Senate Democrats and Republicans Strike Deal To Subpoena Big Tech CEOs –

Tue, Oct 6, 2020 Newz1 0 – The Senate Commerce Committee voted on Thursday to subpoena various “Big Tech” CEOs in advance of the U.S. presidential election. The unanimous decision—supported by all of the committee’s Republicans and Democrats—shows that bipartisanship isn’t dead, sadly. Democrats were initially wary of supporting the subpoena, according to National Journal’s [More …]

Clean Network Program is Perceived as the Coming Tech Cold War with China

Tue, Oct 6, 2020 Newz1 0 – In August, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo launched the Clean Network program — “the Trump administration’s comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party.” In addition to the 5G Clean Path initiative announced in April on securing [More …]

Disinformation Election Manipulation Threatens Democracy, but there Are New tools to Combat Disinformation

Mon, Oct 5, 2020 Newz1 0 – The spread of false narratives about the election through social media poses a serious threat to American democracy. The Observatory on Social Media at Indiana University has a collection of tools and studies that aid in the fight against election manipulation and disinformation. The first presidential debate has come [More …]

Judge Upends Vallejo’s Use of a Stingray

Sat, Oct 3, 2020 Newz1 0 – Cops in Vallejo have put their controversial cell-phone surveillance tool back in the box, after a judge released a tentative ruling (which the judge might or might not later finalize or amend) that they’d acquired it in violation of state law. The case was brought by Oakland Privacy, an [More …]

Emotet Spoofs DNC in New Attack Campaign

Fri, Oct 2, 2020 Newz1 0 – Online security researchers report that thousands of Emotet emails containing a message body were pulled directly from the Democratic National Committee website, spoofing the DNC in a new attack campaign. Emotet is a Trojan that is primarily spread through spam emails (aka, malspam). The infection may arrive either [More …]