Kenya signs controversial cyber-crimes act into law

Nairobi — On Wednesday, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signed into law a sweeping cyber-crimes act criminalising fake news and online bullying, with clauses that critics argue could stifle press freedom. The bill imposes stiff fines and jail terms for hacking, computer fraud, forgery of data, cyber-espionage, publishing child pornography or sending pornographic content via any…

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Cyberattack on Tennessee election website preceded outage

An intentional cyberattack and suspicious activity by foreign computers preceded the crash of a website that was reporting results in a Tennesseecounty’s primary elections, a cyber-security firm said Friday. The Knox County elections website suffered the attack, and “a suspiciously large number of foreign countries” accessed the site on May 1, according to the report…

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