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Russian ‘grid attack’ turns out to be a damp squib

One laptop does not a blackout make Russian hackers have not penetrated America's electricity grid, in spite of an end-of-year media flurry saying they did. The...

Yahoo Tells SEC It Knew About Data Breach in 2014

Yahoo fessed up in its latest SEC filing that it knew in 2014 that attackers were on its network and stole information from 500...

Security Experts Voice Fears About Election Result Accuracy, Integrity

In face of alleged Russian attacks on U.S. election databases security experts warn that some states may have problems proving the integrity of their...

Trump University and the art of the get-rich seminar

Editor's note: Though this isn't usual Ars Technica fare, we're publishing a non-tech story because we had a reporter with deep personal experience relevant...

Senator demands US courts recover 10 years of online public records

Wikipedia The head of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee is urging the federal bureaucracy to restore a decade's worth of electronic court documents...

Notorious ‘scanner troll’ gets no succor from Federal Circuit

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell in 2012. billsorrell.com MPHJ Technology became infamous by sending out...

Ongoing health exchange tech problems force enrollment deadline extension

After "changing flat tires on this rolling car for the last five, going on six months," Maryland is...

Infamous scanner “patent troll” seeks sanctions—against the government

Don't even think of scanning that document directly to e-mail. Flickr user fsse8info MPHJ Technology,...

Nebraska AG seeks to shut down vague patent demand letters

In late 2012, a company called MPHJ Technology started sending out letters demanding payments of $1,000 per worker for using basic "scan to e-mail"...

Notorious “scan-to-email” patents go big, sue Coca-Cola and Dillard’s

flickr user: davesag A batch of patents alleged to cover simple scan-to-e-mail functions gained...

Patent troll bill taken up by Senate, but some say “slow...

Earlier this month, the Innovation Act, meant to curb abusive patent litigation, passed in the US House of...

House votes 325-91 to pass Innovation Act, first anti-patent-troll bill

House of Representatives, US Capitol. Jonathan Colman / flickr The Innovation Act, a bill with measures...