FTC Notifies BetterHelp Customers About Refund Eligibility

The company agreed to a settlement regarding the use and sharing of consumers’ health information. The Federal Trade Commissioner (FTC) announced that around 800,000 people will be receiving…

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U.S. Navy Digital Connection Project Running Ahead of Schedule

Developers are working to create functional software for existing hardware. Rear Admiral Douglas Small, commander of the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, reported the Navy’s Project Overmatch, an…

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Justice Department “Not Aware” of Identity Theft After Medicare Data Breach

Officials continue investigating the cyberattack on a consulting firm holding Medicare data. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has not yet found any instance of identity theft due to…

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State Department Offers Reward for BlackCat Hacker Information

Change Healthcare is still recovering from the ransomware attack in February. The Department of State recently announced a $10 million reward for information about the Blackcat ransomware group. …

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FTC Rejects Parental Consent Mechanism Amid COPPA Rule Compliance Effort

Facial age estimation technology proposal rejected as age verification methods are considered. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has rejected, without prejudice, an application by the Entertainment Software Rating…

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Secretary of State Attends 3rd Summit for Democracy in South Korea

He will visit the Philippians after the summit. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke on Monday at the third Summit for Democracy, which South Korea hosted in…

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Treasury Department Sanctions Greek Spyware Vendor

The department states that the Intellexa Consortium was used against U.S. public officials. This week, the Department of the Treasury imposed seven sanctions against the Greek-based spyware vendor…

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Defense Department Hosts Data & AI Symposium

Discussions will center around the future use of technology in the DOD. The Defense Department’s Chief Digital and Intelligence Office is hosting the Advantage DoD 2024: Defense Data…

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Senate Intelligence Chair Concerned by Biden Campaign’s TikTok Use

He says usage could send mixed messages about national security concerns. Senator Mark Warner of Virginia, chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, raised concerns this week about the…

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Commerce Department Creates U.S. AI Safety Institute Consortium

Secretary Raimondo says the government has a role in setting AI standards and development. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced the formation of the U.S. AI Safety Institute…

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