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True meaning of cybersecurity

  We must recognise that cybersecurity is about more than preventing hacks and about improving well-being COMMENT | MARTIN IGNACIO DÍAZ VELÁSQUEZ | When we talk about cybersecurity, we usually think of commercial antivirus software, ransomware attacks on large corporations, or leaks of politically scandalous emails. But little is said …

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Youth win festive season cash in NITA-U cybersecurity quiz

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) is awarding millions of shillings in cash to young people that are taking part in their cybersecurity quiz dubbed, ‘NITA-U Festive Quiz.’ For two weeks now, individuals have won Ugx500,000 from participating and winning in the quiz …

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US says China trying to steal COVID-19 vaccine research

Washington, United States | AFP | US authorities warned healthcare and scientific researchers Wednesday that Chinese-backed hackers were attempting to steal research and intellectual property related to treatments and vaccines for COVID-19. Organizations researching the disease were warned of “likely targeting and network compromise by the People’s Republic of China,” a statement from the FBI …

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TECHNOLOGY: How dark is dark web?

  TECH ANALYSIS  | THE INDEPENDENT | Silk Road. Cryptocurrencies. Drug markets. Stolen databases and disturbing content. These are just a few keywords associated with the dark web, and not many people dare to dig deeper to understand the true and ambiguous nature of the underbelly of the Internet. The …

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‘Fix Facebook, whether it wants to or not’

Bruxelles, Belgium | AFP | Eight months after revealing the links between Facebook and Cambridge Analytica (CA), whistleblower Christopher Wylie is pushing for the internet giant to be regulated — whether it wants to or not. He is scathing about Facebook’s “man-child” chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and the arrogance of …

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