Facebook Connect Twitter Connect RSS Feeds
  • Brands
  • Search
  • Contact

Articles tagged with: judiciary

Sony Flakes On Congressional Meeting, U.S. Gov’t Furious

With over 100 million Sony users having their information hacked, and nearly 13,000 stolen credit cards, you’d think the people at Sony would realize they are in deep $hit. Well, apparently the company is not ready to face the music quite yet, as it has declined to testify at an imminent US Congressional hearing. The hearing will address “The Threat of Data Theft to American Consumers” and will be held by the Subcommittee of Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade this Wednesday.

Google Lacks FISMA Accreditation For “Google Apps For Government”

Google has said that its suite of government office products have been certified under a law that mandates strict information security rules for federal agencies. The Justice Department, however, says otherwise. Google Apps for Government is Google’s solution for government-focused email and office product that is certified under the Federal Information Security Management Act, known as FISMA. The requirements for FISMA are enforced to safeguard digital information used by federal agencies.

Google has been trying to gain edge over its competitor, Microsoft, with a “extra-secure” government version of Google Apps and claims that its suite is accredited under FISMA. There is a small problem with Google’s claim however, and the problem arises from recent documents that were unsealed last week as part of an ongoing lawsuit Google had filed in October against the Department of the Interior. The Justice Department lawyers wrote that

Hewlett-Packard Sues Former Executive, Adrian Jones

According to Reuters, Hewlett-Packard is suing a former high-ranking executive who had recently left the company to join HP’s rival, Oracle. HP claims that Adrian Jones stole hundred of documents from HP to share with Oracle. Adrian Jones was the former head of enterprise sales for the Asia region, and was accused of stealing documents and e-mails on a USB drive that contained valuable information about HP’s products and customers.

HP also said in the lawsuit that they almost fired Jones in February after discovering his relationship with a subordinate and…