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FBI Faulted for Procedures for Smartphones that Forensics Can’t Scrub

Watchdog’s review of Strzok-Page text messages prompts changes in product selection.

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Updated Trusted Internet Connection Draft Lays Framework For Flexible Policy

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The draft policy puts it on the Homeland Security Department to develop use case examples for how agencies can ensure safe connections wherever and however feds are working.

Poor Security Could Leave U.S. Defenseless Against Missile Attacks

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The details of the nation’s ballistic missile defense system are vulnerable to inside and outside threats, the Defense Department inspector general found.

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USASpending.gov Needs Better Search and Better Data, Watchdog Says

The transparency site does not provide as much government spending data as it should, GAO said.

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Facebook Faces Another Privacy Scandal

This time it's over user photos that have been exposed.

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Farm Bill Expands Rural Broadband Funding

But some remain concerned that the money will not get to many places that need it to expand access.

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Amazon Intervenes in Oracle’s JEDI Lawsuit

A judge ruled that Amazon Web Services has standing in Oracle’s case against the Defense Department regarding its massive cloud contract.

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The Government’s Bioterror-Response Website May Be Leaking Sensitive Data

Homeland Security inspectors and a whistleblower say the site, which would be used to coordinate federal responses to a bioterror attack, isn’t secure.

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection Is Using Retinal Scans to Try to Catch Liars

The technology is supposedly faster, and cheaper, than traditional polygraph tests.

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Fighting Deepfakes Will Require More Than Technology

When technology is part of the problem, can you count on it to be part of the solution?

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U.S. Courts Are Figuring Out if the Government Can Block You On Facebook

At issue is the definition of a public forum and the constitutional right to free speech.

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The Biggest Password Mistakes of 2018

The federal government made the list this year.

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