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New report: China expanding its online disinformation campaign

Cyber defense company FireEye, which first identified the campaign in 2019, reports that tens of thousands of accounts in different languages have been observed recently on a variety of platforms aimed at promoting Chinese interests and destabilizing the U.S.   

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UN servers hit by cyberattack 

The goal of the attackers was not to damage the systems or demand ransom, but rather to collect information that they could use later or sell to other malicious actors. The spokesman for the UN secretary-general said the organization is "frequently targeted by cyberattacks" 

Omar bin Sultan Al Olama and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the ceremony for the opening of the Israeli consulate in Dubai in June. Photo; Shlomi Amsalem/GPO via REUTERS 

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, UAE aspires to become a Silicon Valley of the world

The country's minister for artificial intelligence and digital economy presented new initiatives including a new data law, which was drafted in cooperation with technology companies, and a plan to recruit 100 coders from around the world each day

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Following strong criticism, Apple delays release of online child safety tool

Last month, the tech giant announced the development of a new system that scans pictures as they are uploaded to the cloud in an effort to combat the spread of child sex abuse images. But the company found itself hit by accusations of possible violation of user privacy 

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Online sexual extortion surges in US 

The FBI reported that more than 16,000 complaints were filed in the first seven months of the year. The statistics were released amid concern over cyberattacks over the Labor Day weekend