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Chrome and Firefox will support a new standard for password-free logins

One small step towards a world without phishing<p>Web browsers are building a new way for you to log in, announced today by the W3C and FIDO Alliance standards bodies. Called WebAuthn, the new open standard is currently supported in the latest version of Firefox, and will be supported in upcoming …

Software

Minneapolis FBI agent charged with leaking info to news outlet

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed charges against an FBI agent for allegedly leaking secret documents to a reporter, the Minneapolis …

Surveillance

‘Oh my God…It’s fake’: Far right falls for hoax about Broward County sheriff

In the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, the far-right fever swamps buzzed with false information and conspiracy theories about student “crisis actors” who were paid to lie about the mass shooting.<p>But ironically, conspiracy-minded conservatives fell for a political hoax …

Internet

Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested

WASHINGTON — A former C.I.A. officer suspected by investigators of helping China dismantle United States spying operations and identify informants has been arrested, the Justice Department said on Tuesday. The collapse of the spy network was one of the American government’s worst intelligence …

Surveillance

Census enters 2018 facing more questions than answers

Spotlight on the Census<p>After a 2017 filled with uncertainty and slipped deadlines, the coming year could make or break the constitutionally mandated …

Census

Every Day, This Satellite Company Takes A Snapshot Of The Entire Planet

Planet wants to analyze and index its 1.4 million daily photos to enable researchers to track Earth’s physical changes over time.<p>Six years ago, a group of scientists and engineers, among them three former NASA employees, gathered in a garage in Cupertino, California, with a goal: to found a company …

Imaging

Trump taps AccuWeather CEO to head NOAA, breaking with precedent of nominating scientists

<i>(This story has been updated.)</i><p>Barry Myers, the chief executive of the private weather forecasting company AccuWeather, is President Trump’s pick to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.<p>The appointment of Myers, a businessman and lawyer, breaks from the recent precedent of …

Weather

Down hundreds of staff, Weather Service ‘teetering on the brink of failure,’ labor union says

After the onslaught of devastating hurricanes and wildfires, the United States is enduring one of its most costly years for extreme weather. A near-record 16 billion-dollar weather disasters have ravaged the nation. Meanwhile, the National Weather Service workforce is spread razor thin, with …

Weather

AIP FYI: New NOAA Leadership Reveals Priorities Focused on Weather Prediction, Ocean Economy

Status Report From: American Institute of Physics<br>Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017<p>At the fall meeting of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

Wilbur Ross

Twitter responds after Trump’s account briefly deactivated by departing employee

Twitter is putting new safeguards in place Friday after an outgoing employee was able to shut down President Donald Trump's account briefly, the …

So You Want to Be a Leaker?

In conjunction with the refresh of ForeignPolicy.com, FP is rolling out SecureDrop in our newsroom. The encrypted submission system allows users to …

Balancing Human-Centered Design with Business Outcomes (Part 1: Research)

<i>Human-centered design and</i> <i>design thinking</i> <i>are the hallmarks of many design teams. While these are both essential pieces of successful product design,</i> …

UX Design

Do You Drink? Work Odd Hours? The FBI Says You Could Be An "Insider Threat"

These training slides say that an "insider threat" could be ... almost anyone. They warn that government employees who drink, brag about what they know, or work odd hours could all be leakers or spies. "YOU are the 1st Line of Defense!"<p>Who was the first person to betray the United States?<p>If you …

Shadow Brokers investigation is focusing on former NSA insider

The U.S. government’s counterintelligence investigation into the so-called Shadow Brokers group is currently focused on identifying a disgruntled, …

Surveillance

4 Reasons Why the Uber-Waymo Lawsuit Is a Huge Wake Up Call for the $3.5-Trillion Tech Industry

It's clear the potential for IP theft from insiders with their own agenda is only going to grow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The lawsuit filed by Google’s Waymo self-driving car company is heating up for Uber. Waymo attorneys recently filed court documents that …

Tech Industry

Bill to expedite security clearances clears committee

Workforce<p>The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on July 19 passed a bipartisan bill aimed at expediting the security clearance approval …

UPS shooting in San Francisco: what we know so far

The gunman fatally shot three victims before killing himself.<p>A gunman in San Francisco fatally shot and wounded two co-workers before killing himself. San Francisco police have contained the shooting which was at a UPS warehouse and package delivery center.<p>The shooter, a UPS driver, has been taken …

Steve Scalise

The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning

On a gray morning this spring, Chelsea Manning climbed into the back seat of a black S.U.V. and directed her security guard to drive her to the nearest Starbucks. A storm was settling over Manhattan, and Manning was prepared for the weather, in chunky black Doc Martens with an umbrella and a …

Surveillance

Reality Winner, N.S.A. Contractor Accused of Leak, Was Undone by Trail of Clues

WASHINGTON — In the months after President Trump was elected, Reality Leigh Winner frequently expressed outraged political views about him on social media, in between photos of her cats and favorite quotations. But on the afternoon of May 9, she posted an unusually anodyne message on Facebook, …

Social Media

Contractor charged in NSA document leak case

A 25-year-old government contractor has been charged with mishandling classified information after authorities said she gave a top-secret National Security Agency document to a news ­organization.<p>Reality Leigh Winner was accused of gathering, transmitting or losing defense information — the first …

Surveillance

Insider Threat Special Report: Whistleblowers

Distinguishing between whistleblowers who want to point out and fix problems within the intelligence community and employees who want to damage …

Darktrace's AI is now automatically responding to hacks – and stopping them

Darktrace's "digital antibodies" have stopped one Brexit-themed data protection threat: while trialling the machine-learning anti-hacking system's …

Machine Learning

Invisible Biometrics Month: The Primer

If you follow convenient authentication to its logical conclusion you will find yourself in the realm of invisible biometrics. A label reserved for …

FBI Employee Arrested for Allegedly Acting as Secret Chinese Agent

An FBI employee has been arrested in New York for allegedly lying about secret work for Chinese businessmen and government officials, according to …

Corruption

State Department Employee Arrested and Charged With Concealing Extensive Contacts With Foreign Agents

A federal complaint was unsealed today charging Candace Marie Claiborne, 60, of Washington, D.C., and an employee of the U.S. Department of State, …

Corruption

Security clearances in the age of social media

Of the roughly 323 million citizens of the United States, more than four million hold federal security clearances. An even smaller number of these …

The government is demanding to know who this Trump critic is. Twitter is suing to keep it a secret.

<b>Update:</b> The U.S. government has withdrawn its request ordering Twitter to identify a Trump critic<p>Twitter filed a lawsuit Thursday to block an order from the Department of Homeland Security that seeks to reveal the user of an account who has been critical of the Trump administration's immigration …

Donald Trump

Google paid its self-driving car boss $120 million — and then he left for Uber

Embattled engineer Anthony Levandowski collected $120 million from Google, despite involvement with at least one start-up that would ultimately …

Autonomous Cars

Fortscale blog to make you Smarter and Safer

The Unnerving Future of Employee Monitoring

We don't just produce products. We produce data. And there's nothing we can do about it.<p>In the wake of Edward Snowden’s revelations about the …

Surveillance