The latest move in modernizing the U.S. government sees the new Bureau for Cyberspace and Digital Policy open its doors for the first time.
A new phishing scam posing at the IRS is making the rounds through email. Infamous botnet Emotet is behind many of the attacks.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is launching the Virtual Asset Exploitation Team (VAXU) to investigate crypto-crime.
A Cole County prosecutor has declined to prosecute reporter Josh Renaud over claims that he hacked into the state’s website.
According to two Democrats on the Senate Intelligence Committee, the CIA has an undisclosed repository of data collected from Americans.
Backpedaling among public backlash, the IRS won’t require citizens to use facial recognition for taxes, The New York Times reported.
Eight state treasurers have accused Apple of lying about concealment clauses, in a letter to SEC Chairman Gary Gensler.
Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have reintroduced their EARN It Act. The bill aims to reform Section 230.
CEO Blake Hall this week said that the company also used one-to-many technology, which compares selfies taken by users as part of the verification process against a larger database. The company said it maintained an internal database of selfies taken by users and compared new selfies against it using Amazon’s controversial Rekognition technology. As of January 25, 20.9 million users’ selfies had been verified against that database, the company said.
The FCC will force ISPs to disclose broadband “nutrition labels” to give information on prices, introductory rates, data allowances, broadband speeds, and management practices.
The law directs the Commission “to promulgate regulations to require the display of broadband consumer labels, as described in the Public Notice of the Commission issued on April 4, 2016 (DA 16–357), to disclose to consumers information regarding broadband Internet access service plans.” Id. See also Consumer and Governmental Affairs, Wireline Competition, and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus Approve Open Internet Broadband Consumer Labels, GN Docket No. 14-28, Public Notice, 31 FCC Rcd 3358 (CGB/WCB/WTB 2016) (2016 Public Notice).