Australian PM describes social media as ‘a coward’s palace’

Australia's prime minister yesterday lambasted social media as "a coward's palace", saying platforms should be treated as publishers when unidentified defamatory comments are posted, pouring fuel on a raging debate over the country's libel laws. Mr Scott Morrison Mr Scott Morrison's comments suggest he would favour making companies like Facebook liable for defamation with regards … Continue reading Australian PM describes social media as ‘a coward’s palace’

Why is whistleblower protection a trending issue?

THE COVID-10 PANDEMIC HAS EXPOSED PREVIOUSLY NEGLECTED FLAWS IN GLOBAL Whistleblower Protection LAWS. The pivotal role of accountability and transparency in building and maintaining public trust in organizations is indisputable. How the Chinese government and World Health Organization (WHO) undermined public health at the initial and peak stage of COVID-19 pandemic, and consequential global spread … Continue reading Why is whistleblower protection a trending issue?

Everything you should know about Point of Sale (POS) malware

Point-of-sale (POS) malware is software specifically created to steal customer data, particularly from electronic payment cards like debit and credit cards and from POS machines in retail stores. Man without identity programming in technology environment with cyber icons and symbols POS malware does this by scraping the temporarily unencrypted card data from the POS’s memory … Continue reading Everything you should know about Point of Sale (POS) malware

PEGASUS: Morocco sues Amnesty International

Morocco has filed defamation claims against Amnesty International and a French NGO who claim its intelligence services used the Pegasus mobile phone spyware against dozens of French journalists, lawyers for the government said Thursday. Emmanuel Macron Paris prosecutors opened their own inquiry this week into the claims by Amnesty and the French media nonprofit Forbidden … Continue reading PEGASUS: Morocco sues Amnesty International

France demands €500m Euros from Google

France’s competition regulator on Tuesday slapped Google with a 500-million-euro ($593-million) fine for failing to negotiate “in good faith” with media companies over the use of their content under EU copyright rules. It is “the biggest ever fine” imposed by the Competition Authority for a company’s failure to adhere to one of its rulings, the … Continue reading France demands €500m Euros from Google

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Why Trump must ban Tik Tok in the US

U.S. President Donald Trump is banning the use of the TikTok app, widely used by Americans particularly teenagers, because of China's perceived role in the pandemic, which he routinely describes as the 'China flu,' or more recently the 'China plague.' How depriving millions of young Americans from using the TikTok app, putting 1,500 U.S.-based TikTok … Continue reading Why Trump must ban Tik Tok in the US

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TikTok to lose Australian fans over fears of data breach

Following India and the US, several Australian legislators are proposing to ban TikTok as they too fear the app was being used by the Chinese government to collect users' data, reported the South China Morning Post. Recently, Liberal Senator Jim Molan said TikTok was being "used and abused" by the Chinese government. Labor Senator Jenny … Continue reading TikTok to lose Australian fans over fears of data breach

NFL investigating social media hacks

The NFL is working with authorities to investigate the hacking of numerous social media accounts throughout the league. The official Twitter accounts of the league and a number of its teams were hacked over the past two days, the league said Tuesday. "On Monday, the NFL cybersecurity department became aware of a breach of a … Continue reading NFL investigating social media hacks

Saudi Prince accused of hacking Amazon and Washington Post owner, Jeff Bezos

U.N. experts have demanded an immediate investigation by U.S. and other authorities into allegations that Saudi Arabia’s crown prince was involved in a plot to hack the phone of Amazon boss and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos. The U.N. special rapporteurs, Agnes Callamard and David Kaye, said on Wednesday they had information pointing to the … Continue reading Saudi Prince accused of hacking Amazon and Washington Post owner, Jeff Bezos

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Tom Bradby calls on the UK Royals to embrace peaceful resolution of conflict

In the aftermath of Prince Harry and wife's decision to ignore media protocols, and the royal family's disappointment at the embarrassing situation, Tom Bradby has called on everyone to support a meaningful peace deal." The 52-year-old journalist who interviewed the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2019 warns that, in light of the royal couple's … Continue reading Tom Bradby calls on the UK Royals to embrace peaceful resolution of conflict