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Internet Gov Weekly Brief (W25Y19)

Internet Gov Weekly Brief (W25Y19)

Internet Gov Weekly Brief : US and Russia clash over power grid ‘hack attacks’; Iran says he destroyed “the United States’ cyber espionage network”; 23 US Democratic attorneys general ask congress for election security; Israel joins World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership; UN’s action plan to fight Hate Speech; EU-wide drone operation rules released; Third Indo-French cyber dialogue; Ten cities ask EU for help to fight Airbnb expansion; Facebook introduce new measures to fight hate Speech; Facebook unveiled plan to create a financial system..

CYBER GEOPOLITICS

US and Russia clash over power grid ‘hack attacks’

“The US military’s Cyber Command has gotten more aggressive than ever against Russia in the past year, placing “potentially crippling malware” in systems that control the country’s electrical grid, says a report…” https://www.cnet.com/news/us-cyber-command-powers-up-attacks-against-russias-electrical-grid/

Iran says he destroyed “the United States’ cyber espionage network

“Iran is reportedly claiming that it successfully uprooted a CIA-led cyber espionage operation and arrested several U.S. spies in the process…. U.S.-Iran tensions are growing following accusations by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration that Tehran last Thursday attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a vital oil shipping route. Iran denies having any role…” https://popularresistance.org/iran-says-it-dismantled-cia-run-us-cyber-spy-network/

Israel joins World Bank’s Digital Development Partnership

“Israel on Monday said it has joined the Digital Development Partnership (DDP) of the World Bank to promote digitalization and cybersecurity in the developing world…” https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-enters-world-bank-partnership-to-boost-cybersecurity-in-developing-world/

US Democratic attorneys general ask congress for election security

In the US, “Twenty-two Democratic state attorneys general demanded Tuesday that Congress take action to secure election systems ahead of the 2020 vote..”https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/449099-state-attorneys-general-demand-that-congress-take-action-on-election

Third Indo-French cyber dialogue

“The third Indo-French cyber dialogue was held in Paris on Thursday, 20th June, 2019.” https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/french-foreign-policy/security-disarmament-and-non-proliferation/organized-criminality/cyber-security/article/indo-french-bilateral-cyber-dialogue-20-06-19

CONTENT POLICY

UN’s action plan to fight Hate Speech; EU-wide drone operation rules released

“UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday announced the launch of the United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action on Hate Speech.http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/19/c_138154198.htm

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/06/1040731

Facebook introduce new measures to fight hate Speech

“After facing flak for the spread of hate speech on its platform in countries experiencing conflict, Facebook has introduced new measures to remove content and accounts that violate its policies and limit the number of forwards on Facebook Messenger in some places…” https://www.dailypioneer.com/2019/technology/facebook-introduces-new-limits-to-curb-hate-speech.html

MORE NEWS / AIRBNB. FACEBOOK. DRONES

Facebook unveiled plan to create a financial system

“Facebook unveiled an ambitious plan on Tuesday to create an alternative financial system that relies on a cryptocurrency that the company has been secretly working on for more than a year…” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/18/technology/facebook-cryptocurrency-libra.html

Ten cities ask EU for help to fight Airbnb expansion

“Ten European cities have demanded more help from the EU in their battle against Airbnb and other holiday rental websites, which they argue are locking locals out of housing and changing the face of neighbourhoods…” https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jun/20/ten-cities-ask-eu-for-help-to-fight-airbnb-expansion

EU-wide drone operation rules released

« This June saw the release of EU-wide rules on the safe, secure and sustainable operation of drones. The rules will help to protect the safety and privacy of EU citizens while enabling the free circulation of drones and a level playing field within the EU…” https://www.airmedandrescue.com/story/113663/eu-wide-drone-operation-rules-released

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