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The SF-86 form asks those preparing for national security positions in the government to recount any family ties to foreign countries, foreign financial interests, as well as contact with foreign nationals. U.S. intelligence picked up the conversations while investigating Russian attempts to interfere in the presidential election. Rep. Adam Schiff of California commented on a report in The Washington Post that Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and National Security Agency ...
  • Everything just announced at Microsoft Build

    Everything just announced at Microsoft Build

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    Pick up where you left off: Combined with the Timeline feature, this will let you resume sessions and apps on multiple devices just as you left them. It basically aims to get you the Windows experience anywhere you go. So rather than pushing Windows apps, their main focus is to " play nice " with other platforms and devices.
  • Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyber attack

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    The hackers group is believed to have worked out of China, but on behalf of Pyongyang. As ransomware attacks go, that's a pretty typical setup. Some security experts are cautiously linking the attack to the Lazarus Group , according to BBC tech reporter Dave Lee.
  • North Korea border object was balloon, says South

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    KCNA said last week's missile test put Hawaii and Alaska within range. Sunday's launch marks North Korea's eighth missile test this year alone. Despite threats of tougher USA sanctions over its aggressive tests, the nation's dictator is pressing on with his nuclear programme with today's launch the 10th of the year following on from dozens in 2016.
  • Why Can't Destiny 2 Run at 60 FPS on PS4 Pro?

    Why Can't Destiny 2 Run at 60 FPS on PS4 Pro?

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    Noseworthy noted the PS4 Pro's GPU is very powerful, which is why Bungie is able to deliver 4K on the console. Destiny 2 is releasing on PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , and PC this September. But for a game like Destiny 2 , which relies so heavily on internet play, Nintendo's online features are now a big question mark. If Bungie can show Destiny 2 competitive multiplayer matches can run fine without dedicated servers, then the furor over a lack of dedicated servers to die down.
  • Senior Russian officials sought to influence Trump aides

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    Brennan said he had seen intelligence that "revealed contacts and interactions" between Russian officials and Americans "involved" in the Trump campaign. "I have always believed that, given the nature of my position and the information which we share, it's not appropriate for me to comment publicly on any of that".
  • Microsoft announces new custom version of Windows 10 for Chinese govt agencies

    Microsoft announces new custom version of Windows 10 for Chinese govt agencies

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    In November past year, China adopted a controversial cyber security law, which would require overseas IT companies to share underlying software code of their products with Chinese authorities. To address China's concerns, Microsoft said in September that it would open a transparency center in Beijing where Chinese government officials could analyze various Microsoft products for security bugs.
  • Sessions omitted foreign contacts from filing

    Sessions omitted foreign contacts from filing

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    The Justice Department says Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not disclose on a security clearance form meetings he had as a senator past year with foreign dignitaries, including the Russian ambassador. Although he eventually did recuse himself, he later recommended firing then-FBI Director James Comey, who was leading the probe, in a letter to the president.
  • Microsoft to acquire Hexadite, an Israel-based cybersecurity company

    Microsoft to acquire Hexadite, an Israel-based cybersecurity company

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    Hexadite offers a security orchestration and automation platform that uses artificial intelligence to investigate and respond to alerts. The company, which has raised $10.5 million to date, employs 35 people, Calcalist said. Once the acquisition is complete, Hexadite will be the latest in a series of Microsoft purchases of Israeli companies. Just last month, the tech giant has been reportedly looking to bid $60 million on another Israel-based startup company Cloudyn .
  • Symantec pins WannaCry on North Korean Lazarus group

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    Security Researchers have found additional digital footprints which connect this month's WCry ransomware attack to the same hacking group which attacked Sony Pictures in 2014 and also the Bangladesh Central Bank previous year. An email from the chair of the panel of experts said the attack is not the first attempt to compromise a device belonging to the group in charge of monitoring sanctions on North Korea .
  • Mass Effect developer, Bioware, turned into support studio

    Mass Effect developer, Bioware, turned into support studio

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    It now seems they took on more than they could chew, although reportedly the project was beset by production issues and a major change in scope late in the day. In the meantime, new content and DLC will also apparently be on hold for Mass Effect: Andromeda and BioWare will instead focus on patching the game from here on.
  • Boeing Co signs defense, commercial deals with Saudi Arabia

    Boeing Co signs defense, commercial deals with Saudi Arabia

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    Trump's deal with the Saudis solidifies a decades-long alliance with the world's largest energy producer, and will be worth $350 billion over 10 years. In Israel on Monday , he warned of "the threat posed by Iran" through the possibility of it acquiring nuclear weapons and its support of militant groups.