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Saudi Arabia outsources cyber arsenal, buys spyware, experts say

The country's purchased cyber tools are an effective way for the regime to 'exert control', allegedly deploying them to spy on Saudi dissidents and journalists.
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As cyber attacks grow, regulator calls for firewalls at power grids across India

Energy networks across the world have been key targets for hackers, prodding governments to take safeguard measures.
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These will be the biggest risks to the world in 2020, says WEF report

For the first time, the Global Risks Report is dominated by environmental issues. And the alarms are loud and clear.
Signage is displayed at the TikTok Creator's Lab 2019 event hosted by Bytedance Ltd. in Tokyo. | Photographer: Shiho Fukada | Bloomberg

This is how US’ Facebook and China’s TikTok differ in threats they pose in cyber space

India still hasn’t woken up to its incompetence in cyber sphere, despite the ‘excellence’ claim being humiliatingly dispelled in last two months.
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Indian Army faced two cyberattack attempts every month in 2019

India is in the process of setting up a tri-service Defence Cyber Agency as the world grapples with deepening cybersecurity threats.
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When the man who invented passwords says it’s time to move on, it probably is. Here’s why

Most recent data breaches stem from stolen passwords. As digital platforms pile up gigabytes of data, cost of attacks for hackers has decreased significantly.
India’s largest civil nuclear facility, the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu | Commons

If at all cyber attack happened, was confined: Union minister on Kudankulam nuclear plant

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India had recently reported a malware attack on one of the computers at the Kudankulam Nuclear plant but said systems were not affected.
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Indian Army asking officers to stay away from Facebook a knee-jerk, ineffective diktat

Indian Army must not be contained in cantonments and should embrace information age.
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Activists hit by WhatsApp snooping write to govt, ask if public money was spent on Pegasus

In open letter, 19 activists & lawyers demand to know if there was any contract between govt & NSO Group to ‘deploy’ Pegasus spyware in India.

America isn’t safe from Russian hackers in 2020 elections either

In the modern digital landscape, we need to protect not only the voting systems themselves, but the email, file-sharing and other communication systems of campaign groups, officials and plenty more.

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Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
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Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

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Cabinet clears $2.4 billion deal for MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Navy ahead of Trump visit

The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.