Government hacking raises new security concerns

… posed by government hacking. Can you explain government hacking? “Government hacking” refers to … sites included an anonymous webmail service used by journalists, activists, and dissidents … other NSA tools, after a group called the “Shadow Brokers” apparently … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Government…

Hacking, government hacking, NSA | Homeland Security Newswire

9/20/18 Government hacking Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments News of governments such as Russia and North Korea deploying their tech teams to hack into companies for political reasons has made headlines (think Sony after release of the movie The Interview). But what about when…

US agencies see alliance between North Korean, Chinese hackers

… US government. A China-North Korean hacking alliance? The cyber-attack on Sony … used emails designed to allow hackers to penetrate and manipulate computer … – and that it involved deliberate cyber attacks and intrusions into US commercial … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE US agencies…

California Law Could be a Big Step Forward for Police Transparency

Government can’t be accountable unless it is transparent. Voters and taxpayers can only know whether they approve of the actions of public officials and public employees if they know what they’re doing. That transparency is especially important when it comes to the actions of local…

More Bay Area Jurisdictions Adopt Civilian Control of Police Spy Tech

This week, two California jurisdictions joined the growing movement to subject government surveillance technology to democratic transparency and civilian control. Each culminated a local process spearheaded by concerned residents who campaigned for years. First, on Monday, the City of Palo Alto voted 8-1 to adopt…

Litigation gone digital: Ottawa experiments with artificial intelligence in tax cases

… Department has quietly launched an artificial intelligence experiment as the Trudeau government … up efforts to use more artificial intelligence programs across departments. Those efforts … suggesting seven principles for using artificial intelligence, including a proposal that AI … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Litigation…

Government Report on One Year Anniversary of Equifax Breach Finds No Action by Federal Agencies

The Government Accountability Office released a report on “Actions Taken by Equifax and Federal Agencies in Response to the 2017 Breach.” The GAO report details the Equifax data breach in 2017 that compromised the authenticating details (SSN, Data of Birth) of over one hundred million…

Congress Moves Forward with Dangerous Attack on Private Drones

Expanded Government Authority to Destroy Drones Expected As Part of Routine FAA Bill When government agencies hide their activities from the public, private drones can be a crucial tool for transparency and public oversight. But now, some members of Congress want to give the federal…

Justice Department to announce computer hacking charges against North Korean spy in connection with 2014 attack on Sony Pictures

… major foreign cyber-adversaries to have hacking-related charges brought against government operatives … that Park and other Lazarus Group members conducted the Sony attack … not so easy to remain anonymous when the government commits to … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Justice Department to announce…