Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Is a Disaster for Net Neutrality, Great for the NSA

On Monday night, President Donald Trump announced his second Supreme Court nominee of his term: the DC Court of Appeals’ Judge Brett Kavanaugh. On a range of issues—but particularly net neutrality, the principle that service providers should be required to treat all data on their networks equally—he is likely to be a…

ZTE Is Starting to Resume Operations Under a Temporary Commerce Department Waiver

Chinese smartphone and networking equipment manufacturer ZTE scored another concession from the White House on Tuesday, with Reuters reporting that the Department of Commerce had decided to grant it a “temporary reprieve” from a ban on purchasing components from US companies that recently led to ZTE shutting down its…

Medium, Github, and Twitter Are Shutting Down Accounts Spreading ICE Employees' LinkedIn Data

Both code repository GitHub and blogging platform Medium have taken down a project to automatically catalogue the identities of staff for Immigration and Customs Enforcement—the government agency which has attracted widespread revulsion for its role enforcing the Donald Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy…

Trump Is Saving China's ZTE for Some Reason and Congress Can't Do Jack Shit About It

Chinese telecom ZTE faced almost certain death after the Department of Commerce slapped it with a seven-year ban on purchasing or using parts from US manufacturers earlier this year amid allegations it violated sanctions on North Korea and Iran. In May, the company ceased business operations—only to soon be brought…

Most Federal Agencies Are 'At Risk' or Worse, According to Damning Cybersecurity Report

The US Office of Management and Budget set out to investigate just how up to snuff the cybersecurity programs at federal agencies are and—surprise!—it’s bad. The recently released report shows that most agencies within the government fail to clear even the lowest bars when it comes to cybersecurity preparedness.

Extremely Good Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Claims Trump Killed AT&T-Time Warner Merger, Then Denies It

Donald Trump’s attorney and walking accident Rudy Giuliani has been busying himself as of late seemingly attempting to do as much damage to the president’s legal prospects as possible. Whether it’s claiming that Trump knew perfectly well about the alleged hush money paid out to adult film star Stormy Daniels or saying…

Melania Trump Has Some Great Advice on How to Protect Kids Online, Like Our Big Boy President

First lady Melania Trump presented her long-awaited “Be Best” initiative on Monday, which entails something about protecting children from social media cyberbullies and also the opioid crisis. And boy, was said presentation a doozy, laden with the kind of Hallmark card-inspired language and dramatic music that one…

Report: Trump Using Personal Cell Phone a Lot More, Just in Case His Calls Weren't Insecure Enough Already

The number of people in this administration who seem to think they’re much smarter than all those nerds warning them about potential security vulnerabilities boggles the mind. So of course President Donald Trump is increasingly ditching government-approved communications methods to instead use his personal device, CNN…