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Gates still helping with ongoing probes, Mueller asks for sentencing delay


Former Trump deputy campaign manager Rick Gates continues to aid Special Counsel Robert Mueller in “several ongoing investigations,” according to a Friday court filing asserting that Gates isn’t ready for sentencing just yet. While some pundits have speculated that Mueller is wrapping up his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether…

GCA, Mastercard partner on free cybersecurity toolkit for small business (Video)


Small businesses, which make up 99 percent of businesses globally and, on average, 70 percent, grapple with some of the same major cybersecurity challenges as large enterprises, only without the same resources. The Global Cyber Alliance (GCA) and Mastercard have teamed on a free Cybersecurity Toolkit aimed at helping smaller and medium-sized businesses. GCA President…

Study supports Steele dossier assertion that Russian hackers conducted operations against Dem leadership


A detailed report by a former FBI cybersecurity expert lends credence to claims in the controversial Steele dossier that Russian hackers used a tech firm’s networks to infiltrate and make incursions into the Democratic Party organizations in an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election. The dossier, put amassed as oppositional research on then-candidate Donald…

Facebook reportedly under criminal probe for data sharing practices with ‘partners’


Federal prosecutors reportedly are probing Facebook’s data sharing partnerships with electronics companies, including smartphone makers, and a grand jury has subpoenaed information from at least two firms. The partnerships – with more than 150 companies, according to a report by the New York Times – made it possible for the partner companies to gain access…

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ICE using automated license plate reader database to spy on immigrants


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have tapped a large surveillance database to spy on immigrants, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California. “It is appalling that ICE has added this mass surveillance database to its arsenal, and that local law enforcement agencies and private companies are aiding the agency in…

Berners-Lee says WWW needs bolstering against malicious cyberattacks, dysfunction


At 30 years old, the World Wide Web needs a little work when it comes to cybersecurity and other issues, its creator Tim Berners-Lee said Monday. Three sources of dysfunction must be addressed, Berners-Lee wrote in an open letter: “deliberate, malicious intent, such as state-sponsored hacking and attacks, criminal behaviour, and online harassment; system design…

IoT bill would require gov’t use devices meeting cybersecurity standards


If passed, the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2019, introduced in the Senate and House Monday, would compel the U.S. government to purchase only devices that meet the legislation’s minimum security requirements “While I’m excited about their life-changing potential, I’m also concerned that many IoT devices are being sold without appropriate safeguards and protections in…

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