#nationalcybersecuritymonth | HackerOne divorces itself from Voatz following months of disputes with researchers

For the first time since HackerOne – a bug-bounty-hosting platform which employs “ethical hackers” to find and fix exploitable vulnerabilities in businesses and organizations’ security perimeters – was launched, it recently summarily sacked a vendor from its platform, explaining it believed biometric mobile voting app Voatz’s attitude was a bit…

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Joint civil society statement: States use of digital surveillance technologies to fight pandemic must respect human rights – World

The COVID-19 pandemic is a global public health emergency that requires a coordinated and large-scale response by governments worldwide. However, States’ efforts to contain the virus must not be used as a cover to usher in a new era of greatly expanded systems of invasive digital surveillance. We, the undersigned…

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More mines declaring force majeure

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) was the first of local miners to declare force majeure, three weeks ago, after an explosion at a converter plant forced its hand. A force majeure is where a company can’t fulfil its contracts, as a result of unforeseen circumstances. The shutdown of the converter plant…

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