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November 2021 Issue of LLRX

Please visit LLRX – there are 6 new articles, and 4 new columns by Pete Weiss, in the November 2021 issue. Listening to the Client – Heather Gray-Grant Finding People Resources and Sites 2022 – Marcus Zillman Investigating Charities – Tracy Z. Maleeff Justia Portal by the Numbers: Resources for Aspiring Lawyers (And Practicing Lawyers… Continue Reading

Bruce Mehlman’s Top 2022 Risks Deck

Bruce Mehlman of Mehlman Castagnetti – his 29 slide deck is titled Living in Limbo – Anticipating the Top 2022 Risks in Politics & Policy “Uncertainty, volatility & disruption are the new normal. 2022 will neither be the best of times nor worst of times. COVID won’t magically go away nor kill us all. The… Continue Reading

Keep it Locked – A special issue about protecting yourself in extreme circumstances

The Verge: “Security isn’t just about passwords and databases. It cuts down to the most basic questions of what we need to protect ourselves and the people we care about. So this week, we’re bringing you stories about how people protect themselves in the most extreme conditions — whether it’s Muslims navigating FBI surveillance or… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 4, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, December 4, 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… Continue Reading

Bank Use of Cloud Technology

CRS In Focus – Bank Use of Cloud Technology, December 3, 2021: “The banking industry has been a prominent, if sometimes skeptical, adopter of cloud technology.Proponents promise scalability, flexibility, and cost savings, among other benefits.However, the technology also introduces potential operational risks and policy concerns, such as systemic risk. Banking’s steady, but not advanced, adoption… Continue Reading

How to fix social media? Start with independent research.

Brookings: “…The system of APIs set up by Twitter over the past decade—most of which were set up for business purposes as opposed to research—led to a flowering of academic research using Twitter data. And to be very clear, Twitter deserves kudos for making so much data available, including specialized collections around Russian Internet Research… Continue Reading

You’re not paranoid to cover your webcam. But the cameras you can’t cover are scarier.

The Washington Post: “Plastic sliders won’t solve the privacy problems of the future….But there’s a bigger question at play here, said Kavya Pearlman, CEO and co-founder of XR Safety Initiative, a not-for-profit that focuses on privacy and security in virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality settings. The cameras on our laptops, phones and tablets… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 21, 2021

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 21, 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… Continue Reading

US regulators order banks to report cyberattacks within 36 hours

Bleeping Computer: “US federal bank regulatory agencies have approved a new rule ordering banks to notify their primary federal regulators of significant computer-security incidents within 36 hours. Banks are only required to report major cyberattacks if they have or will likely impact their operations, the ability to deliver banking products and services, or the US… Continue Reading

Amazon’s Dark Secret: It Has Failed to Protect Your Data

Wired – “Voyeurs. Sabotaged accounts. Backdoor schemes. For years, the retail giant has handled your information less carefully than it handles your packages…According to internal documents reviewed by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and WIRED, Amazon’s vast empire of customer data—its metastasizing record of what you search for, what you buy, what shows… Continue Reading

Fear and shame are making it harder to fight ransomware and accidental data loss

Tech Republic: “A study of knowledge workers in 10 countries found that workplace cultures of blame and fear are causing businesses to lose critical, sensitive data that could have otherwise been saved if employees were comfortable enough to come forward Enterprise data protection company Veritas Technologies published the study, which focused on “the damage that… Continue Reading