David Hoffman, Intel’s associate general counsel and global privacy officer, said in a blog post on April 22 that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) needs to be given more authority to rein in the activities of data brokers. […]
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The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA), an industry group which advocates for laws to promote “more efficient and effective spectrum utilization,” announced April 16 that Cisco Systems, Swarm Technologies, and UTStarcom have joined the Alliance.[…]
Citing “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” Facebook announced today that it has purged accounts from Iran, Russia, Macedonia, and Kosovo.[…]
The General Services Administration announced the 2019 class of Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) today, adding 17 fellows to support Federal agencies in delivering innovative projects and technology.[…]
As Federal agency leaders look to modernize networks and provide better citizen services, they need to have a “Citizen First” mentality, rather than “Cloud First” or “Cloud Smart,” Claire Bailey, director of Federal, State and Local Mainframe Solutions at Compuware, told MeriTalk.[…]
A group of 31 civil rights and advocacy groups released a letter today urging Mark Zuckerberg to step down as Facebook’s CEO.[…]
U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein voiced a forceful argument on Thursday for tech device and service makers to build into their products the means for law enforcement to legally access decrypted content, but offered little that was new in the way of solutions to the problem which the Federal government has complained about for years.[…]
The private sector is the prime driver for Congress to take up data privacy legislation in 2019, industry panelists said Thursday at an event organized by Bloomberg Government.[…]
Federal agencies should reduce complexity to fight back against cybersecurity threats, government and private sector participants said during a panel at FCW’s Cybersecurity Summit.
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After the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2019 cleared a major hurdle late yesterday with the release of a conference report that reconciles differences between House and Senate versions of the bills, techies across the Federal government are finding that IT modernization and innovation amendments for the Pentagon fared well in the legislation.[…]
Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., said in a tweet late Tuesday that he supports a “full investigation” by Federal government authorities into Facebook over its dealings with political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica including the firm’s use of Facebook user data on millions of Americans to construct voter profiles.
California lawmakers on Thursday passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, one of the toughest U.S. laws governing data privacy. The legislation specifically targets information companies, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, and AT&T–many of whom are headquartered in California.[…]