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Huawei has dismissed the U.K government's ban on its videoconferencing equipment, due to concerns over the vendor's links to the Chinese government, as "misleading" and based on "inaccurate" information.
It's been a quiet week for government news the world over. That doesn't mean everyone in government is avoiding doing stupid things. It's just that last year's stupid things are getting old, and this year's stupid things haven't yet trickled up into news stories. No worries: if there's government, there's stupid. Stay tuned.
Are you bored of the NSA yet? Are you suffering from NSA-fatigue? Apparently the fourth estate just can't help themselves, because the NSA news keeps on comin'. Is anything else interesting happening in the World 'o Gov this week? Not much. Nope.
Is that too much to ask? One frickin' week of no disasters. I'm not asking for competence, just a quiet week of no mistakes. Yeah, like that's going to happen. Ah, well. Feast your eyes below on the spectrum of news and idiocy that is government in action.
A centre set up to check the security of hardware supplied by Huawei is operating effectively but oversight arrangements need to be enhanced and GCHQ given more power over hiring.
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It's never a dull week watching and mocking the shenanigans of governments worldwide. This week is no different, except there's more NSA, a little nostalgia for 2013, and, well, porn. So pretty much same ol' same ol'.
A newly-released NSA document leaked by Edward Snowden shows that the agency is using advertising cookie and location data to track individuals already under suspicion.
The government program generally known as Obamacare is the poster child for poor government IT work. There have been others though.
ZDNetGovWeek: Yahoo decides to be unhelpful, so does the US, but HP is all about helping Healthcare.gov
Yahoo has decided that it's easier to call something a feature than a vulnerability (oh, joy), the US doesn't like the idea of privacy rights, despite a UN resolution (who's surprised?), Verizon didn't save ACA, so it's HP's turn at bat, and we run down all the tech turkeys we could think of (and speak politely about). So, did the tryptophan wear off yet? Welcome to the silly(er) season!
A newly-surfaced Snowden slide shows the NSA infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malware, according to Dutch outlet NRC.
The U.S. government mass surveillance scandal may be the biggest ongoing story of the year. In this updating timeline, you can explore the full scope of the Edward Snowden leaks, which have implicated the world's most powerful nations in the worldwide spying operation.
ZDNetGovWeek: Amazon may save USPS, Healthcare.gov can't catch a break, and what if weapons inspectors came to your company?
It's been an interesting week. Amazon may well save America's flagging postal service, and a wacky, long-shot cyberweapons defense proposal could have weapons inspectors knocking on everyone's door. Plus a little NSA and news from govs around the world.
A Wall Street Journal article says that in the face of mounting regulatory scrutiny, big banks are considering blocking their employees from chat rooms that are a common tool of traders.
Google cryptography engineers explain their anger at the NSA for violating security systems they built to stop criminals.