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Federal, Policy

Senate Judiciary committee interrogates Apple, Facebook about crypto

December 12, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday, while their counterparts in the House were busy with articles of impeachment, senators questioned New York District Attorney Cyrus Vance, University of Texas Professor Matt Tait, and experts from Apple and […]


Operations Security, Security

Developer faces prison time for giving blockchain talk in North Korea

December 3, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

The prominent hacker and Ethereum developer Virgil Griffith was arrested by the US government Friday after he spoke at an April conference on blockchain technologies in North Korea. The US government considers his presentation to be a transfer of technology—and […]


Federal, Policy

Fired Google workers will file federal complaint alleging the company wrongfully terminated them

December 3, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

The four ex-Google employees, also known as the “Thanksgiving Four,” who were fired right before the holiday, are planning to file a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board. “We look forward to hearing the NLRB’s findings, which we expect […]


Federal, Policy

Senate takes another stab at privacy law with proposed COPRA bill

November 27, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Perhaps the third time’s the charm: a group of Senate Democrats, following in the recent footsteps of their colleagues in both chambers, has introduced a bill that would impose sweeping reforms to the current disaster patchwork of US privacy law. […]


Networking Security, Security

It’s the user’s fault if a Ring camera violates your privacy, Amazon says

November 21, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Amazon subsidiary Ring, which makes home surveillance equipment and cameras, has “partnerships” with more than 600 law enforcement agencies nationwide, allowing those police access to users’ footage. And while Ring says it sets terms around how and when it will […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Researchers see spike in “out of season” IRS-impersonating phishing attacks

November 20, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Tax return scammers usually strike early in the year, when they can turn the personal information of victims into fraudulent tax refund claims. But members of Akamai’s threat research team found a recent surge in “off-season” phishing attacks masquerading as […]


Operations Security, Security

Former Twitter employees charged with spying on users for Saudis

November 7, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In an indictment filed on November 5, the Justice Department has charged two former employees of Twitter as acting as unregistered agents for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and falsifying documents provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to cover […]


Federal, Operations Security, Policy, Security

New bill would create Digital Privacy Agency to enforce privacy rights

November 6, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Congress is taking yet another stab at addressing the near-complete lack of federal laws covering the absolutely massive trove of data that companies now collect on every one of us, which forms the backbone of basically the entire big tech […]


Operations Security, Security

Antitrust 101: Why everyone is probing Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google

November 5, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Once upon a time, there was a phone company—or rather, the phone company. AT&T Corp., the venerable “Ma Bell,” provided nearly all telephone service to nearly all Americans for decades… until it didn’t. The company infamously broke up on New […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Man planted keyloggers in companies’ networks and stole their data

October 25, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

A New Jersey man has admitted he installed keyloggers and laptops on the networks of two companies and used them to steal data related to an emerging technology they were using. According to documents filed in US District Court for […]