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Officials knew mayor's phone setting caused texts to vanish

Aug. 20, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s office said this spring that 10 months of her missing text messages could be attributed to an “unknown technology issue.” However, internal emails appear to show officials had already known for months why the texts were...

Maine labor department warns of text message scammer

Jul. 31, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Labor has warned residents of a new phishing scam in which a scammer is sending text messages while posing as the department. The labor department said the scammer is attempting to pry victims' personal information via the...

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

Jul. 28, 2021 08:51 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got some advice on how to help keep his cellphone secure. Step One: Turn off phone....