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Policy, State & Local

California and 22 other states sue Trump administration over auto emissions rules

September 20, 2019

Via: CNBC

A group of 23 states on Friday sued to undo the Trump administration’s determination that federal law bars California from setting stiff tailpipe emission standards and zero-emission vehicle mandates. The states, led by California and joined by the District of […]


Federal, Policy

NY attorney general will lead antitrust investigation into Facebook

September 6, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced this morning that she’s leading an investigation into Facebook over antitrust issues — in other words, whether Facebook used its social media dominance to engage in anti-competitive behavior. In a statement, James said: […]


Mobility, Software, Tech

Apple poised to report huge growth in App Store sales, Morgan Stanley says

September 6, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Apple’s iPhone sales may be slowing down, but the company’s App Store business could show better-than-expected revenue growth in the company’s September quarter, Morgan Stanley analysts said in a note Friday. Morgan Stanley pointed to new research from app data […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Taxpayers against cities paying up in ransomware attacks, says survey

September 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

While paying ransom in cyberattacks may be a viable strategy, local governments are going to have to answer to taxpayers should the choose that option, according to an IBM Security and Morning Consult survey. The survey, which was based on […]


Networking Security, Security

A Chinese APT is now going after Pulse Secure and Fortinet VPN servers

September 5, 2019

Via: ZDnet

A group of Chinese state-sponsored hackers is targeting enterprise VPN servers from Fortinet and Pulse Secure after details about security flaws in both products became public knowledge last month. The attacks are being carried out by a group known as […]


Federal, Policy

Senator: Mark Zuckerberg should face “the possibility of a prison term”

September 4, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Mark Zuckerberg has “repeatedly lied to the American people about privacy,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) said in a recent interview with the Willamette Week, a Portland alternative weekly newspaper. “I think he ought to be held personally accountable, which is […]


Federal, Policy

Children’s privacy costs just $170 million for Google in settlement with the FTC

September 4, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The Federal Trade Commission has set a price on children’s privacy online and the going rate is $170 million. That’s how much Google will have to pay under the terms of a settlement agreement to end investigations by the Federal […]


Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

OpenGov raises $51M to boost its cloud-based IT services for government and civic organizations

September 3, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

OpenGov, the firm co-founded by Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale that helps government and other civic organizations organize, analyze and present financial and other data using cloud-based architecture, has raised another big round of funding to continue expanding its business. The startup […]


Networking Security, Security

Huawei accuses the US government of using ‘unscrupulous means’ to disrupt its business

September 3, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

Huawei accused the U.S. government of “using every tool at its disposal” including “unscrupulous” tactics “to disrupt the normal business operations of Huawei and its partners.” The company issued a statement Tuesday in response to The Wall Street Journal article […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

iPhone-hacking websites also targeted Google and Windows users

September 2, 2019

Via: TechSpot

Earlier this year, Google’s Project Zero threat analysis group discovered 12 separate security flaws, seven of which involved the iPhone’s built-in Safari web browser. The five different exploit chains gave attackers root access to a handset, allowing them to steal […]