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Visa Announces Support for Cryptocurrencies

Visa Announces Support for Cryptocurrencies

Visa has indicated its plan to turn its focus onto cryptocurrencies in a blog post titled “Advancing our approach to digital currency”. This push into cryptocurrencies is due to its belief that “digital currencies have…

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Use of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security

Use of Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Security

A 30-Sec Summary on AI for Cyber Security Artificial intelligence is currently the most popular buzzword. Apart from IoT, cloud, big data and every other ‘next big thing’, a large number of firms are looking for…

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Thune: Time To Update Federal Spectrum Policy For 5G

Thune: Time To Update Federal Spectrum Policy For 5G

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, convened a hearing titled, “The State of U.S. Spectrum Policy,” on July 23, 2020. It examined the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s and National Telecommunications…

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Twitter Says Hackers Accessed Direct Messages From 36 Users, Including One Dutch Elected Official

Twitter Says Hackers Accessed Direct Messages From 36 Users, Including One Dutch Elected Official

Twitter said Wednesday that hackers responsible for a high-profile beach last week had access to the direct messages of 36 users, including one elected official in the Netherlands, offering a concerning look into how much…

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How to Manage Encryption Keys in a Multicloud Environment

How to Manage Encryption Keys in a Multicloud Environment

Security is an essential part of managing a business. This is even more true when IT systems need to run in a multicloud environment where data protection is crucial. Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility…

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Twitter Cracks Down On QAnon, Blocks Conspiracy Theory From Trending Topics And Removes 7,000 Accounts

Twitter Cracks Down On QAnon, Blocks Conspiracy Theory From Trending Topics And Removes 7,000 Accounts

Twitter outlined Tuesday sweeping actions it’s taking to limit the reach of QAnon, saying the right-wing conspiracy theory has the potential to lead to offline harm as it gathers popularity on social media and seeps…

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UK Admits Test And Trace Program Breaks Privacy Law

UK Admits Test And Trace Program Breaks Privacy Law

The British government has been forced to admit that its coronavirus test-and-trace system breaks UK and European data protection law. Following pressure from privacy campaigners the Open Rights Group (ORG), the Department of Health and…

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The FCC Just Designated China’s Huawei And ZTE A Security Threat

The FCC Just Designated China’s Huawei And ZTE A Security Threat

The Federal Communications Commission designated China’s 5G giant Huawei and telecom equipment manufacture ZTE a “national security threat” on Tuesday. Today’s ruling also impacts Huawei’s affiliates and subsidiaries in the U.S., which may effectively put…

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Uber drivers sue for data on secret profiling and automated decision-making 

Uber drivers sue for data on secret profiling and automated decision-making 

Uber drivers in Europe are suing for access to more of the personal data the company collects on them, as permitted by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including information on “profiling and automated decision-making.” The…

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Facial Recognition in the Private Sector: Unmasking the Privacy Issues 

Facial Recognition in the Private Sector: Unmasking the Privacy Issues 

Introduction What’s in a face? Quite a lot it seems if you have the right technology to extrapolate information from it. Use of facial recognition technology (FR) in law enforcement has been in the spotlight…

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