DHS may require U.S. visitors turn over social media, web history

"All of this is under development. But those are the kinds of things we’re looking at," DHS Secretary Kelly said of possibly requiring foreign visitors to disclose their social media and web history.

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Software vulnerability disclosures by NSA will continue under Trump, officials say

by Chris Bing • 1 day ago

The disclosure process that governs how and when federal agencies should tell tech firms about flawed computer code is in no immediate danger of termination under the Trump administration, current and former U.S. officials said.

‘All of our federal data assets are currently at risk’ — here’s how people are trying to protect them

by Samantha Ehlinger • 3 days ago

A group of coders, librarians, scientists, storytellers and others passionate about data came together at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to help preserve federal data some worry could disappear during the Trump administration.

J. Michael Daniel, Obama’s cybersecurity czar, to head industry nonprofit

by Shaun Waterman • 6 days ago

Michael Daniel, the career federal official who served as White House cybersecurity coordinator under President Barack Obama, will helm a nonprofit alliance founded by cybersecurity giants to better share information about cybercrime and other threats.

Gov Actually Episode 7: The dissent channel

by Billy Mitchell • 6 days ago

This episode of Gov Actually features guest Heather Higginbottom, who served as Secretary of State John Kerry's deputy for management and resources until the end of the Obama administration.

Bush’s federal IT chief hopes for role in Trump administration

by Shaun Waterman • 1 week ago

“I would be honored if the Trump administration asked me to come in and work on our nation’s problems,” Karen Evans said in an interview on the sidelines of the RSA security conference Tuesday.

Confide, a favorite app of Trump’s White House, is ‘a triumph of marketing over substance’

by Patrick O’Neill • 1 week ago

Republicans in D.C., including members of the Trump administration, are now using Confide, an encrypted messaging app that quickly deletes old chats.

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