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China’s propaganda chief says Cold War mentality hindering mutual trust in cyberspace

“WUZHEN, China (Reuters) – A “Cold War mentality” and “bully behavior” are hindering mutual trust in cyberspace, China’s propaganda chief said on Sunday at the start of the World Internet Conference in the eastern Chinese town of Wuzhen” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “The Cold War thinking and zero sum game, this has stopped and hindered exchanges in cyberspace.Also, bully behavior in cyberspace has had a negative impact on mutual trust,” he said.The state-run World Internet Conference, one of the country’s most prominent tech conferences, takes place this year…

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Content creation for messaging apps should be enhanced: official

“He said that the council initiated headquarters for cyberspace recently, which aims to develop public awareness about messaging apps” reports tehrantimes.com. Domestic messaging applications eye officials for further support to help them to convince subscribers to move to another application.The messaging apps should be messenger of the achievements and success of the Islamic Revolution of Iran to the world.The replacement of Telegram, as the most popular messaging app in Iran, with Iranian messaging applications has turned into a challenge on the national level.TEHRAN – Iran needs to have active participation…

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Startups urged to create quality online content for kids

“The improvement of online environment for kids is possible through creating a culture for appropriate online behavior and providing services and content for them, he explained” reports tehrantimes.com. The ICT ministry is providing infrastructures for safety of children in cyberspace, he said.Some mobile network operators in Iran propose offering special SIM cards for children, he added. “We believe that providing appropriate content and online ecosystem for children is one the duties of the ICT ministry,” he said. Source: tehrantimes.com

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One big loser of the midterms: Russian hackers, thanks to U.S. Cyber Command | Eli Lake / Syndicated columnist

“This welcome news raises a relevant and important question: Were cyber adversaries actually deterred from infiltrating voter databases and changing election results?” writes Eli Lake for seattletimes.com. It remains to be seen whether America’s new cyber posture will affect the calculations of China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.Despite probing and trolling, a Russian cyberattack is the dog that did not bark in Tuesday’s midterm elections. It is now U.S. policy to force Russia to make the same kind of calculation today that Russia imposed on them in 2016. Source: seattletimes.com

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