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Iowa caucus voting app issues, Coalfire pentesting update, and more made this week's headlines

This week's technology headlines focused on the issues surrounding the Iowa caucus voting app, an update to the Coalfire pentesting incident, and more.

The reporting app that is getting a large share of the blame for the chaos surrounding Monday's Democratic caucus results was working until the national party required the installation of a security patch less than 48 hours before the first-in-the-nation contest, a recent member of the Iowa Democratic Central Committee said Thursday.

Jonathan Green said that everything was going well until he had to use the IowaReporterApp.

An Iowa judge has dismissed charges against two men who were arrested late last year for breaking into a courthouse, despite working for the state to test its security.

When Iranian-born German academic Erfan Kasraie received an email from The Wall Street Journal requesting an interview, he sensed something was amiss.

California helped create the modern Big Data industry, in which tech companies vacuum up and profit off personal information. Now a new law in the state is creating something like a solution to the loss of privacy.

A couple of weeks ago, when Dan Shure was searching on Google for information about butchering meats, he did something he had avoided for 20 years: He unknowingly clicked on an ad.

A district in New York has adopted the technology in the name of safety. Opponents cite privacy and bias concerns.

By: Jonathan Greig

Cybercriminals are now using fears over the outbreak to steal email credentials, security officials say.

Jigsaw, a technology incubator at Google, has released an experimental platform called Assembler to help journalists and front-line fact-checkers quickly verify images.

This new, long-awaited technology will change how virtual private networks work first in Linux and then the rest of the VPN world.


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