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Anonymous Hacks FEMA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 19, 2013
The hacktivist group posted details about FEMA contacts that it obtained from an agency database.
Tags: database, government, FEMA, hack attacks, Anonymous
Microsoft Denies Cooperating with NSA
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 17, 2013
The company says it doesn't give the federal government open access to its servers.
Tags: Microsoft, government, NSA, intelligence, priSM
Feds Destroy $170,000 Worth of IT Hardware to Address Malware Concerns
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 10, 2013
The incident cost taxpayers $2.7 million.
Tags: hardware, malware, government, security threats
Microsoft Joins Google in Asking for Greater FISA Transparency
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 27, 2013
The companies want to disclose more information about how they comply with government requests for data.
Tags: Google, Microsoft, government, NSA, priSM, FISA, U.S., transparency
Tech Firms Push for Transparency in U.S. Data Requests
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 12, 2013
Google, Microsoft, Twitter and Facebook want to explain how they comply with surveillance requests.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, government, Surveillance, FISA, U.S., transparency
NSA Whistleblower Comes Forward
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 10, 2013
Booz Allen Hamilton employee Edward Snowden says he is the person who revealed the U.S. government's secret data collection programs.
Tags: Dell, government, NSA, data collection, U.S., whistleblowing, Booz Allen Hamilton
Feds Tapping Internet Servers at Google, Apple, Facebook, Others
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 07, 2013
The PRISM program is collecting search history, email messages, chat and more.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Apple, Internet, government, FBI, NSA, cyber espionage, U.S.
Report: U.S. Power Companies Under Near-Constant Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 22, 2013
One utility says it averages 10,000 attacks per month.
Tags: hackers, government, cyberattack, utilities, Congress, legislation
Amazon Cloud Wins Approval from Feds
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 21, 2013
Federal agencies will be able to use Amazon Web Services without performing separate security assessments.
Tags: cloud computing, AWS, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, government
Report: Stuxnet May Have Strengthened Iran's Nuclear Capabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 16, 2013
A researcher argues that the malware, designed to damage the country's enrichment facilities, actually improved Iran's capability to enrich uranium.
Tags: malware, government, cyberattack, Iran, Stuxnet
Pentagon Report Accuses China of Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 07, 2013
China denies any involvement in the attacks.
Tags: China, government, cyberattack, Pentagon, cyber espionage, Department of Defense
Hackers Exploit IE 8 Vulnerability to Attack Nuclear Researchers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 06, 2013
Security experts suspect Chinese hackers are behind attacks on the Department of Labor site and other websites.
Tags: Microsoft, China, browser, hackers, security vulnerability, government, cyberattack, Internet Explorer 8, websites, hack attacks, Department of Labor
U.S. Air Force Labels Cybersecurity Tools as 'Weapons'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 09, 2013
The change is a sign that the U.S. increasingly views cyberspace as a theater of war.
Tags: cybersecurity, government, Air Force, U.S., cyberspace
Google Will Fight Against National Security Letters
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 05, 2013
A judge who previously ruled the letters unconstitutional will oversee the case.
Tags: Google, privacy, government, FBI, national security, U.S., Electronic Frontier Foundation
Anonymous Attacks North Korea
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 04, 2013
Hactivists have gained access to government-run Twitter and Flickr accounts.
Tags: Twitter, government, hacker, Flickr, North Korea, Anonymous, hacktivist
Europe Launches Formal Investigations into Google's Privacy Policies
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 02, 2013
Six countries are considering action against the company after it failed to meet a deadline to make changes in its privacy policy.
Tags: Google, privacy, government, Europe
Russia Begins Censoring Some Internet Content
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 01, 2013
Social networking sites have been ordered to remove some content.
Tags: YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, social networking, Internet, censorship, government, Russia
U.S. Calls on China to Stop Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 12, 2013
National Security Advisor Thomas Donilon accused the Chinese of cyberespionage and warned them to stop.
Tags: China, government, cyberattack, cyber espionage, U.S.
China Says Hacking Allegations Lack Proof
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 20, 2013
The Chinese government is strongly denying the hacking charges made in a Mandiant report.
Tags: China, government, cyberattack, espionage, hack attacks, U.S., Mandiant
Report Ties Chinese Military to Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 19, 2013
Security firm Mandiant says the Chinese government is behind attacks on 140 different organizations, including 115 in the U.S.
Tags: China, government, cyberattack, report, Mandiant, Security Breaches
President Obama Signs Cybersecurity Order
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 13, 2013
The President is also calling on Congress to pass related legislation.
Tags: cybersecurity, Obama, government, cyberattack, legislation
Defense Contractor Software Uses Social Media to Track People's Movements
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 11, 2013
A video from Raytheon shows how governments could use its "RIOT" software for intelligence gathering.
Tags: software, social media, analytics, government, defense
Report: Chinese Cyber-Espionage Campaign Targeting the U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 11, 2013
A leaked government report says the widespread attacks could threaten the U.S. economy.
Tags: China, government, cyberattack, espionage, U.S.
Anonymous Hacks U.S. Government Site
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 28, 2013
The hacktivist group is protesting the treatment of Aaron Swartz, the programmer and Reddit co-founder who recently committed suicide.
Tags: cybersecurity, hackers, government, Anonymous, Department of Defense, hacktivists
Google Explains Its Responses to Government Requests for Data
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 28, 2013
The company calls for changes to U.S. laws in order to limit government access to cloud data.
Tags: email, Google, Cloud, government, U.S., transparency
U.S. General: Iran Has Improved Its Cyberattack Capabilities
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 18, 2013
The Stuxnet attack prompted the country to beef up its cyberwarfare abilities.
Tags: government, cyberattack, banking, Iran, Stuxnet, U.S.
U.S.: Iran Is Behind Bank Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 10, 2013
Since September, numerous American banks have been targeted by hackers.
Tags: botnet, government, cyberattack, banking, DDOS, Iran, U.S.
China Passes Tougher Internet Rules
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 28, 2012
The new regulations require Internet users to provide their real names.
Tags: China, Internet, censorship, government, regulations
Iran Reports New Stuxnet Attack
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 26, 2012
The country says it has effectively countered attacks at a power plant.
Tags: hackers, government, cyberattack, Iran, Stuxnet
U.N. Group Attempts to Assert Control over the Internet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 13, 2012
A controversial resolution introduced in the middle of the night attempts to add language regarding oversight of the Internet to a telecommunications treaty.
Tags: Internet, government, regulation, United Nations
NTSB to Switch from BlackBerry to the iPhone
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 21, 2012
The agency cites unreliability as the reason for the change.
Tags: iPhone, Apple, smartphone, government, RIM, BlackBerry 10
Cybersecurity Bill Fails in Congress
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 15, 2012
Some observers now expect President Obama to issue an executive order related to cybersecurity.
Tags: cybersecurity, government, Senate, legislation, President Obama
Google Battles European Newspapers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 05, 2012
Several countries are considering legislation that would prevent Google News from aggregating content.
Tags: Google, government, Europe, news, legislation, Brazil
FTC Said to be Close to Filing Antitrust Suit Against Google
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 15, 2012
Google's rivals say that it unfairly used its search dominance to point users towards its own products and services.
Tags: Google, search, lawsuit, antitrust, government, FTC, investigation
House Report Says Huawei, ZTE Pose Security Risk
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 08, 2012
The lawmakers say American companies should not do business with the Chinese firms.
Tags: China, government, Huawei, zte
Iran Restores Gmail, Google Search Access
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 01, 2012
YouTube is still blocked in the country.
Tags: YouTube, Google, search, censorship, Gmail, government, Iran, ban
YouTube Blocked in Pakistan and Bangladesh Over Controversial Video
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 18, 2012
The countries took the action after Google refused to block a trailer for a movie that mocks the prophet Muhammad.
Tags: YouTube, video, Google, censorship, government
Republicans Ready 'STEM Jobs Act'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 14, 2012
The House will vote next week on a bill to make green cards available to 55,000 foreign workers with advanced degrees.
Tags: IT jobs, government
Pentagon to Bolster Networks and Cyberattack Capabilities with 'Plan X'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 23, 2012
New contract documents show that DARPA is heading towards more offensive cyberattack capabilities.
Tags: government, cyberattack, DARPA, Cyberwarfare
Google: Government Requests to Censor Content 'Alarming'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 18, 2012
So far this year, the search giant has received more than 1,000 requests from government entities to take down content.
Tags: Google, censorship, government
FTC Expresses Concern Over Handling of Standards-Essential Patents
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 07, 2012
The agency has asked the ITC not to impose import bans because of standards-related patent infringement.
Tags: patent, government, FTC, ITC
India Launches Antitrust Probe of Google
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 07, 2012
The investigation is focusing on the company's AdWords advertising service.
Tags: Google, AdWords, antitrust, government, India
CISPA Cyber-Threat Bill Passes House Despite Worries Over Privacy
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 27, 2012
The bill now heads to the Senate, but President Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it passes Congress.
Tags: security, privacy, government, Congress, CISPA
Web Freedom Faces Greatest Threat Ever, Warns Google's Sergey Brin
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 16, 2012
The Google co-founder counts Facebook, Apple and oppressive governments among the threats to the Internet.
Tags: Facebook, Google, Apple, Internet freedom, government, Sergey Brin
Medicaid Hacked: Over 181,000 Records and 25,000 SSNs Stolen
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 09, 2012
Hackers from eastern Europe accessed data on Utah state government servers.
Tags: government, hack attacks
RIM Says Sales to U.S. Government Are Rising
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 09, 2012
Even though no one else seems to by buying a BlackBerry, the government is.
Tags: Blackberry, government, RIM
IT Jobs Will Grow 22% Through 2020, Says U.S.
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 30, 2012
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts strong demand for software developers and DBAs.
Tags: IT jobs, government
Senators Want Feds to Look into Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 26, 2012
Asking a job applicant for his or her Facebook password violates Facebook's terms of service, and it may also violate federal law.
Tags: Facebook, government, password
Europe Outspends U.S. on Exascale Computing
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 12, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy will spend $73.4 million on exascale computing this year, compared to $1.6 billion in Europe.
Tags: China, government, Europe, supercomputers, U.S., exascale
Watchdog Group Reveals 'Enemies of the Internet' List for 2012
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 12, 2012
Bahrain, France and Australia made the list; Libya was taken off.
Tags: Internet, government
House Bill Would Require Cellphone Owners Be Notified of Tracking Software
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 31, 2012
The proposed legislation is a response to last year's revelations about CarrierIQ software.
Tags: government, legislation, tracking
Government Agencies Go Google+
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 11, 2011
Federal agencies have quickly created pages for the social networking service.
Tags: government, Google +
Hague Lists Cyber 'Rules of the Road'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published November 01, 2011
The UK foreign secretary has offered guidelines for the Internet that he believes all governments should follow.
Tags: Internet, government
Amazon Web Services Launches Amazon GovCloud
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 17, 2011
The new cloud computing service complies with the unique regulations that apply to U.S. government agencies.
Tags: cloud computing, government
FCC to Investigate BART Cell Service Shutdown
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 16, 2011
The transit system's decision to cut off cell service to prevent protests may have violated the law.
Tags: government
U.S. Government Hankers For Hackers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 02, 2011
The feds are heading to Defcon to recruit new talent.
Tags: hackers, government
Apple Has More Cash than Uncle Sam
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 29, 2011
As of Thursday, the U.S. Treasury had $73.768 billion in cash; Apple had $75.876 billion at the end of June.
Tags: Apple, government
U.S. Cyber-Security Tsar Resigns Unexpectedly
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 27, 2011
As attacks escalate, the director of US-CERT leaves his job with no explanation.
Tags: government
Google Chairman Warns of Censorship after Arab Spring
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 28, 2011
Eric Schmidt predicts that dictatorial regimes will begin cracking down on free expression on the Web.
Tags: government
Federal CTO Looks Ahead to Apps Bonanza
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published March 19, 2010
The federal government isn't generally thought of as a swift and agile technology operation, but Aneesh Chopra is hoping to change that with a little help from the developer community.
Tags: developer, cloud computing, apps, government, Aneesh Chopra
Intel Chief Otellini Unveils $3.5B Jobs Initiative
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published February 23, 2010
Head of chip giant has harsh words for government innovation policies, pledges private-sector initiative to fund technology startups and ramp up hiring.
Tags: IT Jobs/Salary, Intel, economy, government, Otellini
Web Domain Addresses to Use World Languages
By - Reuters | Article Published October 30, 2009
Internet URLs will no longer be strictly in the Latin alphabet used by English speakers, a move that should increase global Web use.
Tags: IT, government, media, ICANN
Time For The Second Federal CIO
By Chris Nerney | Article Published March 13, 2009
Time For The Second Federal CIO
Tags: IT, Obama, government, FBI, Kundra, federal CIO
U.S. Bounds Ahead on Broadband Proliferation
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published September 10, 2008
But it still has a long way to go.
Tags: IT, broadband, government, SEC, InternetNews.com
How the Blogosphere Killed the Press Conference
By Mike Elgan | Article Published September 09, 2008
The Internet – including the Twitosphere – has made announcing information to groups of reporters gathered in a room an obsolete process.
Tags: data, IT, government, technology, media
The Internet Plot Our Media Ignored
By Chris Nerney | Article Published August 07, 2008
The Internet Plot Our Media Ignored
Tags: Internet, government, Patriot Act, Lessig, Paris Hilton, Heath Ledger