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Washington DC
Internet and Circumvention Correspondent — Voice of America
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Doug Bernard - VOA journalist, webnerd, exploring what happens when real world meets digital life. Particularly interested in security, censorship, privacy.

Thailand Set to Build China-Like Internet Firewall — The military government of Thailand is steadily moving forward with plans to build a massive Internet firewall that would allow officials to censor and conduct surveillance on nearly all digital traffic in and out of the country. The decree would establish a single Internet gateway for Thailand, through which all digital data would pass.

US Tech Firms Weigh Benefits, Costs of Business With China — When China's President Xi Jinping meets today with President Barack Obama in Washington to begin several days of high-level discussions, cybersecurity and corporate data theft are expected to be among the most contentious issues addressed. Tensions between the U.S. and China have been on the rise over hacking allegations for more than a year, with U.S.

Journalists, Human Rights Advocates Welcome Release of Vietnamese Blogger — Activists are welcoming the release of a prominent Vietnamese blogger who has been released from prison and is now in the United States. Ta Phong Tan, author of the blog "Cong Ly v Su That" - Vietnamese for 'Justice and Truth' - was convicted on September 24, 2012 of writing propaganda against the state and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Cyber Sanctions Against China Looking Less Likely — The Obama administration reportedly is backing away from earlier plans to impose economic sanctions against China for the cyber-theft of sensitive data from U.S. government and corporate computers. The shift comes following meetings last weekend between senior U.S. and Chinese officials to address what U.S.

Cyber Hacking Likely to Grow in Frequency, Sophistication — The lines between cybercrime and espionage are blurring, and unless the United States takes the lead in establishing international norms of online behavior, the frequency and sophistication of cyber hacking attacks will increase, according to leaders of the U.S. intelligence community.

Health Professionals Using Social Media in Europe’s 'Slow-Moving Disaster' — For the thousands of Syrian refugees attempting to escape their war-torn nation in favor of safe haven in European nations like Germany, their needs often are simple: food, water, clothing and diapers top the list. And, increasingly, so are Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

Crime and Espionage Becoming Tangled Online — To say that 2015 has so far been seen new heights of corporate and government computer attacks, as well as an escalation in the sheer daring of those hacks, is to risk understatement. The list grows daily: 80 million health insurance records stolen from Anthem Insurance; 27 million private personnel records swiped from the U.S.

China Targets 197 in Online Speech Crackdown — Chinese police authorities are punishing nearly 200 people for their online activities in a renewed effort to limit what can be said on the Internet. As first reported by the official Xinhua service, China's Ministry of Public Security said in a statement Sunday that 197 individuals were targeted in the "special campaign" for allegedly posting rumors on the Web that "caused panic, misled the public and resulted in disorders in stock market or society."

Sophisticated Phishing Campaign Targets Iranian Diaspora — Civil society activists in the Iranian diaspora community are being targeted with an elaborate and sophisticated phishing campaign designed to steal their email communications and contacts, a group of Canada-based researchers contends in a new report.

Column: Why Ashley Madison Should Worry Everyone — It's fair to say that since hackers published the private details of the over 37 million registered users of the adult infidelity website Ashley Madison, journalists have been having a field day sorting through the data dump. How many .gov or .mil email addresses were used to register accounts?
Aug 26, 2015

Column: Why @AshleyMadison Hack Should Worry Everyone. @TroyHunt says the costs are larger than initially appear.…

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Sep 29, 2015

Will the US and China ever see eye-to-eye on #cybersecurity? Not if they define them very differently.…

Sep 29, 2015

Told you EDM was no good for you: Musicians Armin van Buuren, Luke Bryan most dangerous online… @usnews #cybersecurity

Sep 29, 2015

Ironically, Thailand wants more China-like Internet control, while Xi Jinping meets with @finkd to open the web up.…

Sep 25, 2015

.@POTUS China must prove to US it isn't sponsoring #hacking ventures; world needs international template for #cybercrime #ObamaXi

Sep 25, 2015

Fascinating: How One British Teenager Used The Digital Black Market To Plan A School Shooting… via @psmith @BuzzFeedUK

Sep 25, 2015

Profiled: From Radio to Porn, British Spies Track "Every Single" Users’ Online Identities by @rj_gallagher #noprivacy

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