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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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...

EU Watchdog to Establish Taskforce to Investigate TikTok; Question’s Use of Clearview’s Facial Recognition Tech

An EU taskforce will examine the practices of Chinese video app TikTok, and sent a strong warning with regard to the use of Clearview...

Just Eat Takeaway to Create World’s Largest Food Delivery Outside China With $7.3 Billion Grubhub Acquisition

European food-ordering firm Just Eat Takeaway.com said on Wednesday it is acquiring U.S. peer Grubhub Inc in an all-stock deal that, when completed, would...

Republican Senators Urge FCC to Clarify Section 230 Following Trump’s Executive Order

Four Republican senators have requested that the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) take a fresh look at Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and...

DHS Warns of Windows 10 Vulnerability to Cyberattack Due to Exploit Code in the Wild

The Department of Homeland Security's cybersecurity advisory division has warned Windows 10 users of the possibility of a wave of cyberattacks due to the...

Ford, Volkswagen Partner on Electric Vehicles, Autonomous Driving

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG on Wednesday announced that are collaborating in the production of midsize pickup trucks and commercial and electric vehicles. According...

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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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Telemarketer Faces Record $225 Million Fine for 1 Billion Spoofed Robocalls

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed a $225 million fine against Texas-based health insurance telemarketers for apparently making approximately 1 billion illegally spoofed...

FCC Adopts Bidding Procedures For $16 Billion Rural Broadband Auction

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday adopted procedures for Phase I of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction (Auction 904), which will award up...

FCC Speeds Up Deployment of 5G Wireless Infrastructure

The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday took action to facilitate the deployment of 5G networks across the United States by clarifying and seeking comment on...

Lawmakers Query DHS on Use of Predator Drone to Monitor George Floyd Protesters

Some Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform queried the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on what it termed "the use of...

New Apple Patent Would Allow For Socially Distant Selfies

A newly granted Apple patent would allow users to generate selfies with a group of people residing at distant, separate locations. The patent titled, Generating...

U.S. to Investigate Digital Services Taxes

The United States said Tuesday that it is launching a probe into the digital services taxes being considered or adopted by its trading partners...

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