Federal government

Amazon wants to be the government's Everything Store

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Amazon has found a potentially lucrative new customer for its retail platform: government officials who spend taxpayer dollars.

Why it matters: Collectively, federal and local officials spend billions of dollars a year on goods and services, ranging from copy paper to musical instruments for schools. Amazon’s attempt to capture those dollars alarms its critics, who say that taxpayers could get a raw deal while the tech giant expands its dominance.

Hacker group to publish thousands of federal officers' personal data

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A collection of hackers have obtained the private details of thousands of federal officers and have published the findings online, reports TechCrunch.

Details: The hackers gathered the data after breaching 3 websites associated with the FBI National Academy Association. The published spreadsheets have 4,000 unique records and include addresses. The hackers told TechCrunch they intend to sell the information.