Another Round of Tech Potpourri
VPNs are disappearing, cyber sanctions are dropping, and combat holograms are deploying.
Hello and happy Thursday!
I know Twitter whistleblower Peiter “Mudge” Zatko testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday; but I’m writing this on Monday because this week is packed. I promise, I’ll review Mudge’s testimony and comment soon if I have anything of value to share.
One of the things keeping (or, should I say, “that kept?”) me busy this week is an event with Australian Sen. James Paterson, shadow minister for cybersecurity (awesome title) and former chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee. Assuming everything goes to plan, you can watch a recording of the event here.
Thanks, and enjoy this selection of tech potpourri!
VPN Providers Are Bounced from India
India’s Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) will soon require all providers of virtual private networks (VPNs) to collect the names, email addresses, and IP addresses of everyone accessing these services from inside the country. But VPN companies and internet-rights organizations say the new rules are authoritarian and anti-democratic. “[Rules like these are] typically introduced by authoritarian governments in order to gain more control over their citizens,” a spokeswoman for NORD Security (NordVPN) told the Wall Street Journal. “If democracies follow the same path, it has the potential to affect people’s privacy as well as their freedom of speech.”
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