Author archives

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

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 21, 2021

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: Analyzing News Manipulation by State Actors’; Privacy experts say to choose vaccination apps wisely; New Federal Government Cybersecurity Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks; and Ransomware is now a giant black hole that is sucking in all other forms of cybercrime.

Subjects: Big Data, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Financial System, Government Resources, KM, Privacy, Social Media, Spyware

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 14, 2021

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: Report: 51% of IT leaders don’t think they could mitigate a data breach; US Education Dept urged to boost K-12 schools’ ransomware defenses; Digital driver’s licenses: Are they secure enough for us to trust?; and Allow App To Track On Your iPhone—Here’s What It Means.

Subjects: Congress, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Education, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 7, 2021

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: The U.S. Blacklists Makers of Cops’ Favorite iPhone Hacking Tool; 10 Privacy Settings Every Amazon User Should Enable Right Now; Experts Sound Alarm On ‘Stalkerware,’ Which Can Easily Be Downloaded On Your Phone Without You Knowing; and A Drone Tried to Disrupt the Power Grid. It Won’t Be the Last.

Subjects: Congress, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw Legislation, Cybersecurity, Financial System, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 31, 2021

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: You can now remove pictures of minors from Google Search — here’s how; The Identity Theft Resource Center’s Inaugural 2021 Business Aftermath Report; and Millions Of Patient Health Records Now At Risk Through Unregulated API’s.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Email, Email Security, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 24, 2021

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: Investigating Cybercrime and the Dark Web; Warranty Repairs and Non-Removable Storage Risks; Can Facebook’s Smart Glasses Be Smart about Security and Privacy?; and Study – How Facebook News Feed Works.

Subjects: Business Research, Competitive Intelligence, Court Resources, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Legal Research, Privacy, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 16, 2021

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: Government Secretly Orders Google To Identify Anyone Who Searched A Sexual Assault Victim’s Name, Address And Telephone Number; Study reveals Android phones constantly snoop on their users; Ongoing Cyber Threats to U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems Sector Facilities; and What Google learned after analyzing 80M ransomware samples: 5 things to know.

Subjects: AI, Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Government Resources, Healthcare, Privacy, Search Engines

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 10, 2021

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: 2021 Guide to Internet Privacy Resources and Tools; It’s time to start taking digital identity seriously; There’s a Multibillion-Dollar Market for Your Phone’s Location Data; and It’s Time to Stop Paying for a VPN.

Subjects: Big Data, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Economy, Financial System, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 2, 2021

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: Apple’s App Tracking Transparency Feature Doesn’t Stop Tracking; New Chrome feature can tell sites and webapps when you’re idle; Bye Google: 7 privacy-first search engines everyone should try; and Troll farms reached 140 million Americans a month on Facebook before 2020 election, internal report shows.

Subjects: AI, Business Research, KM, Privacy, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 25, 2021

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: Landlords Use Secret Algorithms to Screen Potential Tenants. Find Out What They’ve Said About You; Even the NSA Agrees: Targeted Ads Are Terrifying; Massive Troll Farms Revealed to Be Operating on Facebook; and Ninth Circuit Says Warrantless Search of Google Files Automatically Reported to Police.

Subjects: AI, Competitive Intelligence, Congress, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Financial System, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 18, 2021

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: Apple’s Plan to Scan Your Phone Raises the Stakes on a Key Question: Can You Trust Big Tech?; ‘Breach of trust’: Police using QR check-in data to solve crimes; Agencies may want to establish a national strategy for contact-tracing apps; and Americans have little trust in online security: AP-NORC poll.

Subjects: Big Data, Blockchain, Computer Security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Data Mining, Gadgets/Gizmos, Healthcare, Legal Research, Privacy