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American politicians, who are trying to stop legislation by the government to place obstacles in the way of companies using end-to-end encryption, are seeking information about the subversion of encryption at Juniper Networks in 2015.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Apple chief security officer George Stathakopoulos has informed the US Congress in a letter that the company has found no evidence claims made in a Bloomberg report last week about chips being implanted on server motherboards sold by US firm Supermicro Computer and being used to spy on some companies.

Published in Security

Five US politicians have written to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai, urging him to cut ties to the Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies, and pointing out that while Google is unwilling to help the US military, it is apparently willing to co-operate with the Chinese Communist Party.

Published in Technology Regulation

Republican members of the US Government's Committee on Energy and Commerce have sought information from the Linux Foundation on the open source software that is most critical to global information infrastructure and the sustainability and stability of the open source software ecosystem.

Published in Open Source
Wednesday, 17 January 2018 05:54

US politicians push AT&T to cut Huawei ties: report

American politicians are bringing pressure to bear on telecommunications giant AT&T to cut commercial ties with Chinese telco Huawei Technologies and to oppose a bid by telecommunications operator China Mobile to enter the US market due to alleged national security concerns.

Published in Security
Friday, 15 September 2017 08:39

Kaspersky chief to front US Congress on 27 Sept

The co-founder of Kaspersky Lab, Eugene Kaspersky, has accepted an invitation to testify before US Congress after the company's products were banned from use by US Government agencies.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Monday, 11 September 2017 06:20

Best Buy pulls Kaspersky products from shelves

American multinational consumer electronics corporation Best Buy has pulled products made by Kaspersky Lab from its shelves and is offering customers assistance if they want to get rid of installed software from the company.

Published in Technology Regulation

Pressure is continuing to mount on Kaspersky Lab in the US with a congressional panel asking 22 government agencies to share documents on the Moscow-based company, claiming its products could be used for “nefarious activities against the United States”.

Published in Security

Kaspersky Lab founder Eugene Kaspersky's offer to allow the US government to inspect the source code of his products will not ensure it is free of malicious functions, according to an analysis posted by Rendition Infosec, a security company founded and run by ex-NSA employee Jake Williams.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 17 January 2017 16:01

Security heavyweight Quade joins Fortinet

Global cyber security solutions provider Fortinet has appointed 30-year security industry veteran and security heavyweight Phil Quade as its new chief information security officer with responsibility for Fortinet’s information security and compliance with the latest global regulations and standards across all systems.

Published in Security

The United States Government has been called on to do more to stamp out ‘Revenge Porn’ – the practice of nonconsensual distribution of sexually implicit images.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 15 January 2015 06:57

Sony hack prompts US cyber security bills

The US Congress is reconsidering two failed cyber security bills in the wake of the hack on Sony Entertainment and the Military’s social media accounts.

Published in Security

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