Reuters reports, the U.S. government is planning a program focusing on protecting voter registration databases from ransomware ahead of the 2020 presidential election. The initiative will be led by the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Local governments have been targeted by ransomware inContinue Reading

Last week 22 local governments in Texas were hit with a crippling coordinated ransomware attack. Now many municipalities are still struggling to restore services, highlighting how vulnerable government bodies are to cyber-attacks. Currently, the Texas Department of Information Resources, the Texas Military Department, and the Texas A&M University System’s CyberresponseContinue Reading

Bloomberg reports that YouTube executives are finalizing plans to end “targeted” advertisements on videos kids are likely to watch. This is widely believed to be the result of a Federal Trade Commission investigation into whether YouTube breached the Children’s Online Privacy Act (COPPA). Reportedly the FTC reached a settlement with YouTube, butContinue Reading

Waymo, the self-driving car subsidiary of Alphabet hopes to advance the state of artificial intelligence by providing researchers with new data for their projects. Today Waymo released a massive repository of sensory information collected during the testing of its autonomous vehicles. The data set includes 1,000 video segments recorded under aContinue Reading