Computing And Information Technology

Report: Russian hackers target secrets taken by NSA worker

Oct 5, 2017

A news report says hackers allegedly working for the Kremlin stole details about how the U.S. infiltrates foreign networks and defends against cyberattacks after an NSA contractor took the classified material home and put it on a personal computer

Spacewalkers install new hand on station's robot arm

Oct 5, 2017

Spacewalking astronauts give International Space Station's big robot arm a new hand

Will your job be automated? 70 percent of Americans say no

Oct 5, 2017

Americans worried about automation and robots, but most say their jobs are safe

Google vies to make even smarter phones, speakers, cameras

Oct 4, 2017

Google is upgrading its Pixel smartphones and expanding its selection of other gadgets in its quest to its digital services into people's backup brain

Senators bewildered by Equifax contract with IRS after hack

Oct 4, 2017

It's a contract that bewilders even senators _ the credit reporting company Equifax has received a $7 million-plus contract with the IRS to validate the identify of taxpayers communicating with the agency.

Yahoo: 3 billion accounts breached in 2013. Yes, 3 billion

Oct 3, 2017

Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion of its users, not the 1 billion it revealed late last year

Lawmakers grill former Equifax chairman over data breach

Oct 3, 2017

House Republicans and Democrats have grilled Equifax's former chief executive over the massive data hack of the personal information of 145 million Americans, calling the company's response inadequate as consumers struggle to deal with the breach

The Latest: Equifax signed contract with IRS in September

Oct 3, 2017

The company at the center of the biggest breach of personal information just signed a contract with the federal government to provide, well, personal information

Microsoft dives deeper into 'mixed reality' with VR devices

Oct 3, 2017

Microsoft is counting on virtual reality headsets made by other companies to help establish personal computers running on its Windows 10 operating system as the best way to explore artificial worlds

Education Department revamps student aid application form

Oct 3, 2017

Education Department unveils federal student aid application form, returns IRS data retrieval tool disabled earlier this year due to security concerns

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