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July 21, 2017
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NSA approves BlackBerry security tools
NSA approves BlackBerry security tools
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BlackBerry's encryption tools have been cleared by the National Security Agency for US government use, joining similar offerings from Apple and Samsung. No federal agencies have yet signed up for BlackBerry's suite, which works with iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices.
ZDNet (7/20) 
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Internet of Things
Researchers: IoT security flaw may leave devices vulnerable
Security cameras using the open source code gSOAP are vulnerable to remote hacking that allows the hacker to send commands to the devices, per research from Senrio. The flaw was detected across cameras from 35 companies, including 249 models from Axis.
CNET (7/19) 
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Mobile & Wireless
Nokia 8 displayed on website, then taken down
Nokia 8, the company's first premium Android phone reportedly launching July 31, was inadvertently showcased on a company website, then promptly removed. Fans took screenshots, which have been shared online.
CNET (7/20) 
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Robotics AI startup raises $114M in round led by SoftBank
The startup Brain, which developed technology that lets robots teach themselves how to control their movements and navigate safely within their environment, has obtained $114 million in a funding round led by SoftBank's Vision Fund. Brain CEO Eugene Izhikevich said the robots of tomorrow would be "intelligent autonomous machines that take care of us."
Bloomberg (7/19) 
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Security & Privacy
Report analyzes data breach incidents for first half of 2017
Report analyzes data breach incidents for first half of 2017
An Identity Theft Resource Center report found that a record 791 data breaches in the US in the first half of this year have exposed the information of 12.4 million people, with the health care sector accounting for 179 incidents, or 22.6% of the total. Sixty-three percent of data breaches across all industries were caused by hacking, followed by phishing at 47.7% and malware attacks at 18.6%.
Becker's Health IT & CIO Review (7/18) 
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Government IT
White House joins Pai in backing net neutrality rules repeal
White House joins Pai in backing net neutrality rules repeal
President Donald Trump (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Trump administration on Tuesday backed a proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai to repeal net neutrality rules enacted two years ago. The White House also called on Congress to pass legislation to bring economic and regulatory certainty to the matter.
The Hill (7/18) 
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DHS cybersecurity unit funding gets House committee's support
The House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday voted in favor of allocating $1.8 billion for a cybersecurity office in the Department of Homeland Security. The National Protection and Programs Directorate's primary focus would be guarding critical infrastructure against cyberattacks.
The Hill (7/18) 
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