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FILE - This March 28, 2018, file photo shows a Facebook logo at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a new financial system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his Treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 16, 2019 - 4:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional hearings on the reach of big tech (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Rep. Joe Neguse, a Democrat from Colorado, sought to pin down Facebook on the subject of "monopoly" during a hearing on the power of Big Tech. Facebook argues it is not a monopoly because it...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, the sign outside the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. A high-profile raid at the home of an NSA contractor seemed to be linked to the devastating leak of U.S. government hacking tools. Three years later, the case is being resolved but whoever was behind the leak of the hacking tools remains a mystery with significant national security implications. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 06, 2019 - 7:13 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — About three years ago, federal agents descended on a Maryland house and spent hours questioning the homeowner about what a prosecutor would later call the theft of secret government documents on a "breathtaking scale ." The suspect, Harold Martin, was a contractor for the National...
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June 26, 2019 - 2:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents released Wednesday show the National Security Agency improperly collected phone records four months after it said it had fixed technical problems that caused another similar collection of unauthorized and inaccurate data that violated federal law. The internal documents...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017, file photo, a flame burns at the Shell Deer Park oil refinery in Deer Park, Texas. Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cybersecurity firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. government agencies, as well as sectors of the economy, including oil and gas, sending waves of spear-phishing emails, according to representatives of cybersecurity companies CrowdStrike and FireEye, which regularly track such activity. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 22, 2019 - 7:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran's downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday June 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
June 13, 2019 - 8:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that if a foreign power offered dirt on his 2020 opponent he'd be open to accepting it and that he'd have no obligation to call in the FBI. "I think I'd want to hear it," Trump said in an interview with ABC News, adding, "There's nothing wrong with...
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., center, and other Democratic House committee chairs talk to reporters just after passage of a resolution to take legal action against President Donald Trump's administration and potential witnesses, a response to those who defy subpoenas in Congress' Russia probe and other investigations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. From left are House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot L. Engel, D-N.Y., Rep. Nadler, House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., and House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
June 12, 2019 - 8:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats angling to spotlight damning allegations from special counsel Robert Mueller's report are focusing Wednesday on contacts between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia. The House Intelligence Committee has invited two former FBI senior officials to testify...
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FILE - This May 4, 2001, file photo shows Kim Jong Nam, exiled half brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, in Narita, Japan. South Korean agencies said Tuesday, June 11, 2019, they could not confirm a report that Kim Jong Nam was a U.S. intelligence source and had traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact before being assassinated there in 2017. (AP Photos/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
June 11, 2019 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he would not approve of U.S. intelligence agencies using family members of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as assets, a day after a report that Kim's half-brother had traveled to Malaysia to meet his CIA contact before being assassinated...
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Attorney General William Barr, gestures as he speaks during a graduation ceremony for students of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy at the FBI training facility in Quantico, Va., Friday, June 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
June 10, 2019 - 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department review of the origins of the FBI's Russia investigation is "broad in scope and multi-faceted," and intelligence agencies have already been asked to preserve records and make witnesses available, according to a letter sent to Congress on Monday. Attorney...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in Washington, about the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 06, 2019 - 2:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than two years after voter check-in software failed on Election Day in a North Carolina county, federal authorities will finally conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books to see if Russian military hackers who targeted the software provider may have tampered...
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FILE - This July 2 2010 file photo, shows Ruiz Mones, from left to right, Vicente Meli, former Argentine dictator Jorge Rafael Videla, former army Gen. Luciano Benjamin Menendez, Gustavo Alsina, Pino Cano, and Calixto Flores in court where they are are being tried for the alleged murders of 31 political prisoners in Cordoba, Argentina. Thousands were tortured, killed and forcibly disappeared in a government-sponsored crackdown on leftist dissidents during Argentina’s 1976-1983 “dirty war.” (AP Photo/Osvaldo Ruiz, File)
May 30, 2019 - 7:05 pm
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Agents of Argentina's dictatorship on Aug. 20, 1976 dynamited the bodies of 30 people who had been detained as dissidents in a blast that spread their remains over a wide radius. The grisly details about the explosion that tore apart the bodies of 10 women and 20 men...
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