Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 July 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want the content on my blog delivered to your inbox four times a week before it's posted here. Other Developments The United States (U.S.), allies, and other nations identified the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as being behind the Microsoft Exchange hack that compromised thousands of systems … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (20 July 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 June 2021)

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. Other Developments The Senate confirmed former National Security Agency Deputy Director Chris Inglis to be the United States’ (U.S.) first National Cyber Director. This position was created upon the advice of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC) and … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (24 June 2021)

UK’s Telecommunications (Security) Bill Advances to House of Commons

Subscribe to my newsletter, The Wavelength, if you want updates on global technology developments four times a week. The British Parliament has advanced its bill to secure its current and future telecommunications networks. Twitter The Johnson government is trying to get legislation through Parliament to secure the country’s 5G networks. Cocktail Party After a long … Continue reading UK’s Telecommunications (Security) Bill Advances to House of Commons

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Event (10 May 2021)

Other Developments The Facebook Oversight Board has “upheld” Facebook’s decision to shutter former President Donald Trump’s Facebook and Instagram account. The Board stated Facebook needs to decide within six months on a penalty appropriate to Trump’s violations instead of the indefinite suspension it levied after the attack on the United States Capitol on 6 January … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Event (10 May 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Other Developments The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on the “Compromise of Microsoft Exchange Server.” The agencies stated:The FBI and CISA assess that nation-state actors and cyber criminals are likely among those exploiting these vulnerabilities. The exploitation … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 February 2021)

Further Reading “3G Could End This Year. For People Who Rely on Basic Phones, That’s a Big Problem.” By Hannah Frishberg — OneZero. The major telecommunications carriers will soon shut down their 3G coverage and with it, the last of the “dumb” phones will theoretically no longer work. There are other issues, however. In some … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (11 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (9 February 2021)

Further Reading “Why Intel's troubles should concern us all” By Ina Fried — Axios. One of the last major American semi-conductor manufacturers is struggling to keep up with rivals, and this could be very bad for United States (U.S.) national security. Biden Administration officials have made noise signifying they understand, but we will see what, … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (9 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 February 2021)

Further Reading “I checked Apple’s new privacy ‘nutrition labels.’ Many were false.” By Geoffrey Fowler — The Washington Post. It turns out the blue check mark in Apple’s App Store signifying that an app does not collect personal data is based on the honor system. As the Post’s technology columnist learned, Apple tells users this … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26, 27, and 28 January 2021)

Further Reading “President Biden’s Tech To-Do List” By Shira Ovide — The New York Times. Another survey of the pressing tech issues President Joe Biden and his Administration will grapple with.“Trying to improve remote learning? A refugee camp offers some surprising lessons” By Javeria Salman — The Hechinger Report. An organization that is helping refugee … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26, 27, and 28 January 2021)

Trump Administration Claims PRC Is Targeting COVID-19 Research Organizations

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. This week, the Trump Administration highlighted hacking by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) that targets entities researching COVID-19. This announcement is the latest in a string of … Continue reading Trump Administration Claims PRC Is Targeting COVID-19 Research Organizations