Tuesday, May 21, 2024

IT & Telecom

EU adopts safeguards on general purpose artificial intelligence

The European Parliament took an important step in regulating technology, approving on March 13 the EU's proposed Artificial Intelligence Act that aims to ensure...

EU strives to boost ability to detect and prepare for cyber threats

The Belgian Presidency of the European Council on March 6 informally agreed on the Cyber Solidarity Act (CSoA), aiming to build a more resilient,...

Intellexa Commercial Spyware Consortium sanctioned

The U.S. Government announced on March 5 a new set of sanctions on the members of the Intellexa Commercial Spyware Consortium based across Europe....

The Internet of Everything and smart cities

The 10th International Symposium on Networks, Computers, and Communications was the site of many vibrant debates concerning contemporary Information Systems, Communication Networks, and Computing...

Domestic operatives carried out cyberattacks on Iranian regime websites

Treadstone 71, a provider of cyber security consulting and training services, has published a new report on highly-publicized breaches of Iranian government websites and...

The fear of AI is overblown

The unprecedented popularity of ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI and released in November 2022, has turbocharged the AI hype machine.We are...

Washington issues reward offer for Russian ransomware actor

On May 16, the State Department announced a reward offer, under the Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program, of up to $10 million, for information...

Former MI5 chief warns of national cybersecurity threats

Following the US, EU, and UK's decisions to ban China’s TikTok from government phones over security fears and recent reports of a Russian cyber...

Countering online extremism online: Can New Zealand’s Ardern make the Christchurch Call live up to its potential?

On May 15, 2019, two months after the horrendous Christchurch massacre, policymakers led by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel...

Democracy in the Republic of the Internet is backsliding

The internet has become a powerful enemy of any authoritarian regime; one that these regimes have increasingly fought to weaken.

EU cybersecurity agency says hackers target supplier’s code

Mapping on emerging supply chain attacks, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity warned on July 29 that 66% of attacks focus on the supplier’s...

EU to counter cyber threats

Europe needs to be the driving force in securing infrastructure of core services against hybrid attacks, including ransomware, and work with NATO to build...

Charged up EU takes on China in battery battle

BRATISLAVA - The European Union has attracted massive investment along the battery value chain, boosting its energy and raw materials independence, as the EU...

Democracies must hold their companies to higher standards in China

Earlier this month, the New York Times published the findings of its multi-year investigation into how Apple has risked Chinese customers’ data and the...

Emerging market-focused Millicom finalizes Africa exit, focuses on Latin America

Luxembourg-based telecommunications company Millicom, which focuses exclusively on emerging markets, announced on April 19 that it will finalize the divestment of its African holdings...

Commission proposes 10-year extension of free roaming across the EU

The European Commission on Wednesday proposed the prolongation of the current rules that allow citizens to enjoy roaming without additional charges when travelling inside...

EMA says leaked COVID documents ‘manipulated’ to undermine trust in vaccines

The European Union's Medicines Agency (EMA) has said that COVID-19 vaccine information stolen in a cyberattack last December and leaked online last week were "manipulated"...

Following talks with Brussels, Netflix cuts streaming quality to ease internet congestion in Europe

Netflix will reduce its streaming quality across Europe for at least 30 days, to reduce the strain on internet service providers, following talks with...

Name Dispute: Referendum results wound two Balkan leaders

Zero hour has passed in the Name Dispute. Surprisingly low turnout for the September 30 referendum in Macedonia/FYROM to approve June’s Prespes Agreement settling the...

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