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Government Executive | July 13, 2018
Russian intelligence agents used bitcoin to pay for crucial elements of a campaign to sway the 2016 election, according to a federal indictment released today. They allegedly laundered more than $95,000 in total through bitcoin. Twelve hackers working for the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence, hacked into the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the indictment says. It also explains that they used the controversial cryptocurrency to hide their id...
US department of justice | July 25, 2019
The US department of justice has announced a broad competition investigation into the leading online platforms, raising the stakes in Washington’s scrutiny of Big Tech’s power over growing parts of the economy.The agency said it would look into how the platforms had achieved their market power, and whether they were “engaging in practices that have reduced competition, stifled innovation or otherwise harmed consumers”. Though it did not name the companies under investigat...
Amazon | January 14, 2020
Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) will ask a judge to temporarily block Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) from working on a $10 billion cloud contract from the Pentagon, a court filing showed on Monday. Amazon, which was seen as a favorite for the contract, plans to file a motion for a temporary restraining order on Jan. 24 and a federal court will issue its decision on Feb. 11, according to the filing. The e-commerce giant has blamed U.S. President Donald Trump of exerting “improper pressure” and bias ...
Mozilla | January 13, 2020
Those using the popular Mozilla Firefox web browser should update immediately, warns a new U.S. Department of Homeland Security alert. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency within DHS, Mozilla last week released security updates to address a vulnerability in Firefox, Firefox ESR and Thunderbird that could allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. The agency said users and administrators should review Mozilla’s security advisories for Firefox 72.0....
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