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Officials: State Department Suffers Worldwide Email Outage

U.S. officials say the State Department has suffered a worldwide email outage affecting its entire unclassified system. The officials said the outage began early Friday morning and that technicians were working to restore email as soon as possible. The officials said the outage was not caused by “any external action or interference.” The department was forced to shut down its unclassified email systems in 2014 in what officials said at the time was routine maintenance. But it later emerged that the system had been compromised by hackers believed to be…

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Justice Department Demands Records From Anti-Trump Protest Website

The U.S. Justice Department has requested information from a California web hosting provider about anyone who visited DisruptJ20.org, a website that coordinated protests against Donald Trump’s presidency on Inauguration Day. DreamHost received a search warrant last month requesting any “record or other information” related to the DisruptJ20 website, which the company said amounted to more than 1.3 million visitor internet protocol addresses. In a post on its website Monday, DreamHost said complying with the request would require it to hand over “contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of…

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