Ohio Government Websites Hacked With Pro-Islamic State Rant

A number of Ohio state government websites have been hacked with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State terrorist group. Read more

Google Will Stop Scanning Your Emails To Show Personalized Ads In Gmail

SAN FRANCISCO — Google will stop reading your email to target ads, a practice which has been widely criticized by privacy watchdogs and industry competitors and even prompted some consumers to file lawsuits. Read more

Report: CIA Boss Held Secret Talks With Syrian Spy Chief

Washington – The CIA’s director held a secret negotiation with Syria’s intelligence chief earlier this year as part of an effort to free an American journalist taken hostage in the Arab country five years ago, The New York Times reported Friday. Read more

German intelligence ‘Spied on White House’

German news weekly Der Spiegel reported on Thursday that it had received materials documenting German surveillance efforts aimed at a number of US businesses and government, including the White House. Read more

NYC Bill Would Require NYPD Reports On Surveillance

Under the POST Act short for Public Oversight of Police Technology the NYPD would need to publicly disclose each item’s current and future “impact and use policies,” seek public feedback, and explain whether court permission is needed for deployment. Read more

BlackBerry, VoxSmart To Monitor WhatsApp Chat

BlackBerry has teamed up with a London start-up to help banks monitor traders that use WhatsApp and other encrypted messaging tools. Read more

Bomb Threats Shut Down Three L.A. Synagogue Locations on Shabbat

LOS ANGELES — Authorities say three Los Angeles-area synagogues were closed Saturday after a series of bomb threats surfaced online. Read more

Apple iOS 11’s Screen Capture Feature Could Be Nightmare For Snapchat Users

Snapchat frowns upon user’s taking screenshots of snaps and retaliates by alerting the other party with an icon in their inbox. Read more

Hackers Leak Emails From UAE Ambassador To US

The e-mail account of UAE’s Ambassador to the United States, Yousef Al-Otaiba has been hacked by a group who published the material on Saturday. Read more