Cuba

Cuba legalizes private Wi-Fi, importation of routers

ByMICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, ASSOCIATED PRESS Cuba announced Wednesday that it is legalizing private Wi-Fi networks and the importation of equipment like routers, eliminating one of the world’s tightest restrictions on internet use. The measure announced by state media provides a legal status to thousands of Cubans who created homemade digital networks with smuggled equipment that was illegal […]

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Security News May 30th, 2019

Industry News From BBC – “Social media giant Facebook and its subsidiaries Instagram and WhatsApp have been the subject of most data investigations in the Republic of Ireland since the European Union’s new data protection regulation came into force a year ago.” Via ZDNet: “Organisations in Singapore are now expected to take no more than 30 days to complete an investigation into […]

Iran Voice of America

US ‘Concerned’ Iran’s Intranet Project Will Repress Internet Freedom

This article originated in VOA’s Persian Service. Nike Ching contributed from the State Department. The Trump administration has expressed concern about reports that Iranian authorities have made progress in developing a domestic intranet and firewall system to shield Iran from the global internet. In a written response to VOA Persian questions, a State Department spokesperson said […]

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Britons increasingly fearful of internet risks, Ofcom research shows

Support for regulation grows as 78% express concern over harmful experiences Jim Waterson Media editor British people are increasingly fearful of the risks posed by the internet, prompting greater support for more regulation following recent headlines about the theft of personal data and abusive online behaviour. Research by the media regulator Ofcom found 78% of Britons […]

Huawei

Updates on Huawei

A world divided by 5G: Russia’s Huawei deal is the latest sign of an emerging internet iron curtain https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/07/business/huawei-russia-china-splinternet-intl/index.html Security Firm Says Huawei, ZTE Devices Still Run on Government Networkshttps://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2019/05/security-firm-says-huawei-zte-devices-still-run-government-networks/157370/ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo labels Huawei an ‘instrument of Chinese government’  |  Hill, The Huawei argues congressional ban on its equipment is unconstitutional  |  Ars Technica Huawei loses […]

United Kingdom

‘Child-friendly’ crackdown on internet ‘will put free Press at risk’, warns Society of Editors

The new rules are drawn up by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Internet firms will be forced to introduce strict new age checks on their websites  Critics fear people could end up being forced to demonstrate their age for virtually every website they visit By KATHERINE RUSHTON MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY EDITOR FOR THE DAILY MAIL Draconian […]

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Tech firms petitions UK government to take action on making cyber security compulsory for businesses

By Sam Forsdick With 70% of businesses having no form of formal cyber security, tech company Evaris wants the UK government to make protection mandatory With the number of cyber security attacks on the rise and 43% of firms being targeted in the past 12 months, one tech business is petitioning to make online protection mandatory. […]

Unesco

UNESCO supports Member State interested in using Internet Universality indicators

This was the message of Mr Moez Chakchouk, Assistant Director-General for Communication (ADG) and Information to permanent delegations to UNESCO. Also speaking at the event was H.E. Anna Brandt, the Chair of the International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and Ambassador of Sweden to UNESCO. Image Credit: Twitter(@SweOECDUNESCO) UNESCO stands ready to support […]