China consistently ramps up censorship activity in the lead up to the National Congress, a political gathering that takes place every five years. Greater online censorship has appeared ahead of the National Congress, which will take place on Wednesday.
The FCC claims it faced DDoS attacks when it was accepting public comments on its plan to remove net neutrality rules. Ever since it made that claim, many people have been skeptical of the agency's statements and some believe the attacks never even occurred.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case in which it'll decide whether US law enforcement can force an American company to hand over data that's stored on international servers. Companies have argued that warrants cannot apply to internationally stored data.
Uber isn't leaving Quebec like it threatened to. The ridehailing service said if stricter ridehailing rules were implemented it'd leave the region. Yet Uber has changed its mind, saying it'll remain in the area in hopes of having a "constructive dialogue" with Andre Fortin.
The UK's Parliament was attacked during the summer and blame is now being placed on Iran. During the "sustained and determined" cyberattack, hackers tried to find weak passwords in use by British lawmakers. 90 accounts ended up being compromised during the effort.
To assist with the Senate's investigation into Russia's influence campaign during the 2016 presidential election, Twitter handed over the names of 201 Russia-linked accounts. According to the Associated Press, the accounts are "linked to attempts" to influence the election.
Data pertaining to Russia-linked ads on Facebook and Twitter has been deleted. Facebook says a "bug" was the only reason the data was accessible in the first place, while Twitter says its data was deleted because it has a policy of deleting user data once an account is gone.
Important military documents belonging to South Korea and the United States were reportedly stolen by North Korean hackers. Rhee Cheol-hee, a member of South Korea's top political party and a member of the parliamentary defense committee, revealed the hack.
Guo Wengui, a Chinese businessman who's now living in the US under self-imposed exile, was targeted by hackers last week. The Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank, faced attacks intended to shutter its website, forcing the organization to cancel an event with Wengui.
Research from the Open Tech Institute has identified 200 clear violations of US spying laws by the NSA and FBI. Those agencies have gone beyond the limitations of their powers in many cases over the past decade. The research specifically looked at FISA violations.
Greece is moving towards the implementation of new rules that'll treat services like Uber and Taxibeat like regular taxi companies. One of the rules would mandate Uber sign 3-year contracts with licensed taxi drivers, basically making them regular full-time employees.
With its first transparency report of 2017, Apple has reported an increase in national security requests. It received 30,000 requests covering 230,000 devices during the first half of the year. That's four times the number it received during the same period in 2016.
China banned initial coin offerings (ICOs) earlier this month and now South Korea is making the same move. The country's Financial Services Commission has decided to outright ban all ICOs in the name of more strictly regulating cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
European regulators almost invariably seem to believe tech companies need to do more to combat hate speech and terrorism-related content on their platforms. New guidelines from the EU are now encouraging "online platforms" to "step up" their fight against those issues.
Some countries are already in the process of moving towards the elimination of gas-powered vehicle sales and California is considering a similar move. Bloomberg reports the state is going to propose a plan that would ban internal combustion engine vehicles.
Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, and the US' NASA have both released statements revealing their intention to work together on a base that'll orbit the moon. The countries share a "common vision for human exploration," which is why they're working together.
Nearly a year after federal officials with the Department of Homeland Security learned Russia had targeted state election systems, state officials are finally being informed of the findings. After a push from secretaries of state, the DHS has informed officials in 21 states.
FCC chairman Ajit Pai has proposed lowering the US' broadband standards from 25 Mbps to 10 Mbps, allowing lower levels of service to count as "broadband." This plan is "crazy," according to FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a democratic member of the agency.
The FCC has received a large number of fake anti-net neutrality comments, but little is known about the source of those comments. To learn more about the issue, an FOIA request was filed by freelance writer Jason Prechtel on June 4. That request has basically been ignored.
Twitter will give public testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on the topic of Russian interference in the 2016 election. It's going to meet with Senators next Wednesday to discuss how common bot accounts are on the popular network.