US government

Russian spy agencies warn of US cyber retaliation
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hacking

Russian spy agencies warn of US cyber retaliation

Moscow denies involvement in the SolarWinds attack but still fears US payback
25 Jan 2021
President Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief
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Policy & legislation

President Biden picks Jessica Rosenworcel as acting FCC chief

Communications lawyer is a long-time advocate for equitable broadband
22 Jan 2021
Department of Defense appoints John Sherman as acting CIO
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chief information officer (CIO)

Department of Defense appoints John Sherman as acting CIO

Cloud modernization and SolarWinds fallout likely to top his to-do list
21 Jan 2021
President Biden’s Peloton raises cyber security concerns
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cyber security

President Biden’s Peloton raises cyber security concerns

Spies could use its camera and microphone to eavesdrop on confidential conversations
21 Jan 2021
Biden nominees highlight tough cyber security challenges
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cyber security

Biden nominees highlight tough cyber security challenges

Senators warn government cyber security operations are in disarray
20 Jan 2021
NSA issues guidance on encrypted DNS usage
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Domain Name System (DNS)

NSA issues guidance on encrypted DNS usage

The US National Security Agency warns enterprises not to use third-party DNS resolvers
15 Jan 2021
Pentagon pauses $2 billion cyber security project
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Policy & legislation

Pentagon pauses $2 billion cyber security project

Security system not ready for classified networks says watchdog
14 Jan 2021
White House launches AI Initiative Office
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Policy & legislation

White House launches AI Initiative Office

Office will serve as a hub for federal AI activities
13 Jan 2021
FCC won't review Section 230 before Biden takes over
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Policy & legislation

FCC won't review Section 230 before Biden takes over

Election result leaves no time for rulemaking, says Commission chair
11 Jan 2021
President-elect Biden appoints David Recordon director of technology
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Policy & legislation

President-elect Biden appoints David Recordon director of technology

Former director of White House IT has strong open-source background
7 Jan 2021
Biden promises tough response to cyber attacks
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cyber security

Biden promises tough response to cyber attacks

President-elect promises that he "won't stand idly by" when nation-states hack US
18 Dec 2020
GAO slams federal agencies for IT supply chain risk
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supply chain management (SCM)

GAO slams federal agencies for IT supply chain risk

Federal agencies don't understand where their technology comes from
18 Dec 2020
FTC launches widespread investigation into tech companies' practices
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Policy & legislation

FTC launches widespread investigation into tech companies' practices

Commission votes 4-1 on a sweeping foray into advertising, privacy, and content moderation
15 Dec 2020
Trump's TikTok ban hits another roadblock
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social media

Trump's TikTok ban hits another roadblock

A second judge has blocked Trump's proposed TikTok shutdown
9 Dec 2020
Microsoft to offer top-secret cloud platform for classified data
The Pentagon
Microsoft Azure

Microsoft to offer top-secret cloud platform for classified data

The technology giant is reportedly working with the US Government to secure accreditation for its new offering
8 Dec 2020
Justice Department sues Facebook for discriminating against US workers
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Policy & legislation

Justice Department sues Facebook for discriminating against US workers

Social media giant is also in hot water over its virtual reality business
7 Dec 2020
Biden team signals president-elect may target Section 230 and data privacy
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Policy & legislation

Biden team signals president-elect may target Section 230 and data privacy

Political change signals trouble for online platforms
4 Dec 2020
FCC chairman Ajit Pai to resign when Biden is inaugurated
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Policy & legislation

FCC chairman Ajit Pai to resign when Biden is inaugurated

Pai’s resignation could pave the way for net neutrality’s return
1 Dec 2020
FBI warns of hackers spoofing its domain
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Security

FBI warns of hackers spoofing its domain

Bad actors could use these lookalike domains in disinformation campaigns
24 Nov 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: What does Joe Biden have in store for tech?
Policy & legislation

The IT Pro Podcast: What does Joe Biden have in store for tech?

The president-elect faces a tough term ahead of him, and tech policy is sure to be on the agenda
13 Nov 2020
US demands social media details from visa applicants
US visa
Policy & legislation

US demands social media details from visa applicants

Travellers must submit social handles as well as email addresses and phone numbers
3 Jun 2019
Russia accused of trying to hack US senator
Security

Russia accused of trying to hack US senator

News sparks fears that 'Fancy Bear' group may be attempting to hack US mid-terms
27 Jul 2018
Twitter: 'We do not shadow ban'
social media

Twitter: 'We do not shadow ban'

The social media site responds to President Trump's inflammatory tweet with an explainer
27 Jul 2018