The Boston Police Department on Friday announced it was putting a hold on its plans to purchase $1.4 million worth of social media surveillance software, signaling a win for civil liberties activists who said the program was poised to chill free speech and hindered other constitutionally-protected activity.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago.
President-elect Donald Trump’s team on Thursday announced that former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will serve as an informal adviser on cybersecurity and provide a link between Mr. Trump’s administration and the private sector on the crucial issue.
A recent cyberattack suffered by San Francisco’s light-rail system has caused a co-founding member of the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus to question whether the nation’s capital could sustain a similar assault.
The hacking campaign that penetrated the Democratic National Committee prior to last year’s presidential race has prompted a candidate vying for the role of DNC chair to call for the creation of an in-house cyber expert position amid renewed discussions involving the intrusion.