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Recently, Facebook announced a pilot program in Australia to block its users from uploading or sharing non-consensual intimate images, colloquially referred to as “revenge porn.” In conjunction with activists and the Australian eSafety Commissioner’s Office, this new program would create a digital fingerprint of these images and block matching images before they are uploaded or […]

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NATO members agreed Wednesday to increase the use of cyber weaponry and tactics during military operations, with the alliance also upgrading other capabilities to combat a resurgent Russia. The changes are part of the alliance’s biggest shakeup since the Cold War, with defence ministers backing the creation of two new command centres to help protect […]

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In August, four US Senators introduced a bill designed to improve Internet of Things (IoT) security. The IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017 is a modest piece of legislation. It doesn’t regulate the IoT market. It doesn’t single out any industries for particular attention, or force any companies to do anything. It doesn’t even modify […]

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Earlier this week, a researcher from the University of Leuven discovered a critical flaw in the WPA2 wireless communication standard that leaves all Wi-Fi-connected devices vulnerable to attacks. Now, we will lay out simple steps users can take to mitigate risk until the Wi-Fi Alliance comes up with a fix. As we wrote yesterday, researcher […]

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