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Infrastructure, Networking

FCC ‘looking into’ reported error throwing broadband deployment numbers off by millions

March 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s the FCC’s official duty to promote connectivity throughout the U.S., and as part of that it issues a yearly report on improvements to broadband deployment. The latest report, however, seems to contain an error large enough to throw its […]


Networking Security, Security

‘Justice will have its day’: Beijing backs Huawei’s lawsuit against US government

March 8, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

China’s government voiced its support for Huawei’s legal challenge against the U.S. on Friday, saying the technology firm has the right to refuse to be “victimized like silent lambs.” Huawei filed a lawsuit on Thursday claiming that a ban on […]


Federal, Policy

Federal Government Reportedly Tracked Immigration Activists, Lawyers, and Journalists in Secret Database

March 7, 2019

Via: Fortune

The federal government has been secretly tracking immigration activists, lawyers, and journalists covering the topic, KNSD-TV, an NBC station in San Diego, reported on Wednesday evening. Leaked documents from a Homeland Security source showed that the U.S. created and maintained […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Justice Department: No evidence of vote hacking during 2018 election

February 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

There is “no evidence to date” that any foreign government had a material impact on voting machines or infrastructure during the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new classified report sent to the president. That’s the view from the Justice […]


Federal, Policy

The Government Shutdown Pushed Up U.S. Unemployment Rate in January

February 1, 2019

Via: Fortune

U.S. hiring in January topped all forecasts while wage gains cooled and the government shutdown pushed up the unemployment rate, signaling job gains remain robust without major inflation pressures that would worry Federal Reserve officials. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 304,000, […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Expected to Reject Next Congressional Border Security Deal

January 28, 2019

Via: Fortune

Some Senators have introduced legislation to prevent future shutdowns. They’d better hurry because another may be here in less than three weeks, once again thanks to border security disputes and reports that President Trump won’t agree to anything that Congress […]


Federal, Policy

Heidi Heitkamp: This government shutdown ignores massive problems threatening America’s future

January 15, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

I wish I were shocked by the ongoing shutdown of the federal government. I wish I were surprised by the inability of both sides to see past their political bases to achieve a responsible solution and compromise. After recently serving […]


Networking Security, Security

Another server security lapse at NASA exposed staff and project data

January 11, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Two months ago, NASA quietly fixed a buggy internal server that was leaking sensitive information about the agency’s staff and their work. The leaking server was — ironically — a bug reporting server, running the popular Jira bug triaging and […]


Federal, Policy

Shutdown fight hits new stage as Trump considers emergency powers to build his wall

January 8, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The partial government shutdown tied the second longest in history on Tuesday, entering its 18th day with little signs of progress. The continued closure of nine government agencies adds a new sense of urgency to the situation as negotiations seem […]


Federal, Policy

Government shutdown becomes the third-longest ever. Here’s where things stand

January 7, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

President Donald Trump said he was prepared to continue the partial government shutdown for “months or even years” — and as the closure drags into its third week, he’s getting closer to making good on that threat. The ongoing stalemate […]