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After major cybersecurity attacks, such as the one that affected the Colonial Pipeline, President Biden issued a national security memorandum to strengthen the cybersecurity infrastructure.
Meanwhile, Facebook still faced pressure to crack down on misinformation about COVID-19 with a protest outside the tech giant’s DC office on Wednesday. And on the antitrust fore, state prosecutors have filed an appeal over the dismissal of their case against the social media platform.
A senior administrative official told reporters Tuesday evening that the memorandum would require the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology to work with other agencies in developing cybersecurity performance targets for critical infrastructure sectors.
In addition, the memorandum will formally establish Biden’s Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cybersecurity Initiative, a voluntary collaboration between government and the private sector to advance the use of technologies to protect against cyber threats and provide warnings and indicators of attack.
Read more about the memo.
The demonstration was organized by the Real Facebook Supervision Board, which is pressing the social media giant to change its policies to restrain the spread of misinformation.
On the alike day of the demonstration, the advocacy group Publish a report Including an analysis that in the former three months found a little group of five “widely known disinformation” that kept the number. 1 spot on Facebook 83.4 percent of the time.
Read more here.
“We filed this notice of appeal because we do not agree with the court’s decision and we must grip Facebook accountable for stifling competition, reducing innovation, and halting privacy protections. We can no longer allow Facebook to gain from the exploitation of consumer data,” said New York attorney General Letitia James (D). ) in a statement.
James led a coalition of state attorneys general in filing an appeal a month following a federal judgeقاض Completely dismissed the case.
The FTC’s complaint was dismissed final month as well, but the judge left an opportunity for the regulator to file an amended complaint.
The FTC’s request for an extension to file the amended complaint has been approved, and the agency now has until August 4th. 19 to do so — postpone the deadline that would have forced the agency to file the amended complaint by Thursday.
CEO Sundar Pichai Send an email employees on Wednesday to announce the vaccine demand and say the company’s global work-from-home program will be extended through October. 18.
The vaccine requirement is for anyone planning to return to the office in the United States and will affect other countries in the coming months.
Read more about the Google memo.
Policy implementation will depend on “local conditions and regulations,” People’s Vice President Lori Goler said on Facebook on Wednesday.
Read more about the Facebook ad.
“We believe our values as employees are not accurately reflected in the words and actions of our leadership,” organizers said ahead of the strike, scheduled for 10 a.m. Pacific Time outside the Blizzard Campus in Irvine, California.
The California Department of Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against the company behind video game franchises such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft final week.
The complaint alleges that the company has a “furat boy” culture and is “a breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women”.
It is also alleged that Blizzard has placed women in low-paid, low-employment levels at the company. It is claimed that women earned lower starting wages and earned less than their male counterparts for “substantially similar work”.
The company denied the allegations in the lawsuit, calling them “irresponsible behavior of unaccountable state bureaucrats driving many of the state’s best companies out of California.”
The tech giant’s decision came following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on Tuesday, advised vaccinated people in areas with lofty COVID-19 transmission to wear masks indoors. Reverse the previous directive.
“After watchful review of the latest CDC recommendations, and analysis of health and safety data for your local area, we are updating our guidance on confront masks for your store,” Apple told employees in a memo obtained by Bloomberg. “From July 29, confront masks will be required in-store for customers and team members – even if they have been vaccinated.”
Read more about the update.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce will consider more than a dozen bills related to the FTC during the term Coding Jul 28.
A subcommittee of the House Homeland Security Committee convenes Hear July 29 On educating the workforce to understand cybersecurity threats.
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