U.S. intelligence officials say they're concerned about "ongoing campaigns" by Russia, China, Iran and other countries to undermine confidence in American democracy... ABC NEWS · 4 months
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Twitter revealed Thursday that it had removed thousands of malicious accounts thought to have originated in Iran, Russia, and Venezuela. more
China is worried an AI arms race could lead to accidental war  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
Experts and politicians in China are worried that a rush to integrate artificial intelligence into weapons and military equipment could accidentally lead to war... more
The Latest: China urges US to withdraw extradition request  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
China's foreign ministry has called on Washington to withdraw its request for Canada to extradite a Huawei executive to face charges of lying to banks about possible dealings with Iran more
Facebook removes hundreds more pages linked to Iranian influence campaign  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Today, Facebook removed nearly 800 accounts that were engaged in coordinated inauthentic behavior originating in Iran... more
US charges former agent with spying for Iran  Sky News · 6 days
A former US air force counter-intelligence officer has been charged with revealing classified information to Iran. more
DOJ charges former US Air Force officer with spying for Iran  TechCrunch · 6 days
Prosecutors have brought charges against a former Air Force officer for allegedly spying for Iran, the Justice Department confirmed Wednesday. Monica Witt, a former Air Force... more
Facebook removes 783 fake pages, accounts tied to Iran  ABC NEWS · 3 weeks
Facebook says it has removed 783 Iran-linked pages, accounts and groups from its service for what it calls "coordinated inauthentic behavior." more
Facebook just removed a new wave of suspicious activity linked to Iran  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Facebook just announced its latest round of “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” this time out of Iran. The company took down 262 Pages, 356 accounts, three... more
Russia considers 'unplugging' from internet  BBC · 1 week
Russia may briefly disconnect from the internet as part of a test of its cyber-defences. more
Russia to test cyber-war defences  BBC · 1 week
Russia is planning to briefly disconnect from the internet as part of planning against a future conflict. more
Russia Rising, part 3: Hackers targeting Canadian elections, banks and institutions  Global News · 1 week
Jeff Semple visits the front-lines of a growing cyberwar in the third episode of the Russia Rising podcast more
Opinion: What’s gone wrong with Apple in China  9to5Mac · 1 week
There is a common saying among expats in China – particularly longtime “China Hands” – that goes like this: The... more
In Iran, parched lands hollowed by water pumping now sinking  ABC NEWS · 4 weeks
Around Iran's capital, parched lands hollowed by excessive water pumping are now dramatically sinking more
MPs call for govt to examine Russian influence on Brexit  Sky News · 2 days
A parliamentary inquiry into disinformation has called on the government to investigate the Russian state's attempts to influence the EU referendum. more
Russia plans to 'unplug' from internet  BBC · 1 week
Russia is planning to briefly disconnect from the internet as part of planning against a future conflict. more
Russia is a step closer to establishing sovereign internet  CBC · 7 days
Russian lawmakers backed tighter internet controls on Tuesday to defend against foreign meddling — draft legislation that critics... more
Report: Far right tried to influence Bavarian election  ABC NEWS · 4 days
A study claims far-right groups engaged in concerted social media campaigns to influence last year's election in the German state of Bavaria by promoting the Alternative for Germany party and smearing its... more
Facebook to Remind Indian Users It's Time for Voter Registration  Gadgets 360 · 4 weeks
Facebook had rolled out similar reminder in partnership with Election Commission of India in 2017. more
Bing is available once again in China (update)  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Bing may be joining the likes of Google, Twitter and Facebook outside of China's Great Firewall. Updated January 24, 2019: Bloomberg reports that Bing is once again available in China. The outage,... more
ACLU, NAACP call on Congress to address discrimination in privacy laws - CNET  CNET · 6 days
The civil rights groups aim to fix issues like discriminative advertising, voter suppression and targeted misinformation. more
Microsoft’s Bing search engine reportedly blocked in China  THE VERGE · 4 weeks
Microsoft’s Bing search engine is the latest American technology service to become inaccessible in China, according to a report from... more
Bing is available once again in China (Updated)  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Bing may be joining the likes of Google, Twitter and Facebook outside of China's Great Firewall. Updated January 24, 2019: Bloomberg reports that Bing is once again available in China. The outage,... more
For sake of pupils' pupils, China to ban homework on apps  ABC NEWS · 1 day
An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students' eyesight more
UK concludes using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk, report says - CNET  CNET · 2 days
That goes against US efforts to convince European allies to ban the Chinese supplier from 5G efforts due to espionage... more
Bing appears to have succumbed to censorship in China  Windows Central · 4 weeks
Bing may be joining the likes of Google, Twitter and Facebook outside of China's Great Firewall. China this week appeared to block Bing search, according to The New York Times.... more
First China, now Starbucks gets an ambitious VC-funded rival in Indonesia  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Asia’s venture capital-backed startups are gunning for Starbucks . In China, the U.S. coffee giant is being pushed by Luckin Coffee, a $2.2 billion challenger surfing... more
Russia to Direct Facebook, Twitter to Localise Users' Database  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
Russian telecom watchdog Roskomnadzor has said that it will punish Twitter and Facebook if they decline to move the database of Russian users to Russia. more
GameStop Abandons Efforts to Sell Company  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
GameStop, the world's largest video game and gaming console retailer, said it had abandoned efforts to sell itself after failing to get a potential buyer on favourable terms. more
YouTube updates channel strike system with one-time warning and more consistent punishments
THE VERGE
iFixit launches ‘I’m A Genius’ campaign to encourage users to repair their own devices
9to5Mac
Lightsaber dueling recognized as official sport in France
THE VERGE
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Buds leak in TV commercial
THE VERGE
Hands-on with the new Google Home Interpreter Mode [Video]
9to5Google
Samsung Galaxy S10: Everything to expect at Unpacked 2019 [Video]
9to5Google
Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e officially unveiled with copycat iPad Pro design, $399 price tag
9to5Google
Roblox reinstates PewDiePie because it only meant to ban ‘PewDie’
THE VERGE
YouTube's copyright claim system abused by extorters
BBC
Xiaomi Mi 9 has a ‘holographic’ paint job, triple cameras, arrives February 24th
9to5Google
iOS 13 concept imagines Dark Mode, multi-user iPad support, less intrusive Siri, and more [Video]
9to5Mac
Dragon Quest XI S is coming to the Nintendo Switch this fall with 8-bit graphics option
THE VERGE
Super Mario Maker 2 is coming to the Nintendo Switch
THE VERGE
NASA's Opportunity rover, resilient Mars explorer, is officially dead - CNET
CNET
Electric scooters popular with ride-sharing services can be hacked to suddenly accelerate or brake
THE VERGE
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