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Head of federal personnel agency resigns in wake of hacked databases

On the heels of the announcement that 22 million Social Security numbers were compromised, Katherine Archuleta steps down as director of the Office of Personnel Management.

By July 10, 2015


Fed personnel chief mum on number of employees hit by data breaches

In a Wednesday hearing, members of a congressional committee press OPM director Katherine Archuleta for numbers and details on hacks affecting federal workers.

By June 24, 2015


On encryption, Clinton tells Silicon Valley to be a team player

Democratic presidential candidate tells tech companies they need to help track down terrorists but stops short of calling for weaker encryption. It's a balancing act between security and privacy.

By November 19, 2015


Can a globe-trotting wireless speed demon be guaranteed 4G?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon looks at whether one phone can access 4G LTE networks throughout the world.

By November 1, 2015


Security trumps privacy as Senate passes controversial cyber bill

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, known as CISA, could make it easier for the government to abuse citizens' civil liberties, opponents say.

By October 27, 2015


Hackers sweet-talked their way into the CIA director's email account

The email breach shows that anyone is vulnerable to attack, security experts say.

By October 20, 2015


Man arrested for allegedly selling hacked military info to terrorists

Ardit Ferizi of Kosovo was arrested in Malaysia on terrorism charges and is set for extradition to the US.

By October 16, 2015


CEO Winterkorn resigns from VW in wake of diesel scandal

The longtime Volkswagen Group chief executive steps down amid growing scrutiny and mounting costs stemming from emissions calamity.

By September 23, 2015


US, China discuss deal to limit use of cyberweapons, says report

The countries are in talks to prohibit first strikes against critical infrastructure, according to The New York Times. The negotiations could lead to first-ever arms-control deal for cyberspace.

By September 19, 2015


Your future iPhone could act as a smoke detector

A newly published Apple patent filing highlights how an iPhone or another electronic device could contain sensors that warn you of smoke.

By September 1, 2015