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Vietnamese army and security services compete for control of cyber contracts
Former public security spymaster Pham Minh Chinh's appointment as Vietnam's prime minister suggests the ministry is winning its power struggle with defence ministry. At stake is control of the cyberintelligence tools that Vietnam has been acquiring apace from foreign suppliers. [...]
Facebook drops San Francisco-Hong Kong submarine cable amid growing national security concerns
Facebook has withdrawn its proposal for the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), according to a September 10 FCC filing. The move comes just weeks after the social media giant abandoned the Hong Kong link of another trans-Pacific submarine cable, the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), after US agencies flagged the project for potential national security risks. [...]