Federal Government Expanding API’s, FBI Seizes 3 Android App Sites, and More

Here is today’s federal cybersecurity and information technology news:

  • As part of Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel’s digital strategy to make application programming interfaces “the new default in government,” U.S. foreign assistance payments, nuclear reactors’ daily event reports and a national sex offender registry will soon be released with API’s to allow automatically updated streaming datasets. More here.
  • The leader of the Chicago cell of a major international hacking and ATM fraud network has been sentenced by a Federal District Judge to serve two years and six months in federal prison. More here.
  • The Federal Bureau of Investigation has seized three websites alleged to have distributed copies of Android applications in violation of copyright laws. More here.
  • A new set of instructions before federal court cases goes out of its way to inform jurors that they may not use Internet-connected mobile devices or social media during trial and deliberations. More here.
  • Children’s health and privacy groups asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate online, viral advertising promotions aimed at children. More here.
  • The federal government has made a deal with Apple to offer e-book versions of federal government documents on iTunes. More here.

This post by was first published at CTOvision.com.

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