Author archives

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

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 2, 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: Comcast Trying to Stop Google From Encrypting Browsing Histories: Report; The Ransomware Superhero of Normal, Illinois; VA Left Vets Vulnerable to Identity Theft; and US proposes cutting off funds for Chinese telecom equipment.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Health, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Spyware

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 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: Equifax Allegedly Made It Super Easy to Hack Customer Data; New App Helps Prevent Fraud at the Gas Pump; The Wayback Machine’s Save Page Now is New and Improved; and Trading in your phone may pose a risk to your data, one expert warns.

Subjects: Cybersecurity, Financial System, Intellectual Property, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, October 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: Preparing for Evolving Cybersecurity Threats Facing the U.S. Electric Grid; US, UK agencies issue joint VPN security alert; New Report: “The Market of Disinformation”; and Plan for the Future. Manage the Present. Open or access your my Social Security account today.

Subjects: Cybersecurity, Economy, Elder Law, Government Resources, Legal Research, Privacy

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