Cyberwarfare and Cybersecurity

The use of computers and the Internet in conducting warfare in cyberspace.

Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon is pledging to stop selling information on phone owners’ locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

Trump Administration Weighs Building US 5G Network to Counter China

Some White House officials view next-generation 5G wireless service as a “key area of competition,” and they say that the threat from China, in particular, justifies a “moonshot” government effort like the construction of the interstate highway sy

Huawei: FCC Can't Block USF Funding

Chinese telecom Huawei has again told the Federal Communications Commission that the commission's proposal to exclude some Chinese companies' technology--Huawei and ZTE-- from Universal Service Fund broadband subsidy support is both legally and fa

Rhode Island Sues Google Over Google+ Breach

Rhode Island is suing Google over a data breach the state said compromised the information of 52.5 million users. That is according to the office of RI General Treasurer Seth Magaziner—the state's pension fund is invested in Google.

Republicans and Democrats are feuding over the Equifax breach

Republican leaders of the House Oversight Committee released a scathing report about the Equifax data breach on Dec 10, detailing a series of security failures that preceded the 2017 compromise of 140 million Americans’ personal information.

Millions Of Comments About The FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Were Fake. Now The Feds Are Investigating.

According to unnamed sources, the Justice Department is investigating whether crimes were committed when potentially millions of people’s identities were posted to the Federal Communications Commission’s website without their permission, falsely a

FCC Chairman Pai acknowledges Russians interfered in net neutrality debate

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said that roughly 500,000 comments submitted during the debate over the controversial repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules were linked to Russian email addresses.

Apple security expert moves to ACLU as 'public interest tech' builds

A senior Apple security expert left for a much lower-paying job at the American Civil Liberties Union, the latest sign of increasing activity on policy issues by Silicon Valley privacy specialists and other engineers.

Defense Information Systems Agency outlines plans to wall off agency from public internet

The Defense Department is giving industry more time to come up with plans to quarantine the agency’s internal networks using the cloud.

Emails of top National Republican Congressional Committee officials stolen in major 2018 hack

The House GOP campaign arm suffered a major hack during the 2018 election, exposing thousands of sensitive emails to an outside intruder, according to three senior party officials.