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Australia Needs Better Defences Against State-Based Cyberattacks

The Australian government recently announced plans to establish the country’s first taskforce devoted to fighting disinformation campaigns, under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Last week, Foreign Minister Marise Payne accused China and Russia of “using the pandemic to undermine liberal democracy” by spreading disinformation to manipulate social…

The Eisner Awards are still happening this year despite in-person San Diego Comic-Con being cancelled. (Image: Comic-Con International)

SDCC Halts Eisner Awards Voting Due to Weird Security Screw-Up

The ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic forced San Diego Comic-Con to go entirely digital this year. But voting for the annual Eisner Awards was meant to go rather smoothly as people could participate through an online portal put together with SDCC’s organisers. Just as the deadline for voting was seemingly extended,…