Rise Broadband vaults 'rip and replace' program's Catch-22 (Light Reading) Rise Broadband is caught between two FCC mandates, one involving Chinese equipment and another involving CBRS spectrum. The company is opening its checkbook as a result.
TikTok Deal Talks Are Slowed Over New China Rules (Wall Street Journal) Plans to quickly complete a deal between the Chinese parent company of TikTok and suitors for the app’s U.S. operations have been thrown off track as the parties huddled this weekend to weigh new Chinese restrictions that appear designed to affect a potential sale.
Huawei focusing on cloud business which still has access to U.S. chips: FT (Reuters) Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is focusing on its budding cloud business, which still has access to U.S. chips despite sanctions against the company, to secure its survival, the Financial Times newspaper reported.
China’s chip making dream hits the buffers in Wuhan (South China Morning Post) Construction on a US$20 billion state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing plant in Wuhan has stalled, the latest problem to beset China’s chip making ambitions.
Mediatek goes all in with request to supply chips to Huawei (Telecoms.com) Taiwanese chip-maker Mediatek reportedly thinks it can supply Huawei without getting put on the US naughty step, but is double-checking just to make sure.
The Coming Revolution in Intelligence Affairs (Foreign Affairs) How Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems Will Transform Espionage
North Korea claims the U.S. is the cyber bank robber (Korea JoongAng Daily) North Korea’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday called the United States a "mastermind of cybercrime" as it responded to a report detailing Pyongyang's efforts to hack banks.
Cyberspace new frontier for US regime change agenda (The Chronicle) Just a few days ago, while receiving a donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) from the Chinese government, President Mnangagwa pointed out that Zimbabwe was reeling under a sustained cyber-attack.
European Union to Sanction Belarus Officials for Opposition Crackdown (Wall Street Journal) European Union foreign ministers agreed to impose sanctions on senior Belarusian officials in response to what the EU called violent repression against peaceful protesters and opposition figures by the country’s autocratic regime.
Pakistan Faces Emerging Threat Of Indian Cyber Warfare (Technology Times) Technology, though essentially an element of national power has also become a pivotal national security risk for the nation states in recent decades.
India's Quest To Dominate South Asian Cyberspace: Challenges For Pakistan - OpEd (Eurasia Review) Since the advent of technological innovations in warfare, ‘Cyberspace’ has considerably emerged as the new battlefield for states. The South Asian
Iran’s Regime Plan to Organize the Internet in Its Own Interest and Security (Iran News Update) On August 23, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei complained about the organization of the internet in a video conference with the government cabinet,
Danish spy agency shared information with U.S. intelligence: DR broadcaster (Reuters) Denmark's foreign intelligence unit has shared raw data from information cables with the U.S. National Security Agency, which could have given the NSA access to Danish citizens' personal data and private communications, according to state broadcaster DR.
TikTok Talks Could Face Hurdle as China Tightens Tech Export Rules (Wall Street Journal) China announced new restrictions on artificial-intelligence technology exports that could further complicate the sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations, while intensifying the tech battle between the world’s two largest economies.
France won’t ban Huawei but favors European 5G systems (KHON2) French President Emmanuel Macron says France is not excluding Chinese telecom giant Huawei from its upcoming 5G telecommunication networks but favors European providers for security re…
China's new AI export curbs threaten TikTok's US sale (Nikkei Asian Review) Popular video app's powerful algorithm likely to face 'dual-use' restrictions
China threatens to thwart TikTok sale as it tightens export restrictions (The Telegraph) Rules updated for the first time since 2008 cover artificial intelligence technologies as ByteDance prepares to sell app
U.S. Further Tightens Huawei Blacklist, Putting a “Blanket Ban” on the Company (Lawfare) Tik Tok sues the U.S. government, the U.S. tightens the Huawei semi-conductor blacklist and other news.
Taming a Hydra: TikTok, China, and Trump (The Bull & Bear) Recently, President Trump, on advice from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), has forced ByteDance—the Chinese...
Proposed rules to protect bulk power grid from foreign targeting raise concerns (TheHill) Energy industry owners and operators are growing increasingly nervous about new rules proposed by the Trump administration in an
Why the CyberLEAP act must pass (VentureBeat) Government employees need training on cybersecurity to ensure our elections, our financial institutions, and even our search for a vaccine are secure.
Rep. Green introduces bill to strengthen CISA (Homeland Preparedness News) U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN) introduced legislation to strengthen the ability of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to address cyberthreats on Federal government systems. The bill, called the Protecting Federal Networks Act, gives CISA the authority to address …
Top intelligence office informs congressional committees it'll no longer brief on election security (CNN) The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has informed the House and Senate Select Committees on Intelligence that it'll no longer be briefing on election security issues, according to letters obtained by CNN. Instead, ODNI will primarily provide written updates to the congressional panels, a senior administration official said.
Citing concern over leaks, intel community will cease in-person election security briefings to Congress (ABC News) The intelligence community informed lawmakers that it would cease in-person election security briefings, citing concern over information leaks.
Shift on Election Briefings Could Create an Information Gap for Voters (New York Times) The elimination of in-person election security briefings to Congress could leave the public with a diminished understanding of the threats facing the election as it enters a critical phase.
Democrat asks intel agencies if they're surveilling members of Congress (TheHill) Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, asked two intelligence agencies on Friday if surveillance has been conducted on members of Congress in the last decade.
U.S. Cyber Command helps prosecutors seize stolen cryptocurrency traced to illicit N. Korea nuclear weapons program (Washington Post) U.S. prosecutors on Thursday moved to seize cryptocurrency accounts allegedly used to launder an estimated $29 million stolen in cyberattacks aiding North Korea’s nuclear missile and weapons development programs.
Snowden Point-Counterpoint: Yes, Trump should pardon Edward Snowden (Oklahoman.com) Former President Obama should have pardoned Edward Snowden. Now, it is up to President Trump to do what’s just.
Opinion: Pardon Edward Snowden? – Point/Counterpoint (Prescott News) Is Edward Snowden a hero for his whistle blowing on the NSA or a criminal for the way he went about it?
New York Department of Financial Services Launches Enforcement of Cybersecurity Rules (cyber/data/privacy insights) The New York Department of Financial Services recently initiated its first action to enforce the department’s cybersecurity regulation. The regulation has been in effect since March 1, 2017 and app…