Cyberwarfare and Cybersecurity

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

To guard against hacking, Democrats recommend scrapping tele-caucus

Democratic officials moved to block plans to allow caucusgoers to vote by phone in Iowa and Nevada in 2020 because of concerns the technology could be hacked.

Former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon Aims to Embolden President Trump With Huawei Film

President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon has produced a new film called “Claws of the Red Dragon” attacking Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company President Trump has forbidden US companies from doing business with ove

Department of Commerce Adds Dozens of New Huawei Affiliates to the Entity List and Maintains Narrow Exemptions through the Temporary General License

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the US Department of Commerce identified 46 additional Huawei affiliates that require inclusion on the Entity List, as part of a routine review of all Entity Listings.

Senator Wyden to AT&T and T-Mobile: You Don’t Need to Store So Much Customer Data

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter to major US telecommunications companies AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon urging them to lower the amount of sensitive data they store on customers.

How big tech and policymakers miss the mark when fighting online extremism

We are at an impasse. Legislative and corporate policies are designed to solve a specific problem for a particular stakeholder at a set time and place.

Attorney General Barr says encrypted apps pose ‘grave threat’ to safety

Attorney General William Barr delivered a blistering critique of encrypted messaging programs, saying they are preventing law enforcement from stopping killings, drug dealing and terrorism, and warned that time may be running out for the tech indu

FCC Announces CSRIC VII Working Groups and Seeks Participants

By this Public Notice, the Federal Communications Commission announces the topics and chairs of the six working groups that will assist the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) VII. 


Blandin Foundation

Tue, 10/08/2019 - 09:00 to Thu, 10/10/2019 - 17:00

Broadband access today is as varied as communities across Minnesota. Some enjoy a gig, others are working hard for any service, and the rest are somewhere in between. This conference is for all communities, regardless of where they are on the spectrum – because we’ve learned that having broadband isn’t enough. It takes inspiration, encouragement and guidance to reap the full benefits. We’ll be talking about how to make the most of what you’ve got and/or get more.

This year’s conference will shine a light on local broadband heroes as well as look at several aspects of broadband:

How cities can create a trustworthy privacy model

The growth of digital government services and internet-connected devices scattered across urban landscapes is giving city officials access to ever-increasing amounts of data on their constituents.

President Trump threatens to ‘take a look’ at Google for China ties

President Donald Trump appeared to threaten that his administration would “take a look” at Google, opening an investigation into the search giant out of concern that it has been breached by the Chinese government. “Billionaire Tech Investor Peter