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Russia's road to sovereign internet: from Russian app store to Runet

Growing digital isolation has pushed Russia to introduce a variety of alternatives to Western digital products. But the story about...
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Here’s how Elon Musk’s control of Twitter could change moderation policies

Free speech is often a moderation headache – but it signals a shift in tone for Twitter. When Elon Musk’s...
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The future of food tech: meat from thin air and fish made from plants

Our news feeds have been filled with horrific stories from the Ukraine war, hyperinflation, and rising fuel costs in the...
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Russia’s “troll factory” working overtime to misinform

Nearly three months into the Ukraine war, a clearer picture is emerging of the array of cyber forces the Kremlin has deployed against the country it invaded on February 24 and its allies.
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Will big tech aggravate or solve the climate change problem?

It seemed like the Paris Agreement might have finally turned the tide of climate change. Enforced back in 2015, it...
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How cyberwarfare is playing out in Ukraine

For almost three months since Russia first set foot on Ukrainian soil as part of its latest invasion into the...
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Ransomware decline: cause for worry or celebration?

Extortion gangs are going through some tectonic changes, but they are masters of reinventing themselves and will be back, just as happened with REvil.
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The journey to Web3 from Web2 or a path to digital authoritarianism?

Securing a meal, flight, or hotel can take just a few minutes with the world at our fingertips. But where...
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Rise of the machines: when a computer beats a chess master

While computational supremacy of digital devices seems like a given in 2022, the debate was far from settled not so long ago.
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How retail is embracing digital twins

With retailers setting their sights on enhancing operations in ways that traditional analytics or simulations can no longer deliver, digital...
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Is the metaverse trying to augment reality or replace it?

The metaverse is the buzzword that is becoming impossible to escape as big tech companies share their vision to transcend...
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A study in cyber: why colleges must do more to fend off ransom gangs

Universities have been struggling to cope with ransomware attacks, as threat actors turn flaws in their administrative systems into attack vectors they can exploit. High-profile breaches have recently brought the issue into sharp focus, vindicating experts calling for the higher education sector to shore up its cyber-defenses.
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Race to quantum future: have you mounted a horse or a goat?

Quantum computers are not yet powerful enough to solve the problems that classical computers can't. But the hype is here, and so is the business advantage.
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Colonial Pipeline's ripple effect: are wounded ransomware gangs getting angrier?

Despite being under a magnifying glass since the Colonial Pipeline attack, ransomware gangs remain a major headache for organizations worldwide.
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The dark side of the metaverse: taking your nightmares online

The metaverse might be a liberating and infinitely exciting new space for communication, e-commerce, and leisure. But some experts believe that it can also be psychologically damaging on a whole new level, with the criminal laws currently unsuited to tackle potential challenges.
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Can Facebook clean up its data policy?

A leaked internal document has suggested that the social media giant could not rectify its suspect data practices even if it wanted to, citing swathes of information it can barely keep track of. But not everyone agrees: one digital privacy expert believes that US company Meta can and should take the necessary steps to comply with EU data protection laws.
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Human 2.0 and the future of human augmentation

Hollywood movies from Limitless, Gattaca, Robocop, and even Iron Man have promoted a fascination with transhumanism and human augmentation. Still,...
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How cybercriminals could take advantage of natural disasters

The COVID-19 pandemic has provided ample evidence that cybercriminals are willing and able to capitalize on major events that disrupt...
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