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South Side firm unsure who hacked website, left ISIS image

By Andrew Conte
Hackers who claim to be working with the Islamic State defaced the website of a South Side business, but the owner says he’s not sure ...

Federal program focusing on filling tech jobs to permeate Pittsburgh

By Jason Cato
A federal program designed to spur training for high-tech jobs and boost stagnant wages in the country’s improving economy could help bridge the gap between the Pittsburgh region’s growing technology sector and the workforce needed to sustain it, officials said. “It’s ...

Experts: Clinton took dangerous path with email system

By Andrew Conte
Even if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had perfect security on her private email system, it could have violated federal information security policies, experts ...

Hillary email controversy reminiscent of 1996 episode

By Andrew Conte
Hillary Clinton, who used a private email account to conduct official business as secretary of State, might look back in history to her husband’s administration to understand the furor over the account. Several days after CIA director John Deutch stepped down ...

Carnegie Mellon expert to school Congress on security

By Andrew Conte
It should be harder to bring down the nation’s most critical computer systems than by just finding a single weakness, a top Carnegie Mellon University computer security researcher plans to tell Congress on Tuesday. Americans can take some simple short-term steps ...

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Internet activists declared victory over the nation’s big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet ...

Hackers won’t take break if DHS shuts down, officials warn

By Andrew Conte
Hackers are not taking a pause from attempting to break into computers, so a sustained hiatus in Homeland Security funding could put the nation at ...

FAA provides needed direction to drone operators

By Jason Cato
A day after the federal government moved closer to legalizing drones for commercial use, the head of a Pittsburgh marketing firm said he’s relieved to ...

Carnegie Mellon response team has battled computer virus attacks since 1988

By Andrew Conte
Pittsburgh’s prominent and growing role as a national center for cybersecurity started with a chance encounter more than 25 years ago. On Nov. 2, 1988, researchers ...

Experts: Infrastructure ‘legitimate target’ in battle for cyber supremacy

By Andrew Conte
When Summer Fowler goes to sleep, the Cranberry mother of three knows computer hackers around the world are working through the night to undo the ...

Sony Pictures hack redefines rules of online warfare

By Andrew Conte
CARLISLE — Rarely has a raunchy movie done so much to change the world. When hackers broke into computer systems at Sony Pictures Entertainment in a ...

Cyberthreat agency would focus defenses in United States

By Andrew Conte
CARLISLE — If President Obama’s proposed new agency to coordinate federal cybersecurity efforts leads to increased information sharing among government agencies and private companies, that will improve defenses against hack attacks all around, experts gathered here this week said. The new ...

CMU offers Uber chance to drive into future of road mapping, ride sharing

By Tom Fontaine
Uber’s new partnership with research-and-development powerhouse Carnegie Mellon University could provide the $40 billion company with a roadmap to remain a leader in the rapidly evolving ride-share industry. Developing new mapping capabilities will be a critical focus of the Uber ...

Upper St. Clair students win national award in Verizon app contest

By Matthew Santoni
Satisfying kids’ desire to see what’s inside everyday objects — without voiding the warranty on electronics or cracking open cases on appliances — earned six ...

Carnegie Mellon, Uber to collaborate to develop driverless vehicles

By Tom Fontaine  and Bobby Kerlik
Ride-share company Uber and Carnegie Mellon University will develop a research lab in Pittsburgh focused on developing self-driving vehicles and other technologies, company and university ...

FTC leader calls on companies to protect privacy online

By Megha Satyanarayana
The commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission urged inventors and entrepreneurs Wednesday to build security and privacy features into products that transmit data, such as health monitors and smart meters. Commissioner Julie Brill said businesses making products that connect to ...

Digital Age reboots foreign language instruction in Western Pa. schools

By Adam Brandolph
Keystone Oaks Spanish teacher Michele Lowers remembers when technology in her high school classroom meant an overhead projector and film strips. Twenty-three years later, it ...

Internet privacy focus of event at Carnegie Mellon, to include FTC commissioner Brill

By Megha Satyanarayana
Popular devices that gather and transmit information about exercise, eating and sleep patterns increasingly threaten privacy and security, the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday in ...

Aging weather satellite may be leaving forecasters with a large blind spot

By Brian Bowling
Federal cost overruns and delays helped keep a new weather satellite from launching in time to prevent gaps in long-range forecasting, possibly leaving forecasters with ...

3-D images to help police in Western Pa. navigate terror, hostage scenes

By Aaron Aupperlee
Laser scanners that produce a three-dimensional image will help police navigate a terrorist or hostage incident and investigate crash and crime scenes, police and emergency ...