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Don’t Shoot the Messenger: How Chat Apps Became Political

During the recent protests in Hong Kong, organizers looking to avoid government surveillance turned to Telegram. The encrypted messaging app soon became one of the most downloaded apps in Hong Kong. Then its servers were hit by a cyberattack that its founder said came “mostly from China.” In the wake of Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings, the government blocked residents from accessing the country’s most popular social media and messaging apps, including Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Viber. According to officials, the…

71% of US Businesses Plan to Use More AI & ML in 2019

Businesses Recognize the Need for AI & ML Tools in Cybersecurity, but Understanding is Still Lacking New research from Webroot, the Smarter Cybersecurity company, reveals that 71 percent of businesses surveyed in the United States plan to use more artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) in their cybersecurity tools this year, although over half (58%) aren't sure what that technology really does. The global report titled, "Knowledge Gaps: AI and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity," details that more…