Monday News Round-Up: Security Emergencies

Posted on 20 May 2019

Welcome to the Identity Experts Monday Round-Up, presenting you with a selection of news stories you may have missed from the last week – all in handy bitesize chunks.

China  Blocks Access to Wikipedia


Wikipedia has now been rendered completely inaccessible in China. The Chinese version of the site has been blocked since 2015, but now all other language variations have become part of the ban.

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Trump Calls ‘National IT Emergency’


In a move questionably aimed at Huawei, President Trump has signed an executive order prohibiting US companies from using foreign telecoms believed to pose a national security risk.

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WhatsApp Users Fall Victim to Surveillance Software Attacks


Hackers were able to remotely install surveillance software onto devices using WhatsApp – raising trouble for the communications app.

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Microsoft AI Will Help Disabled Coders Fulfil Their Potential

A UK university is developing technology that lets people code using their eyes and voice, in a bid to boost the number of people with disabilities who work in the sector.

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