Russian GPS jamming (denied by Russia, but asserted by Norway and its NATO allies) during a NATO military exercise continues to raise questions about flight safety (Atlantic Council).
Chinese authorities are pushing for vendors, both foreign and domestic, to bring their offerings into line with state-mandated censorship requirements (Wall Street Journal). Among other things, it will want a great deal of user data from online companies (Reuters).
Formerly prosperous failed state Venezuela has taken a page from Beijing’s book on content control, and has enlisted ZTE to show it the way (Reuters).
In the West, social networks work on content moderation at the behest of both governments (especially in Europe) and interest groups. Facebook is working hard to come up with an approach to speech governments wish to see curtailed (Washington Post). The social network casts its efforts as an enforcement of “community standards” (Facebook Newsroom).
A server belonging to communications firm Vovox has exposed millions of SMS messages. The server was unprotected and left open to inspection (TechCrunch).
Russian banks are under a phishing attack by Silence, a criminal group thought to have infosec roots (BleepingComputer).
The US Justice Department seems to have inadvertently revealed (through a cut-and-paste error) that it’s indicted Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The indictment (if any) appears to be under seal, but Mr. Assange’s name and what appear to be passages that describe him turned up, out-of-place, in a completely unrelated indictment. What if anything Mr. Assange is being charged with remains unclear (Ars Technica).