Justice Department investigates fake net neutrality comments

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Justice Department investigates fake net neutrality comments Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images The scrutiny over fake net neutrality comments appears to be intensifying. Sources talking to BuzzFeed News said the Justice Department is investigating whether or not there were crimes when people…

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NYPD police officers will start using drones

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NYPD police officers will start using drones NYPD The New York Police Department has launched a new drone program, its first since it ended an unmanned aerial vehicle pilot program in 2011. The department says it will use its collection of drones…

Dynamics of chromatin during organ and tissue regeneration

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Dynamics of chromatin during organ and tissue regeneration Researchers from the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics and the Institute of Biomedicine of the University of Barcelona (UB), in collaboration with the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), have described thw genes and…

Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes: Computer simulations find climate change making hurricanes more intense

Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes: Computer simulations find climate change making hurricanes more intense

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Climate simulations project wetter, windier hurricanes: Computer simulations find climate change making hurricanes more intense New supercomputer simulations by climate scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that climate change intensified the amount of rainfall…

DOJ and SEC subpoena Snap over allegedly misleading investors

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DOJ and SEC subpoena Snap over allegedly misleading investors ASSOCIATED PRESS The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have subpoenaed Snap Inc. requesting information about its March 2017 initial public offering. In a statement to Reuters,…

Air pollution is associated with increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease: New multicity study examines multiple air pollutants

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Air pollution is associated with increased emergency department visits for heart and lung disease: New multicity study examines multiple air pollutants Outdoor air pollution is a major health threat worldwide. New research by George Mason University found that exposure to certain air…

Turkish Police Arrest 11 Suspects in Alleged Hack of Cryptocurrency Wallet Accounts

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Turkish Police Arrest 11 Suspects in Alleged Hack of Cryptocurrency Wallet Accounts The Cybercrime Department of the Turkish National Police has arrested 11 suspects in an alleged hack of crypto accounts, with victims reporting more than $80,000 in losses, major Turkish newspaper…

US charges Chinese, Taiwan firms for stealing secrets from Micron

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US charges Chinese, Taiwan firms for stealing secrets from Micron Bloomberg via Getty Images Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice has filed charges against a Taiwanese company, a Chinese PRC-backed company, and three Taiwanese nationals of economic espionage…

US government accuses Chinese hackers of stealing jet engine IP

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US government accuses Chinese hackers of stealing jet engine IP ASSOCIATED PRESS The Justice Department has charged ten Chinese nationals — two of which are intelligence officers — of hacking into and stealing intellectual property from a pair of unnamed US and…

US DOT tells self-driving shuttle company to stop transporting kids

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US DOT tells self-driving shuttle company to stop transporting kids Transdev Sorry kids, neither you nor robots can be trusted. The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has told Transdev North America to stop hauling children around in…

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…

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…