Google is helping to power a US immigration cloud project, new documents show

Google is helping to power a US immigration cloud project, new documents show

In 2017, a third-party software provider reached a nearly $750,000 deal to provide a Google cloud service to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a branch of the Department of Homeland Security.

TSA Is Testing Face Recognition at Airport Security Checkpoints in Las Vegas Now

The Transportation Security Administration will use face recognition technology at security checkpoints at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The good news you can opt-out. The bad news is that the program in Vegas furthers the TSA’s ongoing efforts…

How to Make Sure Your Passwords Haven’t Been Stolen

One of the best things about having a solid password is that you don’t have to change it. If it’s strong, unique, and hasn’t been compromised by an attacker, you gain no security benefits by modifying it according to some arbitrary timetable. Just let it be. …

When a Company Asks You to Reset Your Password, Should You Be Worried?

We try our best to keep Lifehacker readers aware of recent data breaches and security vulnerabilities that might have compromised their data. Any good website or service should tell you what’s up, too. Sometimes, though, you get an email out of the blue that …

Think About Your Finances in Terms of What You’re Not Buying

A lot of us think about our money in terms of what it can get us. When we’re earning X (or when we’ve saved X), we can purchase Y. But if you’re working towards long-term wealth—whether for financial security, financial independence, or retirement—it’s just a…

Box introduces Box Shield with increased security controls and threat protection

Box has always had to balance the idea of sharing content broadly while protecting it as it moved through the world, but the more you share, the more likely something can go wrong, such as misconfigured shared links that surfaced earlier this year. In an effo…

How safe are school records? Not very, says student security researcher

If you can’t trust your bank, government or your medical provider to protect your data, what makes you think students are any safer? Turns out, according to one student security researcher, they’re not. Eighteen-year-old Bill Demirkapi, a recent high school g…

Michael Flynn Seeks a Delay in Sentencing as His Lawyers Try New Approach

Lawyers for Mr. Flynn, the former national security adviser, said they believed prosecutors had material that could exonerate him. The government dismissed those claims.

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