EPIC Supports Data Protection Legislation for India

In response to a white paper on data protection from the Indian government, EPIC provided detailed comments, backing comprehensive legislation. The white paper analyzes data protection laws from around the world, comparing the approaches of different countries. The Indian government proposes a data protection framework…

Luxembourg to Accelerate Digitization with Cisco

Davos (Switzerland), 23 January 2018 The Luxembourg government and Cisco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding today in Davos, Switzerland, to speed up digitization in the Grand Duchy. In line with the ‘Digital Luxembourg’ initiative, which is the cornerstone of the country’s digital policy roadmap,…

The GAO Tried to Illegally Buy 79 Guns Online and Failed

In a recently released report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that for two and a half years, agents attempted to illegally buy guns on the darknet and clearnet. Unsurprisingly, the GAO found that illegally buying guns online proved more difficult than reports from the…

How the American Government Surveils the Blockchain

The United States federal government has paid approximately half a million dollars to a private corporation to help various agencies conduct surveillance on the Bitcoin blockchain. The corporation which helps the United States government conduct mass surveillance of Bitcoin transactions is known as Chainalysis. The…

Phifer swept up in cyber attack

As such, her story of coming to politics from working for the federal government in counter-terrorism and national security has been well-disseminated. More recently, Phifer’s background intersected with her campaign in another way. She learned late last year that her private information had been compromised…

Russian hackers targeting US Senate email accounts: Report

San FRancisco, Jan 13 (IANS) A hacking group allegedly associated with the Russian government is actively targeting the US Senate’s internal email system since June 2017, a cyber security firm claimed on Saturday. According to Japanese cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, this is the same group…

Undercover Agents Makes A Successfully Purchase Of AR-15 Automatic Rifle On Dark Web.

The government undercover and accountability office released the results of its undercover attempts to purchase firearms and weapons on the famous marketplaces of the dark web with an intention of collecting intelligence on what particularly happens there. The attempted surface web purchases and trades were…

Liberal government looks to update fight against online child porn

With online child sexploitation growing “exponentially,” the Liberal government is looking at developing artificial intelligence (AI) programs to help relieve officers traumatized by scanning the web for gruesome images of child-porn. Public Safety officials are also considering new legislation to require all communications providers —…

Russia-Based Kaspersky Labs Had Access To Stolen NSA Documents Leaked By Hackers

United States government officials claim Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab obtained National Security Agency documents that were later published online by the anonymous hacking group the Shadow Brokers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Investigators reportedly believe anti-virus software produced by Kaspersky Lab was used…

Feds to Sell Alleged Darknet Dealer’s Bitcoin

In December, a federal judge signed an order that allowed the U.S. government to sell bitcoin seized in an investigation into a fentanyl trafficking ring in Utah. Even though the defendants and original owners of the assets still faced charges in court, the U.S. Attorney’s…

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