Senators on the Intelligence Committee asked the Federal Tade Commission (FTC) to investigate TikTok, ramping up scrutiny of the company’s data practices.   Meanwhile, Apple announced on Wednesday that it will be releasing a new security feature called “lockdown mode” intended to protect its devices against spyware deployed by state-sponsored hackers, TheContinue Reading

U.S. federal agencies issued a joint advisory on Wednesday regarding North Korean state-sponsored cyber actors using Maui ransomware to target the health sector. The FBI, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Department of the Treasury said that particular ransomware has been used by North Korean government-backed hackers since atContinue Reading

Groups on both sides of the tech antitrust debate are narrowing their focus and campaigns in anticipation of the Senate bringing key legislation to the floor this month.  Meanwhile, unidentified hackers have allegedly stolen personal data of 1 billion Chinese citizens from a Shanghai police database, The Associated Press reported onContinue Reading

Lobbying both for and against legislation to crack down on U.S. tech giants is intensifying as the Senate enters a critical month for the antitrust bills.  All eyes are on Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who will need to decide whether to prioritize measures to regulate Google, Apple, AmazonContinue Reading