The Congressmen commended the US stance in opposition to a telecommunications treaty being negotiated at the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai that would boost efforts to stifle Internet freedom around the world.
Weekly News Round-up
- FTC Warns of the Huge Security Risks in the Internet of Things at Wired. The Federal Trade Commission anticipates rapid growth in Internet-connected devices and urges companies to bake security into their products.
- U.S. Business Groups Ask China to Postpone New Cybersecurity Review in The Wall Street Journal. The new reviews could include access to source code and requirements to install backdoors for the Chinese government.
- Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data on Wired. Two Canadian programs – one targeting app data and one targeting content-sharing sites – are detailed.