Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Internet Is Being Walled Off Country By Country. There Are Dangerous Consequences

There’s a new way to break quantum cryptography
MIT Technology Review, March 2019. Quantum communication promises a perfectly secure way to transmit private messages—in theory. The reality is turning out to be somewhat different.

 A claim that 95 percent of Bitcoin trading is fake

The Internet Is Being Walled Off Country By Country. There Are Dangerous Consequences

As the web becomes more splintered and information more controlled across the globe, we risk the deterioration of democratic systems, the corruption of free markets and further cyber misinformation campaigns. We must act now to save a free and open internet from censorship and international maneuvering before history is bound to repeat itself. –TechCrunch

AIin cybersecurity: a new tool for hackers?
Raconteur Adoption of AI by cybercriminals has led to a new era of threats that IT leaders must consider, such as hackers using AI to learn and adapt to cyberdefence tools, and the development of ways to bypass security algorithms. AI has shaken up the cybersecurity industry, with automated threat prevention, detection and response revolutionising one of the fastest growing sectors in the digital economy.

Facebook’sData Deals Are Under Criminal Investigation
NY Times, 13 March 2019. U.S. Federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation into data deals Facebook struck with some of the world’s largest technology companies, intensifying scrutiny of the social media giant’s business practices.

Privatizing Cybersecurity by Nathan Alexander Sales - UCLA Law .

University of Tulsa College of Law Tech platforms have gradually and informally assumed the role of international lawmakers on global cybersecurity issues. This paper provides the first analysis of how tech platforms are effectively becoming lawmakers for global cybersecurity based on the inability of states to overcome geopolitical divides on how cyberspace ought to be regulated globally.

Facial recognition's 'dirty little secret': Millions of online photos scraped without consent
People’s faces are being used without their permission, in order to power technology that could eventually be used to surveil them without their consent or knowledge.