US government

Biden nominates Meg Whitman for ambassador role in Kenya
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Policy & legislation

Biden nominates Meg Whitman for ambassador role in Kenya

The former HPE CEO has plenty of business experience as well as having been involved in politics for a number of years
10 Dec 2021
UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US agree deeper data-sharing partnership

The partnership will see the two nations form a comprehensive strategy to share data that aligns with both domestic data sharing and protection framew…
9 Dec 2021
ID.me and Sterling Check partner on in-person identity verification
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identity and access management (IAM)

ID.me and Sterling Check partner on in-person identity verification

The joint solution improves equity and access to government benefits
19 Nov 2021
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

Podcast transcript: Can the US take on big tech?

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
19 Nov 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?
Policy & legislation

The IT Pro Podcast: Can the US take on big tech?

We take a look at the multiple anti-monopoly bills being aimed a Silicon Valley giants
19 Nov 2021
FTC raises concerns over Nvidia’s Arm purchase
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mergers and acquisitions

FTC raises concerns over Nvidia’s Arm purchase

US worries mirror concerns in UK and Europe
18 Nov 2021
CISA unveils government cyber security response playbooks
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cyber security

CISA unveils government cyber security response playbooks

Playbook follows President Biden's April executive order
18 Nov 2021
US and Israel join forces to fight ransomware
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ransomware

US and Israel join forces to fight ransomware

The two countries will share details of cyber security incidents and threat intelligence
15 Nov 2021
US sanctions Israeli NSO Group for selling spyware
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cyber security

US sanctions Israeli NSO Group for selling spyware

COSEINC and Positive Technologies were also blocked by the government
5 Nov 2021
FCC expels China Telecom from the US
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Network & Internet

FCC expels China Telecom from the US

The Commission states it is safeguarding the nation’s telecommunications infrastructure from potential security threats
27 Oct 2021
US State Department to establish cyber bureau
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cyber security

US State Department to establish cyber bureau

This comes as the country has experienced a number of high profile cyber attacks on its critical infrastructure in the last year
26 Oct 2021
30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments
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ransomware

30 countries announce crackdown on ransomware payments

Virtual Counter-Ransomware Initiative meeting at White House lays out plans
15 Oct 2021
Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections
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Policy & legislation

Senators seek to reform Section 230 protections

Platforms would be liable for knowingly promoting harmful content under bill
14 Oct 2021
Supreme Court denies Oracle appeal over JEDI contract
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Cloud

Supreme Court denies Oracle appeal over JEDI contract

Denial of petition marks the end of the DoD's JEDI debacle
4 Oct 2021
US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat
A team of security experts in a high tech office
cyber security

US plans 30-nation meeting to address growing cyber crime threat

Biden says the meeting will focus on the use of illicit cryptocurrency and securing supply chains
4 Oct 2021
DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE
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hacking

DoJ fines former intel operatives who provided hacker-for-hire services to UAE

A deal will see the charges suspended and the three defendants pay more than $1.6 million in penalties
15 Sep 2021
Senators accuse Amazon of mistreating pregnant workers
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Policy & legislation

Senators accuse Amazon of mistreating pregnant workers

Lawmakers call for an investigation into e-commerce giant's practices at fulfillment centers
10 Sep 2021
Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme
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hacking

Dual citizen sentenced to 11 years for role in North Korean crypto hacking scheme

Ontario resident laundered cash for North Korea from bank heists and BEC scams
10 Sep 2021
Commerce Department creates an artificial intelligence committee
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Policy & legislation

Commerce Department creates an artificial intelligence committee

Committee fulfills commitments laid out under January defense bill
9 Sep 2021
FTC bans SpyFone and orders company to quit surveillance app business
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Policy & legislation

FTC bans SpyFone and orders company to quit surveillance app business

Complaints of stalkerware force action
2 Sep 2021
HPE inks $2 billion high-performance computing deal with the NSA
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high-performance computing (HPC)

HPE inks $2 billion high-performance computing deal with the NSA

HPE will provide scalable on-premises computing to the NSA using Greenlake
1 Sep 2021
White House launches tech fellowship program to tackle key issues
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Policy & legislation

White House launches tech fellowship program to tackle key issues

The new initiative will bring early career technologists into the federal government
31 Aug 2021
Tech giants pledge billions for cyber security
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cyber security

Tech giants pledge billions for cyber security

Supply chain security and education commitments feature heavily at White House meeting
26 Aug 2021