Region: United States of America

Apple sues NSO

Apple says the embattled NSO Group has harmed the tech company and its users by illicitly accessing their devices.

24 November 2021

Facebook disputes research about how it uses children’s data

Recent research claims Facebook is failing to live up to promises that it would restrict the use of children’s data for targeted advertising, but the social media giant says the research is inaccurate.

19 November 2021

US makes ransomware a top national security priority

The US has responded to the increasing size and consequence of ransomware attacks by throwing the full weight of its national security state at the problem.

18 November 2021

FBI: No drop in ransomware attacks since REvil takedown

Law enforcement is celebrating the recent takedown of the REvil ransomware operation as a major success for the fight against Russia-based hackers, but a senior FBI official has disclosed that the US hasn’t seen any drop in attacks from the region.

17 November 2021

Snapchat sued after Apple privacy changes tank share price

A class action lawsuit says Snapchat misled investors about the impact Apple’s privacy changes would have on the company’s ad business.

15 November 2021

Satellite operator to be sold again

Satellite communications operator Inmarsat is set to be sold to Viasat for $7.3 billion two years after agreeing to bolster its cybersecurity capabilities.

08 November 2021

Small banks call for cybersecurity regulation on big tech

Credit unions and other smaller financial institutions have backed legislation that would give regulators Y2K-era powers to examine third-party IT providers.

05 November 2021

Tech companies fail to put brakes on auto data law

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a lawsuit from two software vendors that sought to overturn a law giving car dealers access to their databases.

04 November 2021

US government sanctions NSO Group

The Department of Commerce has sanctioned Israeli firms NSO Group and Candiru on the grounds that they developed and supplied spyware used to maliciously target government officials, journalists, businesspeople, activists, academics, and embassy workers.

03 November 2021

Blackstone’s Ancestry.com acquisition violated genetic data law, lawsuit claims

Ancestry.com users say they had no way to prevent investment management company Blackstone from collecting their genetic data following the announcement of last year’s acquisition.

02 November 2021

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