Government

  • Snowden Claims U.S. Policy Is Creating A Black Market For Digital Weapons

    Snowden Claims U.S. Policy Is Creating A Black Market For Digital Weapons

    Edward Snowden says in a new interview with NOVA Next that the U.S. government wrongly promotes cyber offense strategies at the expense of weakening the system and leaving it open to cyber attacks from the black market. “We’re creating a class of Internet security researchers who research vulnerabilities, but then instead of disclosing them to the device manufacturers to get… Read More

  • Offshoring Data Won’t Protect It From The NSA

    Offshoring Data Won’t Protect It From The NSA

    The natural reaction of many citizens, companies and governments is to try to get their data out of the United States and out of the hands of American companies.  The idea is a seductive one, even for Americans.  Offshoring money has been a popular strategy for tax avoidance.  Why not offshore data to a foreign company? This offshoring of data to avoid surveillance is not just an idle… Read More

  • The Patriot Act Is Cannibalizing America’s Economic Edge

    The Patriot Act Is Cannibalizing America’s Economic Edge

    Editor’s Note: Amit Patel is the chief financial officer of HighQ. You would think that when tech companies, the ACLU and the NRA unite for the same cause, the federal government would listen. That was not the case in this year’s USA FREEDOM Act vote where the Senate voted against reforms that would stop the NSA from collecting phone metadata. The majority opinion… Read More

  • NYC May Integrate Apple Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal For Parking Tickets

    NYC May Integrate Apple Pay, Bitcoin, PayPal For Parking Tickets

    Given that NYC is the greatest city in the world (I’m definitely not biased), it makes sense that the Big Apple is looking to give its residents a better way to pay off their many parking tickets. According to MarketWatch, the city of New York issues eight to ten million parking tickets each year, coming out to around $30 billion in revenue for the city. That said, the city is… Read More

  • A Former Sony Pictures Exec Defends The Decision To Pull ‘The Interview’

    A Former Sony Pictures Exec Defends The Decision To Pull ‘The Interview’

    Late last week, TechCrunch had a chat with former Sony Pictures Chief Digital Strategy Officer Mitch Singer to discuss the motivations that likely went into Sony deciding to pull “The Interview” from theaters and the implications of that decision. Read More

  • How Mobile And Social Feeds Government’s Appetite For Innovation

    How Mobile And Social Feeds Government’s Appetite For Innovation

    Editor’s note: Anne Altman is the general manager of IBM U.S. Federal and Government Industries. Applications that simply deliver information can be useful, but government agencies are now pushing user engagement to new heights. With 173 million people in the U.S. owning smartphones, citizens are continuously equipped with an Internet connection, GPS functionality and a digital… Read More

  • The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

    The FBI Blames North Korea For Sony Hack

    The FBI has officially put the blame on the North Korean government for the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack which resulted in the theft of mass amounts of personal and commercial data, as well as the shut down of Sony Pictures work computers. A group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace” had claimed responsibility. In the FBI’s full official statement, which is now… Read More

  • US Officials Believe North Korea Was Involved In Sony Hacks

    US Officials Believe North Korea Was Involved In Sony Hacks

    U.S. officials say they believe that North Korea’s government was involved in the large-scale hack of Sony servers, which led to the leak of troves of Sony data from emails to unreleased projects, according to the NYT. Federal cyber-security sources say that there is evidence indicating that the hack was routed through computers in Singapore, Thailand, Italy, Bolivia and Cyprus, ABC reports. Read More

  • U.S. Relaxation Of Trade Restrictions With Cuba Includes Greater Access To Internet Services

    U.S. Relaxation Of Trade Restrictions With Cuba Includes Greater Access To Internet Services

    The U.S. and Cuba are easing their diplomatic relations, the White House is announcing today, marking a relaxation of a relationship that has remained tense since the Cold War. Part of that easing will include “new efforts to increase Cubans’ access to communications and their ability to communicate freely,” according to information shared by the White House about the scope… Read More

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