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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, […]


Operations Security, Security

House panel floats new cybersecurity grants for state and local governments

June 26, 2019

Via: StateScoop

As ransomware incidents against state and local governments continue to pile up, officials would likely leap at increased federal assistance for their cybersecurity needs, witnesses at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing said Tuesday. Cyberattacks can be costly to local […]


Big Data, Software, Tech

U.S. enterprises want to expand IT teams, but face skilled worker shortages

June 25, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Sixty-seven percent of enterprises plan to expand full time IT workers, but many are having trouble hiring skilled employees, according to staffing firm Robert Half Technology. The 67% tally was up four points from Robert Half’s survey for the first […]


Federal, Policy

FedEx sues US over screening requirements in Huawei dispute as China tensions rise

June 25, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

FedEx sued the U.S. Department of Commerce to block it from enforcing regulations requiring it to screen and block packages coming into the U.S. that may pose a threat to national security — placing the shipping company directly in the […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Vermont takes rural broadband into its own hands under new law

June 24, 2019

Via: StateScoop

Vermont will fund homegrown internet service providers under a broadband expansion bill Gov. Phil Scott signed into law last week. The move makes Vermont the latest in a series of states that, underwhelmed by the federal government’s solutions to provide […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

How China, Brexit, and the US derailed global 5G Wireless

June 24, 2019

Via: ZDnet

“I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible,” the presidential tweet read last February 21. “American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind.” The race to 5G, as it is […]


Federal, Policy

New Routes and Cancellations: Airlines Worldwide React to the U.S. Ban on Iranian Airspace

June 21, 2019

Via: Fortune

Early Friday morning, the Federal Aviation Administration banned all U.S.-registered aircraft from flying over Iranian airspace, and airlines worldwide are following the guidance. The FAA warned of a “potential for miscalculation or misidentification” in the region after an Iranian surface-to-air […]


Federal, Policy

The US economy could enter a ‘mild’ recession in 2020, investor says

June 21, 2019

Via: CNBC – Top News

The U.S. economy could experience a “mild” recession next year even as the Federal Reserve is seen as increasingly likely to lower interest rates to boost growth, predicted a European investor. The Fed on Wednesday kept benchmark rates in the […]


Federal, Policy

Trump Says Iran Made ‘Big Mistake’ Shooting Down U.S. Drone

June 20, 2019

Via: Fortune

Iran shot down an American spy drone near the entrance to the Persian Gulf under disputed circumstances, escalating tensions in a region that’s been on the brink of a military confrontation for weeks. Oil prices surged. “Iran made a very […]


Networking Security, Security

Cisco critical-flaw warning: These two bugs in our data-center gear need patching now

June 20, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Networking giant Cisco has disclosed two critical vulnerabilities affecting core equipment in the data center that could give determined attackers an avenue to break into networks. Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA) Center appliance has once again been found to be […]