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The latest coverage of the Department of Homeland Security and cyber threats around the globe.

People are silhouetted as they walk along an avenue past an old Orthodox church in the background in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia moves to expand state control of internet

- Associated Press

Russian lawmakers approved Thursday a bill that would expand government control over the internet and whose opponents fear heralds a new era of widespread censorship.

In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

Sen. Chuck Grassley warns Trump against additional DHS shakeups

- The Washington Times

Sen. Charles E. Grassley warned President Trump Monday against firing additional leaders within the Department of Homeland Security — following the departures of outgoing DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Secret Service Director Randolph D. “Tex” Alles, and rumors that Lee Francis Cissna, the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, might be next.

In this April 18, 2017, file photo, conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook's annual F8 developer conference, in San Jose, Calif. The U.K. for the first time on Monday, April 8, 2019, proposed direct regulation of social media companies, with senior executives potentially facing fines if they fail to block damaging content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

Facebook, Google face widening crackdown over online content

- Associated Press

Social media giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn.

In this Friday, May 19, 2017, file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

U.K. police outside Ecuador Embassy amid WikiLeaks tweets

- Associated Press

British police stationed armed officers outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Friday after tweets from WikiLeaks quoted what it said were high-level sources saying that Julian Assange could be kicked out of the building within “hours to days.”

In this Tuesday, April 2, 2019, file photo, Israeli border police officers stand guard next to posters depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Ha'tikva market in Tel Aviv, Israel. As Israel prepares to hold a national election next week, experts say it is vulnerable to the kind of foreign hacks and cyber campaigns that have disrupted the political process in other countries. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

Israel readies for election as experts warn of cyber threats

- Associated Press

As Israel prepares to hold a national election next week, experts say it is vulnerable to the kind of foreign hacks and cyber campaigns that have disrupted the political process in other countries.

President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is framed in the Mangrove trees in Palm Beach, Fla., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, as Trump continues his holiday vacation. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

Chinese woman with malware charged with illegally entering Mar-a-Lago

- Associated Press

A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club over the weekend during his Florida visit, federal prosecutors allege in court documents.

In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington, about the use of Facebook data to target American voters in the 2016 election. Zuckerberg said Facebook will start to emphasize new privacy-shielding messaging services, a shift apparently intended to blunt both criticism of the company's data handling and potential antitrust action. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Facebook stored millions of passwords in plain text

Associated Press

Facebook had stored millions of user passwords in plain text for years, the social media company confirmed on Thursday after a security researcher posted about the issue online.

A logo of Huawei hangs in the lobby of the Cyber Security Lab at Huawei factory in Dongguan, China's Guangdong province, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Huawei Technologies Co. is one of the world's biggest supplier of telecommunications equipment. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Huawei federal lawsuit challenges U.S. security law

- Associated Press

Chinese tech giant Huawei is launching a U.S. court challenge to a law that labels the company a security risk and would limit its access to the American market for telecom equipment.

This Dec. 18, 2018, file photo, shows company signage on display near the Huawei office building at its research and development center in Dongguan, in south China's Guangdong province. China says the U.S. is using a double standard in claiming Chinese law requires telecoms giant Huawei to violate other countries' information security. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

Huawei opens Brussels security lab in bid to reassure EU

- Associated Press

Chinese tech company Huawei on Tuesday opened a cybersecurity lab in Brussels, the heart of the European Union, as it tries to win over government leaders and fight back U.S. allegations that its equipment poses a national security risk.

Michael Cohen, center, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, speaks as he departs after testifying before a closed door hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee accompanied by his lawyers, Lanny Davis, left, of Washington, and Michael Monico of Chicago, on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Michael Cohen says Trump knew about WikiLeaks email dump beforehand

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer is planning to tell a House committee that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and that Trump is a “racist,” a “conman” and a “cheat.”

In this May 18, 2012, file photo a television photographer shoots the sign outside of Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) **FILE**

‘Digital gangsters’: U.K. wants tougher rules for Facebook

- Associated Press

British lawmakers issued a scathing report Monday that calls for tougher rules on Facebook to keep it from acting like “digital gangsters” and intentionally violating data privacy and competition laws.