SUMMARY

This week, Facebook's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg spent two days facing 
scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers, after the group admitted that Cambridge Analytica 
used data from 87 million users for political manipulation purposes.

Moreover, more than 2.6 billion records were breached in 2017, which breaks 
down to 7.1 million lost records every day, nearly 300,000 every hour, nearly 
5,000 every minute and 82 every second according to Netherlands-based security 
firm Gemalto

In Africa, the African Union Commission has made its foray into the cyber world 
by officially unveiling its online Knowledge Management (KM) platform of the 
African Internet Governance Forum (AfIGF).

In Europe, twenty-four EU countries pledged to band together to form a 
“European approach” to artificial intelligence in a bid to compete with 
American and Asian tech giants. Also, the 22 member states signed on April 10, 
2018, a declaration to establish a European Blockchain Partnership. In 
addition, the European Union is set to demand tech giants like Facebook and 
Google do more to stop the spread of fake news on their websites by the end of 
the year to avoid possible regulatory actions, according to a draft document 
seen by Reuters.

On digital economy, running for the third year, the Internet Economy Summit 
opened on April 12 attracted entrepreneurs and top-level executives from 
various business sectors to explore the global business opportunities brought 
about by innovation and the digital economy.
A Russian court has ruled that messaging app Telegram must be blocked in the 
country. The ruling follows months of battles between Telegram and 
Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunications watchdog.

Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday that the ride-sharing 
company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport after one of 
its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona last month.

On child abuse, a three-year international investigation into the online sexual 
abuse of children has resulted in the arrest of over 150 people, including 16 
Canadians, police revealed on Thursday


Below, informations on those subjects and events as well as documents on cyber 
politics, hate speech...






2.6 RECORDS BREACHED IN 2017


2.6 billion records breached in 2017, 5 000 records in minute

https://247wallst.com/technology-3/2018/04/12/2-6-billion-records-breached-in-2017-5000-records-per-minute/


2.6 bilion records were stolen, lost or exposed worldwide in 2017, 88% increase 
from 2016

http://www.circleid.com/posts/20180412_2_point_6_billion_records_were_stolen_lost_or_exposed_in_2017/

US CONGRESS FACEBOOK HEARING

Zuckerberg survived two days of grilling by congress, but Facebook trouble are 
not over yet
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/13/after-zuckerberg-congress-hearing-facebook-awaits-further-scrutiny.html

The Facebook hearings prove Congress needs needs technology policy experts
https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/facebook-hearings-demonstrate-need-technology-policy-experts-congress-ncna865611

Facebook's social responsability should include privacy protection
http://theconversation.com/facebooks-social-responsibility-should-include-privacy-protection-94549

EUROPEAN UNION ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

24 EU countries sign artificial intelligence pact in bid to compete with US & 
China
http://www.novinite.com/articles/189416/24+EU+Countries+Sign+Artificial+Intelligence+Pact+in+Bid+to+Compete+with+US+%26+China

European countries to pursue joint AI initiative
http://en.rfi.fr/europe/20180410-european-countries-pursue-joint-ai-intiative

EUROPE ON BLOCKCHAIN PARTNERSHIP

European countries in agreeance over blockchain partnership
https://btcmanager.com/european-countries-in-agreeance-over-blockchain-partnership/

European blockchain partnership signed by 22 countries
https://cryptona.co/european-blockchain-partnership-declaration-signed-by-22-countries/

AUC ONLNE KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

African Union Commission launches online knowledge management platform
http://www.gbcghana.com/1.12001055

An online knowledge management platform has been launched by AU
https://www.newsghana.com.gh/an-online-knowledge-platform-has-been-launched-by-the-au/

European blockchain partnership declaration
https://cryptona.co/european-blockchain-partnership-declaration-signed-by-22-countries/

INTERNET ECONOMY SUMMIT

Internet Economy Summit opens
http://7thspace.com/headlines/540854/internet_economy_summit_opens.html

Speech by CE at Internet Economy summit 2018
http://7thspace.com/headlines/540847/speech_by_ce_at_internet_economy_summit_2018.html

RUSSIA TO BAN TELEGRAM

Russia orders immediate block of Telegram messaging app
https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/13/17233112/russia-telegram-ban-court-ruling

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

Uber still believe autonomous vehicles have a future, says CEO
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-uber-selfdriving/uber-still-believes-autonomous-vehicles-have-a-future-says-ceo-idUSKBN1HI2KI

CHILD ONLINE ABUSE

16 canadians arrested during international investigation into online child sex 
abuse
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/project-mercury-sexual-abuse-1.4616773

UNDERSEA CABLE

Entire country taken offline for two days after undersea internet cable cut
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/mauritiana-internet-cut-underwater-cable-offline-days-west-africa-a8298551.html




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