• The Unresolved Enigma Of Kaspersky Labs

    Accused of being a tool – possibly inadvertent – of Russian intelligence, and then blacklisted by U.S. officials, Moscow-based Kasperksy Labs, widely considered one of the best cybersecurity outfits in the world, in still in business. Was...

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  • Top Facebook Exec Out Over Data Misuse

    Elliot Schrage, who oversaw marketing, communications and public policy for Facebook,  has resigned. Schrage devised the company’s response to Russian meddling in the presidential election and the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Both critics and Facebook insiders have observed...

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  • Top GC Spook Delivers Manifesto On Cybersecurity And Privacy

    The General Counsel of the National Security Agency had a hard message for conference attendees at a Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute. The title of his address: Failing to Keep Pace: The Cyber Threat and Its Implications for Our...

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  • Law Firm Goes Full CSI to Nail Guilty Tweeter

    Who was behind the “burner” accounts on Twitter that defended Bryan Colangelo, president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers? The twits who tweeted about him had an assortment of armchair coach complaints – second guesses about...

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  • Cambridge Analytica Chief Defiant At Parliament Hearing

    Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica until his suspension in March, reacted aggressively to accusations from British lawmakers that he and his company abused information pulled from Facebook, or acted unethically. Appearing before Parliament’s media committee, Nix...

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  • U.S. Unlikely To Move On Data Privacy Despite GDPR

    When its new data privacy law went into effect May 25th the European Union cinched its status as the global leader in data privacy. By contrast, the U.S. is a free-for-all, with a grab bag of federal,...

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  • European Privacy Lawyer, Scourge Of Silicon Valley, Makes Good On Lawsuit Threats

    Austrian lawyer Peter Schrems was early on to lax privacy protections by Facebook and has been credited with helping to spur the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Back in March he warned that he already had...

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  • Cybersecurity Is a Myth, Says Expert

    Here’s the brutal truth, according to Andy Bochman, a cybersecurity expert at the Idaho National Lab. It doesn’t matter how much you spend on cybersecurity, if your mission-critical systems are digital and connected in some way to...

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  • Amazon’s Facial Recognition Product Pounded By Critics

    Amazon’s “Rekognition” facial recognition product is coming under fire from critics, including the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Human Rights Watch and others. The ACLU, noting that the software is already being used by some police agencies,...

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  • Your Location Data, Bought And Sold

    A dramatic event in an industry many people weren’t aware of – the buying and selling of cell phone user location data – occurred last week, when security investigator and blogger Brian Krebs contacted LocationSmart to let...

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