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WhatsApp hit with €225 million fine for GDPR violations
September 2, 2021 - WhatsApp was hit with a €225 million fine for violating the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the second-highest GDPR fine ever.
Microsoft exec reveals “routine” secrecy orders from government investigators
July 1, 2021 - Microsoft exec Tom Burt revealed Wednesday that Federal law enforcement agencies send “routine” secret orders for customer information.
Government | Ransomware
Colonial Pipeline attack spurs new rules for critical infrastructure
May 25, 2021 - The Colonial Pipeline attack has spurred the TSA to issue new cybersecurity rules for pipeline companies in the US, expected this week.
Colonial Pipeline attack expected to trigger imminent hardening of cybersecurity rules for federal agencies
May 11, 2021 - Colonial Pipeline's ransomware attack caused the White House to possibly refine a planned Executive Order on cybersecurity.
Government | Stalkerware
Safe Connections Act could help domestic abuse survivors take control of their digital lives
March 22, 2021 - The Safe Connections Act could help domestic abuse and sex trafficking survivors—including those tracked by stalkerware-type applications.
Government | Security world
IoT cybersecurity bill passed by Senate
November 25, 2020 - The US Senate passed a bill to improve security guidelines and protocols for Internet of Things devices purchased and owned by the Federal government.
Government | Privacy | Security world
Going dark: encryption and law enforcement
May 22, 2020 - There's been a lot of talk recently about encryption and how law enforcement can't convict criminals without encryption keys. We beg to differ.
Would ‘Medicare for All’ help secure health data?
November 26, 2019 - Beyond the usual arguments on this subject, we wanted to ask the question: Are there any security risks we need to be worried about if the United States were to switch to ‘Healthcare for All’ policies?
How the government shutdown is influencing cybersecurity jobs
January 15, 2019 - As of this writing, the government shutdown of 2019 is the longest ever in America. Will the government's stable of cybersecurity talent be the next casualty—now and in the long run?
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