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IG Weekly Brief ; Pan-EU agency on cyberthreats; China's cyberattack database; Update on Equifax breach; Trump & May on cyber extremism; ‘.amazon’ gTLD

SUMMARY
This week; security, cyber attacks and cyber extremism make Internet Governance headlines again. So,  The European Commission has issued a new set of cybersecurity policy proposals, including the designation of a pan-European agency with a mandate to address cyberthreats and attacks. 
China revealed that it is creating a national cyberattack database and will require telecom firms, internet companies and domain name providers to report any threats to it.
On U.S. Navy destroyer collision with merchant vessels, the military is examining whether compromised computer systems were responsible for it, Vice Admiral Jan Tighe, said on Thursday.
On Wednesday, "Equifax gave an update on its investigations of the breach, explaining that it had identified the culprit—a vulnerability on part of its U.S. website, specifically a flaw in the open-source Apache Struts framework it used to build its web applications".
On cyber terrorism, President Donald Trump took to Twitter after Friday's explosion on the London Underground that injured more than 20 people. Trump tweeted, "....The internet is their main recruitment tool which we must cut off & use better". Furthemore, "Thereza May urge the web giants to clampdown on extremism after the terror attack". May said she’d bring up the topic with other world leaders at the UN General Assembly in New York next week.

On Internet economy and digital economy, the European Commission is preparing a list of legal options on how to make digital multinationals such as Amazon, Facebook and Google pay more tax, Reuters reports. As Beijing’s crackdown on bitcoin exchanges, a senior executive at the National Internet Finance Association of China urged regulators to create a framework of rules to support the development of cryptocurrencies.

On domain name, Amazon has called on ICANN to “immediately approve” its application for the ‘.amazon’ gTLD, noting that prompt action is necessary because “there is no sovereign right under international or national law to the name ‘Amazon”’.
On data protection, Wednesday saw the full publication of the UK’s Data Protection Bill, confirming that UK laws will largely mirror the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), irrespective of Brexit.
Below, informations on those subjects as well as documents on cyberpolitics, net neutrality, fake news..


CYBER GEOPOLITICS

World's boldest cyber criminals: how US intelligence is hunting russian hackers down

https://en.crimerussia.com/gromkie-dela/world-s-boldest-cyber-crimi...

Shrinking transparency in the NAFTA and RCEP negotiations

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/09/shrinking-transparency-nafta-...

How Russia-linked groups used Facebook to meddle in 2016 election

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/how-russia-linked-groups-used-facebook...

The missing trade war against China's digital protectionism

https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/15/china-digital-protectionism-fir...

EQUIFAX BREACH

Equifax breach blamed on Open-source software flaw

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170911_equifax_breach_blamed_on_ope...

The Equifax breach may have exposed 143 million social security numbers - but here's why you shouldn't freak out

http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/heres-why-you-shouldnt-freak-out-a...

Equifax's mega breach was made possible by website flaw it could have fixed

http://fortune.com/2017/09/14/equifax-data-breach-security-apache-s...

EUROPE TO TAX INTERNET GIANTS

Europe says "all options on table" for taxing tech giants

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/15/europe-says-all-options-on-table-...

Europe steps up bid to boost taxe on Google, Facebook and other Internet giants

https://www.wsj.com/articles/eu-executive-arm-to-take-new-tack-in-t...

France predicts wave of support for Google, Facebook tax plan

http://www.politico.eu/article/france-predicts-wave-of-support-for-...

Europe lost up 5.4 billion in tax revenues from Google, Facebook : report

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-tax-digital/eu-lost-up-to-5-4...

 

TRUMP / MAY ON TERROR ATTACKS & SOCIAL MEDIAS

Is Trump right about cutting off the Internet to prevent terror attacks

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/15/opinions/trump-tweets-on-terror-i...

 

Thereza May orders Google, Facebook and Youtibe to stop bomb manual appearing online

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4477628/theresa-may-orders-google-fac...

 

US NAVY INVESTIGATIONS ON DESTROYER COLLISION

 

Cyber probes to be part of all future Navy Mishap investigations after USS John S. McCAIN Collision

http://www.maritimeherald.com/2017/cyber-probes-part-future-navy-mi...

 

U.S Navy investigating if destroyer collision was caused by cyberattack

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/15/u-s-navy-investigating-if-des...

 

CHINA BITCON CRACKDOWN

Beijing crytocurrency exchanges told to announce trading halt: source

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bitcoin-china/beijing-cryptocurr...

China Bitcoin crackdown : Internet finance authority seeks regulatory framework

https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/china-bitcoin-crackdown-internet-fi...

It looks like China is shutting down its blockchain economy

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/09/china-may-be-getting-re...

China bitcoin exchange to stop trading virtual currencies amid crackdown

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/14/business/china-bitcoin-exchange....

PAN EUROPEAN AGENCY ON CYBER THREATS

EU plans more robust security to shore up cyber defenses

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-eu-plans-more-robust-security-to-s...

Greece keen to keep EU cybersecurity agency

https://euobserver.com/digital/139022

European Commission proposes Pan-european cyber agency

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/ec-proposes-paneuropean-...

UK PUBLISHES DATA PROTECTION BILL

UK governments publishes draft data protection bill

https://www.lexology.com/library/detail.aspx?g=76bcb9c6-83b0-4b67-8...

UK data protection bill mirrors EU regulations with a few "vital" exceptions

http://news.crystalumbrella.com/uk-data-protection-bill-mirrors-eu-...

 

CHINA TO CREATE CYBERATTACK DATABASE

 

China to create national cyberattack database

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170915_china_to_create_national_cyb...

 

.AMAZON


Amazon calls for end to '.amazon' gTLD stand-off; demands prompt action to end dispute with governments

http://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/Blog/Detail.aspx?g=756c64b3-f25...

Amazon's letter to ICANN board: it's time to approve our applications for .AMAZON TLDs

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20170912_amazon_letter_to_icann_board...

 


ITU TELECOM WORLD

Telecom World 2017 : exploring smart digital transformation

http://www.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20170914000673

Chances to explore Smart Digital transformation

http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/english/news/events/19298-itu-teleco...

French

Cette semaine; la sécurité, les cyberattaques et l'extrémisme cybernétique font la UNE des titres sur la gouvernance d'Internet. Ainsi, la Commission européenne a publié une nouvelle série de propositions de politique de la cybersécurité, y compris la désignation d'une agence paneuropéenne chargée de traiter les menaces cybernétiques et les attaques.
La Chine a révélé qu'elle va créer une base de données des cyberattaques nationale et exigera que les entreprises de télécommunications, les entreprises Internet et les fournisseurs de noms de domaine signalent toute menace à ce sujet.
A propos de la collision de US Navy destroyers avec les navires marchands, l'armée américiane examine si les systèmes informatiques compromis étaient responsables, a déclaré jeudi le vice-amiral Jan Tighe.
Mercredi, "Equifax a fait une mise à jour des enquêtes sur l'attaque, expliquant qu'il avait identifié le coupable: une vulnérabilité sur une partie de son site Web américain, en particulier un défaut dans le framework open source Apache Struts qu'il avait utilisé pour créer ses applications Web ".
Sur le cyber-terrorisme, le président Donald Trump a twitté après l'explosion de vendredi sur le métro de Londres qui a blessé plus de 20 personnes. Trump dit : "Internet est leur principal outil de recrutement qu'il faut leur couper..". De plus, "Thereza May exhorte les géants du web à réprimer l'extrémisme". May a déclare qu'elle aborderait le sujet avec d'autres leaders mondiaux à l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies à New York la semaine prochaine.

Sur l'économie de l'Internet et l'économie numérique, la Commission européenne prépare à faire payer plus de taxes aux multinationales numériques comme Amazon, Facebook et Google, rapporte Reuters. En Chine, un cadre supérieur à l'Association nationale de financement de l'Internet a exhorté les régulateurs à créer un cadre réglementaire pour soutenir le développement des monnaies digitales.
Sur les noms de domaine, Amazon a demandé à l'ICANN d'«approuver immédiatement» sa demande pour le gTLD «.amazon».
A propos des données, le projet de loi sur la protection des données du Royaume-Uni a été publié Mercredi, confirmant que les lois britanniques reflèteraient largement le Règlement général sur la protection des données (GDPR) de l'UE, en dépit du  Brexit.
Ci-dessous, des informations sur ces sujets ainsi que des documents sur la cyberpolitique, la neutralité du net, les fausses nouvelles ...

Equifax : enquête du régulateur américain apres le piratge

http://www.lepoint.fr/economie/equifax-enquete-du-regulateur-americ...

Fractire numérique : l'ONU s'inquiéte des disparités entre les pays équipés et ceux en développment

http://www.numerama.com/tech/289980-fracture-numerique-lonu-sinquie...

L'Europe veut faire payer les géants de l'internet

http://www.ouest-france.fr/high-tech/internet/l-europe-veut-faire-p...

La France trouve de nouveaux alliés pour taxer davantage les géants du net

http://www.france24.com/fr/20170915-france-europe-taxation-chiffre-...

Données personnelles : Facebook sanctionné en Espagne comme en France

http://www.itespresso.fr/donnees-personnelles-facebook-sanctionne-e...

Le régulateur britannique met en garde l'investisseur en bitcoin

https://www.lecho.be/les-marches/actu-general/Le-regulateur-britann...

Ukraine, anatomie d'une cyberguerre-épiusode 3 : RuNet, cet internet devenu outil d'influence du Kremlin

http://www.numerama.com/politique/286513-ukraine-anatomie-dune-cybe...

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