Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Creepy AI Program Can Even Sound Like Someone Skeptical Of AI

The output of a program called GPT-3 is so compelling that it could be used to generate misinformation wholesale, at a level of sophistication much…

Billionaire Slams Former SEC Internet Enforcer, Defends Cryptocurrency

In an interview, John Reed Stark, the founder and former chief of the SEC’s Office of Internet Enforcement, said cryptocurrency has little or no use.…

Google’s Location Privacy Setting Was Bogus, Says AZ Lawsuit

It was nearly impossible for smartphone users to keep their location data private, even with the settings Google ostensibly provided for that purpose, according to…

Third Try For Federal Data Privacy Act

A bill to protect people’s privacy when their data is collected by big tech companies went nowhere when it was introduced in 2018 and again…

Forget The “Script Kiddies”: DOJ Needs To Get Serious About The Ransomware Business

Ransomware attacks aren’t spawned by lone wolves or wayward geeks. They are rather the end product of an organized business ecosystem, and it’s time the…

After Crippling Colonial Pipeline Cyber Attack, Industry Still Resists Incident Reporting Requirements

Following the recent Colonial Pipeline ransom attack, there is a push in Congress for new pipeline security legislation, but the bill now on the table…

Employees Seeking Data Containing Their Personal Information

Data subject access requests (DSARs), the right for any consumer to request that companies tell them what data holding their personal information they have stored,…

Task Force to Tackle Ransomware

Ransom demands are escalating, but a public-private partnership formed last December is trying to devise a coordinated response. Among the members are Amazon Web Services,…

Apple Breach Typifies “The Future Of Online Extortion”

After obtaining technical information about unreleased Apple products by breaching Apple supplier Quanta, Ransomware gang REvil wants $50 million from Apple, but the extortion threat…

Five Billion Personal Records Hacked In Q1 2021

Numbers based on Hackmageddon data, where the most significant cybersecurity breaches are recorded continuously, show more than 5 billion data records have already been leaked…