Foreign state-backed hackers targeting U.S. COVID-19 research: FBI

According to a senior cybersecurity official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, foreign government hackers have managed to break into companies which are conducting research into treatments for COVID-19 – the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. During an online panel discussion hosted by the Aspen Institute, FBI Deputy Assistant Director Tonya Ugoretz disclosed to…

Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty for taking Google’s self-driving tech to Uber Technologies Inc

Anthony Levandowski, who has been closely associated with advancing self-driving car technology in the last decade, has agreed to plead guilty for taking sensitive documents from Google, his former employer, before he joined rival Uber Technologies Inc. As part of the plea deal with federal prosecutors, he will serve no more than 30 months in…

Apple Inc to pay $440M to VirnetX Inc for patent infringements

In a blow to Apple Inc, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Cupertino cannot avoid paying $440 million in damages for using VirnetX Inc’s patented internet security technology without permission. Apple uses VirnetX Inc’s technologies in its FaceTime video calling features. Supreme court justices rejected Apple’s appeal in the long-running case concurring with a…

One idiot moment can impact decades of due diligence

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is scheduled to meet senior ministers on Tuesday to decide on whether the UK will allow China’s Huawei to participate in building the country’s critical 5G mobile infrastructure. The United States views Huawei as a company of particular concern and it sees Huawei’s participation in building a critical infrastructure as…

Trump Administration to crackdown on pirated, counterfeit goods sold on major e-commerce sites

The Trump administration is set to unveil, on Friday, its efforts to crack down on pirated and counterfeit goods that are sold on major e-commerce sites. Chad Wolf, the acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary along with White House adviser Peter Navarro, will be among the officials to discuss the effort at the National Intellectual…