Social media platforms have adopted new policies and practices to remove content that promotes errorism. While Internet companies have a 1st Amendment right to moderate their platforms as they see fit, private censorship or 'shadow regulation' can be just as detrimental to users' freedom of expression as governmental regulation of speech. As socialmedia companies increase their moderation of online content, they must do so as cautiously as possible.
The government of Australia unveiled plans to introduce legislation that would force internet companies to assist law enforcement in decrypting messages sent with end-to-end encryption. The package will also contain authority for the Australian Federal Police to "remotely monitor computer networks and devices", and force handset makers to help authorities break into devices they sell. "The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia." said Turnbull
No part of the web is a good place to hire a hitman. It's a crime. And, if you want to be entirely rational, the web may be the worst place on earth, because it's inhabited by strange people and leaves traces. In the latest example, KFOR-TV reports that 37-year-old Danielle Dana Layman of Ponca City, Oklahoma, allegedly headlined her Craigslist ad: "10 day gig overseas for amateur, competitive pay." She then allegedly presented an applicant for the job with a PowerPoint presentation entitled: "Operation Insecticide."
Turkish police officers in plainclothes yesterday raided a digital security training meeting on the island of Buyukuda in Istanbul, seizing equipment and detaining ten attendees, including Idil Eser, the director of Amnesty International Turkey.
The human rights defenders are still being held in separate detention centers, and were denied access to lawyers and the press for over 24 hours.
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Users of the government’s data dashboard have been notified that their information was accidentally made public so they urge to change their passwords.
The news was reported by The Register after it has seen an email that confirmed that a file containing names, emails and hashed passwords for the data.gov.uk site was left publicly accessible on a third-party system.
According to the email, users registered on gov.uk on or before 20 June 2015 have been affected.
A new wave of cyber attacks is shocking the IT industry, a few weeks after the WannaCry massive attack, security experts are facing a new threat that is rapidly spreading. Once again it is a ransomware that is infecting computers worldwide making chaos, systems at banks, power suppliers and businesses in Europe, Russia, Ukraine, and India have been targeted by Petwrap. The Petwrap ransomware is a variant of the notorious Petya ransomware that encrypts files demanding $300 in bitcoins to the victims.