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Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 16, 2022

Via LLRX –  Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 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 Weisshighlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly… Continue Reading

Some VPNs can’t be trusted. These are best at privacy and security.

Washington Post: “Interest in virtual private networks, a technology that helps you hide what you do online, surged after the Supreme Court ended legal abortion in some states and dramatically raised the stakes for digital privacy. There’s just one problem: There are hundreds of VPNs, and some of them are snake oil. Many over-promise, making… Continue Reading

A New Attack Can Unmask Anonymous Users on Any Major Browser

Wired: “Everyone from advertisers and marketers to government-backed hackers and spyware makers wants to identify and track users across the web. And while a staggering amount of infrastructure is already in place to do exactly that, the appetite for data and new tools to collect it has proved insatiable. With that reality in mind, researchers… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 9, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 9, 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… Continue Reading

Apple’s iPhone “lockdown” mode protects potential hacking targets

Axios: “Apple is adding a special “lockdown” mode designed for people such as dissidents, journalists or human rights workers who could become the targets of high-end spyware, such as NSO Group’s Pegasus. Why it matters: The new option, coming to Macs, iPads and iPhones with this year’s fall software update, could make it much harder… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 3, 2022

New via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, July 3, 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… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 26, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, June 26, 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… Continue Reading

Trend Micro Cloud App Security Threat Report 2021

Trend Micro: “In this report, we highlight the notable email threats of 2021, including over 33.6 million high-risk email threats (representing a 101% increase from 2020’s numbers) that we’ve detected using the Trend Micro Cloud App Security platform. Email is an integral cog in the digital transformation machine. This was especially true in 2021, when… Continue Reading

What Makes Data Personal?

Montagnani, Maria Lillà and Verstraete, Mark, What Makes Data Personal? (June 4, 2022). UC Davis Law Review, Vol. 56, No. 3, Forthcoming 2023, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4128080 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4128080 “Personal data is an essential concept for information privacy law. Privacy’s boundaries are set by personal data: for a privacy violation to occur, personal data must… Continue Reading