Thursday , December 13 2018
Home / us government

us government

Chinese stocks plummet as Huawei CFO arrest raises trade fears – TechCrunch

Chinese stocks plummet as Huawei CFO arrest raises trade fears – TechCrunch A string of Chinese stocks fell hard on Thursday after the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver deepened concerns over US-China trade tensions. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index of Chinese companies listed in …

Read More »

WTF is happening to crypto? – TechCrunch

WTF is happening to crypto? – TechCrunch Four days ago the crypto markets were crashing hard. Now they’re crashing harder. Bitcoin, which hasn’t fallen past $6,000 for months, has dumped to $4,413.99 as of this morning, and nearly everything else is falling in unison. Ethereum, flying high at $700 a …

Read More »

US Lawmakers Push for ‘Blockchain’ Definition in New Congressional Bill

US Lawmakers Push for ‘Blockchain’ Definition in New Congressional Bill A bipartisan bill recently introduced to the U.S. House of Representatives proposes creating a “consensus-based definition of blockchain.” Representatives Doris Matsui and Brett Guthrie – both members of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Digital Commerce and …

Read More »

New Ripple-Led Advocacy Group to Pay Lobbyists in XRP

New Ripple-Led Advocacy Group to Pay Lobbyists in XRP Ripple is leading a number of organizations launching a lobbying group in Washington D.C., Business Standard reported Friday. Dubbed Securing America’s Internet of Value Coalition (SAIV), the group includes, apart from Ripple, the RippleWorks Foundation; Coil, a company developing a solution for …

Read More »

US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls – TechCrunch

US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls – TechCrunch US government investigators have lost a case to force Facebook to wiretap calls made over its Messenger app. A joint federal and state law enforcement effort investigating the MS-13 gang had pushed a district court to hold …

Read More »

US Treasury sanctions North Korean hackers over Sony hack, WannaCry attack – TechCrunch

US Treasury sanctions North Korean hackers over Sony hack, WannaCry attack – TechCrunch The US government has issued sanctions against a North Korea individual and an entity over historical cyberattacks, which wreaked hundreds of millions of dollars in damages. In a statement, the US Treasury named North Korean programmer Park …

Read More »

Sorry for election meddling, but US intelligence could help us more – TechCrunch

Sorry for election meddling, but US intelligence could help us more – TechCrunch Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has admitted that the social networking giant could have done more to prevent foreign interference on its platforms, but said that the government also needs to step up its intelligence sharing …

Read More »

‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else – TechCrunch

‘Five Eyes’ governments call on tech giants to build encryption backdoors — or else – TechCrunch A pact of five nation states dedicated to a global “collect it all” surveillance mission has issued a memo calling on their governments to demand tech companies build backdoor access to their users’ encrypted …

Read More »

Anonymous vows to take down Q – TechCrunch

Anonymous vows to take down Q – TechCrunch A cheerful video released by YourAnonNews suggests that the murky hacker collective called Anonymous is now after the murky deep state collective called Q. Q, to the uninitiated, is a 4Chan poster who claims to be connected deep inside the US government. …

Read More »

US Ethics Office: Government Officials Must Disclose Crypto Holdings

US Ethics Office: Government Officials Must Disclose Crypto Holdings Those working for the executive branch of the U.S. government must disclose their cryptocurrency holdings, ethics officials said Monday. In a legal advisory released Monday, the U.S. Office of Government Ethics (OGE) clarified that digital currency is “property held … for investment …

Read More »