US government

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
US indicts 12 Russian agents over DNC hack
Security

US indicts 12 Russian agents over DNC hack

12 Russian intelligence operatives have been formally accused by the DoJ
16 Jul 2018
Kaspersky’s attempt to overturn US ban thrown out of court
antivirus

Kaspersky’s attempt to overturn US ban thrown out of court

Federal judge rules against security firm in lawsuit against Homeland Security
1 Jun 2018
Kaspersky’s attempt to overturn US ban thrown out of court
antivirus

Kaspersky’s attempt to overturn US ban thrown out of court

Federal judge rules against security firm in lawsuit against Homeland Security
1 Jun 2018
Russia Today and Sputnik banned from advertising on Twitter
Network & Internet

Russia Today and Sputnik banned from advertising on Twitter

The ban follows alleged interference in the US election
27 Oct 2017
White House launches investigation into personal emails
public sector

White House launches investigation into personal emails

Senate Intelligence Committee rebukes Kushner for omitting private account
29 Sep 2017
Google must share salary data in gender pay gap dispute
Business strategy

Google must share salary data in gender pay gap dispute

The snapshot of 8,000 salaries is a fraction of the Department of Labor's original request
17 Jul 2017
FCC chairman signals roll back of net neutrality
public sector

FCC chairman signals roll back of net neutrality

Ajit Pai vows to repeal regulations, and ends zero-ratings investigation
1 Mar 2017
US has 'no strategy' for Russian cyber attack, says McCain
public sector

US has 'no strategy' for Russian cyber attack, says McCain

Trump administration blasted by former candidate
27 Jan 2017
Twitter blocks US intelligence agencies from Dataminr alerts
Security

Twitter blocks US intelligence agencies from Dataminr alerts

Social media service has alerted US government of terror attacks before news media
9 May 2016
White House wants agencies to open source their code
The Capitol Building
open source

White House wants agencies to open source their code

Federal agencies would also swap code with each other
7 Apr 2016
Hacker threatens to leak data of 20,000 FBI employees
hacking

Hacker threatens to leak data of 20,000 FBI employees

US gov investigates data breach claims after 9,000 employees’ details hit Twitter
9 Feb 2016
OPM "refusing to co-operate" with gov data breach enquiry
The Capitol Building
Security

OPM "refusing to co-operate" with gov data breach enquiry

US House Oversight Committee resorts to legal action to obtain department records
5 Feb 2016
Enterprise post-breach mantra must be 'how' not 'who'
Security

Enterprise post-breach mantra must be 'how' not 'who'

Hack me once, shame on you! Hack me twice, shame on me!
14 Jun 2015
Infosec 2015: Schneier warns of “cyber arms race"
Security

Infosec 2015: Schneier warns of “cyber arms race"

Security expert says we are all in “blast radius”
3 Jun 2015
President Obama announces new US cyber-sanctions
Security

President Obama announces new US cyber-sanctions

The legislation covers individuals or organisations carrying out malicious cyber activities
2 Apr 2015
Hackers hit US State Department email system
Security

Hackers hit US State Department email system

The US State Department was forced to shut down its unclassified email system after being hit by hackers
17 Nov 2014
Microsoft held in contempt of court over Dublin emails
Legal hammer on keyboard
Security

Microsoft held in contempt of court over Dublin emails

Battle with US government continues
12 Sep 2014
US tech firms labelled "pawns" of the US governemnt by China
public sector

US tech firms labelled "pawns" of the US governemnt by China

Chinese state media accuses US tech companies of spying on state secrets, vowing that they will be punished
5 Jun 2014
Cisco berates US government over router tampering
Hacking
Security

Cisco berates US government over router tampering

US undermining goals of free communication
15 May 2014
NSA chief to step down, but not because of PRISM leaks
Security

NSA chief to step down, but not because of PRISM leaks

Departure was pre-planned claims agency and had nothing to do with PRISM leaks.
17 Oct 2013