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James Clapper Addresses Encryption’s Impact on Intell Gathering Vs Terrorist Groups

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the availability of commercial encryption software “had and is having major, profound effects on our ability” to gather intelligence on the Islamic State organization, the Christian Science Monitor reported Monday. Anne Mulrine writes Clapper made the remarks at a Monitor-hosted breakfast Monday in Washington. Leaks of …

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz: Agencies Strive to Meet Security Updates Deadline

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has pointed up the struggle of various agencies in implementing security patches on time for critical vulnerabilities, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday. Meredith Somers writes Chaffetz told committee members at a hearing Wednesday that 39 out of more than 360 vulnerabilities …

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The Register: More Than 49M Turkish Citizens’ Data Leaked

Hackers appear to have leaked the personal data of more than 49 million Turkish citizens online, The Register reported Monday. John Leyden writes the compromised database contains Turkish citizenship or residency information, including names, addresses and identification numbers. The hackers responsible for the leak suggest the attack has been politically …

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