Cybersecurity

Facial Recognition Roll-Out to Be Accelerated for Australian Government Services

The federal government will spend $250 million over the next five years to upgrade online systems so Australians can access more government services using facial recognition. Experts, however, have pointed to potential challenges around implementation and adoption. The funding will form part of an $800…

Chinese State Media Call TikTok Deal ‘Highway Robbery’

Last week, Chinese Communist state media were hailing a prospective deal between Chinese company ByteDance, Oracle, and Walmart for control of the TikTok social media platform as a huge win for ByteDance and China, and a crushing defeat for President Donald Trump — The terms…

EU’s position in the US-China technology samba

The relationship of the European Union with big tech may become an important geopolitical theater in the next decade. And in terms of technology, the EU is beginning to forge a path that could allow it to play both sides of the US-China equation.   On…

China Launches Data Security Initiative to Rival U.S. ‘Clean Network’

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced the launch of a “global data security initiative” on Tuesday The plan mimics the U.S. “Clean Network” initiative in theory, but in practice is meant to intimidate other countries out of following America’s advice to blacklist Chinese companies from…

China’s Global Data Security Initiative Likely a Propaganda Project: Cyber Expert

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Beijing rolled out a global “data security initiative” with much fanfare on Sept. 8, but one local cybersecurity expert explained why Beijing has an ulterior motive behind the move. The initiative to set data security standards was rolled out by China’s Foreign Minister Wang…

Chinese State Media: U.S. Cyber-Criminals Might Target Our Nuclear Arsenal

China’s state-run Global Times claimed on Monday that the United State has become such a threat to cyberspace that China should threaten nuclear war in the event of an American hacker attack, especially if those American hackers make an effort to weaken China’s nuclear warfare…

The problem of Internet domain abuse

At the dawn of what we know today as the Internet, the ARPA (US Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) was the sole top-level domain – used to help transition from ARPANET to the new domain name system. Today, the remnants of this still exist as…

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