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New 'Cybersecurity Office' Would Oversee Companies Like Equifax and Dole Out Fines for Slipshod Security

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on Wednesday would establish new cybersecurity regulations for credit reporting agencies and impose strict …

Identity Theft

YouTube mulls 'consequences' for Logan Paul amid dead body controversy

YouTube is considering "further consequences" for a millionaire YouTube star who caused controversy after filming the body of a man who had just killed himself in Japan's Aokigahara forest for his popular vlog.<p>Breaking its silence on the video, which was published on New Year's Day, a spokesman …

Intel needs to come clean about Meltdown and Spectre

A lot more transparency is needed from Apple and AMD, too<p>Intel hasn’t had the best of times recently. Meltdown and Spectre security flaws have helped reveal fundamental issues with processor designs over the past 20 years, and the software updates to protect PCs will have performance impacts. Even …

Mudslide and flood threat prompts evacuations in burnt Southern California as major storm looms

A flash flood watch remained in effect Tuesday across California, where the threat of dangerous mudslides and rivers of debris triggered thousands of mandatory evacuations in a state already devastated by wildfires.<p>The year's first major rainstorm is testing areas where scorched land has lost …

North and South Korea to begin high-level talks

<b>North Korea is to send a delegation to the 2018 Winter Olympic Games taking place in South Korea in February, officials from the South say.</b><p>The breakthrough announcement came as the countries met for their first high-level talks in more than two years.<p>The delegation will include athletes, officials …

Meltdown, Spectre Likely Just Scratch the Surface of Microprocessor Vulnerabilities

There's a lot at stake when it comes to patching the hardware flaws.<p>The dust has yet to settle on the recent revelation of critical vulnerabilities …

Information Security

China wants an “orderly exit” from bitcoin mining

Bitcoin mining could be on its last legs in China.<p>The country’s top internet-finance regulator, the Leading Group of Internet Financial Risks Remediation, issued a notice asking local governments to “guide” bitcoin-mining operations to make an “orderly exit” from the business, according to a leaked …

Bitcoin Mining