France prohibits civil servants from using social networks over security fears
Effective immediately, the use of foreign social networks such as TikTok, Instagram, and other popular applications on work phones will no longer be permitted for French civil servants. The Ministry of the Civil Service announced the ban as part of a growing distrust of the Chinese application, which has been accused of being used by (See more)
TikTok faces more bans as UK parliament joins the list
The UK parliament has announced that it will block TikTok on all official devices and the wider network due to cybersecurity concerns. The ban came after both the Scottish and UK governments made a similar decision.
The UK government published a 5-pillar strategy to prevent cyberattacks against National Health Service
The UK government published a 5-pillar strategy to prevent cyber-attacks against the National Health Service (NHS), as part of its policy plan on “A cyber resilient health and adult social care system in England: cybersecurity strategy to 2030.” The aim of the 5-pillar strategy is to reduce the risk of cyberattacks and improve the response and recovery after a cyber-attack in health and social care systems.
Bangladeshi journalist convicted under Digital Security Act
Mamunur Rashid Nomani, the chief news editor of The Daily Shahnama and Barisal Khabar, is facing charges under the Digital Security Act for secretly filming a local mayor and his family.
The EU Commission introduced a new proposal for a Directive on common rules promoting the repair of goods
The EU Commission adopted a new proposal on ruling the repair of goods supporting the European Green Deal
FTC launches a public consultation about business practices of cloud computing providers
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a consultation on the business practices of cloud computing providers regarding the competitive dynamics, security risks related, and the impact on particular industries such as healthcare, finance, transportation, e-commerce, and defence.
CISA releases updated Cybersecurity Performance Goals (CPGs)
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently released updated its cybersecurity performance goals (CPGs), voluntary guidelines for infrastructure owners and enterprises to strengthen their cybersecurity.
Ukraine and UK sign digital trade agreement to boost IT growth and eliminate trade barriers
Ukraine and the United Kingdom have signed a digital trade agreement. The signing of this agreement is a significant development for Ukraine, as they become only the second country in the world to enter into such a partnership with the UK, following Singapore.
Baidu launches Ernie Bot to compete in the AI chatbot market
Baidu, the Chinese tech giant, has unveiled its answer to ChatGPT – the AI chatbot Ernie Bot. However, it seems like investors were less than impressed when Baidu CEO Robin Li presented a prerecorded video of the chatbot, causing shares to plummet by 10%. Even so, Li said that the chatbot had been the subject of (See more)
Artificial intelligence and US Copyright Office new guidelines: Who gets to own the creations of AI?
The US Copyright Office has released new guidelines regarding whether artistic works created using artificial intelligence (AI) can be protected by copyright law. Copyright eligibility will depend on whether the AI’s involvement in the work is a result of mechanical reproduction or reflects the author’s creative input. The Copyright Office reiterated that copyright protection hinges (See more)