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Cyber warfare skills critical for future military, homeland security- Lawmakers 

 Several members of the House Committee on Homeland Security on Monday urged for greater focus on cyber warfare skills in assessing future, urgent national security needs. Several lawmakers agreed skills for cyber warfare, such as developing artificial intelligence, will be key for the military and other domains charged with protecting the homeland in

Chinese Surveillance State: ‘Creepy’ Technological Reality

By Christopher Prawdzik Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, recently painted a chilling picture of China’s surveillance state, detailing an evolving “social credit system” that rewards those loyal to the state and could punish those who aren’t. In an interview on The John Batchelor ShowFeb. 7, Diamond detailed how the Chinese state is taking

Hate Speech: Niger State Lobbies Young Social Media Influencers

By Gidado Shuaib   In an effort to tackle hate speech and fake news on the Social Media, the Niger state government has engaged young social media influencers on desirability of promoting peaceful coexistence and harmonious relationship among diverse groups and citizens in the state.   The Senior Special Assistant to Governor of Niger

State Dept. Reverses Course, Plans to Launch Cyber and Digital Economy Bureau

By Joseph Marks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson earlier shuttered a cyber-coordinator’s office with similar duties. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson plans to launch a new cyberspace and digital economy bureau, seemingly reversing course under congressional pressure after he shuttered the department’s cyber coordinator’s office in August. Tillerson announced plans for the new bureau in

Digital in 2018: Africa’s internet users increase by 20%

Daniel Mumbere An annual report released by global digital agencies, We Are Social and Hootsuite, reveals that Africa has seen the fastest growth rates in internet penetration, with the number of internet users across the continent increasing by more than 20% compared to 2017. The ‘Digital in 2018’ report shows

Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts

By Marcus Weisgerber Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan says cyber security should be a top priority for its contractors. The Pentagon is warning defense-industry CEOs to better protect their computer networks or risk losing business. “The culture we need to get to is that we’re going to defend ourselves and that … we want

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