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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during the opening session of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France November 12, 2018. Ludovic Marin/Reuters

Cyber Week in Review: November 16, 2018

Editor's note: There will be no Week in Review next week in observance of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday. It will return on November 30. Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: Read More

November 15, 2018

Russia
The UN Doubles Its Workload on Cyber Norms, And Not Everyone Is Pleased

Russia and the United States proposed two competing resolutions, possibly expecting one to prevail over the other. Instead, the General Assembly approved both. 

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November 13, 2018

Brazil
WhatsApp’s Influence in the Brazilian Election and How It Helped Jair Bolsonaro Win

Brazil’s digital environment is a fertile ground for innovative strategies to spread polarizing content with the intent of manipulating public debate.

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November 9, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: November 9, 2018

This week: more cyber committees at the United Nations, data localization in Vietnam, and China's World Internet Conference. 

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