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Twitter blocks access to analytics around its data for US intelligence agencies

Twitter has blocked Dataminr from offering analytics around real-time tweets from the social networking site to U.S. intelligence agencies, according to a newspaper report.

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Twitter's surveillance case against the government partially dismissed

A California court has dismissed part of a lawsuit brought by Twitter that challenges U.S. government restrictions on what it can say about surveillance requests on its users.

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Security pros concerned about Facebook payment expansion

Facebook's Messenger app has allowed users to send money to friends using their debit cards since last spring, but recent reports indicate that Facebook may be considering a move into the retail payments space as well, following in...

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Is social media out of touch with how people socialize?

There's been a lot of discussion about the conditions around why people are sharing less personal content on social media. But is there an aspect of how people socialize that is being left out of the conversation?

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Two perspectives on social media for security leaders

Brian Reed and Ian Amit from ZeroFox blend two unique perspectives and experience on social media into an action plan for security leaders

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Top 15 security predictions for 2016

Cyber security experts and analysts weigh in on what the new year will bring in the world of evolving threats and solutions.

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Risk: The bridge between business and security

What started as her own business as a career consultant, delivered Kristen Davies to the world of security and risk management.

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Chatbots come to Facebook Messenger

The new bots will use artificial intelligence to make it appear customers are really talking to company representatives.

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WhatsApp turns on end-to-end encryption

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has strengthened the encryption of its widely used instant messaging app, a development that in theory makes it harder for law enforcement to gain access to communications.

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Keeping your kids safe along with your network

Security pros talk about the lessons learned when dealing with kids and computers.

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The journey to CISO

The path to CISO does not always start with a computer science degree

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Security industry needs strategic thinking and a new hiring strategy

The days of doing a good job at basic operations are gone, so those interested in security need to have highly specialized skills and be strategic thinkers.

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Facebook engages Safety Check after Brussels attacks

Facebook activated its Safety Check service Tuesday for users living near Brussels after a series of terrorist attacks killed at least 34 people and wounded 200.

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Getting your foot in the door of the security industry

A Q& A with Lloyd Webber, Director of Product Management for Sonavation

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Suspected Bush family hacker Guccifer to be extradited to US

Romania's highest court approved the temporary extradition to the U.S. of a convicted hacker who is accused of breaking into the email and social media accounts of a Bush family member and U.S. government officials.

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Women meet to announce voice technology work group at RSA

Some of the opportunities available to women at this week's RSA conference

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ISIS group threatens Facebook and Twitter CEOs

Frustrated by social networks' efforts to keep them at bay, the terrorist group ISIS has made a direct threat against the CEOs of both Facebook and Twitter.


Facebook plans Internet drone tests, says Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook will begin testing a solar-powered Internet drone called Aquila later in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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