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Supporters protest the FCC's recent decision to repeal the program in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 2017.
Supporters protest the FCC's recent decision to repeal the program in Los Angeles, California on November 28, 2017. Kyle Grillot/Reuters

Cyber Week in Review: April 12, 2024

U.S. lawmakers introduce comprehensive privacy bill; FCC may reinstate net neutrality; Biden administration awards TSMC $6.6 billion grant; report outlines IDF's use of AI for targeting; Biden administration may ban Kaspersky products. Read More

Technology and Innovation
Cyber Week in Review: February 9, 2024
Meta Oversight Board says edited video of Biden can stay up; U.S. sanctions Iranian hackers; Affordable Connectivity Program lapses; U.S. to restrict visas for spyware industry; scammers use deepfakes to steal $25 million.
Technology and Innovation
Cyber Week in Review: February 2, 2024
Senate holds hearing on child safety on social media; U.S. disables Chinese botnet; Taylor Swift deepfakes flood social media; AI companies have to report safety tests to government; Brazil investigating Bolsonaro's spyware use.
Cybersecurity
Never Mind the Buzz; Here's the Consequences: No One in Cybersecurity Is Ready for the SolarWinds Prosecution
The Securities and Exchanges Commission is emphasizing the concept of “materiality” in cybersecurity. Materiality will graduate cybersecurity to an enterprise risk and force public companies to rethink their approach to cyber risk.
  • Technology and Innovation
    The Largest Senate Judiciary Committee Audience Is on Capitol Hill—and at Home—Today
    Today's Senate hearing on big tech and the child exploitation crisis should remind the public of Section 230's provision on parental controls, and the real-world analogies to how social media platforms operate.
  • Cybersecurity
    Cyber Week in Review: January 26, 2024
    Fake robocalls imitate Joe Biden in New Hampshire; U.S. launches AI research initiative; Microsoft breached by Russian hackers; Pegasus spyware found on phones of Togolese journalists; Australia, UK, and U.S. sanction Russian hacker.
  • Technology and Innovation
    Cyber Week in Review: January 19, 2024
    OpenAI and TikTok announce election protection initiatives; Google will change products to comply with EU DMA; Turkey blocks VPNs; CISA releases water system cybersecurity guidance; Chinese hackers attack Ivanti VPNs.
  • Technology and Innovation
    Don’t Let AI Become the Newest Digital Divide
    AI will bring major breakthroughs in areas like education and medicine. However, lack of internet access could prevent many people from benefitting from these innovations.
  • Technology and Innovation
    Cyber Week in Review: January 12, 2024
    SEC approves new Bitcoin ETFs; Ransomware hits Paraguayan telecommunications company; Huawei ending U.S. lobbying efforts; Chinese research group cracks Apple's AirDrop encryption; Meta will restrict teens' use of its platforms.
  • Cybersecurity
    Cyber Week in Review: January 5, 2024
    NYT sues OpenAI and Microsoft; Google begins phasing out third-party cookies; ODNI declassifies report on election interference; Dutch government stop ASML exports to China; UN AI advisory group releases interim report.
  • Democracy
    Taiwan’s Early Warning for the Future of Tech
    Taiwan faces online threats in the run up to its January 13 election. Companies, governments, and civil society need to work together to defend against the growing influence of digital authoritarianism in Taiwan and worldwide.