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Politics Jul 22Capitol Police have new chief after Jan. 6 insurrection
J. Thomas Manger, a former police chief in Maryland and Virginia, is the new chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, congressional officials announced Thursday. Manger will take charge of the department in the aftermath of the violent Jan. 6 insurrection.
Nation Jul 20New chief selected for Capitol Police after Jan. 6 insurrection
J. Thomas Manger, who most recently served for 15 years as chief in Montgomery County, Maryland, was picked for the position following an extensive search.
Nation Jul 19Garland formally prohibits seizure of reporters’ records
Attorney General Merrick Garland formally prohibited federal prosecutors from seizing the records of journalists in leak investigations, with limited exceptions, reversing years of department policy.
World Jul 19Microsoft Exchange hack caused by China, U.S. and allies say
The Biden administration and Western allies formally blamed China for a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software and accused Beijing of working with criminal hackers in ransomware attacks and other cyber operations.
Nation Jul 14FBI seriously mishandled Larry Nassar case, Justice Department watchdog says
The long-awaited watchdog report raises serious questions about how the Justice Department and the FBI handled the case. It highlights serious missteps at the FBI between the time the allegations were first reported until Nassar's arrest.
Politics Jul 09Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals
The warning to Putin was largely a repetition of the tough rhetoric Biden had used during their meeting in Geneva last month, when he warned that there would be consequences for continuing cyberattacks emanating from Russia.
Economy Jul 02Ransomware hits hundreds of U.S. companies, security firm says
A ransomware attack paralyzed the networks of at least 200 U.S. companies on Friday, according to a cybersecurity researcher whose company was responding to the incident.
World Jul 01NSA discloses hacking methods it says are used by Russia
U.S. and British agencies have disclosed hacking techniques they say are used by Russian intelligence to target hundreds of government agencies, energy companies and other organizations, amid a wave of devastating cyberattacks around the world.
Politics Jun 30WATCH: Microsoft executive calls it ‘routine’ for federal law enforcement to seek data on customers
Federal law enforcement agencies secretly seek the data of Microsoft customers thousands of times a year, according to congressional testimony Wednesday by a senior executive at the technology company.
World Jun 23U.S. takes down Iran-linked news sites, alleges disinformation
American authorities have seized a range of Iran's state-linked news websites they accuse of spreading "disinformation." The takedowns come as world powers scramble to resurrect Tehran's tattered 2015 nuclear deal.