DOJ Indicts John McAfee for Tax Evasion

Anti-virus software entrepreneur John McAfee has been arrested in Spain and faces extradition to the US where he has been charged with tax evasion. The DOJ has levied a number of counts of tax evasion against McAfee, saying that he “willfully attempted...

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Cisco Ordered To Pay $1.9 Billion in Patent Infringement Suit, Plans Appeal

A U.S. judge on Monday ordered Cisco Systems Inc to pay $1.9 billion for infringing on four patents belonging to cybersecurity startup Centripetal Networks...

Legislators Target Tech’s Legal Immunity to Tackle Online Drug Sales

Two U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced legislation to tackle the sale of opioids and illicit drugs online through the amendment of a key federal...

DOJ, Senate Repulicans, Introduce Bill to Let Americans Sue Big Tech for Undue Censorship

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and some republican lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a bill to empower Americans to sue Big Tech companies who act in...

Ford to Offer Hands-Free Driving From 2021

Ford Motor Co said Thursday that it will integrate hands-free driving in select vehicles starting from 2021. With Active Drive Assist, Ford joins Tesla...

Senate Democrat Introduces Legislation to Strengthen U.S. Cybersecurity

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) on Friday introduced a pair of bills to address vulnerabilities in America’s cybersecurity defenses. The Continuity of Economy Act of 2020 would...

DHS Wants to Know What The Public Thinks About The Use of Drones In Emergencies

The Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate plans to issue a survey titled, “Understanding Public Perception and Acceptance of First Responders Use of...

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We Are at The Edge of Realizing the Potentials of Bug Bounties and Crowdsourced Security – Hackerone

More organizations are taking advantage of bug bounty programs to strengthen their security postures. It simply makes sense – crowdsource the best cyber talent at scale to find those security gaps before the bad actors find them, and exploit...

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Virtru is Like a Spell Check for Security: We Take Privacy Very Seriously – Virtru CEO

John Ackerly is the cofounder, CEO of Virtru Corporation. He spent the earlier part of his career working as the lead policy adviser on technology issues at the White House, and Policy Director at the Department of Commerce. Ackerly...

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California Regulator Classifies Lyft, Uber Drivers as Employees

California's leading industry regulator said in an order Tuesday that ride-hail drivers are employees under AB5, the state’s new gig-work law, marking a significant development in...

FBI Warns on Increase in Exploitation of Mobile Banking Apps by Criminals

The FBI on Wednesday warned that malicious cyber actors were targeting mobile banking apps. As the public increases its use of mobile banking apps,...

Department of State Issues RFI on Clear Path For 5G Newtworks Traffic Through U.S. Diplomatic Facilities

The Department of State is seeking information from industry vendors on how they would implement a 5G Clean Path plan. Secretary Pompeo announced April 29...

U.S. Senators Press Trump Administration to End Weaponization of Facial Recognition Technology

Severeal U.S. senators on Wednesday pressed Trump administration officials to end federal law enforcement’s weaponizing of facial recognition technology against peaceful protesters exercising their First...

Lawmakers Query Juniper Networks on Use of NSA Algorithm With Backdoor Which Led to Breach

Some members of the U.S. House on Wednesday asked Juniper Networks to explain how an NSA-designed algorithm, which leading cybersecurity experts believe contains an encryption backdoor, appeared...

Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Propose $22.8 Billion in Aid to Semiconductor Industry

A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday introduced a bill to provide more than $22.8 billion in aid for semiconductor manufacturers to "restore semiconductor...

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