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On Tuesday, White House officials finally responded publicly to a long-running petition to pardon Snowden for his theft of classified documents from the NSA. 
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Researchers have found a new phishing campaign leveraging Google Drive in order to steal credentials.
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Valve Software has patched a vulnerability in the Steam gaming platform that enabled account hijacking through its password reset mechanism.
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Officials at the United States Census Bureau say that the attackers who compromised one of the bureau’s databases last week did not get access to any confidential information, but only data such as names and phone numbers of organizations that submit information to the Federal Audit Clearinghouse. 
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The latest batch of vulnerabilities to hit home automation equipment are in the Tuxedo Touch controller made by Honeywell, a device that’s designed to allow users to control home systems such as security, climate control, lighting, and others. 
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A few days after issuing a patch and reassuring owners that the attack that shut down the transmission and other systems remotely on a Jeep was not a huge risk, Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall nearly 1.5 million vehicles as a result of the bug exposed in the research. 
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Apple recently patched a serious issue in its App Store and iTunes Store web apps that could have let a remote attacker inject their own malicious script code into invoices that come from Apple.
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The National Security Agency says that once its legal authority to conduct Section 215 bulk telephone surveillance ends on Nov. 29, its analysts no longer will be allowed to access the database that holds all of the collected Section 215 records. 
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Vulnerabilities in Stagefright, which processes media formats in Android, put 950 million devices at risk to remote attacks.
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Multiple critical vulnerabilities have existed, some for nearly five years, in PHP File Manager, a web-based file manager used by several high profile corporations. 
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The commenting period regarding the Wassenaar Arrangement expired on Monday but the echo chamber around the largely maligned proposal continues to reverberate. Several stakeholders implicated in the proposal added their voices to that chamber on Friday morning, urging the government to revise particulars of the proposal that they believe will ultimately constrain security research and severely hamper day-to-day operations at multiple security firms.
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Chaouki Bekrar, the founder of VUPEN, has launched a new zero day acquisition firm Zerodium.
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