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Facebook hands Russia-backed ads to election investigators
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Those Russia-linked Facebook ads are more than just a reason for concern — they could play an important role in one of the largest investigations in recent memory. CNN sources understand that Facebook has supplied the ads and "related information"…

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Facebook gives investigators new details on Russian ads     – CNET
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The social networking giant has given copies of ads and other information involving what it’s learned from the 2016 election, according to a report in The WSJ.

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Equifax executives out after massive hack     – CNET
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The officials were in charge of information and security when hackers stole 143 million consumer records from company systems.

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Equifax CIO, CSO “retire” in wake of huge security breach
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Enlarge / A monitor displays Equifax Inc. signage on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, US, on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. (credit: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images) On Friday, Equifax announced that two top executives would be retiring in the aftermath of the company’s massive security breach that affected 143 million […]

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Failure to patch two-month-old bug led to massive Equifax breach
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Enlarge (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Alex E. Proimos) The Equifax breach that exposed sensitive data for as many as 143 million US consumers was accomplished by exploiting a Web application vulnerability that had been patched more two months earlier, officials with the credit reporting service said Thursday. “Equifax has been intensely investigating the scope of the intrusion […]

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Department of Energy Invests $50 Million To Improve Critical Energy Infrastructure Security
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Orome1 shares a report from Help Net Security: Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing awards of up to $50 million to DOE’s National Laboratories to support early stage research and development of next-generation tools and technologies to further improve the resilience of the Nation’s critical energy infrastructure, including the electric grid and oil […]

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Apple’s Upcoming A11 Mobile Chip To Feature Six Cores
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Apple is all set to unveil a number of products at its upcoming event being held today in its new Cupertino campus, and one among them is the company’s next mobile chip, which is expected to power the new Apple iPhone that will debut during the event. The new mobile chip, the A11, features a […]

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Was Apple employee behind alleged iPhone 8 leaks?     – CNET
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Commentary: Influential Apple commentator John Gruber says he’s “nearly certain” that someone at Apple is behind the information seeping out.

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In Irma prep, GasBuddy downloads increased 10x, nuclear reactors stayed online
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Enlarge (credit: GasBuddy) Before Hurricane Irma made landfall in Key West, FL on Sunday morning, Floridians hustled to make final preparations in case the storm severed an of the critical transportation, communication, and power lines that keep modern life humming. That sent much of the state driving to gas stations to top off tanks in the […]

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