How the US dismantled a malware network used by Russian spies to steal government secrets
The U.S. government said it has disrupted a long-running Russian cyber espionage campaign that stole sensitive information from the U.S. and NATO governments, an operation that took the feds almost 20
After New Zealand, Australia bans TikTok on official devices
Australia banned TikTok on official devices today, joining western countries including the U.S. and the UK to ban the app.
FBI confirms it’s investigating a cyber incident on its own network
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has confirmed that it’s investigating malicious cyber activity on its own network. CNN reported on Friday that hackers compromised an FBI computer system at
Taiwan fines car renting giant iRent for customer data spill
Taiwanese authorities have fined car rental and ridesharing giant iRent after TechCrunch revealed the company was spilling customers’ data and identity documents onto the open web for months. Ac
US, UK sanction 7 alleged members of infamous Russian Trickbot hacking gang
In a first-of-its-kind coordinated action, authorities in the United States and the United Kingdom have sanctioned seven individuals allegedly behind the infamous Russia-based cybercrime gang Trickbo
Meet the prolific Russian espionage crew hacking spymasters and lawmakers
A notorious hacking group with alleged ties to Russian intelligence services has claimed its latest victim: British lawmaker Stewart McDonald. McDonald, a member of Parliament for his constituency in
Ransomware is a global problem that needs a global solution
This time last year, we were optimistic. It seemed like the tide was turning on ransomware after the U.S. government scored a handful of wins against the cybercriminals carrying out these increasingly
Beam raises $6.4M to help citizens access safety net funds
Beam, a startup that helps citizens access government financial aid, has raised $6.4 million in Series A funding. The company, previously known as Edquity, helps deliver funds across a wide array of p
Ring launches pilot program to let local agencies share updates and ‘safety information’
Ring today announced that local government agencies will be able to have an official presence on the company’s Neighbors app. Beginning with the City of North Port and Pinellas County Government
Aiphone door entry systems can be ‘easily’ bypassed thanks to NFC bug
The vulnerability in the door entry security system, used in government buildings and apartment complexes, cannot be fixed.
Why a Memphis VC is betting $52M on startups selling to complex orgs
Ridgeline is a new VC firm that invests in B2B companies with a specific goal in mind: helping its portfolio companies sell to complex organizations that are hard to crack, but can be great customers
‘Insane’ — UK tech reacts to government moves that might hand UK startups contract to Barclays Bank
Tech Nation is trailing in second place in the race to remain the U.K.’s government-backed “startup champion” after the latter put the £12 million contract out to tender, according to T
FTC sets its sights on ‘unfair, deceptive, and anticompetitive practices’ in gig economy
The Federal Trade Commission is looking into the complex and potentially unfair economics and policies of the gig economy for “deceptive, unfair, and otherwise unlawful acts and practices.”
Dear Sophie: Is there a way to keep working in the US after my J-1 visa expires?
I'm a Fulbright scholar on a J-1 visa. I’ve been told that after my J-1 ends, I’m required to return to my country for two years. Is there a way I can stay in the U.S.?
Dear Sophie: Can I start a company or a side hustle on a TN visa?
I’m a Canadian citizen working under a TN visa as a software engineer in the U.S. I want to start my own company or at least earn money through a side hustle. Is this possible on my TN visa?
How tech giants are responding to the growing green card backlog
US Citizenship and Immigration Services -- the agency responsible for issuing green cards -- is barreling toward a failure to adjudicate tens of thousands of applications before a Sept. 30 deadline.
German startups could use more venture capital, but Germany’s government has a plan
Germany's €30 billion plan for its startups has a national goal -- making sure that profits from homegrown successes stay home.
Is the future of the microchip industry going to be Made in America?
With all eyes on Taiwan and worries mounting around semiconductor supply, the U.S. CHIPS Act is timely. But it is not unique: Other countries also aspire to reduce their reliance on imported chips.
FTC sets the wheels in motion for a major data privacy ruling
The Federal Trade Commission is warming up for a major ruling on data privacy and digital surveillance, a domain it has long enforced case by case but which has reached a stage of crisis it believes m
Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…
If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions: Crypto daylong deep dive on November 17 in Miami. We have spec