Suzanne Smalley

Suzanne joined CyberScoop from Inside Higher Ed, where she covered educational technology and from Yahoo News, where she worked as an investigative reporter. Prior to Yahoo News, Suzanne worked as a consultant to the economist Raj Chetty as he launched his Harvard-based research institute Opportunity Insights. Earlier in her career Suzanne covered the Boston Police Department for the Boston Globe and covered two presidential campaigns for Newsweek. She holds a masters in journalism from Northwestern and a BA from Georgetown. A Miami native, Suzanne lives in upper Northwest Washington with her family.

Government

White House argues platforms should be liable if algorithms promote harmful content

by Suzanne Smalley

The Biden administration argues that companies such as Google should be responsible for harmful content their algorithms promote.

Geopolitics

US National Cyber Director plans Japan trip to bolster digital cooperation

by Suzanne Smalley

Inglis's trip reflects Japan's status as an increasingly important ally on cybersecurity, particularly as the administration focuses more on China.

Government

$858 billion defense bill focuses heavily on cyber. These are some highlights.

by Suzanne Smalley

The National Defense Authorization Act omits some efforts such as one to compel federal contractors to provide software bills of material.

Cybercrime

DHS Cyber Safety Review Board to focus on Lapsus$ hackers

by Suzanne Smalley

DHS officials said Lapsus$ is the perfect target for the next CSRB report and described the hacking group's hacks as "ongoing."

Money

Beyond Trump, Twitter welcomes back purveyors of far-right disinformation

by Suzanne Smalley

Soon after allowing Trump's return to Twitter, Musk brought back other accounts that have promoted disinformation frequently in the past.

Government

Biden set to approve expansive authorities for Pentagon to carry out cyber operations

by Suzanne Smalley

The State Department fought hard to win back the cyber authorities that it lost under the Trump administration but did not prevail.

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