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Biometric Checkpoints in Trump’s America

February 15 Technological advances mean border screening could be more expansive than ever, if the government can get past the hurdles to implementing such a system.

Hackers Are Bombarding the UK With Two Serious Cyberattacks a Day, the British Government Claims

February 14 That's 188 serious cyberattacks in the last three months.

A NASA Engineer Was Required to Unlock his Phone at the Border

February 13 A U.S.-born scientist was detained at the Houston airport until he gave customs agents the passcode to his work-issued device.

A Rising Trend in Hacking: Locking Your Files and Charging You to Get Them Back

February 13 A report identified 638.2 million unique ransomware attempts in 2016.

Lawmakers Show Love to Blockchain, 'Star Wars,' But Question FBI FOIA Changes

February 10 They're also proposing a way to slow down any presidential efforts to remove sanction on Russia.

'Give Us Your Passwords'

February 10 What happens if border agents are allowed to demand access to your phone and online accounts—and turn you away if you don’t comply?

For the Army, ‘Cyberwar’ Is Quickly Becoming Just ‘War’

February 10 Combat brigades will soon head into firefights with cyber specialists… and possibly IT lawyers.

Congress Wants Quarterly Reports on VA’s Tech Investments

February 9 The House committee leaders want more frequent updates on major IT investments, projects and programs.

There's Cyberwar and Then There's the Big Legal Gray Area

February 9 Scholars are split on whether the Democratic National Committee breach violated international law.

Mapping Countries That Censor the Internet

February 9 A new app can test networks around the world for government interference.

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