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Intel hid security flaws from U.S. officials until they were leaked – National

Intel Corp. did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday. Current and former U.S. government …

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Uber hackers were located in Canada and Florida, company says – National

The two people behind a 2016 data breach at Uber Technologies Inc were found to be in Canada and Florida, an Uber cyber security executive told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday. About 25 million users affected by the breach are users located in the United States, John Flynn, chief information …

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Canada testing ‘digital ID’ system that uses blockchain, biometrics to screen travellers – National

The Canadian government is helping to test a new airport security and screening system that will allow travellers to digitize and share travel documents and biometric information with authorities in advance. Launched at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the “Known Traveller Digital Identity” system aims to exploit …

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Twitter accounts that Trump follows hacked by group calling itself ‘Turkish cyber army’ – National

Multiple Twitter accounts that are being followed by U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to have been hacked on Tuesday. The Twitter account of two former Fox News hosts, Eric Bolling and Greta Van Susteren, were tweeting out messages in Turkish. READ MORE: Donald Trump’s Twitter: Here’s how the president’s tweets …

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FCC repeals U.S. net neutrality rules – National

In a vote along party lines, the federal government has ended sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The Thursday vote at the Federal Communications Commission will likely usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of …

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Uber reveals 2016 hack, reports say it paid $100,000 to cover up – National

Information from 57 million Uber users’ accounts could be vulnerable from a 2016 hack into the ride-sharing app’s systems. The news of the hack, which happened around a year ago, was released on Tuesday in a blog post from Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. But it took a year for the …

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