Congress

GAO Identifies Fraud Risks in FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program

The Federal Communications Commission needs to enhance the oversight of its program offering discounts on broadband services and connected devices for low-income households to better prevent fraud, according to a report released by the Government Accountability Office on Wednesday.  GAO’s review examined the FCC’s implementation […]

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Justice ‘Hacked the Hackers’ of Hive Ransomware, Stopping $130M in Demands

After a months-long effort, the Department of Justice has disrupted the Hive ransomware group—which the FBI labeled a top 5 ransomware threat—according to an announcement on Thursday. The efforts of the DOJ and international partners “hacked the hackers,” hindering $130 million in ransom demands, according […]

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Legislators Renew Efforts to Protect Consumers from an Eavesdropping Fridge

A bipartisan group of senators and representatives reintroduced the Informing Consumers about Smart Devices Act in both chambers of Congress on Wednesday, seeking to protect consumers from unwittingly being recorded from home smart devices that one may not think have such components, like refrigerators and […]

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NIST Debuts Long-Anticipated AI Risk Management Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology unveiled its long-awaited Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework on Thursday morning, representing the culmination of an 18-month-long project that aims to be universally applicable to any AI technology across all sectors.  Increasing trustworthiness and mitigating risk are the […]

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Parenting in America Today

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and amid reports of a growing youth mental health crisis, four-in-ten U.S. parents with children younger than 18 say they are extremely or very worried that their children might struggle with anxiety or depression at some point. In fact, mental health […]

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