Committee on Foreign Investment in U.S. Grows in Practices

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The Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) developed from an organization that took little action to prevent any foreign investments, to a powerhouse in preventing security threats. After incidents like the Russian hacking during the 2016 presidential election and other data breaches throughout the world, data is now considered a serious threat to national security. What is CFIUS? … Read More

UK Aims to Regulate Content on Social Media Sites

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Social media allows people to share their whole lives and undoubtedly affects users in a personal way. But not everything that is shared on social media offers a positive outlook. The UK’s government has announced its plans to regulate the amount of violent material that is shown on social media sites. Their new regulations would target Facebook, Google, and Twitter. … Read More

MIT Ceases Research Relationships with Huawei and ZTE

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MIT ceased research Huawei ZTE

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is following in the U.S. government’s footsteps by no longer collaborating with Huawei and ZTE Corporation. Both companies are already in hot water with the United States after accusations of theft of trade secrets and violating U.S. sanctions. These accusations along with other security issues worldwide led to MIT updating their review process for … Read More

Singapore and Russia Create Strict Laws About “Fake News”

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With rumors of “fake news” spreading like wildfire on the internet, two countries have taken drastic measures to ensure that their residents are not exposed to the “falsehoods.” The governments of Russia and Singapore have created regulations regarding online content and use of private networks, limiting what can be said and viewed online. New Bill Aims to Limit Fake News … Read More

App for Family Tracking Exposes Data of Thousands of Users

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What was created as a way for families to keep track of their loved ones has turned into a serious threat to their safety. The family tracking app, Family Locator, leaked the real-time locations of 238,000 users due to an exposed server. How Does the App Work? Family Locator was built by Australian-based software company, React Apps. The family tracker … Read More