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DHS, FBI, Microsoft, Facebook Host Joint Briefing on Election Security; Christopher Krebs Quoted

The Department of Homeland Security collaborated with the FBI, Microsoft and Facebook to inform state and local government officials at a recent joint briefing about cybersecurity initiatives ahead of midterm elections. DHS said Saturday the event aimed to encourage public and private stakeholders to exchange information on efforts to safeguard election infrastructure against foreign interference. …

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Johns Hopkins APL, Facebook’s Building 8 Partner to Develop ‘Silent Speech’ Tech

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has partnered with Facebook‘s Building 8 research and development group to create a “silent speech” technology designed to help users type 100 words per minute using neural signals. APL said Wednesday it will apply its experience from an existing neural prosthetics program for wounded service members …

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Johns Hopkins University, APL to Join Facebook-Funded Tech Development Research Agreement

Johns Hopkins University and its Applied Physics Laboratory have joined a Facebook-sponsored academic research agreement that looks to advance the development of technology that will support collaborations between researchers and the social media company. The laboratory said Wednesday it will work with 15 other universities, including Stanford, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Princeton, University of …

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Former DARPA & Google Exec Regina Dugan to Lead New Facebook Group

Regina Dugan, formerly advanced technology and products team lead at Google, has joined Facebook to lead the social networking site's future advanced products development group, Forbes reported Wednesday. Miguel Helft writes Dugan oversaw Google's projects to develop modular smartphones, three-dimensional mapping devices and smart fabrics since 2012. She will lead Facebook's …

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Facebook Rolling Out Updated News Feed

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled a redesigned news feed intended to give users an interface he termed a personalized newspaper, Information Week reports. Zuckerberg said the social networking site is also aiming to open new opportunities to offer different kinds of ads as well, Thomas Claburn writes. Chris Cox, …

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Facebook, FBI Team to Stop Worldwide Botnet

Facebook helped the FBI bring down an international criminal enterprise that infected nearly 11 million computers with malicious software, accounting for more than $850 million in losses. Reuters reports the social networking site helped identify the responsible parties and provide security systems for detecting infected accounts. Facebook also provided tools …

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UK Defense Ministry Suffers Cyber Attack Via Facebook

In early March, reports surfaced that U.S. and British leaders had mistakenly accepted Facebook friend requests from an illegitimate profile of NATAO Senior Commander and U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis. Similar methods have now led to compromise of information from the U.K. Defense Ministry’s top secret system, AOL Government reports.  Stavridis …

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