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Trump administration calls for government IT to adopt cloud services
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said Wednesday the U.S. government needs a major overhaul of information technology systems and should take steps to better protect data and accelerate efforts to use cloud-based technology.

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Trump signs into law U.S. government ban on Kaspersky Lab software
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump signed into law on Tuesday legislation that bans the use of Kaspersky Lab within the U.S. government, capping a months-long effort to purge the Moscow-based antivirus firm from federal agencies amid concerns it was vulnerable to Kremlin influence.

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Foreign government code reviews 'problematic': White House cyber official
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Allowing foreign governments to require reviews of software secrets of technology products built by U.S. companies is “problematic,” the top White House cyber security official said on Tuesday, adding that the increasingly common arrangements presented both security and intellectual property risks.

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U.S. Senate votes to ban Kaspersky Lab software from government networks
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to ban Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab’s products from use by the federal government, citing concerns the company may be a pawn of the Kremlin and poses a national security risk.

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Portland probe finds Uber used software to evade 16 government officials
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(Reuters) – A sweeping investigation by the city of Portland, Oregon, found that Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] used a software tool to intentionally evade 16 government officials whose job it was to regulate the ride-services company, city officials said on Thursday.

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Trump administration orders purge of Kaspersky products from U.S. government
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Wednesday told U.S. government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their networks, saying it was concerned the Moscow-based cyber security firm was vulnerable to Kremlin influence and that using its anti-virus software could jeopardize national security.

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UK government sets out tougher guidelines to protect smart cars from hackers
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British government issued new guidelines on Sunday requiring manufacturers of internet-connected vehicles to put in place tougher cyber protections to ensure they are better shielded against hackers.

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U.S. government crackdown threatens Kaspersky’s American dream
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(Reuters) – Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO of the Russian cybersecurity software firm that bears his name, had a big American dream.

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French government to appeal pro-Google court tax ruling
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PARIS (Reuters) – The French government said on Thursday it would appeal against a court ruling in Google’s favour with regard to 1.1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) in tax.

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