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State Department Decides Not To Classify 'Cyber Products' As 'Munitions'

This week, the US Department of State’s Defence Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) met to decide whether to classify “cyber products” as munitions, placing them in the same export control regime as hand grenades and fighter planes. Thankfully, common sense won out and the DTAG recommended that “cyber products” not be added to the control list. EFF and Access Now filed a brief joint statement with the DTAG urging this outcome and we applaud the DTAG’s decision.

Huge Hack Hits 4 Million British Broadband Customers

British broadband provider TalkTalk has admitted that all of its 4 million customers’ names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, phone numbers and bank details may have stolen by hackers.

Hackers Can Wirelessly Upload Malware To A Fitbit In 10 Seconds

Wearables are like hacker candy. They represent a new category of technology that’s capable of storing data — including malware — that people don’t expect to get pwned. But that’s exactly what just happened: Hackers figured out how to remotely upload malware to a Fitbit. It only takes ten seconds.

Hackers Targeted Hillary Clinton's Private Servers (Obviously)

We’ve known for months that Hillary Clinton’s use of private email for official business was a security nightmare. Now we’re starting to learn a little bit about how that nightmare unfolded. Hackers from at least three countries targeted her servers after she left office in 2013.

Former Reuters Employee Matthew Keys Found Guilty Of Hacking 

Earlier today, a Sacramento jury found former Reuters social media manager Matthew Keys guilty on three counts of computer hacking.

Thousands Of Medical Devices Are Open To Hacking Over The Internet

Security researchers claim that at least 68,000 medical systems — like MRI scanners and infusion systems — from a “large, unnamed US health group” are accessible online for hackers to attack.

Hackers Dump Entire Database Of Artist Crowdfunding Website Patreon Online

It’s been a bad day for online security. Patreon, a crowdfunding website designed to let fans pay artists, has just had 15GB of its user’s data — and the site’s source code — dumped online.

David Jones' Website Hacked, Customer Data Stolen

Online shopping is definitely easy, but it’s not without its potential downsides. Aussie high-street retailer David Jones learned last week that its website — hackers accessed customer names, email and mailing addresses, and the details of orders.

Hackers Found A Sly Way To Look At Photos On A Locked iPhone

Apple doesn’t have a perfect track record when it comes to giving hackers access to locked iPhones. It actually seems like every version of Apple’s mobile operating system ends up exposing a bug that grants anyone access. And iOS 9 is the latest.

New Kardashian Websites Exposed Personal Data Of Nearly A Million Users

Being famous for being famous isn’t easy. In tandem with the release of apps that let fans trade money for exclusive content, the Kardashian-Jenner sisters launched new websites this week. However, they left the personal data of some 891,340 users right out in the open. Oops.

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