Feb 7, 2020

Federal Agencies Use Cellphone Location Data for Immigration Enforcement

Wall Street Journal | The Trump administration has bought access to a commercial database that maps the movements of millions of cellphones in America and is using it for immigration and border enforcement, Read More

Dec 19, 2019

Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy

New York Times | EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY, everywhere on the planet, dozens of companies — largely unregulated, little scrutinized Read More

Dec 19, 2019

Sioux City data breach could affect more than 3,000

KCAU | The City of Sioux City said there was a data breach that could affect 3,563 of its customer accounts. Read More

Dec 18, 2019

New Orleans cyberattack costing the city close to $1M so far

Fox News | The city of New Orleans has launched a forensic investigation into the cyberattack that has crippled the city’s digital infrastructure for days. Read More

Nov 25, 2019

The California DMV Is Making $50M a Year Selling Drivers’ Personal Information

Vice | The California Department of Motor Vehicles is generating revenue of $50,000,000 a year through selling drivers’ personal information, according to a DMV document obtained by Motherboard. Read More

Nov 5, 2019

California DMV data breach exposes thousands of drivers' Social Security information

LA Times | Already besieged by problems including long wait times, the California Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday said it suffered a data breach in which federal agencies, Read More

Aug 13, 2019

Column: FasTrak agencies may have sold out your privacy. Now they want legal immunity

LA Times | Transit authorities statewide have been targeted with lawsuits alleging that, among other privacy violations, information from toll-road transponders — think FasTrak — is being used to illegally market to drivers. Read More

Aug 10, 2019

A Huge Ransomware Attack Messes With Texas

WIRED | Early on August 16, a total of 23 local government organizations in Texas were hit by a coordinated ransomware attack. The type of ransomware has not been revealed, and Texas officials asserted that no state networks were compromised in the attack. Read More

Jul 9, 2019

Ransomware Attacks Create Dilemma For Cities: Pay Up Or Resist?

NPR | It's been a bad summer so far for government information systems. Read More

Jun 27, 2019

Hackers Won’t Let Up in Their Attack on U.S. Cities

Wall Street Journal | Local governments across the country are facing a growing threat of cyberattacks and escalating ransom demands, as an attack in this city has crippled thousands of computers for a month. Read More