• Insidious “Sextortion” Phishing Scheme Has Your Password

    Cybersecurity writer Brian Krebs says his post about this scam got more readers than anything he’s put up since his website launched in 2009. Yes, he acknowledges, sex sells, but beneath the lurid scenario, in this case,...

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  • Will US and UK Tech Regulators Ever Be On The Same Page?

    Increased regulation of tech companies is clearly in the cards, both in the United States and in Europe...

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  • Feds Tightening The Noose On Cryptocurrencies

    One of the less publicized provisions of the 2017 Republican tax bill effectively put a tax on crypto assets, and cryptocurrency transactions are now defined as taxable events. Nor was this the first move by the federal...

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  • GDPR And Data Maps

    The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, specifically the so-called “right to be forgotten,” means that many companies will need to either delete or anonymize vast amounts of data. The first steps in the process are the same...

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  • Foreign Hacking Is Bleeding IP from U.S. Companies

    A report from the National Counterintelligence and Security Center says that foreign actors are stealing intellectual property from U.S. companies through cyber espionage. Three of the usual suspects are singled out, although unspecified “countries with closer ties...

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  • Conundrum For Companies: The GDPR’s “Right To An Explanation”

    Europe’s GDPR includes the right to an explanation about the logic involved in automated decisions that affect clients and consumers....

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  • Brace For Class Actions Following CA’s Privacy Law

    In addition to mandating enforcement by the state attorney general, California’s sweeping new privacy law creates a private right of action for some violations. Because of the latter, it’s likely to spawn a substantial amount of class...

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  • New Twist On Anti-Terrorism – Sue The Victims

    MGM Resorts International has filed nine lawsuits against victims of Stephen Paddock, who shot and killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more from his suite at the Mandalay Bay hotel, an MGM property. It is a legal...

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  • Hijacked Law Firm Data For Sale: $3500

    According to a cybersecurity expert who specializes in the dark web, the entire data network of certain victimized law firms is for sale, and the offer is posted on international internet forums. In the example provided by...

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  • Exaggerated Privacy Statement Gets A Slap From The FTC

    If you are going to make claims about your privacy policy, make sure you can back them up or you may have to deal with an FTC citation. Case in point: ReadyTech Corporation, a California company that...

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