The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking a subscription service that will help it monitor for potential threats on social media service while maintaining privacy rights, according to an amended request for proposal (RFP) published July 30. […]

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A bill being readied by Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Josh Hawley R-Mo., would require large online service providers to give users regular assessments of the monetary value of the data that consumers provide to them.






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Iranian social media users impersonated Americans – including House Republicans leading up to the 2018 elections – in an effort to spread disinformation, according to a May 28 FireEye Threat Intelligence report. FireEye found that the social media users “have also had material published in U.S. and Israeli media outlets, attempted to lobby journalists to […] […]

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday issued a solicitation for “a web-based subscription to a Commercial-Off the Shelf (COTS) social media monitoring tool that provides emailed alerts to SEC staff based on keyword searches for relevant topics with ability to monitor social media sites.”






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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate committee that the agency plans to use the final months of the Obama administration and the fiscal 2017 budget request to kick-start and expand a new operational focus on data and cybersecurity.






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The Department of Veterans Affairs suspended the use of the Yammer social sharing platform after a scathing Inspector General report found mass violations of VA security policy that may have put veterans’ personal information at risk. In an email sent to all VA employees Thursday, VA officials said use of Yammer has been susepended effecitive […] […]

As many as 50,000 Department of Veterans Affairs employees took part in an unauthorized internal social network that may have compromised VA data as far back as 2008, according to the results of an investigation released today. In a heavily-redacted 21-page report, released Thursday in response to a Freedom of Information Action request by MeriTalk, […] […]

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