AP Cyber Corner
IN THE NEWS: RUSSIA - CYBERATTACKS
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling for closer international cooperation in fending off cyberattacks. Addressing a cybersecurity conference in Moscow on Friday, the Russian leader said cyber threats have increased around the world — and it’s important to set up common cybersecurity standards that take into account interests of all nations. Putin pointed at Russia pooling efforts with European nations to work out an agreed mechanism of protection of personal data rules, citing it as a positive example of international cooperation. However, Putin didn’t address allegations that government-sponsored Russian hackers meddled in the U.S. 2016 presidential elections. Moscow has strongly denied such interference.
IN THE NEWS: COLD CASE TWEETING
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — It’s one way to draw attention to a crime case that has reached a dead end: seek help from the internet. A California police department is doing just that — but in this case, the case is 45 years old. Authorities in Newport Beach are on Twitter with information on the crime as if it just happened. The tweets seek help on the disappearance and death of 11-year-old Linda O’Keefe, who was kidnapped while walking home from school on July 6, 1973. Her body was found the following morning in a nature preserve. The department suspended its normal Twitter content to draw attention to the case and posted as if Linda herself were talking to the audience. The series of tweets includes one that reads: “I was murdered and my body found in the Back Bay. My killer was never found.”
ON THE WEB: MLB ALL-STAR LINEUPS ANNOUNCED
CYBERSPACE (AP) — Some major league ballplayers have found out they won’t be getting a break during this year’s All-Star break — because they’ve been voted to the game. Both leagues have released their rosters for the mid-summer classic, which is being played in Washington, D.C. this year. There are at least two players who may end up having to change plans before the game; fan voting is under way for the last two slots in the National League and American League lineups. The All-Star Game is a week from tomorrow.
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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II
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