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Colonial Pipeline storage tanks. On May 7, 2021, the company experienced a ransomware cyberattack. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

The increase in ransomware attacks during the COVID-19 pandemic may lead to a new internet

The amount of online data and transactions are growing exponentially. Related is the increasing possibility of cyberattacks — one way to address these is by regulating parts of the internet.
Taking a selfie during the #ENDSARS protest in Lagos in 2020. Social media was used extensively to mobilise demontrators. Adekunle Ajayi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Nigeria’s Twitter ban could backfire, hurting the economy and democracy

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Twitter shutdown will be hard to enforce and could have dire consequences for Nigeria’s fragile democratic institutions and economy.
Media multitasking: constantly juggling media and non-media activities, often using multiple digital devices. GettyImages

Your phone and your brain - what we know so far

Analysis of 46 studies indicates that there’s still a lot of uncertainty about the long-term impacts of digital device use on cognition.
Military units like the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade shown here are just one component of U.S. national cyber defense. Fort George G. Meade Public Affairs Office/Flickr

The Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack and the SolarWinds hack were all but inevitable – why national cyber defense is a ‘wicked’ problem

Fragmented authority for national cyber defense and the vulnerabilities of private companies that control software and infrastructure stack the deck against US cybersecurity.

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