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Rudy Giuliani to Help Lead Cyber Security Efforts

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will lend his expertise and advice to President-elect Donald Trump on cyber security issues in the private sector, according to a press release from Trump’s transition team.

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani talk to each other as they exit the clubhouse following their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team …

Green Party’s Jill Stein: DNC ‘Sneaky and Underhanded’ Toward Bernie Sanders

Green Party presidential nominee Dr. Jill Stein told journalists gathered after the Green Party convention, “The DNC is kind-of accusing Russia of being underhanded and sneaky, in order to cover-up the DNC’s underhanded and sneaky behavior towards the Sanders’ campaign.” Her vice presidential running mate, Ajamu Baraka blamed the press for running with the story.

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Top NSA Hacker Explains How to Defend Yourself Against the NSA

A fascinating article at the UK Register offers advice from Rob Joyce, the head of the National Security Agency’s Tailored Access Operations unit — in other words, the NSA’s chief hacker — on how to protect your network from intruders… such as, oh, let’s say the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Unit.

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Man Charged with Hacking Celeb Emails to Steal Scripts and Sex Tapes

A Bahamian man hacked into celebrities’ email accounts to steal unreleased movie and TV scripts and sex tapes and peddled some of the scripts, boasting to an undercover agent that he had dossiers on at least 130 stars and bigshots in entertainment, sports and media, federal prosecutors in New York said.

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Wikileaks Posts First Round of CIA Director John Brennan’s Emails

Wikileaks has begun posting the emails of CIA Director John Brennan, having presumably obtained them from the “stoned high-school student” who compromised his America Online account. Half a dozen of the documents that were attached to Brennan’s emails were posted on Wednesday, with Wikileaks promising that more would be forthcoming over the next few days.

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China Hacks Americans’ Companies One Day After Obama Declares No-Hacking Deal

President Obama’s cyber-security deal with China is beginning to look a lot like his Iran nuke deal: Obama makes loud pronouncements about a new era of mutual understanding and cooperation, while his partners-in-peace stab him in the back. China waited less than 24 hours to resume hacking U.S. companies after Obama and President Xi Jinping announced a new era of mutual commitment to data security, according to research from a security firm called CrowdStrike, as reported by The Hill.

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