Tag Archives: politics

Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars

Just a day after the NTSB released its preliminary findings on the Uber crash in Arizona, senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal began an investigation into safety protocols for driverless car testing. In a letter sent to major auto manufac...

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FBI admits to ‘over-counting’ inaccessible mobile devices

For the last two years, the FBI has repeatedly claimed that thousands of phones linked to criminal investigations were inaccessible due to locks and encryption. Last year FBI Director Christopher Wray said it had failed to access 7,800 mobile devices...

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Trump’s iPhone use reportedly ignores ‘inconvenient’ security advice

Tonight Politico reports that the President is using mobile devices in ways that could increase his risk of being hacked. According to "senior administration officials" Donald Trump relies on at least two iPhones -- one to make phone calls and one fo...

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Mark Zuckerberg’s EU testimony will be streamed live

After refusing to speak with UK parliament twice, there was doubt over whether Mark Zuckerberg could be coaxed into discussing the Cambridge Analytica fiasco again. But recent efforts from Antonio Tajani, the president of the European Parliament, ind...

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Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws

China has been giving Apple grief over more than VPN apps, it seems.

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House Democrats mobilize for next phase of net neutrality fight

Earlier this week, Senate Democrats, with the help of three Republicans, managed to pass a resolution to save net neutrality before its upcoming repeal in June. Now their counterparts in the House are trying to rally enough signatures to force a simi...

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Alphabet’s Project Shield expands DDoS protection to politics

Today, Alphabet announced that Project Shield is widening its scope. The free service is now expanding to include protecting any registered political organization from DDoS attacks.

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Julian Assange’s protection reportedly cost Ecuador millions

The Ecuadorian government has apparently spent quite a bit of money protecting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. According to a report at The Guardian, the country had the full assent of the Ecuadorian president and foreign minister to "protect" Assa...

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Cyberattack shuts down Tennessee election website

On May 1st, a website in Tennessee tracking county election results suffered a cyberattack and subsequent incursions before it went down, a security firm concluded. According to its report, "a suspiciously large number of foreign countries" accessed...

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Facebook will block foreign ads on Ireland’s abortion referendum

Facebook has been increasingly stringent about verifying the sources of political ads in its bid to prevent foreign interference, and that's evident in its approach to Ireland. The social network is now refusing any foreign ads about Ireland's Eighth...

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