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Ukraine Health Connector

The European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance) has just launched the "Ukraine Health Connector" to promote actions related to digital health that support Ukraine, Ukrainian companies and/or Ukrainian refugees. Here is the statement from Brian O'Connor, ECHAlliance's chair, about the initiative.

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The CyberWar for Democracy (Video: 1 hour)

The CyberWar for Democracy: The Role Privacy and Cyber Security Professionals Need to Play - The crisis in Ukraine has amplified the problems tenfold in the emergence of disinformation, attacks on critical and business infrastructure, and the theft of personal information. Long before the invasion of Ukraine, Russia engaged in a disinformation campaign to undermine and create disunity in the West, and this now has increased in scale and effort.

Cyber Security and Privacy communities are now at a point where they can bring together their combined talents to address this undeclared war, as well as the fallout of the Russian invasion. What practically should we be doing? It is essential we understand the threads that weave through the events of the past decade, including the Cambridge Analytica scandal, to understand this cyberwar, and to identify ways in which to combat it.

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Russia Blocks Facebook and Twitter

Facebook and Twitter on Friday were blocked in Russia, amid President Vladimir Putin's ongoing military invasion of Ukraine. In a statement issued on Friday, Roskomnadzor, the country's communications regulator, explained the decision was made to "block access to the Facebook network" after at least 26 cases of "discrimination against Russian media and information resources" since October 2020. The agency highlighted Facebook's recent restriction of Kremlin-tied media sources RT News and Sputnik News across the EU. Hours later, Russian news agency Interfax reported that Roskomnadzor had also begun blocking Twitter.

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Wikimedia Says It 'Will Not Back Down' After Russia Threatens Wikipedia Block

On Tuesday, tech and communications regulator Roskomnadzor threatened to block Wikipedia over the Russian-language page covering Russia's invasion of Ukraine, claiming it contained "false messages" about war casualties and the effects of economic sanctions, among other things. "On March 1st 2022 the Wikimedia Foundation received a Russian government demand to remove content related to the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine posted by volunteer contributors to Russian Wikipedia," reads the statement sent to The Verge via email. "As ever, Wikipedia is an important source of reliable, factual information in this crisis. In recognition of this important role, we will not back down in the face of efforts to censor and intimidate members of our movement. We stand by our mission to deliver free knowledge to the world."

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How to support each other at work with the attack on Ukraine ongoing

How should you treat the crisis at the workplace? And how should the work community relate to Russian and Ukrainian colleagues? Psychologists Liisa Puskala and Barbara Bergbom from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health answer these questions that are relevant for many workplaces.