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Documents released by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden have revealed that a global internet mapping program dubbed Treasure Map has been spying on German telcos' networks, despite US government assurances that the program was not for surveillance purposes, according to a report by Der Spiegel.
The big online and tech companies suffer from an interesting conflict: the government is both customer and the one carrying the biggest stick in the privacy battle. Unless there's a major policy change, you're going to see more stories like these.
Previously just an annual update, Dropbox now plans to issue transparency reports twice per year.
But Yahoo didn't score an all-out victory being that "portions of the documents remain sealed and classified to this day, unknown even to our team."
Although the agreement with the U.S. government does not land the technology giant in any trouble for now, it could still face repercussions.
It is essential that an organization's critical computer/networking systems and services are properly monitored so that staff can be made aware of and respond to problems and trends. This System...
Correction. Law enforcement located Silk Road by finding and accessing a server that wasn't supposed to be public. When others do this the government calls it a felony.
Two of the United States' largest telecommunications companies, AT&T and Verizon, are shying away from the government's move to boost its definition of what constitutes broadband from 4Mbps to 10Mbps.
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation used a leaky Captcha prompt to take down the servers of the Silk Road anonymous marketplace, according to claims in court documents filed late last week.
These so-called "trusted third-parties" may be the most important tech companies you've never heard of. ZDNet reveals how these companies work as middlemen or "brokers" of customer data between ISPs and phone companies, and the U.S. government.
No data or production systems were compromised. A test server, accidentally open to the Internet, was accessed through a default password.
The multi-million settlement will end a federal privacy investigation, because the phone giant failed to notify customers of their opt-out marketing rights.
Accenture has been awarded contracts worth over $50 million by the US Army to maintain the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS).
White House revamps tech management, Hillary's not a cloud expert, and more bank hacks [Government IT Week]
It's time once again to go around the world and see what's happening in government IT. Here's a Labor Day shoutout to all our American readers.
Just as news breaks about Google X's drone program targeted toward Amazon, the secret lab's chief could be headed to Washington.