of Pure Terribleness’.

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Close to 20 civil liberties organizations on Wednesday issued a letter urging U.S. lawmakers to oppose a controversial surveillance bill after the release of its final text revealed any previous privacy protections from prior drafts had been "gutted." "The final version of this bill is an insult to the public and puts all of us in greater danger

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