An anonymous reader quotes a report from the Guardian: Richard Nixon and his wife, Pat, were exposed to potentially harmful radiation while staying at the US ambassador’s residence in Moscow in 1959, according to declassified Secret Service documents. … Continue reading Richard Nixon Exposed To Radiation On Moscow Trip In 1959, Documents Reveal
An anonymous reader quotes a report from SFGate: In a 7-4 vote on Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors agreed to test Mayor London Breed’s controversial plan to overhaul the city’s surveillance practices, which will allow police to access pr… Continue reading San Francisco Passes Controversial Surveillance Plan
A U.S. intelligence agency gained access to China’s telecommunications network after hacking a university, Chinese state media claimed Thursday. CNBC reports: The U.S. National Security Agency used phishing — a hacking technique where a malicious link… Continue reading China Claims NSA Infiltrated Country’s Telecommunications Networks
Sen. Mark Warner said “new threats and new technology mean that we have to make substantial adjustments to our counterintelligence posture.”
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Sen. Ron Wyden said the courts administrators’ lack of answers about the breach “is a major red flag about the state of the courts’ systems.”
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The US government will award $1 billion in grants to help state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments address cybersecurity risks, strengthen the cybersecurity of their critical infrastructure, and ensure cyber resilience against persistent cyber t… Continue reading US to award $1B to state, local, and territorial governments to improve cyber resilience
The group is hoping to advance ideas such as a National Cybersecurity Certification and Labeling Authority and a Bureau of Cyber Statistics.
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Several bills totaling $15.6 billion are making their way through the House for the 2023 fiscal year. While $11.2 billion will go to the Department of Defense, $2.9 billion will be allocated to the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency (CIS… Continue reading Is $15.6 billion enough to protect critical infrastructure?
They pointed to the use of apps such as China-based Alipay and Russia-based Qiwi as a growing problem and a national security threat.
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The Bureau of Industry and Security has come under fire for approving the vast majority of technology export licenses to China.
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