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Why Elections Are Now Classified as 'Critical Infrastructure'

President Obama’s homeland security adviser hinted that it might help deter foreign cyberattacks.

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Agencies Miss—But Come Close To—Cyber Deadlines

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DHS hits 93 percent deployment on its cyber protection tool Einstein 3A.

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Commerce Wants Your Thoughts on Preliminary Internet of Things Guidance

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As connected devices proliferate, the internet of things could eventually "increas[e] efficiency and convenience for industry, consumers and government to improv[e] safety,” Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker said in a statement.

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Trump’s Plan for the H-1B Visa Rules Would Keep the Poor Out of America

Every year, about 300,000 people are awarded a visa allowing them to work in the US; over half get to the country holding an highly-coveted H-1B visa.

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The Guardian Slammed WhatsApp for 'Security Backdoor'— It’s Actually Just Standards Encryption

WhatsApp is often used by activists and dissidents in countries whose governments attempt to block messaging as a means of suppressing criticism and discouraging protests.

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General Motors CEO Chairs Federal Committee on Automation, Self-Driving Cars

The advisory committee will focus on research and policy around automated vehicles.

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GAO Denies Alliant 2 Protests, Evaluations to Come

The protests questioned GSA's self-scoring system and baseline price.

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SpaceX’s Leaked Finances Show Elon Musk Is Betting Big on Satellite Internet

The company hopes to generate enormous revenue by selling internet service from space.

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Video: Wearables for Astronauts

It's hard to track your steps in space.

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If You Want Affordable Internet in Africa, Move to a Country on the Coast

In sub-Saharan Africa, a major obstacle that keeps millions from achieving universal digital access is geographical location.

Why Is Obama Expanding Surveillance Powers Right Before He Leaves Office?

It could be to prevent Trump from extending them even more.

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Why Is Obama Expanding Surveillance Powers Right Before He Leaves Office?

It could be to prevent Trump from extending them even more.

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Defense Secretary Nominee Cautions Against ‘Stumbling’ into Cyberwar

James Mattis also said he was “philosophically OK” with elevating U.S. Cyber Command into a unified command, promising to give the matter his personal attention.

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