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

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 1, 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: You’re Not Alone When You’re on Google; Amazon Filed A Patent To Record You Before You Even Say “Alexa”; Moody’s downgrades Equifax outlook to negative, cites cybersecurity; and First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records.

Subjects: AI, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Financial System, Intellectual Property, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues May 26, 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: Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint; Ari Mahairas and Peter Beshar on AI and 5G security risks; Age of fraud: Are seniors more vulnerable to financial scams?; Concern Growing Over ‘Nefarious’ Website Offering Individuals’ Personal Information, Reputation Rating.

Subjects: AI, Civil Liberties, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Elder Law, Public Records, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues May 19, 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: WhatsApp fixes bug that allowed hackers to hijack smartphones; Reclaim Your Privacy with These Privacy-Focused Alternatives to Google’s Services; How facial recognition is changing life as we know it – for better or worse; and Crippling ransomware attacks targeting US cities on the rise.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Congress, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw Legislation, Cybersecurity, Gadgets/Gizmos, Legal Research, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues May 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: The Challenges of Implanted Cardiac Device Security; Scammers Exploit Home Rental Listings With ‘Let Yourself In’ Link; New Rules On E-Evidence Could Streamline Criminal Investigations in the EU; and a Parental Advisory: Dating Apps

Subjects: Computer Security, Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Government Resources, Internet Dating, Legislative, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues May 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: Google to roll out auto-delete controls for location history and activity data; Rights groups challenge warrantless cellphone searches at U.S. border; U.S. cyber spies unmasked many more American identities in 2018; and Spies, Lies, and Algorithms.

Subjects: AI, Government Resources, Information Management, KM, Legal Research, Mobile Technology, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues April 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: ‘They think they are above the law’: the firms that own America’s voting system; Why You Should Use a Password Manager; Cyberspies Hijacked the Internet Domains of Entire Countries; and Huawei: Chinese spies or trustworthy 5G industry partner?

Subjects: Cybersecurity, Mobile Technology, Privacy, Spyware, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues April 20, 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: WikiLeaks set 21st century model for cyber-leak journalism; Your car is watching you. Who owns the data?; Facebook, lose my digits: Here’s how to unlist your phone number; and What e-books at the library mean for your privacy.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Books, Health, Internet Trends, KM, Libraries & Librarians, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues April 13, 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: Eyes on the Road! (Your Car Is Watching); New privacy assistant Jumbo fixes your Facebook & Twitter settings; UK to introduce world first online safety laws; and The Robocall Crisis Will Never Be Totally Fixed.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues April 6, 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: Make Sure You’re Aware Of These Safety Tips When Using Uber And Lyft; Researchers Demonstrate Malware That Can Trick Doctors Into Misdiagnosing Cancer; Silicon Valley is Fighting a New Kind of Identity Fraud; and Popup enlarges at the last second so users click on ads instead of ‘Close’ button.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, Travel

A guide to RSS feeds using beSpacific research updates

Pete Weiss is the author of Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security. He is a strong advocate of RSS to keep pace with rapidly changing updates in the news, research and technology to name but a few subjects. Using Sabrina Pacifici’s blog, beSpacific, as an example, Weiss offers more than a dozen regularly updated subject matter specific feeds that you should consider adding to your research portfolio.

Subjects: Business Research, KM, Legal Research, RSS Newsfeeds, Search Strategies