Author archives

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

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 29, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: Mass Surveillance Is Coming to a City Near You; DC Court of Appeals rules OPM responsible for hacking of 22 million personnel records; NIST Releases Report on Managing IoT Risks; and Twitter clamps down on abusive speech, in seeming nod to Trump.

Subjects: AI, Big Data, Civil Liberties, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Commerce, Privacy, Search Engines, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 22, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: It’s Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser; Adobe Develops Tool to Identify Photoshopped Images of Faces; Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake and Google Profits; and Protect your online identity now: Fight hackers with these 5 security safeguards

Subjects: AI, Civil Liberties, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Email Security, Internet Trends, KM, Legal Research, Privacy, RSS Newsfeeds, Search Engines, Search Strategies, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 16, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy; China Summons Tech Giants to Warn Against Cooperating With Trump Ban; New RCE vulnerability impacts nearly half of the internet’s email servers; and NARA Considers Blockchain to Verify Records Amid Rise in Deepfake Videos.

Subjects: AI, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, E-Government, Economy, Email, Email Security, KM, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 8, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: Privacy concerns don’t stop people from putting their DNA on the internet to help solve crimes; Fake LinkedIn Profiles Are Impossible to Detect; Google quietly ruined Chrome, and we almost missed it; Enforcing Federal Privacy Law – Constitutional Limitations on Private Rights of Action.

Subjects: Criminal Law, Cyberlaw, Legal Research, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues June 1, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: You’re Not Alone When You’re on Google; Amazon Filed A Patent To Record You Before You Even Say “Alexa”; Moody’s downgrades Equifax outlook to negative, cites cybersecurity; and First American Financial Corp. Leaked Hundreds of Millions of Title Insurance Records.

Subjects: AI, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Financial System, Intellectual Property, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues May 26, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: Finland is winning the war on fake news. Other nations want the blueprint; Ari Mahairas and Peter Beshar on AI and 5G security risks; Age of fraud: Are seniors more vulnerable to financial scams?; Concern Growing Over ‘Nefarious’ Website Offering Individuals’ Personal Information, Reputation Rating.

Subjects: AI, Civil Liberties, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Elder Law, Public Records, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues May 19, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: WhatsApp fixes bug that allowed hackers to hijack smartphones; Reclaim Your Privacy with These Privacy-Focused Alternatives to Google’s Services; How facial recognition is changing life as we know it – for better or worse; and Crippling ransomware attacks targeting US cities on the rise.

Subjects: Civil Liberties, Congress, Cybercrime, Cyberlaw Legislation, Cybersecurity, Gadgets/Gizmos, Legal Research, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues May 11, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: The Challenges of Implanted Cardiac Device Security; Scammers Exploit Home Rental Listings With ‘Let Yourself In’ Link; New Rules On E-Evidence Could Streamline Criminal Investigations in the EU; and a Parental Advisory: Dating Apps

Subjects: Computer Security, Congress, Cybercrime, Cybersecurity, Government Resources, Internet Dating, Legislative, Privacy

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues May 5, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: Google to roll out auto-delete controls for location history and activity data; Rights groups challenge warrantless cellphone searches at U.S. border; U.S. cyber spies unmasked many more American identities in 2018; and Spies, Lies, and Algorithms.

Subjects: AI, Government Resources, Information Management, KM, Legal Research, Mobile Technology, Privacy, Search Engines, Social Media, Technology Trends

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues April 28, 2019

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. Four highlights from this week: ‘They think they are above the law’: the firms that own America’s voting system; Why You Should Use a Password Manager; Cyberspies Hijacked the Internet Domains of Entire Countries; and Huawei: Chinese spies or trustworthy 5G industry partner?

Subjects: Cybersecurity, Mobile Technology, Privacy, Spyware, Technology Trends