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abc.net.au - 'You will be put into detention': Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing China for first time
'You will be put into detention': Former ABC bureau chief tells story of fleeing China for first time
Australian Broadcasting Corporation

It was late on a Friday evening and I was about to head home from the ABC's Beijing office when the telephone rang. On the other end of the line was a man from the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission. He refused to give his name but insisted one…

globaltimes.cn - China issues security certification to 18 apps
China issues security certification to 18 apps
Global Times

China announced on Sunday the first batch of 18 mobile apps that meet the requirements for security certification regarding personal information security. The first batch includes Cloud QuickPass, Suning.com, China Mobile and Baidu Maps. The…

bloomberg.com - Nico Grant - Oracle Boosts Cloud Ambitions With Help From TikTok and Trump
Oracle Boosts Cloud Ambitions With Help From TikTok and Trump
Bloomberg

Oracle Corp.'s deal to attain a 12.5% stake in TikTok Global and provide computing services to the video-sharing app furthers the software maker's years-long plan to become a cloud computing heavyweight. Executive Chairman Larry Ellison leaned on…

zdnet.com - Stilgherrian  - Australia's cyber power is more bark than bite
Australia's cyber power is more bark than bite
ZDNet

Australia scored number eight out of 30 major nations for 'cyber intent' in the National Cyber Power Index 2020 (NCPI) published earlier this month, but only number 16 for 'cyber capability'. That capability gap pulls Australia down to number 10…

helpnetsecurity.com - Dataguise integrates with Microsoft Information Protection to help orgs minimize sensitive data risk
Dataguise integrates with Microsoft Information Protection to help orgs minimize sensitive data risk
Help Net Security

Dataguise announced a new product integration with Microsoft Information Protection (MIP), a cloud-based solution that enables organizations to classify and protect documents, emails, and other sensitive data by applying labels. The company also…

helpnetsecurity.com - Week in review: Zerologon PoCs released, five steps to recover from ransomware, CISOs' golden opportunity
Week in review: Zerologon PoCs released, five steps to recover from ransomware, CISOs' golden opportunity
Help Net Security

Here's an overview of some of last week's most interesting news, reviews and articles: QR codes are rising in popularity and use, according to a consumer sentiment study by MobileIron. Sixty-four percent of respondents stated that a QR code makes…

itnews.com.au - Researchers say not to use myGovID until login flaw is fixed
Researchers say not to use myGovID until login flaw is fixed
iTnews

Two security researchers are warning Australians not to use myGovID as they say the login system contains an implementation flaw that could lead to attackers gaining full access to their accounts. Masters student Ben Frengley and adjunct professor…

belfercenter.org - American Diplomacy Project: Modernizing the State Department and Rebuilding the Foreign Service
American Diplomacy Project: Modernizing the State Department and Rebuilding the Foreign Service
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies…

craigmurray.org.uk - Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 13
Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 13
Craig Murray

Friday gave us the most emotionally charged moments yet at the Assange hearing, showed that strange and sharp twists in the story are still arriving at the Old Bailey, and brought into sharp focus some questions about the handling and validity of…

belfercenter.org - The U.S.-Australia Alliance Including the Importance of Allies
The U.S.-Australia Alliance Including the Importance of Allies
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO is Australia's Ambassador to the United States of America, taking up his posting in Washington in February 2020. Ambassador Sinodinos was previously Australia's Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and was a…

seekingalpha.com - Simon Bowler - The State Of REITs: September 2020 Edition
The State Of REITs: September 2020 Edition
SeekingAlpha

With August's +3.16% average total return, the REIT sector has now seen monthly gains in three of the first eight months of 2020. Year to date, REITs have suffered an average loss of -22.00%. The REIT sector underperformed the NASDAQ (+9.59%), S&P…

taipeitimes.com - US talks pave way for formal dialogue
US talks pave way for formal dialogue
Taipei Times

By Chen Cheng-hui / Staff reporter Taiwan and the US are to start a formal dialogue after the two sides on Friday exchanged opinions on an array of issues, Minister of Economic Affairs Wang Mei-hua (王美花) told a news conference…

lightco.in - John Light - How to earn KYC-free yield with bitcoin
How to earn KYC-free yield with bitcoin
@lightcoin

One of the recent trends in the bitcoin finance industry is the offering of yield: a way to earn income on BTC. Generally, bitcoin finance companies are brokering BTC-denominated loans so that BTC holders can lend to BTC borrowers and earn…

hackernoon.com - Enterprise Mobile Applications: Are they a Trend or a Necessity? | Hacker Noon
Enterprise Mobile Applications: Are they a Trend or a Necessity? | Hacker Noon
HackerNoon.com

Mobile devices have redefined the way we interact with digital technology, and enterprise mobile applications are probably the most interesting example of this shift. While they hold considerable potential for improving business operations, you'll…

bloombergquint.com - Nico Grant - Oracle Boosts Cloud Ambitions With Help From TikTok and Trump
Oracle Boosts Cloud Ambitions With Help From TikTok and Trump
Bloomberg Quint

Executive Chairman Larry Ellison leaned on his company's close ties to the Trump administration to land the partnership with the newly formed company, which will help fulfill an ambitious strategy outlined with fanfare half a decade ago to become a…

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