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Nation Jul 09ICE’s use of face scans worries civil rights activists
At least three states have scanned millions of driver's license photos on behalf of Immigration and Customs Enforcement without the drivers' knowledge or consent.
World May 29China dangles potentially harmful new threat in trade war
Chinese state media warned that Beijing could cut America off from exotic minerals that are widely used in electric cars and mobile phones. The threat to use China's rich supply of so-called rare earths as leverage in the conflict has…
Nation May 14WhatsApp discovers spyware that infected through missed calls
Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones.
Nation May 06Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections
Dubbed "ElectionGuard," the Microsoft kit will have early prototypes ready to pilot for next year's general elections.
Nation Mar 21Facebook says millions of passwords stored in readable format
Facebook said there is no evidence its employees abused access to the data, but thousands of employees could have searched them.
Politics Nov 28Groups demand end to info-sharing on asylum-seeking children
Earlier this year, the federal agency tasked with caring for asylum-seeking children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexican border officially took on a new, little heralded role: helping to deport relatives of the young migrants.
Politics Nov 05A look at the election security charges in Georgia’s governor’s race
Voting concerns have dominated the final weeks of the race between Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp, the secretary of state. Here's what we know.
Politics Sep 19US Senate staff targeted by state-backed hackers, senator says
Senator Ron Wyden says in a letter to Senate leaders that "at least one major technology company" has warned an unspecified number of senators and aides that their personal accounts were targeted by foreign government hackers.
Politics Sep 01As elections approach, what is the risk of Russian meddling?
Experts said it is too late to safeguard U.S. voting systems and campaigns this election cycle.
Politics Apr 03Homeland Security discovers possible phone spying in Washington, D.C.
The use of such cellphone-site simulators by foreign powers has long been a concern, but American intelligence and law enforcement agencies — which use such eavesdropping equipment themselves — have been silent on the issue until now.