Monthly Archives: March 2020

More on the Battle against Fake News: Labeling Doctored Content

Social media platforms face the problem of fake news, hate speech and misinformation. Recently, Twitter made  changes in its efforts to combat the problem. Removing manipulated content Twitter’s new plan is labeling doctored or manipulated content.  It may also remove doctored content, under extenuating circumstances. The new policy will include removing deepfake videos.  Deepfake videos […]

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Czech Hospital Hit by Cyberattack during Coronavirus Outbreak

Cyberattacks on hospitals are unspeakable crimes.  They are cynical assaults on the most vulnerable in our society.  Even more cynically than usual, a recent attack on a hospital struck at the height of the Coronavirus outbreak. Attackers targeted the Brno University Hospital in the Czech Republic. Cyberattack on Czech Hospital was severe Staff had to […]

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Cryptocurrencies: New Requirements and Greater Acceptance?

Cryptocurrency is a hot topic for debate in the public sphere.  The number of companies and patents associated with it continue to skyrocket in the US market. Recently, the United States Senate discussed cryptocurrency during a hearing for the 2021 budget. Plans to Monitor Cryptocurrency During the hearing, a senator asked how the proposed Treasury […]

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New Orleans Recovers from a Cyber Attack on the City

  The recent cyber-attack on the networks of the city of New Orleans caused millions of dollars of damage.  Last month, the city’s mayor had declared a state of emergency after the city detected the ransomware attack.  The attack may have utilized the “Ryuk” ransomware. Things to learn from the attack The City of New […]

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