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Trump Issues Executive Order to Expand Rural Internet Service

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at providing better access to broadband internet services in rural locations across the U.S. The White House said Monday the “Streamlining and Expediting Requests to Locate Broadband Facilities in Rural America” order directs the executive branch to use tools that can …

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Report: U.S. Military Adopts Social Media Simulation Platform

The U.S. military uses a commercial simulation tool in efforts to train intelligence analysts on how to sort through social media feeds and online news, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The Social Media Replication Toolkit System was developed by Cubic and is being integrated into military training programs to help intelligence units manage the social media aspects of potential future …

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G7 Leaders Urge Tech Firms to Help Address Online Extremism

Leaders of Group of Seven member states have issued a joint declaration that calls for social networking sites and internet companies to stem the spread of terror propaganda, the Associated Press reported Friday. State leaders signed the declaration Friday during the G7 Summit in Sicily, Italy, days after the Islamic …

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External Actors Launched Denial-of-Service Attacks on FCC Electronic Comment Filing System

David Bray, chief information officer of the Federal Communications Commission, said that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has determined that its electronic comment filing system has been targeted by distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The FCC said Monday that external actors attempted to bombard the agency website’s comment system and that this prevented personnel …

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DARPA Develops Search Technologies to Locate Online Perpetrators of Human Trafficking Crimes

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency continues ongoing work on the development of next-generation search technologies designed to locate online perpetrators of slavery and human trafficking crimes, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Wade Shen, program manager in DARPA’s information innovation office, told DoD News in an interview that the Memex …

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Arati Prabhakar: DARPA Continues to Innovate Through Sustained DoD Support

Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, highlighted  technologies DARPA developed through sustained support from the Defense Department in the past six decades during a Center for Strategic and International Studies-hosted panel discussion, DoD News reported Thursday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Prabhakar said that DoD supported DARPA’s efforts to develop technologies in areas such …

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