Author archives

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

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 6, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Report – Hidden Harms: The Misleading Promise of Monitoring Students Online; Meta, US hospitals sued for using healthcare data to target ads; All software is guilty until proven innocent; and Twitter Faces A Surge In Account Data Requests By Governments.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Health, Healthcare, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 30, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Cyber insurance price hike hits local governments hard; New York Counties to Get Free Services to Better Defend Against Cyberattacks; Why emergency calls sometimes can’t get through; and A Rogues’ Gallery of Robocallers.

Subjects: Congress, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Education, Information Management, Legal Research

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 23, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Report: 47% of orgs experienced a voice phishing attack last year; Rising Cyberthreats Increase Cyber Insurance Premiums While Reducing Availability; FTC explains ‘reasonable’ cybersecurity; and Facebook has started to encrypt links to counter privacy-improving URL Stripping.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Free Speech, Government Resources, Healthcare, Legal Research, Legislative, Privacy, United States Law

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 16, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Should we be worried about real-time facial recognition systems?; Some VPNs can’t be trusted. These are best at privacy and security; In a Post-Roe World, the Future of Digital Privacy Looks Even Grimmer; and Here’s how North Korean operatives are trying to infiltrate US crypto firms.

Subjects: AI, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Discovery, Email Security, Healthcare, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines, United States Law

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 9, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Why more regulation of connected car technology is probably just up the road; Police sweep Google searches to find suspects. The tactic is facing its first legal challenge; Attackers are using deepfakes to snag remote IT jobs; and Free smartphone stalkerware detection tool gets dedicated hub.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Gadgets/Gizmos, Health, Human Rights, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 3, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Vendors prep for new cyber rules of the road; USPS: It’s Up to Mailers to Comply With State Laws on Abortion Pills; Facial Recognition Technology: Federal Agencies’ Use and Related Privacy Protections; and Google Asks for Permission to Flood Inboxes With Campaign Spam.

Subjects: Big Data, Cryptocurrencies, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Email Security, Financial System, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 26, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Browser extension lets you remove specific sites from search results; Best VPN services 2022 — Today’s top picks; DOJ ramps up efforts to curb digital stalking and abuse; and Report: Adobe Reader is blocking antivirus tools from scanning loaded PDF documents.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Internet Trends, Privacy, Search Engines, Search Strategies

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 18, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Your connected car could be putting your privacy at risk; Deepfakes on Trial: a Call to Expand the Trial Judge’s Gatekeeping Role to Protect Legal Proceedings from Technological Fakery; Genetic paparazzi are right around the corner, and courts aren’t ready to confront the legal quagmire of DNA theft; and Why You Should Delete (All) Your Tweets.

Subjects: Courts & Technology, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Ethics, Healthcare, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 11, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: How to Find Out if Your Passwords Are Being Sold Online; How Binance became a hub for hackers, fraudsters and drug sellers; Malware-Infested Word Documents Are Arriving in Email Inboxes; and Organizations hit by ransomware temporarily or permanently close.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Gadgets/Gizmos, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 4, 2022

Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: A Face Search Engine Anyone Can Use Is Alarmingly Accurate; Cybercriminals target metaverse investors with phishing scams; Tech Experts Urge Congress to Fight Crypto Influence; and Cybersecurity Initiative to Give Consumers New Digital Security Tools.

Subjects: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Spyware