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Joseph Menn

Exclusive: FBI probes use of Israeli firm's spyware in personal and government hacks - sources

30 Jan 2020

The FBI is investigating the role of Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group Technologies in possible hacks on American residents and companies as well as suspected intelligence gathering on governments, according to four people familiar with the inquiry.

Exclusive: Hackers acting in Turkey’s interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks - sources

27 Jan 2020

LONDON Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organisations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, three senior Western security officials said.

U.N. experts demand probe into alleged Saudi hack of Amazon boss Bezos

23 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. | Video

Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone, U.N. report will say

22 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/CAIRO Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' phone and both the kingdom and the United States should investigate, a person familiar with the matter said. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Saudi involved in hacking of Amazon boss Bezos' phone, UN report will say

22 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO/CAIRO, Jan 22 Two UN officials will report on Wednesday that there is enough evidence suggesting that Saudi Arabia had hacked Amazon.com Inc founder Jeff Bezos' phone and both the kingdom and the United States should investigate, a person familiar with the matter said.

Exclusive: Apple dropped plan for encrypting backups after FBI complained - sources

21 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO Apple Inc dropped plans to let iPhone users fully encrypt backups of their devices in the company's iCloud service after the FBI complained that the move would harm investigations, six sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. | Video

Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

09 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO A group of prominent internet pioneers is mobilizing to block the $1.1 billion sale of control of the .org internet domain, arguing that the takeover of .org by a newly formed private company would hurt the millions of nonprofits that rely on it.

Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

08 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO A group of prominent internet pioneers is mobilizing to block the $1.1 billion sale of control of the .org internet domain, arguing that the takeover of .org by a newly formed private company would hurt the millions of nonprofits that rely on it.

REFILE-Internet nonprofit leaders fight deal to sell control of .org domain

08 Jan 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 7 A group of prominent internet pioneers is mobilizing to block the $1.1 billion sale of control of the .org internet domain, arguing that the takeover of .org by a newly formed private company would hurt the millions of nonprofits that rely on it.

Facebook says group used computer-generated faces to push pro-Trump message

20 Dec 2019

SAN FRANCISCO Facebook Inc has taken down a well-financed campaign that used dozens of artificially generated faces to spread pro-Trump and anti-Chinese government messages, the company and outside researchers said on Friday.

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