IRS under investigation for use of citizens’ phone location data
The inspector general is reviewing an IRS unit's subscription to a commercial database containing the phone location data of millions of citizens.
$1B boost to TMF draws support from Senate Democrats
The lawmakers are asking the Appropriations Committee to consider adding $1 billion in TMF funding in the forthcoming coronavirus relief package.
With help from NIST, Sen. Wyden wants us to be smarter about .zip files
“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” the Oregon Democrat says in a letter to NIST.
New Senate bill targets bias in decision-making algorithms
The Algorithmic Accountability Act would require that companies using decision-making algorithms study those equations for bias and correct it where found.
Senators want answers on State Department’s lack of multi-factor authentication
State uses enhanced authentication on just 11 percent of required agency devices, according to reports.
CIO Dana Deasy sets plan to secure DOD websites
DOD has been working to bring trust certificates and encryption across its public domains up to speed with industry standards for the past two to three years, Deasy wrote in a July 20 letter.