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Bipartisan Bill Would Bolster Security Defenses Against Open Source Software Vulnerabilities

Sens. Gary Peters, D-Mich., and Rob Portman, R-Ohio, have proposed a bill to help protect federal and critical infrastructure systems by strengthening the security of open source software. The legislation comes after a hearing convened by Peters and Portman on...

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TikTok Could Face $29 Million Fine from UK For Failing to Protect Children’s Privacy

TikTok could face a fine of 27 million pounds – about $29 million -- over allegations of violating the United Kingdom’s children’s data privacy...

DOE Investing $12M to Enhance Cybersecurity of Energy Systems

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Wednesday announced that it is investing $12 million for six new research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects...

Tesla to Recall 1.1M Vehicles Over Automatic Windows

Tesla is recalling nearly 1.1 million cars in the US because the windows might close too fast and injure people's fingers. The National Highway...

Crypto Trader Wintermute Hit by $160 Million Hack

Hackers have stolen digital assets worth around $160 million from crypto trading firm Wintermute, according to a tweet from its CEO on Tuesday. CEO...

Bipartisan Bill Aims to Ensure DOD Keeps Pace With Rapidly Changing Tech

U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Angus King (I-ME) on Friday introduced the American Defense Programs, Logistics, and Acquisitions for the Nation’s Security (American...

Uber Investigates Hack After Report of Breach

Uber said on Thursday it is investigating a possible breach of its network after a hacker gained access on Thursday to the company’s internal...

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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 Sues Amazon for Anti-Competitive Practices, Price Manipulation

California Attorney General Rob Bonta sued Amazon Wednesday, alleging the e-commerce giant has stifled competition in a way that’s increased prices for California consumers. The...

Tesla Sued for ‘Deceptive Claims’ About So-Called Self-Driving Cars

Tesla Inc was sued on Wednesday in a proposed class action accusing the electric car company of misleading the public by falsely advertising its...

Justice Department Charges Iranians With ‘Ransomware-Style Extortion’ Against US Targets

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday charged three Iranian nationals with allegedly orchestrating a scheme to hack into the computer networks of multiple...

DuckDuckGo, Other Pro-Privacy Companies Appeal to Congress to Curb Big Tech Excesses

A group of 13 companies urged the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to approve a bill that would rein in giant tech companies like Alphabet's...

NIST, Google to Produce Chips for Researchers and Startups

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has signed a cooperative research and development agreement...

Lawmakers Urge ICE to Stop Use of Facial Recognition, Other Surveillance Technologies

Democratic senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) called on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to discontinue its use of facial recognition...

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