To realize that the background check industry needs an overhaul look no further than the backlog of 700,000 background checks faced by the federal agency that handles all background checks for sensiti
The FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order, which vastly curtails the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules, has officially taken effect in the Federal Register. It may sound like the end of the line,
Health data privacy advocacy group MedConfidential believes ministers are trying to sneak in a data protection law carveout, in order to hand politicians the power to judge the ethics of -- for exampl
I have no doubt that the same great minds who are actively driving new platforms for commerce and engagement can formulate a new product (or adapt an existing one) that allows elected officials to en
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Even though millions of letters from the general public were ignored, in a last ditch effort to preserve net neutrality, 21 high profile technologists have penned an open letter to the FCC.
In the last year, members of the government have accused the Black Lives Matter organization of being a terrorist organization, calling those associated with it “Black Identity Extremists.”
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today made good on his long-standing pledge to tackle regulations established in the last administration designed to protect the distribution of internet content. Pai distributed
Amazon today announced that its AWS cloud computing service now offers a new region that’s specifically designed for the workloads of the U.S. intelligence community. This new AWS Secret Region
Legal representatives of the UK government faced a raft of questions today from judges sitting in the European Court of Human Rights hearing a challenge to intelligence agencies' bulk collection pract
When Google was founded in 1998, its goal was to organize the world’s information. And for the most part, mission accomplished — but in 19 years the goalpost has moved forward and indexing
A one-year-old data transfer mechanism that's used by thousands of companies to authorize transfers of personal data between the European Union and the U.S. for processing has been given the thumbs up
A cyber security accelerator with links to the UK's GCHQ intelligence agency is doubling down for a second program that's larger and longer than the inaugural bootcamp which kicked off in January.
Privacy rights group Privacy International says it has obtained evidence for the first time that UK spy agencies are collecting social media information on potentially millions of people.
The U.S. Department of Justice's deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, gave a speech on encryption yesterday and boy was it a snoozer. It's almost as if all those decades of crypto wars never happe
Privacy rights group, Privacy International, is running a crowdfunding campaign to try to raise funds to help cover its legal costs as it continues to challenge the UK government's use of hacking as a
The U.S. Justice Department is said to be investigating the questionable sale of stock by Equifax executives in advance of the company's public announcement of its massive data breach. The investigati
The oversight court for the UK's intelligence agencies has said Europe's top court should rule on the legality of powers that give the country's security and intelligence agencies the ability to colle
European Union defense ministers have been taking part in a simulated cyber attack exercise today for the first time to practice strategic decision making and crisis-management under pressure of a (mo
India’s universal identification program — Aadhaar — suffered a setback today after the country’s Supreme Court voted unanimously in favor of individual privacy. Given the prev