Category «United States Law»

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 20, 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: Browser ‘Favicons’ Can Be Used as Undeletable ‘Supercookies’ to Track You Online; States Push Internet Privacy Rules in Lieu of Federal Standards; Incomplete fixes for security flaws make hackers’ job easy, Google says; and 30 popular mobile health apps vulnerable to cyberattacks, Protected Health Information exposure.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Economy, Healthcare, Legal Research, Privacy, Technology Trends, Travel

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, February 6, 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: 30% of ‘SolarWinds’ Victims Did Not Actually Use SolarWinds Software, Feds Say; Tough to Get Help Opting Out of Data Sharing; Police in Almost All U.S. States Use Amazon’s Ring Program; and Russian hack brings changes, uncertainty to U.S. court system.

Subjects: AI, Computer Security, Courts & Technology, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Government Resources, Legal Research, Legislative, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 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. Five highlights from this week: As U.S. Capitol investigators use facial recognition, it begs the question: Who owns our faces?; Fraudulent Applicants for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and a Surge in Criminal Referrals from Small Business Administration; U.S. Intelligence Claims China Wants to Steal Your DNA; Microsoft Deals Blow To Chrome With A Bunch Of Exciting New Edge Features; and Apple: Keep iPhone 12 and MagSafe Away From Medical Devices.

Subjects: AI, Big Data, Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, Government Resources, Healthcare, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 23, 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: This Site Published Every Face From Parler’s Capitol Riot Videos; DHS Gets Sued Over Its Social Media Surveillance Tactics; and Lost Passwords Lock Millionaires Out of Their Bitcoin Fortunes; and The risks of DDoS attacks for the public sector.

Subjects: Congress, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Digital Archives, Financial System, KM, Privacy, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 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: The evolving threat of ransomware: Beware of cyber extortion in 2021; What if opting out of data collection were easy?; How 5G and AI Are Creating an Architectural Revolution; and Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis.

Subjects: AI, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Data Mining, Information Architecture, KM, Privacy, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 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: SolarWinds Hackers Got Into More Than 3,000 DOJ Email Accounts; Sealed U.S. Court Records Exposed in SolarWinds Breach; CISA:Hackers access to federal networks without SolarWinds; and State Department Approves Creation of Cyber Bureau.

Subjects: Computer Security, Criminal Law, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Government, Email Security, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, Software, Spyware, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, January 3, 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: Zoom scam alert: Never click on this kind of invite; The Most Dangerous People on the Internet in 2020; She didn’t know her kidnapper. But he was using Google Maps — and that cracked the case; and CISA updates SolarWinds guidance, tells US govt agencies to update right away.

Subjects: AI, Computer Security, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Disaster Planning, E-Government, Economy, Email Security, Financial System, Government Contracts, Healthcare, Privacy, Search Engines

Masks and mandates: How individual rights and government regulation are both necessary for a free society

Professor Martha Ackelsberg is political theorist – she studies how communities are organized, how power is exercised and how people relate to one another in and between communities. Through talking to friends, and thinking about the protests against COVID-19-related restrictions that have taken place around the country – she concluded that many people do not understand that individual rights and state power are not really opposites. The laws and policies that governments enact set the framework for the exercise of our rights. So, inaction on the part of government does not necessarily empower citizens. It can, effectively, take away our power, leaving us less able to act to address our needs.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Constitutional Law, Healthcare, Legal Research, Legislative, United States Law