The official FBI seal is seen on an iPhone camera screen outside the agency's headquarters. With help from a third party, the FBI managed to unlock the iPhone used by one of San Bernardino shooters. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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The Next Apple-FBI Question: Who Can Know How The iPhone Was Hacked?

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The iconic clock tower and library at University of California, Berkeley. The University of California system, especially Berkeley, has a stormy history around free speech and spying by the federal government. John Morgan/Flickr hide caption

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At Calif. Campuses, A Test For Free Speech, Privacy And Cybersecurity

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The Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office, vaulted into the top 10 of Amazon's best-selling electronics this year. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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How Did We Do On 2015 Tech Predictions? 'Still Waiting'

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) speaks at a year-end news conference, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 18. The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill that funds the government, by a vote of 65-33. Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov hide caption

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President Obama speaks at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection at Stanford University on Feb. 13. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama, seen at a cybersecurity summit in Palo Alto, Calif., in February. The White House has called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act an "important building block." Kevin Lamarque/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Senate Approves Cybersecurity Bill: What You Need To Know

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Mark Patterson, owner of PATCO Construction in Sanford, Maine, boosted his security and bought cybercrime insurance after his company lost more than $500,000 to cyberfraud. John Ydstie/NPR hide caption

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As Cybercrime Proliferates, So Does Demand For Insurance Against It

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Eugene Kaspersky, founder and chief executive officer of Kaspersky Lab, at his office in Moscow last Dec. 9. Kaspersky and his firm have ties to the Russian government, but say that should not be cause for concern in the West, where the company's cybersecurity software is widely used. Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr./Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Kaspersky Lab: Based In Russia, Doing Cybersecurity In The West

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The Commerce Department is looking to place tighter controls on exporting software that can attack a network. The cybersecurity industry opposes the proposed new rules. Patrick George/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Commerce Department: Tighter Controls Needed For Cyberweapons

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Adm. Michael Rogers, NSA director and head of the U.S. Cyber Command, has avoided singling out China for blame in the OPM hack, which may affect as many as 18 million federal workers. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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In Data Breach, Reluctance To Point The Finger At China

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A surprising number of Social Security numbers have been stolen, and that number keeps rising. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Theft Of Social Security Numbers Is Broader Than You Might Think

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Not many students have the cutting-edge cybersecurity skills the NSA needs, recruiters say. And these days industry is paying top dollar for talent. Brooks Kraft/Corbis hide caption

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After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge

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President Obama, joined by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (left), delivers remarks at the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center on Jan. 13 in Arlington, Va. Obama discussed efforts to improve the government's ability to collaborate with industry to combat cyber threats. Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary

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They might be hard to remember sometimes, but good passwords may be the best defense against hackers. iStockphoto hide caption

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You Might Want To Take Another Pass At Your Passwords

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Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder of the cybersecurity startup CrowdStrike, says his company is building stockpiles of intelligence about potential hacking groups. Keith Bedford/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Hygiene, Honey Pots, Espionage: 3 Approaches To Defying Hackers

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The Black Market For Stolen Health Care Data

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Anthem says 80 million company records were accessed in what may be one of the largest health care data breaches to date. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Anthem Hack Renews Calls For Laws To Better Prevent Breaches

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