Recent cyber attacks that have done damage to critical infrastructure could be a pretext for a "real shooting war," according to Joe Biden, as the president addressed the growing threats to national security in the cyber sphere.
The US Senate is now evaluating ad exchanges as a potential threat to national security. The concern stems from digital ad auctions conducted in foreign countries.
As tensions heighten again in the disputed border territories of the Himalayas, India has banned 118 Chinese apps in the name of national security; Tencent games, Baidu and Alipay are among them.
The Trump administration set the internet ablaze when it issued an executive order that sets a firm date for a TikTok ban. That Tencent-owned WeChat would also be included was something of a surprise.
Indian government has cited national security as the reason for banning 59 Chinese apps, including popular apps such as TikTok, UC Browser and Clash of Kings.
COVID-19 contact tracing apps are possible cyber threats to national security as they can be used to steal patient data and spread destructive malware in healthcare systems.
Proposed bill in U.S. will require developers to provide warning labels for apps originating from countries considered as national security risks before consumers download them.
Economist Nouriel Roubini predicts first-ever cyber war in 2020 between U.S. and countries such as China, Russia, Iran and North Korea, with US presidential election being the catalyst.
The Chinese embassy in France indicated that discriminating against Huawei by selecting 5G network equipment based on the country of origin was blatant discrimination and industrial protectionism and hinted of possible retaliation.