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Kaspersky dragged into US govt's trashcan as weaponized blockchain agile devops mulled

Updated President Donald Trump has signed the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018, which includes a ban on products from Kaspersky Lab running in US government agencies. Section 1634 of the law specifies that: No department, agency, organization, or other element of the Federal Government may use, whether directly or through …
Simon Sharwood, 12 Dec 2017
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Trump to NASA: Fly me (or some other guys) to the Moon

President Trump has called on NASA to focus its attention on returning humans to the Moon and landing on Mars. Trump on Monday signed off on Space Policy Directive 1, an order that the American space agency prioritize the establishment of a base on the Moon and eventual plans to land people on Mars. The directive also looks …
Shaun Nichols, 12 Dec 2017
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Team Trump goes in to bat for Google and Facebook

Donald Trump's former policy chief Steve Bannon wanted to limit the power of Silicon Valley's plutocrats, but US trade negotiations have just thrown a protective arm around them. Bloomberg reports that negotiators are limiting attempts to give ordinary people more power to sue Google and Facebook over their responsibilities …
Andrew Orlowski, 24 Nov 2017
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AT&T insists it's not sweating US govt block of Time-Warner gobble

AT&T says it is not worried about the possibility of a US government lawsuit derailing its attempts to acquire Time-Warner. Shortly after news broke on Monday that Uncle Sam's Department of Justice was filing suit in Washington DC to block the proposed $85bn merger, the American telecoms giant issued a statement saying it …
Shaun Nichols, 21 Nov 2017

Donald Trump's tweets: Are they presidential statements or not?

They are the most dissected, repeated and analyzed statements in the world – but are Donald Trump's tweets formal statements by the President of the United States, or his own personal reflections? It seems that no one can agree: even the US Department of Justice, which has represented the short messages from his @ …
Kieren McCarthy, 14 Nov 2017

Manafort, Stone, Trump, Papadopoulos, Kushner, Mueller, Russia: All the tech angles in one place

Analysis Where to begin? Former Trump foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos – no, not that one – has been turned by ex-FBI director Robert Mueller as part of the latter's investigation into Trump campaign team members. Mueller is probing allegations of obstruction of justice, money laundering and other financial crimes, and …
Kieren McCarthy, 30 Oct 2017
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Why you can't boycott the Mail: Google makes a mint from 'fake news'

Publishers hiding their identity from advertisers accounted for 60 per cent of Google's news network ad revenue in a study conducted by a non-partisan ethics watchdog. The Campaign for Accountability examined over 1,000 "hyper-partisan" news sites frequently associated with "fake news", including Breitbart and the Mail Online …
Andrew Orlowski, 30 Oct 2017
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Julian Assange says Cambridge Analytica asked WikiLeaks for something

Fugitive couch-surfer and angry leaker Julian Assange has made the explosive claim that Cambridge Analytica asked WikiLeaks for something before last year's US presidential election. I can confirm an approach by Cambridge Analytica [prior to November last year] and can confirm that it was rejected by WikiLeaks. — Julian …
Simon Sharwood, 26 Oct 2017
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Moon trumps Mars in new US space policy

The United States' National Space Council Policy has met for the first time in 25 years and issued a new “Policy for Future American Leadership in Space”. The Council was revived by president Donald Trump in a June 2017 executive order, after it stopped operating in 1993. Re-establishing the Council was a Trump policy. The …
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Trump's tax tease will be a massive payday for Valley tech giants and their shareholders

US President Donald Trump has vowed to cut corporations some slack in the form of a tax break that may give Silicon Valley something to celebrate. America taxes businesses' overseas money at 35 per cent when funds are repatriated to the States, so most technology firms don't bother to transfer their mountains of dosh and leave …
Iain Thomson, 28 Sep 2017

Trump accuses Facebook of bias, collusion with his least favourite newspapers

United States president Donald Trump has declared that Facebook was always against him and tossed it into the same bucket as The New York Times, which he regards as fake news, and The Washington Post, which he says is biased against him because it's owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos. Facebook was always anti-Trump.The Networks were …
Simon Sharwood, 28 Sep 2017
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Trump blocks China-backed Lattice Semiconductor buyout

The Trump administration has blocked the purchase of a US semiconductor company by a Chinese investment firm, citing national security concerns. The White House said on Wednesday that it would not allow Canyon Bridge Capital, a fund backed by China Venture Capital, to acquire Lattice Semiconductor, a US chipmaker, out of fears …
Shaun Nichols, 14 Sep 2017
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Facebook ran $100k of deliberately divisive Russian ads ahead of 2016 US election

Facebook has 'fessed up to taking “approximately $100,000 in ad spending” from 470 fake accounts connected to Russia and which published spots “amplifying divisive social and political messages”. The your-life-rendered-as-ads company says it found the ad spend as it continued to probe whether it had been used as part of …
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Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

The US Department of Justice has "no evidence" that Obama's administration wiretapped Trump Tower, contrary to a much-publicised accusation by President Trump to the contrary. The DoJ's statement was in response to a Freedom of Information request by the watchdog group American Oversight. "Both FBI and NSD [the DoJ's National …
John Leyden, 4 Sep 2017
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Kraut coppers seize 5,000 Donald Trump-shaped dance biscuits

Cops in northwestern Germany have seized 5,000 ecstasy tabs fashioned in the image of Donald J Trump's head, indicating the prez continues to inspire people to seek out an alternative reality. The haul of Methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA for short, was discovered in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, during a routine road check on …
Paul Kunert, 22 Aug 2017
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Trump upgrades Cyber Command, may sideline NSA in future

United States president Donald Trump upgraded the U.S. Cyber Command to the status of a “Unified Combatant Command”. Unified commands combine personnel from at least two branches of the US military and are given ongoing missions. Before the elevation of the Cyber Command to this status, the nine unified combatant commands …
Simon Sharwood, 21 Aug 2017
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Read IBM CEO Ginni Rometty's letter to staff: Why I walked from Trump's strategy forum

In November 2016 IBM CEO Ginni Rometty wrote to then-president-elect Donald Trump with a list of ways IBM hoped to help the real-estate tycoon Make America Great Again. And today she wrote to IBM staff to let them know Big Blue has walked away from Trump's strategy and policy forum, which was closing down anyway, and agrees …
Simon Sharwood, 17 Aug 2017
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Trump as US president (in Sharknado 3)? Oh Hell No!

Donald Trump was reportedly in talks to play the president in the third incarnation of cult sci-fi disaster film Sharknado – until he welched on the deal to run for the real thing. According to entertainment news site Hollywood Reporter, the Donald had all but signed on the dotted line for Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! when his …
Rebecca Hill, 3 Aug 2017

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