NSA trumps civil liberties
The US Senate passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance programme for six years with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil rights advocates that it undermined the privacy of Americans.
A US District judge in Detroit has sentenced Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, to seven years in prison for his role in the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal of 2015.
Our spies can do what they like
The increasingly autocratic oligarchic junta running the United States has decided it does not need any court order to insist that software companies give its spooks backdoor access to their products.
IoV is a thing now
Forget the internet of things, the latest buzzword is the internet of vehicles and according to bean counters at Digitimes Research it is something that the US is the world leader.
FCC warns against filling the vacuum
Now that the Federal Communications Commission has ditched net neutrality rules, it has warned US states not to fill the vacuum and create laws of their own.
So much for cleaning out the swamp
Rather than sorting out the corrupt relationship between the US government and big corporations, it appears that the Senate wants to make it hard for consumers to sue financial companies who could not be bothered installing good IT security.
Finally realised that those are the main threat
US spooks are finally turning their considerable tech spying power on to the white men with guns who do most of the terrorism in the country.
Reward from a grateful nation
US authorities have decided that that the British guy who saved the world from the “wanna cry” malware is a criminal and arrested him.
US companies must hand over EU data to our spooks
The US government has become so arrogant that it thinks it can order other countries to hand over data to its spooks and has asked the highest court in the land to back it.