Monthly Archives: November 2016

Tech Groups Say They ‘Stand Ready’ to Help Trump

More than a dozen tech groups extended an olive branch to Donald Trump, penning a joint letter to the president-elect congratulating him on his win and offering recommendations for working with the tech sector. “We stand ready to help your Administration tap into 21st century innovation to achieve prosperity for the nation,” read the letter from a coalition of 17 tech trade groups.

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Senate Effort Fails to Delay Expansion of Internet Search Powers

A last-ditch effort in the Senate to block or delay rule changes that would expand the U.S. government’s hacking powers failed, despite concerns the changes would jeopardize the privacy rights of innocent Americans and risk possible abuse by the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump. Democratic Senator Ron Wyden attempted three times to delay the changes, which will allow U.S. judges to be able to issue search warrants that give the FBI the authority to remotely access computers in any jurisdiction, potentially even overseas.

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‘Gooligan’ Malware Seized Control of 1 Million Google Accounts

Malicious software disguised as legitimate apps for Android smartphones and tablets has seized control of more than one million Google accounts since August, according to research from security firm Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. The apps had innocent-sounding names, such as StopWatch, Perfect Cleaner and Wi-Fi Enhancer, but they exploited known flaws in older versions of the Android operating system to take control of devices and install other apps and ad-spewing software without permission.

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ICANN CEO Says ‘Grassroots in Charge’ After Change in U.S. Role

The Internet address system gatekeeper, independent after a split from the U.S. government, is now in a phase where “the grassroots are in charge,” its top executive said. Goran Marby, president and chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, said in an interview that nothing has changed for people using the internet after the expiration of its contract with the U.S. Commerce Department.

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ICANN CEO Says ‘Grassroots in Charge’ After Change in U.S. Role

The Internet address system gatekeeper, independent after a split from the U.S. government, is now in a phase where “the grassroots are in charge,” its top executive said. Goran Marby, president and chief executive of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, said in an interview that nothing has changed for people using the internet after the expiration of its contract with the U.S. Commerce Department.

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