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Equifax Breach Was Just as Infuriating and Dumb as You Thought, New House Report Finds Equifax Breach Was Just as Infuriating and Dumb as You Thought, New House Report Finds

House Republicans spent 14 months investigating the 2017 Equifax breach only to reach the same conclusions that virtually everyone else with a brain did in the immediate aftermath of the company’s disclosure. The breach was “entirely preventable,” lawmakers found, and the credit reporting agency’s shit management did…

FCC Investigates Mystery Mobile Carrier Suspected of Lying About 4G Coverage FCC Investigates Mystery Mobile Carrier Suspected of Lying About 4G Coverage

In a statement late Friday, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced an investigation was underway to determine whether a particular mobile carrier had lied about the extent of its 4G coverage. But we’ll have to wait to find out the name of the culprit.

Ajit Pai Just Got His Second 'Courage' Award of the Year Ajit Pai Just Got His Second 'Courage' Award of the Year

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai received an award on Wednesday from a conservative media organization for his “courage in public service.” It is the second time Pai has been awarded for “courage” in 2018.

Senator's 'Cyber Doctrine' Calls for U.S. to Redraw the Blueprint for Information Warfare Senator's 'Cyber Doctrine' Calls for U.S. to Redraw the Blueprint for Information Warfare

In a speech on Friday, Democrat Mark Warner, vice chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee, presented what he called “a new cyber doctrine,” advocating not only for a hardening of America’s digital infrastructure but for an approach to cyberwarfare that doesn’t hinge solely on mirroring adversaries’ use of offensive…

Ajit Pai Says It's 'Fact' Russian Accounts Filed Net Neutrality Comments, But FCC Says Different in Court Ajit Pai Says It's 'Fact' Russian Accounts Filed Net Neutrality Comments, But FCC Says Different in Court

Does the Federal Communications Commission believe that more than half a million comments about net neutrality originated from Russia last year? It depends on who you ask. Remarks offered by Chairman Ajit Pai as recently as yesterday appear in stark relief to claims the FCC recently filed in court.

FCC Denies NY Times, BuzzFeed Logs Linked to Fake 'Russian' Comments, Made-Up Cyberattack FCC Denies NY Times, BuzzFeed Logs Linked to Fake 'Russian' Comments, Made-Up Cyberattack

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai on Monday applauded his agency’s decision to keep secret months’ worth of data logs sought by reporters trying to shed further light on suspicious activity last year involving millions of fraudulent net neutrality comments. The agency rejected two record requests filed by major publications, the…

Only Jail-Time and Stiff Fines Will Stop This, Say Senators After Marriott Breach Only Jail-Time and Stiff Fines Will Stop This, Say Senators After Marriott Breach

Of all the reactions thus far to the “jaw-dropping” Marriott hotel-chain data breach, the strongest unsurprisingly came from the U.S. Senate’s leading privacy advocate, Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon.

Hackers Find Stolen NSA Exploit Useful Again, Compromise Tens of Thousands of Routers Hackers Find Stolen NSA Exploit Useful Again, Compromise Tens of Thousands of Routers

A Microsoft exploit made public last year after being pinched from the National Security Agency has now been used by hackers to compromise more than 45,000 internet routers, according to researchers.

Legal Threat Looms Over Israeli Cyber Firm Accused of Helping Saudi Spies Legal Threat Looms Over Israeli Cyber Firm Accused of Helping Saudi Spies

Amnesty International on Thursday said it had submitted a formal request to Israeli authorities two weeks ago asking that the export license of a Herzliya-based hacking firm be revoked over reported efforts to sell Saudi Arabia sophisticated surveillance software.

Trump Now Pretending He's Barely Heard of Julian Assange Trump Now Pretending He's Barely Heard of Julian Assange

Asked about Julian Assange on Tuesday while departing the White House on his way to Mar-a-Lago for Thanksgiving, President Trump feigned ignorance, telling reporters he doesn’t “know much about” the WikiLeaks founder, whose publication of hacked Democratic emails Trump praised repeatedly on the 2016 campaign trial.

Russian Hacking Group Used a Deadly Plane Crash as Phishing Bait, Security Firm Says Russian Hacking Group Used a Deadly Plane Crash as Phishing Bait, Security Firm Says

Security firm Palo Alto Networks on Tuesday issued a new warning about phishing attacks linked to APT 28, the elite Russian hacking group tied to the 2016 election interference in the United States.

WikiLeaks Helped Hackers Rifle Through Stolen Company Emails, Leaked FBI Docs Show WikiLeaks Helped Hackers Rifle Through Stolen Company Emails, Leaked FBI Docs Show

The revelation that U.S. prosecutors have prepared an indictment against Julian Assange, a fact the government inadvertently made public Thursday evening, has again fanned the flames of speculation over what class of crimes he might be charged with should British authorities finally capture and deposit him on American…

Healthcare.gov Breach Included Social Security Numbers and, Reportedly, Children's Info Healthcare.gov Breach Included Social Security Numbers and, Reportedly, Children's Info

New details have surfaced about a data breach first reported on October 19 involving a healthcare.gov portal, which is currently said to affect as many as 75,000 consumers.

Sprint Offers Weak-Ass Denial in Response to Accusations of Skype Throttling Sprint Offers Weak-Ass Denial in Response to Accusations of Skype Throttling

A multi-university study released this week concluded that Sprint has been throttling the bandwidth of customers using Skype, Microsoft’s popular internet-based video chat service.

No, Brian Kemp Did Not Just Doxx Georgia Voters—But the Reality Is Somehow Worse No, Brian Kemp Did Not Just Doxx Georgia Voters—But the Reality Is Somehow Worse

The contentious and still unresolved Georgia gubernatorial election has led to a variety of claims of unfair play on the part of GOP candidate and current Secretary of State Brian Kemp, including a voter suppression lawsuit and reports of voting machine technical malfunctions. Today, a handful of social media pundits…

Why Democrats Didn't Campaign More on Net Neutrality Why Democrats Didn't Campaign More on Net Neutrality

As Americans line up to vote on Tuesday, some of net neutrality’s most vocal defenders remain confident that the issue will be a determining factor in the 2018 midterm elections. Privately, however, some Democrats have expressed doubt that the battle over the ‘net is key to regaining control of Congress—even as…

Wyden Unveils Plan to Protect Private Data, Restore 'Do Not Track,' and Jail Reckless CEOs Wyden Unveils Plan to Protect Private Data, Restore 'Do Not Track,' and Jail Reckless CEOs

By the time it was clear the fallout from the Equifax breach reached roughly three-fourths of adult Americans, Washington lawmakers were already tripping over themselves to churn out a law that they hoped would, in some future, analogous disaster, hold accountable the negligent hoarders of Americans’ personal, private…

U.S. Indicts Chinese Hacker-Spies in Conspiracy to Steal Aerospace Secrets U.S. Indicts Chinese Hacker-Spies in Conspiracy to Steal Aerospace Secrets

The U.S. Justice Department has charged two Chinese intelligence officers, six hackers, and two aerospace company insiders in a sweeping conspiracy to steal confidential aerospace technology from U.S. and French companies.

Facebook Hunts for Content Celebrating a Failed Mail Bomber Facebook Hunts for Content Celebrating a Failed Mail Bomber

Days before the arrest of Cesar Sayoc Jr., the man police say mailed up to 14 pipe bombs to chief political rivals of President Donald Trump, teams of Facebook employees were already busy combing the platform trying to remove as much content as possible praising the failed terrorist attacks.

California Attorney General Delays Enacting State Net Neutrality Law California Attorney General Delays Enacting State Net Neutrality Law

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday entered into an agreement with the telecom industry groups currently suing California over its recently passed net neutrality law, potentially delaying its implementation until next year.

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