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  • Sept 26- Equifax Inc said on Tuesday that Chief Executive Richard Smith would leave the company and forgo this year's bonus as criticism mounts over a massive cyber attack that has plunged the credit-monitoring firm into crisis. Smith's departure is the latest development following Equifax's Sept. 7 disclosure of the breach, which has prompted...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 24- Internet giants, including Alphabet's Google and Facebook, are moving to compromise on several major policy issues as they adjust to an abrupt shift in the political winds in Washington. These firms enjoyed an especially close relationship with the Democratic administration of former President Barack Obama, which saw several officials...

  • A 50- state tally by The Associated Press shows election officials in 21 states confirm their election systems were targeted by hackers last year. The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and...

  • The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • WASHINGTON— Legislation floated by two Democratic senators would enhance transparency for online political ads, requiring social media companies like Facebook and Twitter to keep a public file of election ads and communications. The letter was sent Thursday, the same day that Facebook said it will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 21- Facebook Inc on Thursday launched an overhaul of how it handles paid political advertisements, giving a concession to U.S. lawmakers who have threatened to regulate the world's largest social network over secretive ads that run during election campaigns. Zuckerberg, broadcasting live on Facebook from company headquarters in Menlo...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday over its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR filing system, which houses...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday about its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR filing system, which houses...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on Facebook and the Russia investigation:. The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence panel says he is pleased with Facebook's announcement that the company is going to provide Congress with thousands of ads bought by Russians and increase transparency. The top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence panels are praising...

  • NEW YORK— Facebook is slowly acknowledging the outsized— if unintended— role it played in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. "I don't want anyone to use our tools to undermine democracy," CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a Facebook video and wrote in an accompanying post. " In one of the first steps Facebook has ever taken to open up its secretive advertising system to...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday about its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The breach involved Securities and Exchange Commission's EDGAR filing system, which houses...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Wall Street's top regulator came under fire on Thursday about its cyber security and disclosure practices after admitting hackers had breached its database of corporate announcements in 2016 and may have used it for insider trading. The SEC's EDGAR filing system houses market-moving information with millions of corporate filings...

  • The SEC, the federal agency responsible for protecting investors and ensuring markets function properly, is under fire after disclosing the hack of its electronic network that whisks company news and data to investors. Experts question the length of time taken to disclose the breach, and why the SEC isn't meeting the same security standards it demands of...

  • WASHINGTON— Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump's oldest son, The Associated Press has learned. Investigators also are...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia probe:. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team of investigators is seeking information from the White House related to Michael Flynn's stint as national security adviser and about the response to a meeting with a Russian lawyer that was attended by President Donald Trump's oldest son, The...

  • The Senate intelligence committee is inviting Donald Trump's personal lawyer to testify in an open hearing next month as part of its investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election. Senate intelligence committee leaders say they canceled a scheduled interview with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer after he released a public statement.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate intelligence committee is asking President Donald Trump's lawyer to return to Capitol Hill for a public hearing next month after abruptly canceling a closed-door staff interview Tuesday morning. Senate intelligence committee Chairman Richard Burr, R- N.C., and the panel's top Democrat, Sen. "The committee expects witnesses in this...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12- Some of the ads bought by Russians on Facebook last year promoted events during the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook Inc said on Tuesday, indicating that alleged meddling ahead of the 2016 election went beyond social media. Facebook, the world's largest social network, said last week that an operation likely based in Russia...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 12- Some of the ads bought by Russians on Facebook last year promoted events during the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook Inc said on Tuesday, indicating that alleged meddling ahead of the 2016 election went beyond social media. Facebook, the world's largest social network, said last week that an operation likely based in Russia...

  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)

    The ex-businessman and former Virginia governor says Republicans are making the same mistake on tax reform.