White House expected to issue executive order reining in spyware

The prospect of an executive order limiting use of spyware within U.S. intelligence unleashes potentially even more debate in Washington.

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Watchdog: Agency overseeing cybersecurity for offshore energy falling short

by Christian Vasquez

The Government Accountability Office said that a worst-case scenario for an offshore oil and gas facility could lead to fatalities.

Biden set to approve expansive authorities for Pentagon to carry out cyber operations

by Suzanne Smalley

The State Department fought hard to win back the cyber authorities that it lost under the Trump administration but did not prevail.

Senate Democrats call on FTC to investigate Twitter's data security

by Tonya Riley

Lawmakers worry that Elon Musk's hasty changes on the Twitter platform such as altering its verification service could harm consumers.

ID.me misled IRS on processing times for identity verification, congressional investigators found

by Tonya Riley

Wait times to receive identity verification were more than double than what ID.me initially represented to the IRS.

Iranian hackers use Log4Shell to mine crypto on federal computer system

by AJ Vicens

A flaw in a ubiquitous open-source software library is still being exploited nearly a year after its discovery.

'No guns, no guards, no gates.' NSA opens up to outsiders in fight for cybersecurity

by Suzanne Smalley

NSA cyberthreat analysts working at the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center now team up with more than 250 partners from across the defense industrial base and private cybersecurity firms.

FBI director says he's 'extremely concerned' about China's ability to weaponize TikTok

by Suzanne Smalley

Christopher Wray said China could control TikTok's algorithm to support anti-American information operations, posing a serious risk.

White House cyber official advocates nimbler NATO to confront digital threats

by Suzanne Smalley

White House official Anne Neuberger met with NATO officials in Rome to help craft plans to more rapidly respond to cyberthreats.

Election disinformation fueled midterm conspiracies, but far behind 2020 levels, experts found

by Suzanne Smalley

Researchers found more than 40,000 tweets about tabulators in Maricopa County, Arizona, but disinformation didn't reach levels seen in 2020.

2020 redux: Trump and allies push another round of election fraud claims

by Elias Groll, Suzanne Smalley

Former President Trump and his allies made spurious claims that lay the groundwork for arguing the midterm elections were rigged.

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