Apr 27, 2018

04/27/2018: The Cybersecurity Tech Accord explained

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Last week 34 tech companies signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, saying they won't help any government, including the U.S., carry out cyber-attacks. That came amid warnings from the U.S. and the U.K. about the Russian government's global attempts to hack…

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Last week 34 tech companies signed the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, saying they won’t help any government, including the U.S., carry out cyber-attacks. That came amid warnings from the U.S. and the U.K. about the Russian government’s global attempts to hack routers and other network equipment. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke with Bruce Schneier, a cybersecurity expert at Harvard, about how tech companies will play a role in combating international cyber threats.

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