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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.
Well, would you look at this: a government embarrassment that's neither NSA nor healthcare.gov related. Sure, we'd love to write about positive government events, but the news cycle is the news cycle. For the latest dose of how your tax dollars are not working all that well, read this week's ZDNetGovWeek.
Foreign embassies and consulates belonging to the US, the UK, Canada, and Australia have been used to collect signals intelligence, with the spy installations often hidden within the buildings.
Ah, the NSA. You can always count on revelations about our most-secret intelligence agency to spice up a slow news week. If you're done reading about Apple's iPad Air and Rocketeer-styled Mac Pro, here's your weekly dose of news about stuff that's really been going on forever.
Apparently, the government doesn't realize that the more programmers you add to a project, the later it gets. Healthcare.gov is getting a "tech surge," like more fingers will fix this disaster.