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Twitter Bans Kaspersky Labs Ads Over Alleged Ties to Russian Intelligence

Citing accusations of ties between Kaspersky Labs and Russian intelligence, Twitter has moved to ban the Moscow-based security and antivirus provider from continuing to advertise on its platform. Read More >>

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US Lifts Airline Laptop Ban In Exchange For ‘Intensive Security Measures’

The Trump administration has kept airlines and nations on edge as it weighed a decision to expand an in-flight ban on electronics larger than a smartphone. On Wednesday, the administration announced that it will not expand the ban, and it will lift be lifted in countries that were already affected. But the terms of the decision are a bit suspicious. Read More >>

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Police Want Reddit to Give Up Personal Info of Darknet Market Redditors 

Federal agents want Reddit to turn over the personal data of five prominent Redditors active in the Darknet Markets subreddit. IP addresses, names, and other data about five Reddit users active in Darknet Market discussions have been requested. Read More >>

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Hackers Broke Into a Public Utility Control Room by Guessing a Password

In a rare gesture of transparency, the Department of Homeland Security just announced that hackers recently targeted and compromised a public utility's control system. They didn't say exactly where, but it happened inside United States borders. And it doesn't sound like it was even that hard. Read More >>

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With £650 and a Team of Geniuses, You Too Can Hack a Government Drone

With the drone era upon us — drones flying through both UK and US airspace, no less — securing these pilotless aircraft is of the utmost importance because of the threat an errant vehicle could pose to civilians. But in answering a dare from the Department of Homeland Security in the US, a team of researchers from the University of Texas proved that a government drone could be hijacked with a GPS spoofing device made for less than £650. Read More >>