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9651443878?profile=RESIZE_400xFacebook has been having its share of problems.  From a global outage to a Whistleblower gone public with claims that Instagram causes youth-based psychological issues, the social media giant is now on the defensive.  US Congress is currently taking another, yet closer, look at oversight of social media platforms. 

Facebook and its Instagram and WhatsApp platforms are finally back in operation after a worldwide outage hit the services and the businesses and people who rely on its platforms.  Fac

8155549678?profile=RESIZE_400xThe Ragnar Locker ransomware group has decided to ratchet up the pressure on its latest high-profile victim, Italian liquor conglomerate Campari, by taking out Facebook ads threatening to release the 2TB of sensitive data it downloaded in a November 3, 2020 attack unless a US$15 million ransom is paid in Bitcoin.  Attacks that are carried out by the gang behind Ragnar Locker, break into company networks, make themselves admins, conduct reconnaissance, delete backups and deploy ransomware manuall

 

On 1 May 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed “Internet sovereignty” bill.  New requirements to use ISPs to track traffic origin will likely force traffic decryption and support of internal censorship efforts.  In the future, Russia will develop its own DNS system to conduct special Internet controls.  Currently, LinkedIn is banned in Russia.  Russian national payment system, Mir, was developed after several Russian banks were denied services by US-based Visa and MasterCard.  Future st