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.
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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.
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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.

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What US Sanctions Mean For Iran

“Our actions today are a warning that should be heard worldwide. No matter who you are, if you violate the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, you risk sanctions” -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo