The TikTok deal President Trump blessed this weekend is still facing uncertainty over the ownership structure of the new company, putting the agreement in jeopardy as a deadline for a U.S. ban of the video app approaches again.
TikTok was conquering the world, until it became the victim of a new Cold War between China and Donald Trump, who wants it bought out – or shut down
With no hard evidence of abuse, are bans warranted? The real security concerns will likely come after the ban goes into effect, researchers said in our exclusive roundtable.
Two dozen Turing Award laureates including Father of the Internet, and former ICANN Chair from 2000 to 2007, Vint Cerf have endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States and Senator Kamala Harris for Vice President. As the letter notes, it’s the first time Turing Award Laureates have endorsed a candidate.
The European Union’s highest court has given its support to the bloc’s rules that stop internet providers from charging customers for preferential access to their networks.
TikTok’s Chinese owner has fought tooth and nail to keep control over its wildly popular platform for dancing teens and young Los Angeles influencers. One big reason: The days of fast internet fortunes and meteoric digital growth in its home market may be coming to an end.
The Internet Society, a global nonprofit organization that promotes the development and use of an open, globally connected and secure Internet has launched the first-ever regulatory assessment toolkit that defines the critical properties needed to protect and enhance the future of the Internet.
Lacking a powerful technology sector of its own, the European Union has instead tried to carve out a space in the digital economy as the world’s regulatory superpower, leading the charge on privacy rights and data protection by leveraging its enormous single market against Goliaths like Google and Facebook.
As Congress returns from August recess and prepares to finalize the Fiscal Year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislators should address a major cybersecurity and national security priority: ensuring the resilience of essential deterrent and warfighting capabilities to adversary cyber action. U.S. strategy documents have emphasized that the United States is in a new strategic environment, one defined by great power, long-term strategic competition in which China and Russia are the most consequential challengers. In this context, the United States should not take for granted its ability to maintain strategic deterrence or conventional overmatch. These capabilities are becoming increasingly vulnerable to malicious adversary cyber campaigns. Therefore, Congress should adopt the recommendation of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission to pass legislation requiring the Department of Defense (DOD) to institutionalize a comprehensive cybersecurity vulnerability assessment of nuclear and conventional weapon systems.
China is also growing more adept at targeting campaign workers. But contrary to Trump administration warnings, Beijing is mostly aiming at Biden campaign officials.