Visa to Allow Payment Settlements Using Cryptocurrency

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...

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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...

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...

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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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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...

Nintendo Revises Number of Hacked Accounts: Says About 300,000 Accessed

Japanese gaming giant Nintendo has admitted that an additional 140,000 user accounts were accessed by unauthorized means, pushing the number up to about 300,000....

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...

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