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UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018

‘Smart’ gadgets: Ways to minimize privacy and security risks

There are ways to minimize the odds that gadgets will serve up unpleasant privacy surprises.


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018

EPA’s Pruitt faces senators’ question on spending, security

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faced tough questioning Wednesday from senators about ethics investigations involving his travel spending, security precautions and large raises for young aides.


UPDATED: Mon., May 14, 2018

Watchdog: EPA’s Pruitt demanded 24/7 armed security on Day 1

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented, around-the-clock armed security protection on his very first day at the agency.


Washington school district teachers get bats for security

A rural school district in Eastern Washington is arming its teachers and staff with tee-ball bats in case of an active shooter.


UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018

Prosecutor says Cosby paid accuser nearly $3.4M

Bill Cosby paid nearly $3.4 million to the woman he is charged with sexually assaulting, a prosecutor revealed to jurors Monday, answering one of the biggest questions surrounding the case …


BBB Tip of the Week: Protect against hackers using public Wi-Fi networks

Although hackers can, and have, set up fake Wi-Fi connections in a number of venues, usually they will target consumers at airports or hotels.


UPDATED: Fri., April 6, 2018

Sources: EPA chief spent millions on security and travel

EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s concern with personal safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away …


Clear bags among security measures at school where 17 died

Students at the Florida high school where 17 students and staff members were massacred are now carrying their belongings in clear plastic backpacks in hopes that it will make it …


UPDATED: Sun., March 18, 2018

Illinois primary puts focus on security of state voter rolls

With the Illinois primary just days away, state election officials are beefing up cyber defenses and scanning for possible intrusions into voting systems and voter registration rolls.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

With the first primaries of the 2018 elections less than a month away, you might expect federal officials to be wrapping up efforts to safeguard the vote against expected Russian …


Campus sued over security cost for white nationalist’s visit

White nationalist Richard Spencer’s campus tour organizer is suing the University of Cincinnati’s president, saying the school wouldn’t rent space for Spencer to speak on campus unless a nearly $11,000 …


Intel, Microsoft deal with chip security flaw

Here’s a look at what’s affected, what’s being done about it and whether you should worry.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 27, 2017

Heightened security in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve

An unprecedented number of law enforcement officers and National Guard members will be on duty when tens of thousands of people gather to ring in 2018 on the Las Vegas …


EPA chief sweeps office for bugs, installs high-tech locks

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency used public money to have his office swept for hidden listening devices and bought sophisticated biometric locks for additional security.


Police giving extra security after threat to Cory Booker

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, says the city is helping to provide extra security following a threat on the life of U.S. Sen. Cory Booker.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017

DNA kits raise security concerns

As DNA tests proliferate, though, some experts worry that consumers may be getting a bad bargain. They say DNA data may fall into the wrong hands, betraying consumers and even …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017

Sessions: terror attacks show immigration a security issue

A botched suicide mission on the New York City subway system showed in the “starkest terms” that the failures of the U.S. immigration system are a national security issue, U.S. …


Apple releases fix to security flaw in Mac operating system

Apple released an update to its latest operating system for Mac computers and said it’s changing development practices after a significant security flaw was disclosed Tuesday that allowed people to …


Macy’s parade rolls on with balloons, bands, security

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade marched, rolled and soared in traditional style Thursday as police went all-out to secure it in a year marked by attacks on outdoor gathering spots.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017

In terror-wary NYC, security tight for Thanksgiving parade

Sand-filled sanitation trucks and police sharpshooters will mix with glittering floats and giant balloons at a Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that comes in a year of terrible mass shootings and …


Amazon Key delivery driver could knock out security camera, researchers show

A Seattle-based group of cybersecurity researchers has demonstrated a way to knock Amazon.com’s new security camera offline, a capability that could enable malicious delivery drivers for the online retailer’s new …


Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

Schools have become adept at rapidly shoring up security, measuring responses against the toll it could take on students’ learning and sense of safety.


Egypt triggers major security shakeup a week after ambush

Egypt launched a major shakeup of its security services on Saturday in an apparent reaction to an ambush by militants outside Cairo last week that killed at least 16 police …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 26, 2017

TSA airport screenings toughen for electronic devices

It might be time to rethink packing that extra e-reader or tablet during your holiday travels.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017

Nearly every modern, protected Wi-Fi network is vulnerable, warns government cyberwatchdog

A top federal government cybersecurity watchdog issued an advisory on Monday, warning users to update their devices to protect against a newly discovered vulnerability that affects nearly every modern, protected …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 7, 2017

Facebook security chief warns of dangers to fake-news solutions

Facebook’s chief security officer warned that the fake-news problem is more complicated and dangerous to solve than the public thinks.


Yahoo: 3 billion accounts breached in 2013. Yes, 3 billion

Yahoo has tripled down on what was already the largest data breach in history, saying it affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it revealed …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

Vegas shooting raises security angst level for Spokane venue operators

The mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas has prompted continued angst and attention to security at venues in Spokane – where the same performer who was …


Moscow School District installs new security system

Visitors – and potential intruders – to schools in the Moscow School District will notice that gaining access to the buildings will not be quite as easy it as it …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017

Pyeongchang Games: IOC meeting to discuss North Korea threat

The security challenges posed by North Korea to the Pyeongchang Olympics will be discussed at an IOC meeting next month.