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What we know about the "unprecedented" cyberattack that hit the United States

  • Around the world, thousands of companies and institutions must verify if they are using a trick version of the software of the Texas company SolarWinds, at the heart of a cyberattack against several American government agencies.

Paris, Dec. 19.– A large-scale cyberattack had struck several government departments in the United States for several months, without the authorities realizing it. Until this week. Given its duration and the institutions affected, the attack represents a "serious risk" and the measures to thwart it will be "extremely complex and difficult" , warned the US agency in charge of cybersecurity and infrastructure security. (Cisa). 

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National University of Singapore's Centre for Trusted Internet and Community organises first ever citizens’ dialogue on future of Internet

The event will be part of the largest global citizens’ dialogue ever held.

 Sept. 10.– The Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will be organising the Singapore leg of the first- ever “We, the Internet” Global Citizens’ Dialogue on Saturday, 10 October, to discuss the topic of “The Future of the Internet”. Led by Dr Natalie Pang, CTIC Principal Investigator and Senior Lecturer from the Department of Communications and New Media at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, this event is part of the largest global citizens’ dialogue ever held.

Initiated by Missions Publiques – an independent company whose mission is to integrate citizens’ voices into decision-making – the “We, the Internet” Global Citizens’ Dialogue aims to give rise to a citizen’s voice on the development of the Internet through a process of citizen deliberation and participatory democracy on a global scale.

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TikTok Is Spyware for the Chinese Regime, Cyber Experts Warn

 Aug.19.– TikTok, the short-video app used by millions of mostly young Americans, can’t be trusted, due to its links to the Chinese regime and should be banned, cybersecurity experts warned.

The app, owned by Beijing-based internet giant Bytedance Technology Co., has come under intense scrutiny after the Trump administration confirmed that it was mulling a ban on TikTok and other Chinese apps’ U.S. operations on security grounds. Critics warn that the app could be used as a spying tool for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and users’ content could be censored if the Party deems them politically sensitive.

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