Carter: Pentagon must do more to find insider cyber threats
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Carter: Pentagon must do more to find insider cyber threats

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the Pentagon is still not where it needs to be in its ability to detect insider threats to its computer networks, nearly two years after former National Security Agency systems administrator Edward Snowden leaked classified documents about government surveillance to reporters. Carter was speaking to … Continue reading

House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks
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House passes 2nd bill to help companies fight cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a bill Thursday, April 23, encouraging private companies to share information about cyberattacks with federal authorities in an attempt to combat the growing problem. The bill grants protection from liability for companies that share information and follow certain procedures. Companies have been reluctant to share internal data about cyberattacks for … Continue reading

Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues
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Heinz Awards honors 6 for solving critical human issues

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher who has developed artificial human “microlivers” that can safely test the toxicity of drugs without endangering lives is one of six people chosen to receive Heinz Awards. The awards recognize innovative work in the arts, environment, human condition, public policy and economics categories. This year’s winners, … Continue reading

New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities
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New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies. The 33-page strategy says the Defense Department “should be able to use cyber operations to disrupt an adversary’s command and control networks, military-related … Continue reading

Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use
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Almonds get roasted in debate over California water use

  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world’s favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California’s 39 million people. As California enters … Continue reading

Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security
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Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

  WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline’s onboard systems could be hacked. The researcher, Chris Roberts, attempted to board a United flight from Colorado to San Francisco to speak at a … Continue reading