Tomorrow’s Intelligent Malware Will Attack When It Sees Your Face

IBM researchers have injected viruses with neural nets, making them stealthier and precisely targetable.

Source: Tomorrow’s Intelligent Malware Will Attack When It Sees Your Face

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From laboratory in far west, China’s surveillance state spreads…

Filip Liu, a 31-year-old software developer from Beijing, was traveling in the far western Chinese region of Xinjiang when he was pulled to one side by police as he got off a bus.

Source: From laboratory in far west, China’s surveillance state spreads…

Russian Trolls Swarmed The Charlottesville March — Then Twitter Cracked Down

A BuzzFeed News analysis shows that Russian accounts blamed the violence on the “antifa” and backed Trump all the way. Then most of them abruptly went silent — presumably banned by Twitter.

Source: Russian Trolls Swarmed The Charlottesville March — Then Twitter Cracked Down

Massive Attack On Swedish News Sites Was The Work Of Russia, US Told Its Ambassadors

According to a newly released State Department cable, the attack was part of a Russian campaign to sow disinformation about NATO. It came as Russia allegedly was stealing Democrats’ emails.

Source: Massive Attack On Swedish News Sites Was The Work Of Russia, US Told Its Ambassadors

Transatlantic Techlash Continues as U.K. and U.S. Lawmakers Release Proposals for Regulation – Lawfare

The 2018 “techlash” shows no sign of slowing. The last week of July saw the release of two papers containing proposals for significant increases regulation of tech companies, particularly with an eye toward protecting the integrity of political processes and elections.

Source: Transatlantic Techlash Continues as U.K. and U.S. Lawmakers Release Proposals for Regulation – Lawfare

Tech Giants at the Crossroads: A Modest Proposal – Lawfare

Major technology and social-media companies— think Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, and Google— wield tremendous power. Given their reach, their financial heft, their importance to vast swaths of customers dependent on their goods, services, and platforms, and their ability to influence (if not altogether dictate) transnational public policy, these firms often look and act the part of proprietors, stewards, and even governors of digital public squares.

Source: Tech Giants at the Crossroads: A Modest Proposal – Lawfare

An Intelligence Reserve Corps to Counter Terrorist Use of the Internet – Lawfare

Never before in history have terrorists had such easy access to the minds and eyeballs of millions,” declared one journalistic account of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine and proficient use of Twitter, Facebook, bots, and other modern means of getting its message out.

Source: An Intelligence Reserve Corps to Counter Terrorist Use of the Internet – Lawfare