Visa Inc said on Monday it will allow the use of  USD Coin (USDC), a stablecoin backed by the US dollar, to settle a transaction with Visa over Ethereum, one of the most actively used open-source blockchains. The move is...
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday announced $29 million to develop new tools to analyze massive amounts of scientific information, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced algorithms. All have the potential to reveal critical new insights—and even...
A bipartisan group of senators have urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to prioritize cybersecurity and to keep the leadership of the Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Emergency Response, (CESER), in place to ensure that the department can...
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...
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 in a ruling made Monday. U.S. District Judge Henry Morgan in Norfolk, Virginia, concluded after a...
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 law that grants online companies legal immunity. Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act...
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 bad faith by selectively censoring political speech and hiding content created by their competitors. Sen. Josh...
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 and other car manufacturers that have already debuted such vehicles. Tesla introduced its first self-driving vehicle...
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 direct the President to develop a plan to ensure essential functions of the economy are...
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 Unmanned Aircraft Systems,” according to a notice posted Tuesday to the Federal Register. The DHS is interested...