Government

  • How to watch the Republican National Convention

    How to watch the Republican National Convention

    The Republican National Convention is underway in Cleveland, where the GOP is expected to finalize its nomination of Donald Trump. The entire Trump clan is attending, plus Donald backers like investor Peter Thiel and UFC president Dana White. The convention runs through Thursday, with most of the events occurring in the evening. The RNC is sure to make for interesting viewing, so here are… Read More

  • RNC braces for cyber attacks

    RNC braces for cyber attacks

    The Republican National Convention kicks off today in Cleveland and the event promises to be unusual. Donald Trump’s campaign has, of course, been controversial, and he’s putting his own strange spin on the event. Major GOP figures have declined to attend, so Trump has replaced them with the likes of Scott Baio and Peter Thiel. Read More

  • UK government warned to act fast on Brexit risks

    UK government warned to act fast on Brexit risks

    A UK parliamentary committee looking at issues pertaining to the digital economy has warned of multiple risks in the wake of last month’s referendum vote to leave the European Union. Read More

  • How to circumvent Turkey’s social media block

    How to circumvent Turkey’s social media block

    Access to several social media sites was blocked for over an hour in Turkey today during a reported military coup. Although internet traffic appears to be flowing normally again, Turkey’s government frequently responds to political events by blocking certain websites or throttling traffic.  “We saw the throttling of connections from Turkey to Twitter and Facebook just after… Read More

  • A Vice President Pence would be bad for building US culture of innovation

    A Vice President Pence would be bad for building US culture of innovation

    With a tweet from The Donald himself, it’s official that Governor Mike Pence of Indiana will be Donald Trump’s running mate. But Gov. Pence’s record in the tech industry has been clumsy at best. Perhaps knowing he needed to step up his tech efforts, the Governor has been loudly parading his “new” innovation and entrepreneurship plans for the state of Indiana in… Read More

  • UK surveillance bill includes powers to limit end-to-end encryption

    UK surveillance bill includes powers to limit end-to-end encryption

    The UK government has explicitly confirmed that a surveillance bill now making its way through the second chamber could be used to require a company to remove encryption. And even, in some circumstances, to force a comms service provider not to use end-to-end encryption to secure a future service they are developing. Read More

  • US, NSF to put $400M into Advanced Wireless Research Initiative for 5G networks

    US, NSF to put $400M into Advanced Wireless Research Initiative for 5G networks

    As President Obama approaches the end of his tenure in the White House, his team is launching a wireless networking research project that it hopes could be part of his wider legacy in the world of tech. Today, the Obama administration announced the Advanced Wireless Research Initiative, a group backed by $400 million in investment that will work on research aimed to “maintain U.S. Read More

  • Senate committee calls out Elon Musk, wants answers on Tesla Autopilot

    Senate committee calls out Elon Musk, wants answers on Tesla Autopilot

    The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation has called out Tesla CEO Elon Musk to answer some questions about the company’s Autopilot technology, and what the Silicon Valley automaker is doing to educate drivers about it. Sen. John Thune, chairman for the committee, issued the letter today seeking a response from Musk and Tesla no later than July 29th. The inquiry… Read More

  • Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government

    Microsoft triumphs in warrant case against U.S. Government

    In a surprise federal court ruling, Microsoft has won its lawsuit against the United States Government over a warrant for a customers’ emails. The company has been fighting since 2013 to resist turning over the emails, which are stored in an Irish data center. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ruled today that Microsoft is not required to comply with a warrant for the… Read More