Security News this Week: IBM Made Cops a Tool to Search Surveillance Video by Skin Color

Tech went to Washington this week, and their biggest problems followed them. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg faced Congress, and though Google CEO Larry Paige was invited, he declined to make the trip—a move that didn’t ingratiate him with Congressional watchdog Mark Warner. One uninvited guest…

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Saving Lives With Tech Amid Syrias Endless Civil War

The warning that came over al-Nour’s phone was created by three men—two Americans, one a hacker turned government technologist, the other an entrepreneur, and a Syrian coder. The three knew they couldn’t stop the bombings. But they felt sure they could use technology to give people like al-Nour a better…

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Six Big Questions After the Cohen and Manafort Bombshells

The hour of 4 pm Tuesday, potentially one of the most consequential hours in the history of the American presidency, made clear that history books will almost certainly note Donald Trump’s surprise 2016 election win with an asterisk. Just minutes apart, in courtrooms in New York and outside Washington, DC,…

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The Explosive-Carrying Drones in Venezuela Won’t Be the Last

On Saturday, as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gave a speech in Caracas before a large military assemblage, drones carrying explosives approached, officials there said, detonating near the stage. While Maduro was unharmed, Venezuelan information minister Jorge Rodriguez said that the attack injured seven soldiers. It's a method of assault that…

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What Robert Mueller Knowsand 9 Areas He’ll Pursue Next

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knows what he’s protecting by staying in his job and fighting each day to preserve Mueller’s investigation Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images Even those who think they know turn out to be surprised by the scale and specificity of what Mueller knows. Last month, the senior Democrat…

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What Robert Mueller Knowsand 9 Areas He’ll Pursue Next

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein knows what he’s protecting by staying in his job and fighting each day to preserve Mueller’s investigation Zach Gibson/Bloomberg/Getty Images Even those who think they know turn out to be surprised by the scale and specificity of what Mueller knows. Last month, the senior Democrat…

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