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Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

Senate passes DHS bug bounty bill

April 20, 2018

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security is one step closer to launching a bug bounty pilot. The Senate passed legislation April 17 that compels DHS to establish a bug bounty program. Sponsored by Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Rob Portman (R-Ohio), Claire […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Windows 10: Microsoft to boost Linux app security with Windows Defender firewall

April 20, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Microsoft latest preview of its Windows 10 Redstone 5 shows off two core updates coming to Windows Defender services. Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17650 (RS5), the version of Windows 10 coming later this year after […]


Federal, Hardware, Policy, Tech

ZTE lashes out at US ban, vows to protect company

April 20, 2018

Via: ZDnet

ZTE has described a US sales ban on its products as “unacceptable” and pledges to take legal steps, if necessary, to protect the company’s interests as well as that of its stakeholders and customers. The Chinese vendor said in a […]


Federal, Policy

LA councilman asks city attorney to “review possible legal action” against Waze

April 19, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Yet another Los Angeles city councilman has taken Waze to task for creating “dangerous conditions” in his district, and the politician is now “asking the City to review possible legal action.” “Waze has upended our City’s traffic plans, residential neighborhoods, […]


Federal, Policy

GSA chief says citizen services will be a focal point in FY2019

April 19, 2018

Via: FCW

Citizen-facing services, IT modernization investments and workforce development are all important budget priories for the General Services Administration, agency chief Emily Murphy said at an April 17 House appropriations hearing. And while lawmakers pressed on some of GSA’s politically charged […]


Big Data, Software, Tech

Government data firm Socrata acquired by public-sector software giant Tyler Technologies

April 19, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Tyler Technologies, a leading vendor of integrated software and technology products to public-sector customers, is buying Socrata, a Seattle firm that develops open data platforms for governments, the companies announced Wednesday. Once the acquisition closes April 30, Socrata will become […]


Operations Security, Security

Microsoft claims to make Chrome safer with new extension

April 18, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Chrome already provides effective protection against malicious sites: go somewhere with a poor reputation and you’ll get a big, scary red screen telling you that you’re about to do something unwise. But Microsoft believes it can do a better job […]


Applications, Data Center, Infrastructure

IRS systems crash on tax day

April 18, 2018

Via: FCW

The IRS electronic filing system crashed in the early-morning hours of tax filing deadline day, the acting head of the tax agency announced in a congressional hearing. The crash affected the transmission of tax payments from paid providers and tax […]


Federal, Policy

Election security bill needs tweaks, state officials say

April 18, 2018

Via: StateScoop

Election security legislation now being considered by the Senate needs some adjustments, state officials have told the bill’s backers. State secretaries from Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado and New Mexico spoke in-person and on the phone Monday with Republican Sen. […]


Operations Security, Security

New York’s Attorney General Wants to Know What the Winklevoss Twins Are Doing to Protect Cryptocurrency Customers

April 18, 2018

Via: Fortune

New York’s attorney general has launched an initial probe into 13 cryptocurrency exchanges, one of them being the Gemini exchange that’s run by the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler. Coinbase, the U.S.’s biggest cryptocurrency exchange, was also included. Attorney General […]