Venezuelans say they are unable to access key Google services
The UK will be contributing £250M towards recruiting a cyber-force to combat the threat from Daesh, following successful UK cyber-attacks against the terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
"America invented the Internet. It has brought prosperity and productivity to American lives and those across the world" per Nat'l Security Adviser @AmbJohnBolton "We must do more to ensure it is secure and remains an engine of American growth"
signs new National Cyber Strategy, signalling the UnitedStates is prepared to go on the offensive in cyberspace and make sure adversaries know there is a price to pay for hacks, network intrusions and other types of attacks
In the briefing @AmbJohnBolton acknowledges his own information was stolen by China in the hack of @USOPM records.
Google confirms that it has alerted several Senators and Senate staff that their personal Gmail accounts have been targeted by state-backed hackers.
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All 12 Russian spies indicted by Mueller in July have been added by Pompeo to a state dept blacklist "for being a part of, or operating for or on behalf of, the defense or intelligence sectors of the Government of the Russian Federation".
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Sen. Marco Rubio has submitted a bill today "to require the Sec. of Commerce to ensure that ZTE complies with all probationary conditions set forth in the settlement agreement entered into between ZTE Corporation and the Department of Commerce."
Russia's internet regulator Roskomnadzor announced plans to inspect compliance of Russia's personal data storage law by @Twitter and @facebook
A new cache of internal WikiLeaks files obtained by @AP shows that WikiLeaks staffers discussed having Julian Assange skip bail and escape Britain as authorities closed in.
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Islamic State related english-language @telegram channels snapshot: 69,167 photos shared. 24,324 files. Average membership is 160. The most popular channel had 3,891 members.
US Secretary of State: We will take firm measures against any body or state that interferes in our elections
seeing few signs Russia is scaling back on meddling/disnfo campaigns "We have seen they are using media and social media, disinformation to try to influence political processes in different European, NATO-allied countries" per SecGen @jensstoltenberg
NATO sec on the media: "I strongly believe a free and independent media is extremely important" and that it is "able to ask difficult questions, be critical, check their sources" is important to establishing resiliency against Russian information warfare - SecGen @jensstoltenberg
"Truth will prevail, therefore what we try to do is provide the facts" per @NATO SecGen @jensstoltenberg on fighting Russia propaganda/disinformation, adding "A free and independent media is extremely importantto establish resilience" against such campaigns
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"the American people can rest assured that we are working diligently to ensure that our democracy remains secure from foreign threats," says @POTUS in statement.
The European Union proposed steps to force social networks and websites to remove terrorist propaganda within an hour of receiving the order from authorities, or companies like Facebook and Twitter could face massive fines
Reddit bans Qanon subreddits after months of violent threats - NBC News
US just convicted a Russian hacker apprehended earlier in Spain
@StateDept is failing at basic cybersecurity standards, senators say
A newly identified group of 10,000 tweets from nearly 600 Twitter accounts linked to the Kremlin-backed Internet Research Agency shows that the accounts mostly tweeted about the Affordable Care Act, intending to pit one side against the other.
Norwegian police have found belongings of missing WikiLeaks associate Arjen Kamphuis at sea in northern Norway more than three weeks after he disappeared.
Email box, Twitter account and Livejournal of journalist Arkadiy Babchenko was hacked, attackers likely used his Russian phone number to get control
US judge agreed to send Guccifer back to Romania to finish another a Romanian prison sentence, and then have him returned to the US for a 52-month sentence. Guccifer thought he could fight the second extradition. He had very low chances of success.
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After Facebook ban, Myanmar military accounts are moving to Russian social media site VKontakte "they are spreading their hate freely on the site without any moderation"
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One of the world's biggest wallets (possible SilkRoad) is making moves on the blockchain to regather its diversified BTC value totalling 111,114 bitcoins. The wallet originally broke down its BTC value to 100 coins in each of its addresses.
Swedish Election Authority's official website has crashed. 'Result is not in danger' #SwedenElections
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Youtube shuts down all pro Syrian channels including, Sama TV, Syrian MoD, Sana news agency, Syrian presidency
YouTube has shut down all Syrian government channels today.
Infowars, which is run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, has been permanently banned from Apple's App Store