Democracies Can Become Digital Dictators

Internet shutdowns are an increasingly popular tool for digital repression. It’s what many in wealthy, liberal democratic countries can’t ever imagine happening—authorities blocking access to social media or services like WhatsApp, or even cutting internet access altogether, in the wake of mass assemblies, protests, or unrest.These shutdowns have happened in Egypt, Zimbabwe, Iraq, and many…

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Windows 10 update alert as millions warned by Microsoft that they may need to buy a new PC

There are a few tumultuous days ahead for Microsoft as the Redmond-based company sets about making its ageing Windows 7 desktop operating system obsolete. From next week, this popular desktop operating system will no longer be supported. What does that mean for you? Well, crucially anyone who continues to use Windows 7 after its “end of life” deadline…

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The Army Bans TikTok

Happy New Year! Well, it was for a day or two, anyway. But after the US assassinated Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani in a drone strike, experts warned that the likely retaliation could include disruptive cyberattacks, along with more traditional strikes. It’s an alarming start to the year, especially as tensions continue to escalate.Elsewhere in…

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