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DOJ asks Facebook to halt end-to-end encryption plans (updated)

The Department of Justice is set to ask Facebook to pause plans for end-to-end encryption across all of its messaging services. It will urge the company not to move forward "without ensuring that there is no reduction to user safety." Source: Engadget | DOJ asks Facebook to halt end-to-end encryption plans (updated)

US will map and disrupt North Korean botnet

The US government plans to turn the tables on North Korea-linked hackers trying to compromise key infrastructure. The Justice Department has unveiled an initiative to map the Joanap botnet and "further disrupt" it by alerting victims. The FBI and t… Source: Engadget | US will map and disrupt North Korean botnet

Government shutdown has left several US agency websites inaccessible

Agency websites are among the many facets of the US government that the ongoing shutdown has affected, as more than 80 TLS certificates on government sites have reportedly expired. Even though federal employees could have renewed them well in advance… Source: Engadget | Government shutdown has left several US agency websites inaccessible

Justice Department investigates fake net neutrality comments

The scrutiny over fake net neutrality comments appears to be intensifying. Sources talking to BuzzFeed News said the Justice Department is investigating whether or not there were crimes when people posted millions of bogus comments on the FCC's net n… Source: Engadget | Justice Department investigates fake net neutrality comments

Huawei CFO faces fraud accusations from US in Canadian bail hearing

Chinese tech manufacturer Huawei's chief financial officer is facing fraud charges in the United States and faces up to 30 years in prison if found guilty, according to the New York Times. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is… Source: Engadget | Huawei CFO faces fraud accusations from US in Canadian bail …

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US charges North Korean man linked to Sony hack and WannaCry

The US Treasury Department announced today that it has sanctioned one individual and one group connected to malicious cyber activities perpetuated by North Korea's government. Park Jin Hyok, a computer programmer, was sanctioned today along with Kore… Source: Engadget | US charges North Korean man linked to Sony hack and WannaCry

DOJ will reportedly charge North Korean operative for Sony hack

The Justice Department will reportedly announce charges today against at least one North Korean operative connected to the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures, the Washington Post reports. Officials told the publication that computer hacking charges wo… Source: Engadget | DOJ will reportedly charge North Korean operative for Sony hack

DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

The US government wants Facebook to help break Messenger's encryption to get access to a suspect's voice conversations in a criminal case, sources told Reuters. The case, an investigation of the MS-13 gang, is under seal so filings aren't publicly av… Source: Engadget | DOJ wants access to suspect's encrypted Facebook Messenger chats

Engineer stashed Navy drone trade secrets in his personal Dropbox

Trade secret theft allegations are serious enough in the corporate world, but they're particularly grave when they involve military projects. And one contractor is learning that the hard way. A Connecticut federal court has found electrical enginee… Source: Engadget | Engineer stashed Navy drone trade secrets in his personal Dropbox

Undercover dark web bust leads to more than 35 arrests

The US just broke new ground in its bid to shut down illegal markets on the dark web. A slew of agencies (the Department of Justice, Homeland Security Investigations, the Secret Service, the DEA and the Postal Inspection Service) have announced the… Source: Engadget | Undercover dark web bust leads to more than 35 arrests

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