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  • U.S. agencies detect Kaspersky Lab software: official

    About 15 percent of U.S. government agencies have detected some trace of Russian company Kaspersky Lab's software on their systems in a review prompted by concerns the antivirus firm is vulnerable to Kremlin influence, a security official told Congress on Tuesday.

    Written by Reuters15 Nov. 17 08:49
  • Picking a Fight Over NSA Surveillance in the Post-Snowden Era

    Privacy and Internet freedom will take center stage when Congress debates NSA Surveillance Reform. Oregon Democrat Ron Wyden is ready to lead the charge for stricter oversight of the NSA's far-ranging intelligence-gathering activities.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin09 Oct. 13 21:56
  • Government IT Leaders Wrestle With Security Risks

    Federal officials say that their cybersecurity operations won't be disrupted by a shutdown if Congress can't reach a budget deal. However, persistent threats associated with big data, open data initiatives remain.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin26 Sept. 13 23:21
  • 'Stop Watching Us' Coalition Aims to Stop NSA's PRISM Surveillance Program

    Reddit, Mozilla, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others from across the political spectrum join forces to flood members of Congress with letters seeking revisions to the Patriot Act and reforms that will rein in the NSA's surveillance of Internet and phone records via a program known as PRISM.

    Written by Kenneth Corbin14 June 13 19:56