us government

  1. cageymaru

    Facebook Faces a Multi-Billion Dollar Fine for Its Privacy Practices

    According to a report from the Washington Post, Facebook is negotiating with the FCC over a multi-billion dollar fine for its privacy issues and practices. The fine is expected to be the largest ever levied against a tech company. In 2011, the FTC and Facebook reached a deal to improve the...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    The Department of Defense is Still Not Very Secure

    According to a new report from the Pentagon's Inspector General (PDF Warning), which was spotted by Motherboard, the Department of Defense still has some glaring cybersecurity issues. While the Pentagon has apparently made some great strides since 2017, there are still "266 open...
  3. cageymaru

    Department of Defense Seeks American Foundries for Cutting Edge Process Nodes

    Policy makers at the Department of Defense (DoD) are concerned with the current American landscape of innovative DMEA-accredited Trusted Foundries partners. The US government would prefer that sensitive chips for military applications be created here in America. IBM was entrusted to perform...
  4. R

    Documents Show Tor Project is Nearly 100% U.S Government Funded

    Author Yasha Levine is writing a book called Surveillance Valley, and in his research, filed a FIOA request that produced nearly 2,500 pages of correspondence between the Tor Project, and it's main funder, a CIA spinoff now known as the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG). Yasha has released...
  5. DooKey

    Amazon Hands Over Record Amount of Information To US Government

    Apparently, the US governement is requesting more and more information on customers from Amazon every year. In a recently released transparency report Amazon shows nearly 2,000 requests from information from the government in the first six months of 2017. Of that number they handed over...
  6. FrgMstr

    Government Limits Use of Kaspersky Lab Software

    While we try to stay away from politics, sometimes those intersect with tech and are worth discussion. That said, I will quote the facts, give it a link, and leave it there. Oh yeah, Russia, Russia, Russia! WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Tuesday removed Moscow-based...