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EU has imposed sanctions on foreign actors for the first time ever

For the first-ever time, the EU has imposed economical sanctions on Russia, China, and North Korea following cyber-attacks aimed at the EU and its member states. The Council of the European Union announced sanctions imposed on a Russia-linked military espionage unit, as well as companies operating for Chinese and North Korean threat actors that launched c
Publish At:2020-07-31 06:00 | Read:89 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Cyber warfare Intelligence Laws and regula

President Trump’s executive order bans foreign electrical equipment from national power grid

US power grid will not include any equipment manufactured by foreign states for security reasons, this states the executive order signed by President Trump. This week President Trump signed an executive order that prohibits operators of US power grids to buy and install electrical equipment that has been manufactured outside the US. “I furth
Publish At:2020-05-03 08:26 | Read:457 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Hacking information secur

New York Attorney General asks domain registrars to crack down on coronavirus scam sites

New York Attorney General asks domain registrars, including GoDaddy, and Namecheap, to crack down on coronavirus scam sites. The Coronavirus-themed attacks continue to increase, experts warn of thousands of COVID-19 scam and malware sites are being created every day. The New York Attorney General asks GoDaddy, Namecheap, Register.com, and Endurance In
Publish At:2020-03-24 08:26 | Read:594 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Laws and regulations coronavirus c

Trump signed a bill to help small telecoms replace Huawei equipment

This week US President Donald Trump signed a bill that assigns $1 billion to small telecom providers for replacing equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE. US President Donald Trump continues its battle against the Chinese telco giants Huawei and ZTE, this week he has signed a bill that assigns $1 billion to small telecom providers for replacing equipmen
Publish At:2020-03-14 18:21 | Read:724 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Laws and regulations China cyber

$1B to help telecom carriers to “rip and replace” Huawei and ZTE equipment

US Congress passed legislation offering $1 billion to help telecom carriers “rip and replace” equipment from Chinese giants Huawei and ZTE. On Thursday, US lawmakers have passed legislation that plans to give $1 billion to telecom carriers to “rip and replace” equipment from Chinese tech giants Huawei and ZTE. The measure approv
Publish At:2020-03-02 06:00 | Read:608 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Security China Cyberespio

Google sued by New Mexico attorney general for collecting student data through its Education Platform

New Mexico sues Google for allegedly using the Google for Education platform to gather personal and private data from children. Google is facing a new lawsuit for allegedly using the Google for Education platform to gather personal and private data from students with an age of less than 13 years. The lawsuit was filed by the state of New Mexico Attorne
Publish At:2020-02-23 10:15 | Read:782 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations Google for Edu

Russian govn blocked Tutanova service in Russia to stop encrypted communication

Tutanota, the popular free and open-source end-to-end encrypted email software, has been blocked by Russian authorities. The popular free and open-source end-to-end encrypted email service Tutanota has been blocked in Russia on Friday evening. Since early February, the Russian government has blocked other encrypted email and VPN services in Russia, includ
Publish At:2020-02-17 11:24 | Read:644 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Laws and regulations Censorship encryp

China widely disrupted WhatsApp in the country, broadening online censorship

The popular instant messaging application WhatsApp has been widely blocked in mainland China by the Government broadening online censorship. Bad news for the Chinese users of the popular instant messaging app WhatsApp because the application has been widely blocked in mainland China by the Government. Users are not able to send text messages, photo and video
Publish At:2017-09-27 05:25 | Read:4632 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations ban Censorship

Spain – Facebook slapped with €1.2M fine for violating data protection regulations

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violating data protection regulations. Other privacy problems for the tech giant Facebook, the company has been fined for a series of privacy violations in Spain. The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violatin
Publish At:2017-09-12 14:55 | Read:2919 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Social Networks economic

Chinese cyber security law will allow China to use zero-day knowledge for its intelligence

According to the Chinese Cyber Security law, the information obtained by the CNNVD could be used in intelligence operations. The new Chinese cyber security law will allow the Government to analyze the source code and any intellectual property of foreign tech companies working in the country. The Chinese cyber security law was focused on the protection of Chi
Publish At:2017-09-04 13:00 | Read:4976 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations China Chinese Cyber Secur

Apple removed iOS VPN apps from Chinese App Store in compliance to censorship law

In compliance with Chinese Internet monitoring law, Apple has started removing all IOS VPN apps from it App Store in China. The company complies with a request from the Chinese Government that wants to strict censorship making it harder for netizens to bypass the Great Firewall system (aka Golden Shield project). The Golden Shield project allows China to c
Publish At:2017-07-30 11:50 | Read:4982 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Laws and regulations Apple Censorsh

The UK continues to grant the export of surveillance equipment to countries like Turkey

According to the UK’s Department for International Trade, the country granted a license to export surveillance equipment to Turkey earlier this year. The UK continues to be one of the most active countries involved in the trade of surveillance technology. British firms continue to export surveillance systems ranging from internet mass surveillance equ
Publish At:2017-07-24 18:32 | Read:3429 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Intelligence Laws and regulations C

Russia’s Duma has approved the bill to prohibit tools used to surf outlawed websites

Russia is going to tighten controls on web services, on Friday, the parliament voted to prohibit web tools that could be used to surf outlawed websites. Recently Russian authorities threatened to ban to ban Telegram because it refused to comply data protection laws. On Friday, the Russia’s parliament voted to ban web tools that could be used by people
Publish At:2017-07-22 11:15 | Read:4158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations

Telegram agrees to register in Russia, but it will not share private data

Telegram agrees to register with Russia authorities to avoid the local ban, but the battle is still ongoing because it won’t share user data. The Russian Government threatened to ban Telegram because it refused to comply data protection laws. “There is one demand, and it is simple: to fill in a form with information on the company that controls T
Publish At:2017-07-03 06:30 | Read:3317 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Laws and regulations ISIS p

FBI hacked a US Darknet shopper who tried to purchase Mail Bomb

The FBI hacked the system of a dark web user who tried to purchase a mail bomb from an undercover investigator in the US. According to a plea agreement, filed on April 28, 2017, Clinton Scott Bass of Georgia (US) tried in a first time to purchase a car bomb. The man, who was using two different pseudo names, contacted an undercover FBI agent on a darknet mar
Publish At:2017-07-02 12:06 | Read:4194 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Deep Web Hacking Laws and regulati

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