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US House Passes Five New Bills to Bolster Cybersecurity
Last week, the US House of Representatives passed an extensive package of bipartisan bills. Five new pieces of legislation take a variety of approaches to strengthen the...
Children Targeted with Graphic Content within 24 hours of Joining Social Media
Research has shown that children are targeted with graphic content within 24 hours of creating a social media account. Even when they provide their true age, some children are...
Facebook, Google, Twitter Threaten to Leave Hong Kong Over Doxing Law
An Asian industry group including Facebook, Google, and Twitter has threatened to abandon Hong Kong over a newly proposed privacy law. Hong Kong is one of the last areas...
Russia Bans VyprVPN and Opera VPN
Russia's telecommunications watchdog agency, Roskomnadzor, banned the use of Opera VPN and VyprVPN last week, classifying the services as threats. "In accordance with the...
Cyber Breaches to be Reported Within 24 Hours Under New Legislation
U.S. Legislation is in the pipeline that would make most public and private companies responsible for reporting cyber breaches to the U.S. government within 24 hours. This comes...
Alibaba Victim of Massive Data Breach following Months-Long Web-Scraping Operation
Alibaba Group is the latest victim of a massive data breach following a months-long web-scraping operation by one of its marketing consultants. The unnamed marketer siphoned off...
Japan to Investigate Google, Apple Over Antitrust Concerns
The Japanese government has its sights set on Apple and Google amid antitrust concerns. The Nikkei newspaper reports that a government panel will convene this month to study how...
Amazon Hit with Record $887 Million Fine for Allegedly Violating EU Privacy Law
The European privacy regulator has fined Amazon with the largest EU privacy fine ($887 Million USD) to date. Luxembourg’s data protection commission, the Commission Nationale...
Hong Kong to Censor Films Deemed Threat to “National Security”
Hong Kong now has the power to censor films that authorities deem a threat to its national security. On Friday, Hong Kong, long known for its booming film and arts scene, released...