Author archives

Pete Weiss, formerly a Systems Engineer in Teleprocessing at The Pennsylvania State University

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 12, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Americans and Digital Knowledge; 10 Tips to Avoid Leaving Tracks Around the Internet; Proving You’re You: How Federal Agencies Can Improve Online Verification; and New Report: “World’s First Deepfake Audit Counts Videos and Tools on the Open Web”

Subjects: Computer Security, Congress, Cybersecurity, E-Government, Privacy, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 5, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: EU can force Facebook and social media platforms to remove content globally; How to Set Your Google Data to Self-Destruct; The whistleblowing process, explained; and ABA Tech Report 2019.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Gadgets/Gizmos, Government Resources, Internet Trends, Legal Research, Pornography, Privacy, WiFi

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 28, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: ‘Perfectly real’ deepfake videos are 6 months away: report; ‘Nightmare’ for global postal system if Trump pulls out, U.N. body says; Most Health Data Breaches Expose Sensitive Information; and The Extended Corporate Mind: When Corporations Use AI to Break the Law.

Subjects: AI, Cybersecurity, Energy, Government Resources, Health, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 22, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Secret F.B.I. Subpoenas Scoop Up Personal Data From Scores of Companies; A facial recognition ban is coming to the US, says an AI policy advisor; Top 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors; and Privacy Tips That Do Less Than You Think.

Subjects: AI, Civil Liberties, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Election Law, Financial System, KM, Legal Research, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 14, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Think your credit card is safe in your wallet? Think again; LinkedIn Can’t Block Analytics Company From Scraping Profiles; The Windows 10 Privacy Settings You Should Check Right Now; and Safe Online Surfing Challenge Launches.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, KM, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 7, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Beware of web beacons that can secretly monitor your email; Study finds Big Data eliminates confidentiality in court judgements; and Threat of mass shootings give rise to AI-powered cameras.

Subjects: AI, Civil Liberties, Court Resources, Cybersecurity, Health, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 31, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Hijacked Reviews on Amazon Can Trick Shoppers; Google finds evidence of attempted mass iPhone hack; US waged cyberattack on database used by Iran to target tankers; and Career Services urges students to use caution to avoid fraudulent job postings.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Education, Privacy, Spyware

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues August 25, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Google adding autocorrect to Gmail; You Can Finally See All Info Facebook Collected About You From Other Websites; Just Security Launches the Russia Investigation Congressional Clearinghouse; and In New Facebook Effort, Humans Will Help Curate Your News Stories.

Subjects: AI, Big Data, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Data Mining, Email, Government Resources, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues August 17, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: More than 1 million people had their fingerprint data exposed by a huge security hole; IRS Security Summit Series for Tax Professionals: Create a Data Theft Recovery Plan; Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons; and Facial Recognition Software Prompts Privacy, Racism Concerns in Cities and States.

Subjects: Big Data, Civil Liberties, Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Financial System, Government Resources, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues August 11, 2019

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: How to make a VPN in under 30 minutes – and which services leak your data; How to Find Spyware Your Employer Installed on Your Computer and What to Do About It; Users can sue Facebook over facial recognition software, court rules; and When Robots Make Legal Mistakes.

Subjects: AI, Civil Liberties, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, KM, Privacy, Social Media, Spyware