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US cyberbombs Islamic State on the 'virtual battlefield'
The US military is cyber bombing the Islamic State. In an effort to disrupt the terrorist group's ability to operate and communicate, the US military has launched cyberattacks against its networks, DoD officials said during a press briefing on Monday.
The cyberattacks are designed "to cause [Islamic State] to lose confidence in their networks, to overload their network so that they can't function," said Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. Read more...
European Commission Finds Privacy Shield Adequate to Protect EU Data
The European Commission issued a draft adequacy decision to the member nations of the EU that is the first step in ensuring that transatlantic data flows continue unabated following a EU court decision that found that the US was not adequately protecting the privacy of EU citizens' personal data.
The EC findings specifically note that the Privacy Shield is based on self-certification by U.S. companies that commit to abiding by EU privacy requirements when they're handling private information of European citizens. Read more...