NATO member states, including the U.S., agreed to a new cyber defense policy that could lead to more consequences for cyberattacks by adversary nations. Meanwhile, YouTube announced a ban on certain political ads, and dozens of advocacy groups pressed President Biden to nominate a candidate to fill an open spot at the Federal Communications Commission in order to bring back net neutrality.

NATO TAKES ACTIONThe United States and other North Atlantic Treaty Organization nations endorsed a new cyber defense policy Monday as part of the NATO summit in Brussels.

“Reaffirming NATO’s defensive mandate, the Alliance is determined to employ the full range of capabilities at all times to actively deter, defend against, and counter the full spectrum of cyber threats, including those conducted as part of hybrid campaigns, in accordance with international law,” the Brussels submit communique released Monday by NATO read.

As part of the new policy, a decision to invoke Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, which founded NATO, would be taken on a “case-by-case basis” involving cyberattacks on NATO members.

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