Tag: internet

Cyber Safety Review Board: Delay in Creating New US Cybersecurity Body Prompts Concern

It’s a key part of President Joe Biden’s plans to fight major ransomware attacks and digital espionage campaigns: creating a board of experts that would investigate major incidents to see what went wrong and try to prevent the problems from happening again — much like a transportation safety board does with plane crashes. But eight […]

Shein Said to Revive Plan for New York Listing in 2022, Founder Considering Ways to Bypass Offshore IPO Rules

Chinese fashion retailer Shein is reviving plans to list in New York this year and its founder is considering a citizenship change to bypass proposed tougher rules for offshore IPOs in China, two people familiar with the matter said. It was not immediately clear how much the company was looking to raise from its New […]

Citizen Lab Director Ron Deibert Explains How the Watchdog Calls Out Governments and Private Firms

The Internet watchdog Citizen Lab has been remarkably effective in calling to account governments and private sector firms that use information technology to put people in peril. Its digital sleuths at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs are best known for exposing abusive targeted espionage, particularly through the use of hyper-intrusive spyware […]

Belarus Hacktivists Target Railway Servers, Databases in Anti-Russia Effort

A Belarusian hacktivist group says it has launched a limited cyberattack on the national railway company, aimed at impeding the movement of Russian troops and freight inside the Moscow-allied country. It said it encrypted some servers, databases and workstations. The group, Belarusian Cyber Partisans, said it had disrupted the online sale of tickets in Monday’s […]

China Targets Celebrities, Fan Groups in New Month-Long Online Abuse Clean Up Campaign

The Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) on Tuesday launched a month-long “clean cyberspace” campaign, which it said would target online abuse, “chaos” in celebrity fan groups and “money worship”, among other issues. CAC made the announcement on its official WeChat account on Tuesday, saying that it would closely look at content platforms and advertisements as […]

Google Accused of Tracking Data Without Users’ Permission by US Justice Officials

A group of top US justice officials accused Google in lawsuits Monday of tracking and profiting from users’ location data, despite leading consumers to think they could protect their privacy on the tech giant’s services. Google builds detailed profiles and sells highly targeted advertising with data collected from its billions of users – with location […]

Activist Investor Blackwells Capital Pushes Peloton to Fire CEO John Foley

Activist investor Blackwells Capital wants exercise equipment maker Peloton Interactive to fire its chief executive and consider selling itself to a fitness or technology company, two sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday. The pandemic turned Peloton which offers stationary bikes and treadmills with livestreamed workouts from popular instructors into one of the market’s […]

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