International ransomware conference. AI competition. Social media responsibility. Controls on microtargeting. Anti-corruption policy.

 International ransomware conference. AI competition. Social media responsibility. Controls on microtargeting. Anti-corruption policy.

At a glance.

  • US-convened international ransomware conference opens.
  • A comparison of relative Sino-American proficiency in AI and cybersecurity.
  • Australia considers holding social media responsible for users’ defamatory posts.
  • Europe set to restrict microtargeting of political ads.
  • Cybersecurity for US K-12 education.
  • Anti-corruption policy and the Pandora Papers.

The international ransomware conference has opened.

And it’s US allies only. The promised high-level conference on ransomware kicked off today. Special sessions, the Washington Post reports, will address “resilience, virtual currencies, law enforcement disruptions and diplomacy.” The US engaged some thirty countries who’ll be attending the two days of meetings. TheHill and others note that Russia wasn’t invited, because the current ransomware surge is generally regarded as driven by Russian-inspired or the very least Russian-tolerated gangs (“privateers,” as Cisco’s Talos Group…

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