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Silent Circle: NIST encryption standards untrustworthy

The secure-communications company says it's moving away from the the US government agency's standards after reports of NSA tampering.

By September 30, 2013

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McAfee, NIST partner to boost U.S. cyberdefenses

The partnership aims to bring more security experts together to boost the nation's infrastructure against cybercrime.

By April 15, 2013

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World's first atomic wristwatch comes to Kickstarter

A scientist says he's created the world's first true atomic wristwatch, packing a chip-scale atomic clock into a wearable carbon fiber case. And yes, he's made watches before.

By April 11, 2014

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The world's most accurate clock will keep time for 5 billion years

An experimental clock has set the records for both accuracy and stability, being able to keep time for longer than the Earth has been in existence.

By January 22, 2014

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US government releases draft cybersecurity framework

NIST comes out with its proposed cybersecurity standards, which outlines how private companies can protect themselves against hacks, cyberattacks, and security breaches.

By October 22, 2013

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Amid NSA uproar, encryption-standards body defends process

National Institute of Standards and Technology says it will continue to create the "strongest possible" standards, following reports of surveillance-related meddling by the National Security Agency.

By September 10, 2013

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Facebook's outmoded Web crypto opens door to NSA spying

It's relatively easy for the National Security Agency's spooks to break outdated Web encryption after vacuuming up data from fiber taps, cryptographers say. But Facebook is still using it.

By June 28, 2013

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Privacy backlash against CISPA cybersecurity bill gains traction

A petition to the White House asking the president to "stop" a controversial cybersecurity bill passes the 100,000 mark. The only problem: President Obama has already threatened to veto it.

By March 13, 2013

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China's cyberwar: Intrusions are the new normal (FAQ)

Security firm Mandiant delivers compelling evidence that the Chinese military is behind a torrent of intrusions targeting the networks of U.S.-based companies. Here's what happens next.

By February 19, 2013

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Obama signs long-awaited cybersecurity executive order

Announcement may reduce pressure on Congress to move ahead with CISPA, a controversial privacy bill that's loathed by privacy groups and is scheduled to reappear tomorrow.

By February 12, 2013