Cyberattacks

Over 500 US schools were hit by ransomware in 2019

Fifteen US school districts, accounting for 100 schools, were hit in the past two weeks alone. By Catalin Cimpanu for Zero Day | October 1, 2019 — 14:24 GMT (07:24 PDT) | Topic: Security In the first nine months of the year, ransomware infections have hit over 500 US schools, according to a report published last week by cyber-security firm Armor. In […]

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Inside The Movement To Improve Access To High-Speed Internet In Rural Areas

September 30, 20195:02 PM ETHeard on All Things Considered PAUL FLAHIVE FROM Broadband Internet is a fact of life for most Americans. But 21 million people do not have access to high-speed connections at all. In rural areas, there’s a move to improve the situation. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: It’s time now for All Tech Considered. (SOUNDBITE […]

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DIPLO Courses

Diplo is now accepting applications for the 2020 Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy, and the Master/Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Diplomacy with a specialisation in Internet Governance. These unique postgraduate programmes, offered in co-operation with the University of Malta, include a 10-day residential workshop in Malta followed by 16–20 months of online learning. Visit the Master in […]

Fraud

‘Sadfishing’ social media warning from school heads

By Sean Coughlan BBC News family and education correspondent 1 October 2019 A social-media “trend” is leaving young people with genuine mental health problems “facing unfair and distressing criticism”, private-school leaders say. “Sadfishing” is a growing “behavioural trend”, where people make “exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy”, the heads say. And it […]