'Government' Tag Index

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: Anonymous, government, FEMA, hack attacks, database
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: intelligence, government, priSM, NSA, Microsoft
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: security threats, government, malware, hardware
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, priSM, U.S., FISA, government, NSA, 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: FISA, Twitter, U.S., Surveillance, Facebook, Google, transparency, government, Microsoft
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: government, Booz Allen Hamilton, NSA, U.S., Dell, data collection, whistleblowing
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: Internet, Google, Facebook, U.S., Apple, government, cyber espionage, NSA, FBI
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: cyberattack, hackers, legislation, government, Congress, utilities
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: Amazon, cloud computing, AWS, Amazon Web Services, 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: Stuxnet, government, cyberattack, malware, Iran
Pentagon Report Accuses China of Cyberattacks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 07, 2013
China denies any involvement in the attacks.
Tags: Department of Defense, government, cyber espionage, Pentagon, cyberattack, China
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: hackers, hack attacks, government, browser, China, Department of Labor, Microsoft, cyberattack, Internet Explorer 8, websites, security vulnerability
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, Air Force, cyberspace, U.S., government
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, FBI, national security, government, 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: hacktivist, Twitter, Flickr, hacker, Anonymous, North Korea, government
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: government, Europe, privacy, Google
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: government, Internet, social networking, censorship, Russia, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
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: U.S., cyber espionage, cyberattack, China, government
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: espionage, hack attacks, government, cyberattack, China, Mandiant, U.S.
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: government, report, Mandiant, cyberattack, Security Breaches, China
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: legislation, government, cyberattack, Obama, cybersecurity
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: government, defense, analytics, social media, software
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, U.S., cyberattack, government, espionage
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, hacktivists, Department of Defense, Anonymous, government
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: U.S., Cloud, Google, email, government, 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: U.S., banking, cyberattack, Stuxnet, government, Iran
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: U.S., banking, DDOS, cyberattack, government, botnet, Iran
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: regulations, government, censorship, Internet, China
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: Iran, Stuxnet, government, hackers, cyberattack
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, regulation, United Nations, government
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: BlackBerry 10, smartphone, RIM, government, Apple, iPhone
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: legislation, government, President Obama, Senate, cybersecurity
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, news, government, Brazil, Europe, legislation
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: government, investigation, FTC, antitrust, lawsuit, search, Google
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: Huawei, China, zte, government
Iran Restores Gmail, Google Search Access
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 01, 2012
YouTube is still blocked in the country.
Tags: government, Google, ban, search, Iran, censorship, Gmail, YouTube
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: video, censorship, YouTube, Google, 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: government, IT jobs
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, government, censorship
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: FTC, patent, government, 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: AdWords, government, India, Google, antitrust
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, CISPA, government, Congress, privacy
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: Internet freedom, Apple, Google, Sergey Brin, Facebook, government
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: RIM, government, Blackberry
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: government, IT jobs
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: password, Facebook, government
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, Europe, U.S., exascale, supercomputers, government
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: legislation, tracking, government
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: Google +, government
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: government, Internet
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: government, cloud computing
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: government, hackers
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: apps, Aneesh Chopra, government, developer, cloud computing
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: government, Otellini, economy, Intel, IT Jobs/Salary
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: media, ICANN, government, IT
Time For The Second Federal CIO
By Chris Nerney | Article Published March 13, 2009
Time For The Second Federal CIO
Tags: IT, Obama, FBI, federal CIO, government, Kundra
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, SEC, InternetNews.com, government
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: technology, media, government, IT, data
The Internet Plot Our Media Ignored
By Chris Nerney | Article Published August 07, 2008
The Internet Plot Our Media Ignored
Tags: Heath Ledger, Paris Hilton, Lessig, government, Patriot Act, Internet




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