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Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel Targeted by Hackers from Iran, Other Middle Eastern Countries

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a cyber warfare conference in Tel Aviv that hackers from Iran and its Middle Eastern allies have consistently attacked his nation’s computer systems, Reuters reported Sunday. Jeffrey Heller writes that Netanyahu said the attacks also targeted Israeli banks, power companies and water utilities. “In …

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Obama Calls on Congress to Help Stop ‘Patent Trolls’

President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday to develop tougher measures against companies that routinely file patent lawsuits despite not offering any products, Reuters reports. Diane Bartz writes his request comes as as U.S. courts and lawmakers consider ways to curb unwarranted suits over copyright infringement filed by those companies, deemed …

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U.S. to Hold Regular Cybersecurity Meetings With China

The governments of the U.S. and China will hold regular meetings beginning next month to explore possible standards governing cybersecurity and industrial espionage, GMA News reported Monday. A White House official told Agence France-Presse that high-level officials seek to tackle hacking incidents and set ground rules for cyberspace activities. According …

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GSA Launches Program to Improve Mobile Procurement by Fed Agencies; Dan Tangherlini Comments

The U.S. General Services Administration has launched a program that lets government agencies purchase mobile offerings and services from a group of pre-screened vendors, according to a Nextgov article published on Thursday. Joseph Marks writes that GSA’s managed mobility program will help agencies acquire technology to ensure that employees use …

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