Google and Facebook Quietly Escalate Their Cyber-War on ISIS

The two tech giants have stepped up their fight using the same technology used to remove videos with copyrighted content. Silicon Valley has long struggled with how to police inappropriate or even criminal content. Earlier this year, Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter agreed to work with the European Union to identify and combat hate speech…

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Insecurity for Cybersecurity

There’s been no better magic word than “cybersecurity” to crack open technology investors’ wallets. Corporate executives feared their companies could be the next victim of embarrassing digital incursions like the ones at Target, Sony and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, so they earmarked big budgets for technology defenses. The rising tide of cyberattacks lifted all the companies selling…

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New FCC Rules Will Protect Undersea Cables From Natural Disaster and Cyberwarfare

It’s easy to forget about the submarine cables that lie beneath our oceans, but without them, the world would come to a standstill. The cables that connect six of the Earth’s continents are vitally important, accounting for more than 95 percent of phone calls, internet service, and data traffic between the United States and the…

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China Moves Closer To Passing Controversial Cybersecurity Law

China moved closer on Monday to adopting a controversial cybersecurity law, after parliament held a second reading of the draft rules, which carry significant consequences for domestic and foreign business and threaten greater censorship. China enforces widespread controls over the internet that it has sought to codify in law, and Chinese laws often go through…

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