President Joe Biden has signed an executive order aimed at cracking down on big tech firms and promoting competition.
The European Parliament adopted on Tuesday (6 July) the final version of the ePrivacy derogation, a temporary measure enabling providers of electronic communication services to scan and report private online messages containing material depicting child sex abuse. The provisions also allow companies to apply approved technologies to detect grooming techniques.
Just hours before the Fourth of July weekend, a huge, coordinated cyberattack hit hundreds of businesses across the world. A group of hackers broke in by exploiting a hole in the software code of an information technology company with a wide-ranging client base, then demanded $70 million in ransom.
An Asian industry group that includes Google, Facebook and Twitter has warned that tech companies could stop offering their services in Hong Kong if the Chinese territory proceeds with plans to change privacy laws.
A sprawling ransomware attack that hit hours before the beginning of the July Fourth holiday weekend has already affected hundreds of businesses and is likely to hit many more, researchers said.
Four of the world’s largest social networks have committed to overhauling their moderation systems to tackle the abuse of women on their platforms.
When the nation’s antitrust laws were created more than a century ago, they were aimed at taking on industries such as Big Oil.
The original source code for the world wide web has been sold as a non-fungible token, making $5.4m.
[news release] The ninth Africa Domain Name System (DNS) Forum will be held virtually from 27 to 28 July 2021 with the theme of “Evolving the DNS Ecosystem in Africa.”
[news release] The ICANN organization will host a webinar on 13 July 2021 (16:00 UTC) to provide the community with an update on the System for Standardized Access/Disclosure to Non-Public Registration Data (SSAD) Operational Design Phase (ODP).