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Infrastructure, Wireless Infrastructure

Wireless industry fears 5G protest day could lead to damaged cell towers

June 5, 2020

Via: Fortune

The U.S. wireless industry fears that a global protest against 5G networks planned for the weekend could lead to vandalism of cell phone towers. Conspiracy theories about the purported dangers of 5G wireless networks have prompted anti-5G activists to set […]


Policy, State & Local

Facial recognition bill falls flat in California legislature

June 4, 2020

Via: StateScoop

A controversial California bill aimed at allowing businesses and government agencies to use facial recognition on customers stalled in the state legislature Wednesday, relieving privacy activists who argued the bill’s passage would’ve given too much leeway on how the controversial […]


Federal, Policy

The government delivered more than $267 billion in rescue funds in 2 months

June 3, 2020

Via: CNBC

Americans have received more than $267 billion in rescue payments from the government in an effort to pull the economy through the coronavirus crisis, the Treasury Department said Wednesday. The department said 159 million Economic Impact Payments have been made […]


Applications, Infrastructure

Google apps and websites get support for more security keys on iOS devices

June 3, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Today, Google started rolling out an update to its iOS apps and online services that adds support for WebAuthn-capable security keys. Hardware security keys are devices that generate unique cryptographic keys that are used as a second proof during an […]


Operations Security, Security

DHS executes pivot to agile, but needs better reporting metrics

June 1, 2020

Via: FCW

The Department of Homeland Security has successfully planned and made progress executing its shift to agile software development over the past four years, but needs to do a better job on reporting metrics, according to a recent audit. In a […]


Policy, State & Local

Minnesota IT officials respond to weekend DDoS attacks against state systems

June 1, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Minnesota technology officials said Sunday that the state’s networks were inundated over the weekend by malicious attempts to knock government agencies offline, though those efforts were successfully repelled. In a statement Sunday, Tarek Tomes, Minnesota’s chief information officer and the […]


Networking Security, Operations Security, Security

Fixing a critical vulnerability in our critical infrastructure

May 29, 2020

Via: FCW

It is rare that a government report offers a realistic, near-term solution to a pressing, long-standing, black swan problem. It is rarer still that such a report recommends relying on the market rather than advocating a solution that costs billions […]


Policy, State & Local

Arizona AG lawsuit alleges Google illegally tracked Android users

May 28, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Google finds itself in hot water again as Arizona’s attorney general files a lawsuit claiming it illegally tracked users’ locations without consent. Almost two years ago, the state opened an investigation into the search giant’s location tracking practices. According to […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Networking, Tech

Qualcomm debuts new Wi-Fi 6E offerings, Networking Pro Series upgrades

May 28, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Qualcomm intends to take advantage of the recent release of new Wi-Fi spectrum with the debut of new Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth solutions. On Thursday, the US chip giant revealed the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 and 6700 product line, now part […]


Federal, Policy

Pentagon Sets New Rules for ‘Return to Normal Operations’ Worldwide

May 27, 2020

Via: Government Executive

The Defense Department is easing its global travel restrictions and laying out guidelines for reopening the Pentagon in preparation to “return to normal operations,” officials announced on Tuesday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has lifted a blanket restriction on travel put […]