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Federal, Policy

Trump impeachment defense team will include Clinton prosecutor Ken Starr and Jeffrey Epstein lawyer Alan Dershowitz

January 17, 2020

Via: CNBC

President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson. Also on the […]


Policy, State & Local

New rules could muddle results of Iowa caucuses

January 16, 2020

Via: Fortune

For the first time, the Iowa Democratic Party will report three sets of results from the party’s presidential caucuses. And there is no guarantee that all three will show the same winner. Each set of results represents a different stage […]


Hardware, Tech

The US government still wants TSMC to produce chips in America

January 16, 2020

Via: TechSpot

As reported by the Nikkei Asian Review, TSMC makes chips that are used in American F-35 fighter jets. The tension between China and the US is still high despite the countries signing “phase one” of a broader trade agreement this […]


Federal, Policy

Border Patrol Officials Dodged Congress’ Questions About Migrant Children’s Deaths

January 15, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Trump administration sought to “conceal information” about the death of a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy in Border Patrol custody, a House subcommittee chairwoman said at a hearing Tuesday. Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., said the Department of Homeland Security has “consistently […]


Mobile Security, Security

Trump Slams Apple for Refusing to Unlock Suspected Shooter’s iPhones

January 15, 2020

Via: Threat Post

President Donald Trump has weighed in on Apple’s decision not to help the FBI unlock iPhones of the suspect in a shooting in Florida, slamming the company in a Tweet that demands Apple “step up to the plate and help […]


Federal, Policy

Good Government Groups Push for Nonpartisan Panel to Find FEC Commissioners 

January 13, 2020

Via: Government Executive

A coalition of good government groups on Monday called on the White House and Senate leadership to restore a quorum at the Federal Election Commission, so it can resume its duties ahead of the 2020 election, and then establish a […]


Editorial

US Plans to Use AI “Legally and Morally” in Warfare

December 10, 2019

Via: Michael Boyd

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper said the US military will use artificial intelligence (AI) “legally and morally” on the battlefield and let people decide whether or not to attack a target. He also stated that the US needs to […]


Federal, Policy

Justice Dept. charges Russian hacker behind the Dridex malware

December 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

U.S. prosecutors have brought computer hacking and fraud charges against a Russian citizen, Maksim Yakubets, who is accused of developing and distributing Dridex, a notorious banking malware used to allegedly steal more than $100 million from hundreds of banks over […]


Operations Security, Security

ICE mined driver’s license photos for facial recognition

July 8, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are using facial recognition software to trawl through millions of driver’s license photos provided by 21 states to search and find suspects. News broke over the weekend that the FBI and immigration officials access images […]


Networking Security, Security

NSA improperly collected Americans’ phone records for a second time, documents reveal

June 26, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Newly released documents reveal the National Security Agency improperly collected Americans’ call records for a second time, just months after the agency was forced to purge hundreds of millions of collected calls and text records it unlawfully obtained. The document, […]