Articles by Jeff Stone

Jeff Stone covers US national security, intelligence, international affairs, technology and privacy for the International Business Times. 

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US Indicts Seven Iran-Linked Hackers

The indictments announced Thursday by Attorney General Loretta Lynch are only the third time the U.S. has publicly identified suspected cyber adversaries.

Why FBI Wanted Out Of Encryption Hearing

If a Tuesday hearing on their dispute with Apple had taken place, the feds would have been required to prove they had exhausted every resource in trying to access a gunman's iPhone data.

Apple Security Myths Busted

The tech company's Mac devices, featuring Gatekeeper software, aren't more secure than Windows devices. They're just attacked less frequently.



Twitter Wants to Smyte Trolls

Three-year-old start-up Smyte's technology works by monitoring data feeds and leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) in an effort to flag and label potentially inappropriate content.

Why Ford And Volkswagen Are Becoming Allies

The two companies announced they are "exploring a strategic alliance," but made it clear it wasn't a cross-ownership deal, and their agreement doesn't include any "equity arrangements."