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The Fiscal Times

 •  August 6

In the wake of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, massive breaches of IRS tax records, and the theft of more than four million employee files from the Office of Personnel Management, it’s small wonder the federal government has steadily beefed up its cybersecurity activities. Between 2007 and 2016, federal spending on unclassified...

The Fiscal Times

 •  July 21

The internet of things has made its way into the playroom, with connected toys becoming big sellers, but the FBI is urging parents to think twice about all of those smart playthings. Toys that include sensors, microphones, cameras, GPS or other multimedia capabilities could put children’s privacy and personal safety at risk, the agency warned this...

The Fiscal Times

 •  July 9

In a rare moment of bipartisan unity on Sunday, Republicans and Democrats came together in mutual astonishment after President Trump, in part of an early-morning storm of tweets, said that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin had discussed joining forces to battle “election hacking & many other negative things.” Putin, of course, is believed by...