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FAA Rolls Out Registered UAS Owner Location Database

The Federal Aviation Administration has rolled out a database that contains information on the location of each registered owner of small unmanned aircraft systems in response to several Freedom of Information Act requests. FAA said Wednesday the system only includes data on each UAS owner’s zip code, city and state and excludes the owners’ …

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NTIA Urges Policymakers to Bolster Privacy, Security Strategies for Online Services

A study by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration shows that Americans have begun limiting online activity due to concerns over the privacy and security of online services. The U.S. Census Bureau surveyed over 41,000 households in support of NTIA’s push to acknowledge reported data breaches, cybersecurity and other incidents, NTIA policy analyst …

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James Clapper Addresses Encryption’s Impact on Intell Gathering Vs Terrorist Groups

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has said the availability of commercial encryption software “had and is having major, profound effects on our ability” to gather intelligence on the Islamic State organization, the Christian Science Monitor reported Monday. Anne Mulrine writes Clapper made the remarks at a Monitor-hosted breakfast Monday in Washington. Leaks of …

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FBI’s James Comey: Conversation Needed on Encryption’s Impacts to National Security, Law Enforcement

FBI Director James Comey has called on the U.S. government and the public to work together and identify ways to discuss issues of security and privacy related to encryption. Comey noted in a speech delivered Wednesday at the Center for the Study of American Democracy Biennial Conference at Kenyon College in Ohio that it is challenging to establish …

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John Brennan: CIA Works on Cyber Safeguards for US Critical Infrastructure

CIA Director John Brennan has told CBS News in an interview that cyberspace offers a path for U.S. adversaries to attack critical infrastructure such as transportation and financial systems. He said to reporter Scott Pelley in the “60 Minutes” segment aired Sunday the CIA is developing safeguards to protect the country’s key assets from attack vectors. Brennan added he …

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Ashkan Soltani to Serve as Senior Adviser to Federal CTO Megan Smith

Ashkan Soltani, former chief technologist at the Federal Trade Commission, has joined the White House’s office of science and technology policy as a senior adviser to Federal Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, FCW’s Insider blog reported Wednesday. Bianca Spinosa writes Lorrie Faith Cranor, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University, will serve …

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