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The US Supreme Court Kneecapped US Cyber Strategy

The Commerce Department could hit a legal snag with its proposal to require cloud companies to verify their customers’ identities and report on their activities. The pending rule, part of an effort to clamp down on hackers’ misuse of cloud services, has drawn industry criticism for alleged overreach. A major tech trade group warned Commerce […]

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US Senators Secretly Work to Block Safeguards Against Surveillance Abuse

The source adds that Cornyn claims the new rules threaten to grant foreign nationals greater rights than those of criminal defendants, something that foreign adversaries could exploit. It is unclear, however, by what method Cornyn believes a foreign adversary might gain insight into the court’s proceedings. Information presented in the hearings are among the nation’s

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AI-Powered Super Soldiers Are More Than Just a Pipe Dream

The day is slowly turning into night, and the American special operators are growing concerned. They are deployed to a densely populated urban center in a politically volatile region, and local activity has grown increasingly frenetic in recent days, the roads and markets overflowing with more than the normal bustle of city life. Intelligence suggests

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The Tech Crash Course That Trains US Diplomats to Spot Threats

By the time the Senate unanimously confirmed Nate Fick to be America’s cyber ambassador in September 2022, tech diplomacy headaches were impossible to ignore, and Fick quickly tasked his team with creating a modern training program and embedding it in the FSI’s regular curriculum. “He understood that we needed to do more and better in

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The Problem the US TikTok Crackdown and Kaspersky Ban Have in Common

On July 20, the United States Commerce Department will ban new sales of popular antivirus software made by Moscow-based Kaspersky Labs. The move comes just two months after US president Joe Biden signed a law that will effectively ban the social media app TikTok in the US if its Chinese parent company doesn’t sell it

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Security News This Week: Google Is Piloting Face Recognition for Office Security

WIRED learned this week that Amazon Web Services investigated claims that the AI search startup Perplexity may have violated the cloud company’s rules by appearing to pull data from websites that have attempted to shield themselves from such scraping. The news comes after WIRED published findings last week about the AI search chatbot’s indiscriminate data-scraping

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The Julian Assange Saga Is Finally Over

United States prosecutors have secured a deal with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requiring the long-embattled publisher to plead guilty to one count of espionage for his role in making public classified documents concerning the US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The agreement, which follows more than a decade of efforts by Assange, 52, to avoid

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