Russia and China target US protests on Social Media | Usage of App that lets users tune into police radio broadcasts surges amidst protests| Huawei's terrible week
Russia and China are flooding social media with content targeting the ongoing unrest and violence in the United States Politico
The number of users of an app which lets people listen in to police radio broadcasts is nearly doubling everyday during the protests Vice
Huawei has just faced one of the most decisive weeks yet in the global fight over next-generation 5G networks TechCrunch
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Russia and China target US protests on social media
Russia and China are flooding social media with content targeting the ongoing unrest and violence in the United States, according to an analysis of recent Twitter posts by POLITICO.
Supply chains, critical tech on Five Eyes agenda
The UK is pitching a new “D10” grouping that would include G7 nations plus Australia, South Korea and India, which would co-operate on developing new digital technology to compete with Chinese 5G products. Australian Strategic Policy Institute defence and national security program director Michael Shoebridge said trust, rather than the lowest price, was now at a premium in the global economy.
China-linked Victorian government staffer’s corona conspiracy
A long-serving Andrews government staffer with links to the highest levels of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Work Department has posted a series of articles and videos on social media suggesting coronavirus was created by the US and transported to China by the US Army.
Huawei’s terrible week
When news broke Friday morning that Britain is looking to propose an alliance of democracies to build a 5G alternative to Huawei, you might think that that was the worst thing to happen to the controversial Chinese telecoms giant this week. In fact, it just caps off a series of fast-moving events that surely makes this one of the most decisive weeks yet in the global fight over next-generation 5G networks.
Why Hong Kong is worried about its digital freedom
Now China plans to implement a national security law extending its control over Hong Kong, and many residents fear their digital freedoms will be taken away. On the day of the announcement, Hong Kongers’ interest in commercial VPN subscriptions surged, according to several providers. They were looking for a way to encrypt and thus protect their internet traffic from government surveillance, as well as to get it out of Hong Kong in case the Great Firewall is extended.
Thousands of People Are Monitoring Police Scanners During the George Floyd Protests
The number of users of an app which lets people listen in to police radio broadcasts across the country is nearly doubling everyday during the protests, according to its developer.
White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter
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A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national “antifa” organization and pushing violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests has been linked to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson.
Twitter Suspends Hundreds Tweeting #dcblackout During Protests
Twitter Inc. suspended hundreds of accounts associated with spreading a false claim about a communications failure during protests in Washington.
Misinformation about George Floyd Protests Surges on Social Media, The New York Times
Trump’s unexpected ally in the fight against tech
The FCC, though it has no direct authority over social media, could play a key role in assisting Trump's efforts to rein in the power of Twitter and other online companies. And Carr has spent months echoing some of the president's favorite rhetoric, from hammering the alleged partisan biases of Silicon Valley tech giants to accusing Beijing's Communist leaders of allowing the coronavirus’ spread.
What Facebook doesn't understand about the Facebook walkout
On Friday afternoon, Facebook made one of its most controversial content moderation decisions in company history. After President Trump posted to Facebook some tweets that Twitter had placed behind a warning for “glorifying violence,” Mark Zuckerberg said that the company would allow them to stand.
South and Central Asia
Pakistan blocks Twitter, Zoom and Periscope to curb critical voices
In mid-May, Twitter, Zoom and Persicope were either blocked or throttled across Pakistan. Activists say the move was meant to target a few web conferences on human rights issues.
A service that detects 'China apps' goes viral in India
The app’s name says it all: Remove China Apps. Developed by a self-proclaimed “Indian startup” named OneTouch AppLabs, Remove China Apps crossed 1 million downloads within 10 days of launch in May. Its overnight success came amid rising China-Indian tensions.
India-Australia partnership to scale greater heights following June 4 summit: Envoy
The Economic Times
The new agreements will focus on reliable supply chains in key strategic sectors, including medical goods, technology and critical minerals, amid heightened tensions with China over Beijing's response to coronavirus pandemic.
Inside the talks to end the UK's reliance on Huawei
At the start of the year, before coronavirus swept across the country, politicians had a very different crisis on their hands. Boris Johnson announced he was allowing Chinese firm Huawei to build part of the UK’s 5G network - and Donald Trump was furious.
AI firm that worked with Vote Leave given new coronavirus contract
An artificial intelligence firm hired to work on the Vote Leave campaign may analyse social media data, utility bills and credit rating scores as part of a £400,000 contract to help the government deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
Telefonica Deutschland picks Ericsson for 5G core network
Telefonica Deutschland will build its 5G core mobile network in Germany using equipment from Ericsson, saying the choice of the Swedish supplier would safeguard the security of its next-generation services. Germany's three main operators are removing Huawei from their network cores but continue to rely on the Chinese vendor for the less sensitive peripheral radio access networks that will carry 5G traffic.
Telus skips Huawei, picks Ericsson and Nokia to build 5G network
Telus has opted to go with Ericsson and Nokia - skipping Chinese tech giant Huawei - to build its 5G network. The Vancouver-based company announced Tuesday it had signed a deal with Sweden’s Ericsson and Finland’s Nokia to provide the components for its 5G network. No figures were given on how much the deal cost.
How Africa’s promising startup landscape survives in a post-Covid-19 economy
If you take a look at reports tracking funding in African tech ecosystems this year, you wouldn't be able to tell that a damaging pandemic has laid siege to economies globally.
From RealPlayer to Toshiba, Tech Companies Cash in on the Facial Recognition Gold Rush
While many of these companies sell facial recognition technology to verify people’s identities in an app, an increasing number are investing in a burgeoning subset of the industry: real-time surveillance, or the ability to recognize individuals in live video footage. Such systems are being sold for law enforcement, military, and security purposes.
Now you can delete old Facebook posts without deleting Facebook
The Washington Post
On Tuesday, the social network rolled out new settings called Manage Activity to delete or archive posts from a range of dates or involving particular people.
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