Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30,000 workers

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Pentagon data breach compromises up to 30,000 workers The Pentagon still has to grapple with data security woes despite efforts to harden its sites and networks. Defense Department officials have revealed that a travel record data breach at an unnamed contractor exposed…

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Report: US weapons systems are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks

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Report: US weapons systems are highly vulnerable to cyber attacks The Department of Defense will have to ramp up its cybersecurity efforts now that it’s planning to spend $1.66 trillion to develop major weapons systems. According to a new report (PDF) by…

US Department of Transportation updates autonomous car rules

US Department of Transportation updates autonomous car rules

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US Department of Transportation updates autonomous car rules The US Department of Transportation has released its latest set of voluntary guidelines for automated driving systems, a report that builds on previous versions released over the past two years. With Preparing for the…

DOJ charges seven Russian officials for hacking doping agencies

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DOJ charges seven Russian officials for hacking doping agencies Today, the US Department of Justice charged seven Russian officers of the Russian intelligence directorate, the GRU, with hacking organizations, including doping agencies. These charges are not connected to Robert Mueller’s investigation into…

Internet industry groups sue California over net neutrality law

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Internet industry groups sue California over net neutrality law Industry groups representing AT&T, Charter, Comcast and Verizon among others have joined the Justice Department in suing California over the state’s new net neutrality law. The groups said the legislation is a “classic…

Seattle PD registry opens for residents worried about ‘swatting’

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Seattle PD registry opens for residents worried about ‘swatting’ The practice of ‘swatting’ has increasingly become a part of online harassment, and now the Seattle Police Department formalized a proactive measure for residents who think they might be a target. It published…

Facebook reportedly avoided DOJ wiretap of Messenger calls

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Facebook reportedly avoided DOJ wiretap of Messenger calls As part of a case involving members of the MS-13 gang, the US Department of Justice has been pushing to get access to Facebook Messenger voice calls. It even attempted to hold Facebook in…

State Department email breach leaks employees’ personal data

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State Department email breach leaks employees’ personal data The latest government data breach affected State Department employee emails. On September 7th, workers were notified that their personally identifiable information was obtained by an unnamed actor, according to a recent report from Politico….

North Koreans have been hiding their identities to evade sanctions

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North Koreans have been hiding their identities to evade sanctions The US Department of the Treasury recently warned IT companies and individuals that individuals from North Korea are using fake online information in order to win employment for technology projects. These individuals…

Justice Department antitrust head says big tech isn’t necessarily bad

Justice Department antitrust head says big tech isn’t necessarily bad

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Justice Department antitrust head says big tech isn’t necessarily bad Earlier this week, after Facebook and Twitter executives testified before Congress about misinformation, election meddling and content monitoring, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would be meeting with state AGs about…

Pentagon pledges $2 billion for AI research

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Pentagon pledges $2 billion for AI research The US Department of Defense will put up to $2 billion towards artificial intelligence research over the next five years, the Washington Post reports. Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA),…

US charges North Korean man linked to Sony hack and WannaCry

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US charges North Korean man linked to Sony hack and WannaCry The US Treasury Department announced today that it has sanctioned one individual and one group connected to malicious cyber activities perpetuated by North Korea’s government. Park Jin Hyok, a computer programmer,…

DOJ will reportedly charge North Korean operative for Sony hack

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DOJ will reportedly charge North Korean operative for Sony hack The Justice Department will reportedly announce charges today against at least one North Korean operative connected to the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Washington Post reports. Officials told the publication that…

Facebook and NYU researchers aim to use AI to speed up MRI scans

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Facebook and NYU researchers aim to use AI to speed up MRI scans Facebook is teaming up with researchers at the NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Radiology in order to make MRIs more accessible. Scientists with the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research…

New DHS center aims to protect US infrastructure from cyberattacks

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New DHS center aims to protect US infrastructure from cyberattacks, The Department of Homeland Security is expected to announce a new center today that will work to protect US infrastructure from cyberattacks, the Wall Street Journal reports. DHS Under Secretary Christopher Krebs…