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People attend a rally in support of demonstrators protesting against proposed extradition bill with China, in Hong Kong, China, June 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Cyber Week in Review: June 14, 2019

Could a Trade Deal Mean the End of the Huawei Ban? In the UK, Huawei’s global cybersecurity and privacy officer, John Suffolk, appeared at a hearing with Parliament to reassure British leaders that Huawei operates independently from the Chinese government. Read More

May 23, 2019

Europe
Europe’s Elections: The Fight Against Disinformation

In light of recent attempts by Russia to influence western democratic elections, the EU has developed a strategy to combat the spread of fake news ahead of its 2019 European parliamentary elections. 

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May 17, 2019

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Cyber Week in Review: May 17, 2019

This week: President Trump declares national emergency on threats to U.S. technology, WhatsApp hacked, San Francisco bans facial recognition, the United States passes on global pact against online extremism; and, Supreme Court ruling opens door for antitrust action against online marketplace platforms. 

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May 10, 2019

United Kingdom
Cyber Week in Review: May 10, 2019

This week: Problems for UK-U.S. intelligence sharing relationship; Singapore passes misinformation law; NSA hacking tools used by the Chinese; EU competition authority set to investigate Apple; and, the United States prepares to combat Russian interference in 2020 elections. 

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