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Would YOU Click? Twitter Bosses Email Staff Phishing Links To Test Cybersecurity

Would YOU be the one who unleashes a virus inside the corporate computers? Twitter and other companies are testing employees with phony phishing links to see if they click them.

02/17/2015

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Beer Shortage A Side Effect Of Freighters Waiting On Port Labor Dispute

Getting San Francisco’s famous Anchor Steam beer to overseas markets is getting harder, and Europeans who prefer the hoppy Northern California ales may find the West Coast ports labor dispute literally sobering.

02/13/2015

US President Barack Obama speaks at Pellissippi State Community College in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama: Silicon Valley Cannot Protect Privacy By Itself, Enacts Cybersecurity Cooperation Order

President Obama stressed at a Stanford cybersecurity conference that the government and the private sector have to work together to combat cyber threats. He signed an executive order that encourages information sharing on the matter. (Complete Text And Word Cloud Infographic Of His Speech)

02/13/2015

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VIDEO: Apple Pay Will Get You Into National Parks Starting In September

Apple CEO Tim Cook announced during a White House summit on cybersecurity at Stanford Friday that Apple Pay is partnering with the federal government for some financial transactions.

02/13/2015

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President Obama Heads To Stanford For First-Of-Its-Kind Cybersecurity Summit

President Obama is set to arrive at Stanford for a cybersecurity summit — the first event of its kind — where hundreds of tech CEOs, along with White House staffers and law enforcement personnel, will be talking about what is now the number one threat to national security: cyber attackers.

02/13/2015

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FBI Wants To Tap Into Bay Area’s Talented Tech Pool To Solve Cybercrimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is launching a nationwide recruiting drive for talented tech professionals, who can keep up with hackers both foreign and domestic, and are publicizing it in the Bay Area due to the region’s vast talent pool.

01/13/2015

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NSA Luring Stanford Students; Claims Rewards Outweigh Any Google-Apple Benefits

“We come in peace.” That was the message delivered by the head of the National Security Agency to a Silicon Valley crowd as the nation’s spy chief is searching for recruits.

11/04/2014

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Smart Mouse: Using Your Grip As Your Computer Password

The “Biometric Pressure Grip” is a sensor that measures how hard and how tightly someone holds a mouse, then uses that information as part of a multi-step login process.

10/13/2014

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Education Of A Hacker: One Woman’s Journey

As a “security aide” typist, Jen Havermann got her first exposure to computers while digging through databases.

09/15/2014

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California Data Breaches Hit More Than 20 Million Accounts

California businesses and government agencies have experienced 300 separate data breaches exposing the personal information of more than 20 million customer accounts during the past two years, leading state Attorney General Kamala Harris on Thursday to elevate cybersecurity as a key focus of the state’s top crime-fighting agency.

02/27/2014

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