Australian public's confidence in 5G 'shaken' by misinformation campaign | Get ready for a vaccine information war | Concern as China targets Pacific mobile networks
Federal parliamentary committee examining rollout says fears over network are being exploited, particularly on social media. The Guardian
Social media is already filling up with misinformation about a Covid-19 vaccine, months or years before one even exists. The New York Times
China Mobile is negotiating to buy the Pacific operations of Digicel, the heavily indebted carrier owned by Irish billionaire Dennis O'Brien. Australian Financial Review
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Get Ready for a Vaccine Information War
The New York Times
Social media is already filling up with misinformation about a Covid-19 vaccine, months or years before one even exists.
“What Kind of Oversight Board Have You Given Us?”
UChicago Law Review
Facebook's new Oversight Board is an unprecedented experiment in content moderation governance. But how will it work—and why does it matter?
IGIS asks ASIO be required to provide transparency in IPO regime
Australia's Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security believes public concern shouldn't be dealt with by keeping secrets.
Nation needs bipartisan federal cyber policy
Australia’s federal opposition spokespersons on cyber-security, Kristina Keneally and Tim Watts, have presented a constructive direction to help Australia become cyber-secure.Their statement – “We need policies that bring cyber-security to the community and build cyber resilience throughout the country” – correctly highlights the essential need for cyber-security amongst citizens, businesses and government agencies alike.
New powers for ASIO to question 14-year-olds and go after foreign spies
The Sydney Morning Herald
Parliament's intelligence and security committee will review the proposed changes. China has previously been blamed by security agencies for large-scale hacking in Australia, while ASIO has been investigating a suspected Chinese military intelligence operative in Melbourne who had approached a Liberal Party member to run for parliament. Without naming China or any other country which has been ramping up its foreign interference activities, ASIO boss Mike Burgess has said ASIO would need to have "a wide range of tools in our toolbox" to counter the growing threat.
Australian public's confidence in 5G 'shaken' by misinformation campaign
Federal parliamentary committee examining rollout says fears over network are being exploited, particularly on social media.
Why Apple wants to deepen its China supply chain
Apple is seeking to deepen its supply chain in China. At a time when the US is “decoupling” from China, Apple is encouraging one of its Chinese suppliers to make a big investment in a Taiwanese company that manufactures metal casings for iPhones and MacBooks, according to this exclusive in the Nikkei Asian Review.
China’s Disinformation Campaign Targets Virus, Researcher Says
An army of bot accounts linked to an alleged Chinese government-backed propaganda campaign is spreading disinformation on social media about coronavirus and other topics, including an exiled businessman, according to a London-based researcher.
Conspiracy theorists, far-right extremists around the world seize on the pandemic
People seizing on the pandemic range from white supremacists and anti-vaxxers in the U.S. to fascist and anti-refugee groups across Europe, according to a POLITICO review of thousands social media posts and interviews with misinformation experts tracking their online activities. They also include far-right populists on both continents who had previously tried to coordinate their efforts after the 2016 American presidential election.
The children being left behind by America’s online schooling
MIT Technology Review
For many students shut out of classrooms, attempts to substitute e-learning will set them back even further.
Trump extends executive order aimed at Huawei to guard US supply chain
South China Morning Post
Trump on Wednesday extended an executive order by another year that had prohibited US companies from using telecommunications equipment made by firms deemed a national security threat.
Ohio Has Stopped Kicking Workers Off Unemployment After A Hacker Targeted Its Website
The state is reconsidering its policy after a hacker released a script that automatically submits junk data to its 'COVID-19 fraud' website, which allows employers to report workers who refuse to work during the pandemic.
Concern as China targets Pacific mobile networks
Australian Financial Review
China Mobile is negotiating to buy the Pacific operations of Digicel, the heavily indebted carrier owned by Irish billionaire Dennis O'Brien.
Facebook Apologizes for Role in Sri Lankan Violence
Facebook Inc.’s lack of a serious response to signs of abuse on its platform in Sri Lanka may have helped stoke deadly violence in the country in 2018, according to an investigation of the social network’s operations there.
Secret NHS files reveal plans for coronavirus contact tracing app
Documents left unsecured on Google Drive reveal the NHS could in the future ask people to post their health status to its Covid-19 contact tracing app.
The Importance of New Statements on Sovereignty in Cyberspace by Austria, the Czech Republic and United States
A recent United Nations event gave States a new opportunity to announce their positions on how international law applies to cyberspace, and those of Austria and the Czech Republic stood out.
Anatomy of an internet shutdown
Rest of World
How citizens, telecom employees, and activists in Sudan turned a battle for digital rights into a referendum on the government.
New Ramsay malware can steal sensitive documents from air-gapped networks
The Ramsay discovery is an important one because we rarely see malware that contains the capability to jump the air gap, considered the most strict and effective security protection measure that companies can take to safeguard sensitive data.