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Apr
01

Among the many cryptocurrencies vying for mainstream adoption by banks, the XRP token backing the Ripple payment protocol led the competition, until recently.  Unlike many other cryptocurrencies, XRP is not intended to function primarily as a currency, although it can and does trade like any other cryptocurrency.  Instead, it is the medium of exchange underlying

Apr
01

Last December Russian-linked hackers breached software vendor SolarWinds. Through deploying a malware-laced update to SolarWinds’ Orion software, the hackers were able to infiltrate multiple government agencies, government networks and U.S.-based companies. The Orion software is commonly used by large organizations to monitor and manage IT resources, including servers, workstations, mobile devices, and internet of things

Mar
10

The longstanding slogan of ADT security company, “Always There” takes on new meaning, as former ADT employee, Telesforo Aviles, has pleaded guilty to accessing the home security feeds of over 200 customers for sexual gratification. Aviles, who was a technician for ADT, took advantage of a company policy that allowed employees to add their emails

Mar
09

At the beginning of the pandemic, there was a question of where information regarding COVID-19 hospitalizations should live. Specifically, the question was which federal agency should house these data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (the CDC) seemed like the obvious place as it is the traditional repository of infectious-disease information. The Trump administration

Mar
08

Thanks in large part to the strenuous efforts ($200 million of efforts) of Uber, Lyft, InstaCart, and DoorDash, California passed Proposition 22 last November. This proposition allowed “app-based transportation and delivery drivers” to be defined as independent contractors. It also allowed for the “adopt[ion] [of] labor and wage policies specific to app-based drivers and companies.”

Feb
21

On January 28, 2021, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a report detailing how two employees “made false representations” and “concealed material information” concerning a contract with an artificial intelligence company. The contract was brought to the OIG’s attention by a pair of high-level VA officials who

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