The US Government is joining the fight against ransomware!


Security


With the ransomware news accelerating

and the impact broadening


the US government steps into the fight

Here’s help to reduce the risk


The security risks are not just from ransomware: Chinese cybercriminals spent three years creating a new backdoor to spy on governments, raising the question who is really behind this.


As it’s difficult to understand all the vulnerabilities, even simple activities can lead to very serious leaks: US soldiers reportedly leaked nuclear info online accidentally, by using flashcard apps



Privacy


The lists of privacy encroaching technologies and services is ever expanding


Which leads to the point that even big tech is starting to recognize the problem and is pulling back a little:


Even Google is making it harder for Android apps to track you once you’ve opted out. However, it may be difficult to opt out in the first place:Google reportedly made it harder to find Android privacy settings


Government is pushing back too:


Why does it matter? Here are some informed discussions:



Regulation

As is becoming expected, regulation is moving forward in Europe:



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