Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26 October)

Further Reading  “Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show” By Alfred Ng — c|net. Google is responding to keyword warrants where prosecutors ask the company to provide IP addresses for all people who made a certain search within a geographical area during a certain time. In the case discussed … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (26 October)

Russian Hacking Uncovered

The U.S. and UK announced Russian hacking, including attempts to derail the last few Olympic Games. The EU also announced unrelated cyber sanctions. The United Kingdom’s Government Communications Headquarters’ (GCHQ) National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) unveiled the Russian Federation’s military hacking of past Olympics and the scheduled but delayed Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Even though … Continue reading Russian Hacking Uncovered

U.S. Alleges Russian and Iranian Election Interference

U.S. security services called out Russian and Iranian efforts to hack and disrupt the U.S. election. There was a split between the DNI’s view and those in the intelligence agencies, however. The United States (U.S.) government announced that the Russian Federation and Iran have undertaken operations to disrupt and undermine next month’s U.S. election. The … Continue reading U.S. Alleges Russian and Iranian Election Interference

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 October)

Further Reading  “A deepfake porn Telegram bot is being used to abuse thousands of women” By Matt Burgess — WIRED UK. A bot set loose on Telegram can take pictures of women and, apparently teens, too, and “takes off” their clothing, rendering a naked image of females who never took naked pictures. This seems to … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22 October)

Questionable Hunter Biden Article Blocked; Republicans Claim Bias

After social media platforms decline to allow the unfettered distribution of an article planted by Trump associates, Republicans increase their rage towards these companies. Last week, at first, both Twitter and Facebook blocked their users from posting a very questionable New York Post article about the allegedly illegal and unethical business dealings of former Vice … Continue reading Questionable Hunter Biden Article Blocked; Republicans Claim Bias

Supreme Court Justice Weighs In On Section 230; FCC To Move Ahead on Rulemaking

A conservative Justice on the Supreme Court opines on Section 230, and then the FCC announces it will proceed with rulemaking to clarify Section 230. There continues to be intense and growing scrutiny of social media platforms that benefit from the liability shield in 47 U.S.C. 230 (Section 230), particularly from Republicans who seem intent … Continue reading Supreme Court Justice Weighs In On Section 230; FCC To Move Ahead on Rulemaking

U.S. Sues Google

One of possibly two suits alleging that Google engaged in antitrust and anti-competitive practices was filed. This one is arguing that Google’s search engine practices violate U.S. law. The United States (U.S.) Department of Justice (DOJ) and a number of states have finally filed the antitrust suit against Google that has been rumored to be … Continue reading U.S. Sues Google

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 October)

Further Reading  “The Man Who Speaks Softly—and Commands a Big Cyber Army” By Garrett Graff — WIRED. A profile of General Paul Nakasone, the leader of both the United States’ National Security Agency (NSA) and Cyber Command, who has operated mostly in the background during the tumultuous Trump Administration. He has likely set the template … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (14 October)

EDPB Releases Draft Guidelines On “Relevant And Reasoned Objection”

The EDPB seeks to define when a DPA would have criticism of a draft GDPR decision another DPA would need to heed. The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has issued a draft of its construction of a key authority in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) designed to guide and coordinate investigations that cross borders … Continue reading EDPB Releases Draft Guidelines On “Relevant And Reasoned Objection”

New Round of CCPA Regulations Released For Comment

New CCPA regulations seem tailored to address problems turned up by Consumer Reports on how difficult it can be to block businesses  from using a person’s personal information. The California Attorney General’s Office (OAG) has released yet another revision of the regulations necessary to implement the “California Consumer Privacy Act” (CCPA) (AB 375) and comments … Continue reading New Round of CCPA Regulations Released For Comment