The National Cyber Strategy and Legal Reform

Lawyers and privacy advocates alike should pay careful attention to the “priority actions” in the National Cyber Strategy related to surveillance and criminal law reform.

Source: The National Cyber Strategy and Legal Reform

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Office of Legal Counsel Publishes New “Secret Law” Opinions

After a Freedom of Information Act appeal by the Project On Government Oversight, the Office of Legal Counsel published several opinions that should never have been redacted in the first place.

Source: Office of Legal Counsel Publishes New “Secret Law” Opinions

The China SuperMicro Hack: About That Bloomberg Report

Bloomberg reports that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has quietly been corrupting a key computer chip. The technical implications are frightening.

Source: The China SuperMicro Hack: About That Bloomberg Report

The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

The attack by Chinese spies reached almost 30 U.S. companies, including Amazon and Apple, by compromising America’s technology supply chain, according to extensive interviews with government and corporate sources.

Source: The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

Banking on Cooperation: The U.S. Government and the Finance Industry

Cooperation between banks and the U.S. government can help shore up a critical sector of the U.S. economy.

Source: Banking on Cooperation: The U.S. Government and the Finance Industry

Document: Justice Department Updates U.S. Attorneys’ Manual

On a related note and the manual concept in general, apparently not every one RFTM or follows it. I am not being totally Scalianish or Freudian; that fierce independence thing has some Western frontier child play component or … roots 🙂 

Among the additions to the manual is a new section on “Disclosure of Foreign Influence Operations.”

Source: Document: Justice Department Updates U.S. Attorneys’ Manual