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Obama approves sweeping reforms to NSA phone surveillance

Passage of the USA Freedom Act revises the controversial national security policy created after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

By June 2, 2015

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Russian hackers behind $50 million IRS scheme, report says

The hackers used data stolen from the IRS to file fraudulent tax returns and received $50 million before they were caught, according to the report.

By May 29, 2015

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NSA's collection of phone-call data could be cut off for a time

As a key deadline approaches, the US Senate votes against extending a controversial National Security Agency program -- but votes down a bill designed to reform it.

By May 23, 2015

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US will use cyberattacks to defend against threats -- report

The Defense Department is expected to announce a modification to the nation's strategy that will result in the use of cyberattacks as a defense tactic.

By April 23, 2015

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Raytheon buys control of cybersecurity firm Websense

Missile maker Raytheon spends $1.9 billion on joint venture to build "defense-grade solutions" that help companies protect themselves against hacks.

By April 20, 2015

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Obama puts 'malicious cyber actors' on notice

A new executive order lets the US Attorney General and the Secretaries of Treasury and State go after cyberattackers "where it really hurts -- at their bottom line."

By April 1, 2015

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Senate panel approves controversial cybersecurity bill

Despite privacy concerns, committee passes bill that encourages US companies to share information about security breaches with each other and government agencies.

By March 12, 2015

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Obama signs information-sharing order as privacy question looms

At a cybersecurity summit held on the Stanford University campus, President Obama outlines a plan for companies and the US government to share information and fend off cyberattacks.

By February 13, 2015

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US to form new agency to coordinate efforts tackling cyberthreats

The new Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center will be able to gather intelligence across multiple sectors of government during a crisis, reports The Washington Post.

By February 10, 2015

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Google's Schmidt to give $1M for tech that improves our world

Google's executive chairman plans to award $1 million on March 10 to people or groups using technology to solve worldwide issues.

By February 24, 2014