Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

Further Reading “The Long Hack: How China Exploited a U.S. Tech Supplier” By Jordan Robertson and Michael Riley — Bloomberg. This piece argues that the United States (U.S.) government knew of vulnerabilities in Super Micro Computer Inc.’s products used by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) but chose to keep them secret. This article follows … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (22, 23, 24, and 25 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (8 December)

Further Reading “Facebook failed to put fact-check labels on 60% of the most viral posts containing Georgia election misinformation that its own fact-checkers had debunked, a new report says” By Tyler Sonnemaker — Business Insider. Despite its vows to improve its managing of untrue and false content, the platform is not consistently taking down such … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (8 December)

Further Reading and Other Developments

First things first, if you would like to receive my Technology Policy Update, email me. You can find some of these Updates from 2019 and 2020 here. Other Developments Verizon released its annual Data Breach Investigations Report, which “analyzed a record total of 157,525 incidents” of which “32,002 met our quality standards and 3,950 were … Continue reading Further Reading and Other Developments

Federal Court Rules Against Suspicionless Searches At Border and In Airports

A U.S. District Court held that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) current practices for searches of smartphones and computers at the U.S. border are unconstitutional and the agency must have reasonable suspicion before conducting such a search. However, the Court declined the plaintiffs’ request that the information … Continue reading Federal Court Rules Against Suspicionless Searches At Border and In Airports

Facebook and WhatsApp Sue Israeli Security Firm, NSO Group

WhatsApp and Facebook filed suit against the Israeli security firm, NSO Group, alleging that in April 2019, it sent “malware to approximately 1,400 mobile phones and devices…designed to infect the Target Devices for the purpose of conducting surveillance of specific WhatsApp users.” This step was taken, Facebook and WhatsApp claim, in order to circumvent WhatApp’s … Continue reading Facebook and WhatsApp Sue Israeli Security Firm, NSO Group