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Digital Certificate Theft Exposes Holes In Modern Encryption

Stolen digital certificates used to mask the "Plead" malware attacks show that modern encryption technology is very much hackable. 

Will The Supreme Court’s Online Sales Tax Hurt Small Business More Than Amazon?

The Supreme Court reached a 5-4 verdict which overruled the 1992 legal precedent of Quill v. North Dakota, a case which dictated that companies were exempt from sales taxes so long as there was no physical presence within the states themselves.

Facebook Fights California Privacy Law As They Continue To Leak Business Data

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China Isn't Just Taking U.S. Intellectual Property, It's Taking Talent

Government operations referred to as talent programs, such as the "Thousand Talents Plan," are a  highly effective way of swiping America’s brain power.

Judge: Alt-Right Author Can Sue Twitter For False Advertising Of “Free Speech”

While Twitter might not have violated the U.S. Constitution, it may be held to account for it's "false advertising" of supporting free speech. 

Microsoft's 'Patch Tuesday' Fixes Identify At Least 11 Critical Security Flaws

Almost all flaws were contained on commonly used programs, yet again emphasizing the need for users to stay up to date with Microsoft security patches. 

NYT: Facebook Secretly Gave Device Makers Access to User/Friend Data

The New York Times revealed the controversial social media monopoly reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers over the last decade. 

Facebook Limit Their Breaking News Section To Establishment Media

The feature is currently limited to 80 undisclosed news publications that are pre-approved by Facebook, claiming these publications are based across North America, South America, Europe, India, and Australia.

DHS Warns About North Korean 'Operation Hidden Cobra' Hacking

According to a joint Technical Alert from the DHS and NCCIC, Hidden Cobra hackers are using two pieces of malware to access private networks and exfiltrate data.

Leaked Emails Show Google’s Cover-Up Of Millions For Pentagon Drone Contract

Project Maven, the Pentagon’s classified drone program for artificial intelligence software, has reportedly caused a war of its own within Google.