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Big Brother is Watching you Analyses & Assessments

Big Brother is Watching you

Snooping on Social Media and its alleged manipulation has invoked terrifying visions of an Orwellian State where there are no secrets. Will we all...

Twitter-Ethics or Political Expediency? Analyses & Assessments

Twitter-Ethics or Political Expediency?

Jack Dorsey hit a high moral note when he banned paid political ads on Twitter while Facebook continues to allow such ads, fake or not. This raises...

POFMA: Shackling the Web Analyses & Assessments

POFMA: Shackling the Web

Singapore’s latest anti fake news law has grabbed headlines as it affords sweeping powers to the state to monitor online platforms and chatgroups. Is...

The Future of Information Analyses & Assessments

The Future of Information

In the age of the internet, information is increasingly becoming a powerful political resource. What sources of information are strategic in nature,...

 Cyber-Attack on US Customs and Border Protection Analyses & Assessments

Cyber-Attack on US Customs and Border Protection

Government surveillance photos of international travellers and license plates were hacked as part of a malicious cyber-attack. Is the use of...

Finland suffers major cyber attack Analyses & Assessments

Finland suffers major cyber attack

Finnish police are probing a cyber-attack on a web service that publishes vote tallies less than a week before national elections. Finland is a...

Google fined by EU again Analyses & Assessments

Google fined by EU again

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has been fined 1.5 billion euros for anti-trust violations after a competition probe ruled that the dominant...

Australia’s Parliament hacked? Analyses & Assessments

Australia’s Parliament hacked?

The Australian Parliament said that hackers had tried to break into its computer network, which includes lawmakers’ email archives, but there were no...

American blamed for Singapore data leak Analyses & Assessments

American blamed for Singapore data leak

Records of as many as 14,200 people with HIV and their 2,400 contacts have been “illegally disclosed online”, Singapore’s health ministry said in a...

Congress wants to regulate tech Analyses & Assessments

Congress wants to regulate tech

The newly installed U.S. Congress is expected to see a fresh effort to develop new regulations for big technology firms, with a focus on tougher...

7mn Facebook users’ photos exposed Analyses & Assessments

7mn Facebook users’ photos exposed

Facebook has revealed that due to a software bug, nearly 7 million Facebook users’ photos were exposed to a much wider audience than intended. These...

Hackers target private emails Analyses & Assessments

Hackers target private emails

Iran-linked hackers known as Charming Kitty targeted private emails of individuals who are involved in economic and military sanctions against the...

Major Data Breaches Threaten Security Analyses & Assessments

Major Data Breaches Threaten Security

Hackers stole data from as many as 500 million guests who made reservations at Marriott's Starwood properties. At the same time, question-and-answer...

Cyberattack on German Government Analyses & Assessments

Cyberattack on German Government

German security officials have detected a fresh cyber attack on the email accounts of German lawmakers, the military and several German embassies by...

Dell hit with cyber attack Analyses & Assessments

Dell hit with cyber attack

Dell Inc said that it reset passwords for all accounts on its Dell.com online electronics store on Nov. 14, five days after it discovered and stopped...

Saudi Arabi’s Israeli Hacking Tools Analyses & Assessments

Saudi Arabi’s Israeli Hacking Tools

The Israeli company NSO Group Technologies offered Saudi Arabia a surveillance system a few months before Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his...

Russia’s Latest Cyber Weapon Analyses & Assessments

Russia’s Latest Cyber Weapon

Russia’s new technique for stealing data involves sending “weaponised documents” as email attachments that retrieve system information about the...

US Launches Cybersecurity Defence Agency Analyses & Assessments

US Launches Cybersecurity Defence Agency

President Donald Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Act of 2018, thereby establishing the first agency...

France Gives Google the Guillotine Analyses & Assessments

France Gives Google the Guillotine

The French Ministry of the Armed Forces last month said that they will no longer use Google’s search engine as default, but instead use a French...

China: The Growth of a Surveillance State Analyses & Assessments

China: The Growth of a Surveillance State

Facial recognition and AI are growing businesses for Chinese tech companies with 'nowhere to hide' for civilian targets. Kuang-Chi Group is a Chinese...