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Pete Recommends Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 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: You can actually make that old laptop last longer; Law Enforcement and Technology: Using Social Media; Google Drive accounted for the most malware downloads from cloud storage sites in 2021; and The Spine Collector: Man arrested for using fake email addresses to steal hundreds of unpublished manuscripts.

Subjects: Big Data, Competitive Intelligence, CRS Reports, Cybersecurity, Email Security, Government Resources, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media

How democracy gets eroded – lessons from a Nixon expert

Ken Hughes is a researcher with the Presidential Recordings Program of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. Hughes argues that erosion in American democracy depends on the conspiracy theory, destructive and demonstrably false, that the 2020 election was stolen. As the author of several books on Richard Nixon – who, before Trump, was the biggest conspiracy theorist to inhabit the White House that we know of – Hughes sees conspiracy theories less as failures of rationality and more as triumphs of rationalization.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Congress, Constitutional Law, Government Resources, Legal Research

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 22, 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 Are the Object of a Secret Extraction Operation; Privacy experts say to choose vaccination apps wisely; Analyzing News Manipulation by State Actors; and New Federal Government Cybersecurity Incident and Vulnerability Response Playbooks.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Government Resources, Healthcare

Steve Bannon is held in criminal contempt of Congress, pushing key question over presidential power to the courts

Jennifer L. Selin Professor of Constitutional Democracy, reviews how this battle between the two branches of government over access to presidential information raises questions about the constitutional authority of Congress and how lawmakers acquire the information needed to hold the executive branch accountable in the U.S. system of separation of powers.

Subjects: Congress, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Government Resources, Legal Research, United States Law

Trump wants the National Archives to keep his papers away from investigators – post-Watergate laws and executive orders may not let him

Professor Shannon Bow O’Brien is a presidency scholar who focuses upon rhetoric. She discusses how the National Archives usually goes on with its work with little attention, but that is now at the center of a political fight about the public’s access to the papers of former President Donald Trump.

Subjects: Archives, Criminal Law, Freedom of Information, Government Resources, Information Management, KM, Legal Research

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

Limiting Human Rights during Pandemics

Cassandra Emmons, Cassandra Emmons a postdoctoral fellow with the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs’ t Harvard Univrsity, discusses how COVID-19 has proven that public health emergencies are not equally recognized in either international law or national constitutions; some international treaties permit “limiting” rights in the name of public health rather than requiring derogation, and nationally some governments authorize emergency measures in practice without ever doing so in name. These parallel processes and conceptual gaps create space for governments to restrict individuals’ rights with little to no international accountability during pandemics.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Comparative/Foreign Law, Government Resources, Healthcare, Legal Research

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 8, 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: Your Old Phone Number Could Get You Hacked, Researchers Say; Ransomware attack leads to shutdown of major U.S. pipeline system; Google Plans to Automatically Enroll Users In Two Factor Authentication (2FA);

Subjects: Computer Security, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Government Resources, Healthcare, Legal Research, Legislative, Privacy, Travel

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, May 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: Ransomeware Task Force Launches Comprehensive Framework to Combat Ransomware; SSA Inspector General: New Tactics for Government Imposters; FTC Warns the AI Industry: Don’t Discriminate, or Else; and A Better Way to Spot Deep-Faked Satellite Images.

Subjects: Big Data, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Economy, Financial System, Government Resources, Healthcare, Legal Research, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 4, 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. Five highlights from this week: Electric Cars, Smart Refrigerators Pose Cyber Risk To US Utilities, GAO Finds; Supreme Court Sides With Facebook Over Unwanted Automated Texts; Hunting the hunters: How Russian hackers targeted US cyber first responders in SolarWinds breach; National Weather Service Digital Infrastructure Is a Disaster; and CRS In Focus – Biometric Technologies and Global Security.

Subjects: AI, Congress, CRS Reports, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Education, Government Resources, Healthcare, Legislative, Privacy, Social Media, Spyware, Technology Trends, United States Law