DOJ indicts 4 in Yahoo breaches | WikiLeaks says it will hand CIA spying tools over to tech firms | Congress wants to help states fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities
March 16, 2017
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DOJ indicts 4 in Yahoo breaches
Yahoo to indict 4 in Yahoo breaches, sources say
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The Department of Justice has charged four people in connection with Yahoo data breaches that occurred in 2013 and 2014. One person is in Canada, while the other three are in Russia.
CNN (3/15),  CNET (3/14),  Bloomberg (3/15) 
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WikiLeaks says it will hand CIA spying tools over to tech firms
Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, says his group is ready to give tech companies exclusive information about CIA hacking tools to help them fix vulnerabilities in their technology. This may create a dilemma for Silicon Valley firms torn between shoring up the security of their products and deciding whether to trust WikiLeaks, which the US government has condemned.
Reuters (3/9),  The Hill (3/9) 
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Congress wants to help states fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities
Members of Congress worried about the ability of cybercriminals to hack the data used by state governments are starting to press for legislation requiring the federal government to help states cope with the threat. Measures aimed at sharing federal resources with state and local governments are piling up.
The Hill (3/14) 
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Technology Trends
Tech firms spend for next AI development
Tech firms fight for next AI development
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Alphabet, Amazon, IBM, Intel and Microsoft are among the large tech firms investing in the artificial intelligence market and its startups. Startups in the AI segment saw $1.05 billion in investments in the third quarter of 2016, per CB Insights.
VentureBeat (3/13) 
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Google believes new security features will boost cloud use
Google revealed new security products, including a custom chip dubbed Titan, which it believes will instill confidence in businesses concerned about security. The company also released a data loss prevention application programming interface for the Google Cloud Platform.
ZDNet (3/9) 
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Career & Workforce Development
Workers are getting a lower share of revenue
Companies that dominate their industries see growth and profitability, but that success doesn't seem to trickle down to workers, according to research of company financial data. While employees at such "superstar firms" make more, on average, there are fewer of them in total.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (3/8) 
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