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Past articles by Brian:

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FCC proposes $5 million robocall fine against right-wing operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman

The Federal Communications Commission proposed a record-breaking $5 million fine against right-wing political operatives Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman on Tuesday, after an investigation by the agency found that the two men appeared to have violated US robocalling laws. → Read More

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Biden to hold cybersecurity meeting with tech, education and critical infrastructure leaders

President Joe Biden and several of his Cabinet officials and advisers will meet with leaders from Silicon Valley, the water and energy sectors, the banking and insurance industries and academic institutions on Wednesday to discuss shoring up the nation's cybersecurity. → Read More

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T-Mobile confirms it was hit by data breach

T-Mobile confirmed on Monday that it has been hit by a data breach but declined to say whether any personal information from customers was accessed or how widespread the damage may be. → Read More

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An anonymous hacker stole $600 million in cryptocurrency, then gave it back

An anonymous hacker who stole more than $600 million from the decentralized finance platform Poly Network this week has returned virtually all of the money — and apparently turned down a half-million-dollar reward offered by the company for exposing its security vulnerability. → Read More

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An anonymous hacker stole $600 million in cryptocurrency, then gave it back

An anonymous hacker who stole more than $600 million from the decentralized finance platform Poly Network this week has returned virtually all of the money — and apparently turned down a half-million-dollar reward offered by the company for exposing its security vulnerability. → Read More

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Twitter suspends Marjorie Taylor Greene's account for one week

Twitter has suspended Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's account for one week following another violation of the platform's rules, the company said Tuesday. → Read More

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Trump is suing Facebook, Google and Twitter. It's a familiar tactic, and it always loses

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday filed class-action lawsuits targeting Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter and its CEO Jack Dorsey, as well as YouTube and its parent company's CEO Sundar Pichai, in a Hail Mary move after being removed from their platforms. Courts have typically dismissed similar suits, and these are likely doomed from the start as well. → Read More

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House Judiciary advances sweeping legislation to rein in and break up Big Tech

A powerful House panel on Thursday approved a sweeping set of proposals aimed at weakening Big Tech. It passed a series of measures imposing new obligations on top digital platforms, prohibiting them from abusing any gatekeeper power, and in some cases opening the door to new fines and breakups. → Read More

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FBI director sees 'parallels' between challenge posed by ransomware attacks and 9/11

FBI Director Christopher Wray sounded the alarm on ransomware in stark terms by likening the challenge posed by the recent spate of damaging cyber attacks on the US to the September 11 terrorist attacks, calling for a similar response. His remarks come as officials across government have tried to step up the urgency of the response to the problem after back-to-back ransomware incidents exposed… → Read More

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JBS will be back up and running Wednesday after its hack. But for some employees, that's too late

Even as meat producer JBS resumed operations at many of its US beef plants nationwide Wednesday after a cyberattack shut down all beef production at facilities around the nation this week, workers like Erika Gutierres remain worried what the disruption might mean for their paychecks. → Read More

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Apple will let Parler back on the App Store

Apple has approved Parler's return to the iOS app store following improvements the social media company made to better detect and moderate hate speech and incitement, according to a letter the iPhone maker sent to Congress on Monday. → Read More

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Six key takeaways from Biden's Russia sanctions announcement

The Biden administration slapped sweeping sanctions on Russia Thursday over Moscow's alleged interference in the 2020 election, the massive SolarWinds hack and the ongoing occupation of Crimea, signaling it is adopting a tougher posture toward the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin. → Read More

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Six key takeaways from Biden's Russia sanctions announcement

The Biden administration slapped sweeping sanctions on Russia Thursday over Moscow's alleged interference in the 2020 election, the massive SolarWinds hack and the ongoing occupation of Crimea, signaling it is adopting a tougher posture toward the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin. → Read More

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Federal watchdog investigating State Department cybersecurity practices

An independent government watchdog is conducting a wide-ranging probe into the State Department's cybersecurity practices, including how it manages and responds to cyber threats, the investigating office confirmed to CNN Thursday. → Read More

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It's never been easier to start a social network. Succeeding is another story

So what does it take to launch a successful social platform in the year 2021? The answer is part technical and part strategy, and the breakdown between the two reflects how dramatically different the challenges are for new entrepreneurs compared to the days of Mark Zuckerberg hacking together Facebook from his dorm room. → Read More

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Facebook, Twitter and Google CEOs grilled by Congress on misinformation

The chief executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter faced withering criticism from members of Congress on Thursday about their handling of misinformation and online extremism during their first appearance before lawmakers since the Jan. 6 Capitol riots and the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine. → Read More

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White House warns organizations have 'hours, not days' to fix vulnerabilities as Microsoft Exchange attacks increase

The Biden administration warned Friday that organizations face enormous risks from the recently disclosed Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities that have affected thousands of private organizations. → Read More

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'Cookies' track your every move online. Now there's a fight over what should replace them

For decades, "cookies" have been tracking you around the web. They're the snippets of code that uniquely identify your browser and allow those shoe ads to follow you from site to site after you visit an online storefront. Soon, their time may be up. → Read More

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YouTube CEO says Trump's account will be restored when risk of violence recedes

Former President Donald Trump's YouTube account will eventually be restored in accordance with the platform's current policies, the company's CEO, Susan Wojcicki, said Thursday. → Read More

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Right-wing misinformation on Facebook is more engaging than its left-wing counterpart, research finds

By now it's well known that Facebook has a misinformation problem. The company has tried to address it in various ways, from labeling false claims to reducing its visibility in users' feeds. But a new study from researchers at New York University finds that not all misinformation on Facebook is created equal when you factor in political ideology. → Read More