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Microsoft says Russians hacked its network, viewing source code

Russian government hackers engaged in a sweeping series of breaches of government and private-sector networks have been able to penetrate deeper into Microsoft’s systems than previously known, gaining access to potentially valuable source code, the tech giant said Thursday.

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The US has suffered a massive cyberbreach. It’s hard to overstate how bad it is by Bruce Schneier

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Recent news articles have all been talking about the massive Russian cyber-attack against the United States, but that’s wrong on two accounts. It wasn’t a cyber-attack in international relations terms, it was espionage. And the victim wasn’t just the US, it was the entire world. But it was massive, and it is dangerous.

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Google Denies Antitrust Claims in Early Response to U.S. Lawsuit

Google said on Monday that it had not used its multibillion-dollar deals with other large tech firms to protect its position as the dominant online search engine, in the company’s first formal rebuttal to the Justice Department’s accusations that those deals violated antitrust laws.

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Cybercriminals’ favourite VPN taken down in global action

[news release] The virtual private network (VPN) Safe-Inet used by the world’s foremost cybercriminals has been taken down Tuesday in a coordinated law enforcement action led by the German Reutlingen Police Headquarters together with Europol and law enforcement agencies from around the world.

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Trump Appointee Seeks to Cut Off Funding for Global Internet Access Group

The Trump appointee who oversees the government’s global media operations is moving to shut down a federally funded nonprofit that helps support internet access around the world, documents show, a decision that could limit people’s ability to get around constraints in places that tightly control internet access, like Iran and China.

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Texas leads Republican attorneys general in new antitrust lawsuit against Google, targeting its advertising empire

Ten states led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google on Wednesday, alleging the tech giant illegally sought to suppress competition and reap massive profits from targeted advertisements placed across the Web.

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Enough is enough. Here’s what we should do to defend against the next Russian cyberattacks.

The details are still trickling in, but it seems possible that the latest Russian cyberattacks against the Departments of Homeland Security, Treasury and State; the National Institutes of Health; and possibly dozens of companies and departments will turn out to be one of the most important hacking campaigns in history.

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