Author archives

Pete Weiss, formerly a Systems Engineer in Teleprocessing at The Pennsylvania State University

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues November 11 2018

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 complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – four significant highlights of this week’s column: A Guide to Privacy Resources 2019; Billions of Robocalls – Industry & Regulatory Solution; Powerful Data Privacy Legislation Drafted by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden; and Midterms 2018: Who paid for that Facebook ad? It’s not always clear.

Subjects: Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, KM, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues November 3 2018

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 complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – four significant highlights of this week’s column: As digital threats grow, will cyber insurance take off?; Twitter now lets you report accounts that you suspect are bots; Proper Disposal of Electronic Devices; and The Next Big Internet Threat.

Subjects: Cybersecurity, Gadgets/Gizmos, Healthcare, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues October 28 2018

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 complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – four significant highlights of this week’s column: How Russian trolls manipulated American politics; How to Spot a Twitter Bot; Suspected explosive devices are hard for UPS, FedEx, USPS to detect; and Apple boss takes aim at ‘weaponization’ of customer data.

Subjects: Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Government Resources, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues October 21 2018

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 complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – four significant highlights of this week’s column: The Employer Surveillance State; How to Recover Google Contacts; How to delete your account with Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, and more; and last but certainly not least – ‘Do Not Track’ Privacy Tool Doesn’t Do Anything!

Subjects: Big Data, Civil Liberties, Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, E-Government, Email, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, Social Media, Spyware

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues October 14 2018

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – three significant highlights of this week’s column: Consumer genetic testing that it’s now possible for law enforcement agencies to use genetic data to hunt down virtually anyone of European descent; FBI chief says threats from drones to U.S. ‘steadily escalating’; and Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever.

Subjects: Cybersecurity, E-Government, Government Resources, Privacy, RSS Newsfeeds, Terrorism

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues October 8 2018

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – three significant highlights of this week’s column: Tim Cook on Apple’s view on privacy; Google intern built the AI behind these shockingly good fake images; and the FTC Issues Alert on Recent Facebook Breach.

Subjects: AI, Congress, Cybersecurity, Education, Privacy, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues September 29 2018

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – three significant highlights of this week’s column: Be careful about what you post on social media [really]; Overruling Constitutional Precedents; and If Your Data is Found on the Dark Web, Firefox Monitor Will Let You Know.

Subjects: Big Data, Civil Liberties, CRS Reports, Cybercrime, Government Resources, Health, KM, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Supreme Court

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues September 22 2018

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – three significant highlights of this week’s column: 10 Investigative Tools You Probably Haven’t Heard Of; How to Safely Pay for Goods and Services With Someone You Don’t Know; and The Best Browsers of 2018: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and More Tested.

Subjects: Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Disaster Planning, Internet Resources, RSS Newsfeeds, Social Media, Travel

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues September 15 2018

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – three significant highlights of this week’s column: Verizon data breach digest lifts the lid on theft tactics; Samsung SmartThings Tracker Locates People, Pets, and Things; and Who controls your data?

Subjects: Big Data, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Government Resources, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues September 8 2018

Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health/medical, to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Note – three significant highlights of this week’s column: Effort to undermine American democracy/US Elections “has not stopped,” former Facebook security chief says; How to Use Google Privacy Settings – and – U.S .accuses China of ‘super aggressive’ spy campaign on LinkedIn.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Cybersecurity, Economy, Intellectual Property, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Spyware
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