Partnering on Digital Transformation with the Federal and Defense Sectors

Federal agencies have been working for several years to accelerate adoption of cloud solutions that improve user productivity and collaboration while also reducing costs. But CIOs today continue to struggle… VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Partnering on Digital Transformation with the Federal and Defense Sectors

Artificial intelligence is too powerful to be left to Facebook, Amazon and other tech giants

… : the government needs an Federal Artificial Intelligence Agency. Facebook FB, -1.08 … while we need a Federal Artificial Intelligence Agency, or FAIA, I would … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Artificial intelligence is too powerful to be left to Facebook, Amazon and other tech…

EPIC Obtains Partial Release of 2017 Facebook Audit

EPIC has obtained a redacted version of the 2017 Facebook Assessment required by the 2012 Federal Trade Commission Consent Order. The Order required Facebook to conduct biennial assessments from a third-party auditor of Facebook’s privacy and security practices. In March, EPIC filed a Freedom of…

Protecting Email Privacy—A Battle We Need to Keep Fighting

We filed an amicus brief in a federal appellate case called United States v. Ackerman Friday, arguing something most of us already thought was a given—that the Fourth Amendment protects the contents of your emails from warrantless government searches. Email and other electronic communications can…

Three Found Guilty in Fatal Fentanyl Conspiracy Case

A federal jury in Nashville, Tennessee, found three men guilty of participating a fentanyl distribution conspiracy based in Madison during an 8-days trial.. The men are now waiting for their prison sentences alongside another five co-conspirators who had previously pleaded guilty to their roles in…

Russian drug kingpin Alexandre Sitnikov arrested

Viktor Ivanov, the head of The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation (FDCS), met diplomats from 46 countries and gave them information about drug dealers. Names and addresses of these criminals were identified during special operation “Mosaic”. The list includes 1,500 names, 1,180…

FTC Stregnthens Penalties Against Uber for Covering Up Data Breach

The Federal Trade Commission has strengthened its 2017 settlement with Uber because the company hid a massive data breach and bug bounty program in 2016. Under the revised settlement, Uber must submit all of its privacy audits to the FTC, and will face civil penalties…

Pedophile Caught After Leaving His Face in Videos

The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in Wiesbaden and the Central Office for the Suppression of Cybercrime (GDR) in Giessen aired the picture of a pedophile who had shown his face in videos uploaded to darknet child abuse forums. The two police forces jointly issued…

California’s Legislature Seeks to Protect Network Neutrality and Promote ISP Competition

In response to the rollback of federal network neutrality protections, this year more than 20 states have taken up the mantle of protector of a free and open Internet. Washington has already passed a law and Oregon’s waits to be enacted. Not to be outdone,…

State Department to Require Social Media IDs of Visa Applicants

In a Federal Register notice released today, the State Department is proposing that all visa applicants submit social media identifiers to the federal government. EPIC previously opposed the agency’s plan, warning that “this proposal leaves the door open for abuse, mission creep, and the disproportionate…

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