The U.S. Army is having a hard time manning its IT staff because it cannot find military personnel with the right networking and IT security qualifications.
China was struggling Thursday to restore several government websites that international hacking group Anonymous says it attacked in an apparent protest against Chinese Internet restrictions.
On a Twitter account established in late March, Anonymous China listed the websites it says it hacked over the last several days. They include government bureaus in several Chinese cities, including in Chengdu, a provincial capital in southwest China.
The development of online privacy protections is at the critical moment as policymakers in both the US and the European Union push for changes to their own privacy rules.
The US and EU have always had very different approaches to privacy enforcement, with the US focused more on enforcing privacy promises that companies make while the EU enforcers privacy rights even when companies make no such promises.
The Internal Revenue Service is again taking fire from the US government accountability office. In a report released last week the GAO chronicled the security shortfalls at the nation's tax collection agency.
“Despite the IRS' efforts, weaknesses in controls over key financial and tax processing systems continue to jeopardise the confidentiality, integrity and availability of financial and taxpayer information " the report said.
The US Department of Justice and US Federal Trade Commission should “think long and hard” before bringing antitrust cases against tech companies such as Google or Apple says Ronald Cass, former Vice Chairman of the US international Trade Commission.
His comments follow recent news reports that the DOJ is investigating Apple and five e-book publishers over pricing issues and the FTC is investigating Google over complaints that the search giant is using its dominance in the search space to unfairly drive consumers to use its other products.