Government News, Articles and Updates
A coalition of privacy organizations are suing the United States and its allies for involvement in a bulk data collection program, which they say violates the European Convention on Human Rights.
Google and Dropbox are the latest U.S. tech giants to register with the Privacy Shield.
A hacker who was associated with the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) pleaded guilty to conspiring to receive extortion proceeds and conspiring to unlawfully access computers.
A Bay Dynamics report found that 30 percent of board members now give cyber high priority, compared to just seven percent in 2014.
FBI Director James Comey told the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that his agency has spotted outside entities attempting to hack voter registration sites in several states.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation launched an investigation into hacked mobile phones of Democratic Party officials.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) quizzed newly appointed federal CIO Gen. Greg Touhill on why the General Accounting Office's cybersecurity recommendations have not implemented.
An association of state officials has published an open letter that seeks to strengthen public confidence in the electoral process, in light of research that has raised questions about the security of voting machines.
The campaign fulfills a CNAP mandate to promote internet safety and security.
The Swiss intelligence service received permission to begin tapping phones and monitoring emails following a vote in the nation's parliament and approval by a public referendum.
In a settlement, the hotel chain operated by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will fork over $500K in fines and improve the security of its computer network.
Eleven cities are organizing local legislation intended to make the procurement and use of surveillance technologies by local police departments more transparent.
While it might not include the Death Star cyber warfare among the stars is almost inevitable.
The White House has announced a cyber-security breach, as a purported photocopy of Michelle Obama's passport appears online.
The Air Force is reporting progress in its mission to secure its weapons against cyberattacks.
A new bill before Congress would require that all voting machines leave a traceable paper trail and require a secure connection to the web for vote-tabulating machines to prevent electoral tampering.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there have been previous instances of Russian attempts to influence U.S. elections going back to the 1960s.
Security engineer Matt Bryant posted details of North Korea's registered domains after a misconfigured nameserver revealed details.
The Association of State Democratic Chairs sent an email to its members advising them to avoid Wikileaks as a precaution against malware infection, especially after several state officials had their accounts hacked, Politico reported.
The U.S. House of Representatives plans a vote on legislation that would task the SBA with assisting small businesses in improving preparedness against cyber threats.
Cisco issued an advisory for a flaw that the company has linked to exploits released by the Shadow Brokers group.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence urged President Obama not to issue a presidential pardon to Edward Snowden.
The film Snowden opens this week recounting recent events that have sent reverberations around the world.
The "high-profile incidents you've read about" in media reports were conducted using simple methods, including spear phishing schemes or USB drive delivery, an NSA official said.
British citizen Lauri Love faces extradition to the U.S. to face charges of computer hacking.
A Cambridge University researcher recently published a paper demonstrating how the FBI could have easily unlocked the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone.
As automakers race to develop automated vehicles, the challenge of securing these automotive systems has taken on an elevated role for automakers.
The U.S. Justice Department released a review of the FBI's impersonation of an Associated Press (AP) editor to infect a suspect with malware.
The attacks targeted major companies that provide internet infrastructure and appear to have probed the companies' defenses to determine capabilities.
Recent actions by FBI director James Comey suggest we should all be using tape over our webcams.
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