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US: ‘Revolution’ of Cyber Attacks Prompts New Protection Efforts

VOA News The warned Tuesday of a "revolution" of computer hacking threats against the country from foreign governments and non-state actors like the so-called Islamic State, and it issued new guidelines to protect American interests. A White House directive outlined a five-point scale to assess the severity of new attacks, the degree to which a cyber security breach might affect national government operations, municipal utilities, private corporations or other interests. The new effort, years in the making, would assign six levels of severity to any breach, such as a level three or above incident that would be considered "significant" and…
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US Democratic Party Convention Opens Amid Leaked Email Controversy

  Ken Bredemeier Last updated on: July 25, 2016 3:17 PM Democrats open their national convention Monday, set to affirm former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the party's 2016 presidential nominee, but embroiled in controversy over leaked emails that show how party leaders sought to ease her path to the nomination by mocking her challenger, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the Democratic National Committee, was pushed out of the post Sunday in the aftermath of the WikiLeaks disclosure of nearly 20,000 emails.  She was jeered Monday by Sanders' supporters as she spoke to a group…
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France Calls Alleged US Eavesdropping ‘Unacceptable’

French President Francois Hollande's office says allegations the eavesdropped on his phone calls and those of his two predecessors are "unacceptable" and adds that France will not tolerate anything that threatens its security. Hollande released the statement Wednesday after meeting with his defense council to discuss the release by WikiLeaks of documents saying that the National Security Agency spied on the last three French presidents. Officials say the ambassador to France has been summoned to the office of France's foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, to discuss the issue. The WikiLeaks documents were published by French daily newspaperLiberation and investigative website Mediapart. There was no immediate confirmation of…
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