Oakland: The New Gold Standard in Community Control of Police Surveillance

There is a new gold standard in the movement to require transparency and community engagement before local police departments are permitted to acquire or use surveillance technology. Oakland’s Surveillance and Community Safety ordinance builds upon the momentum of several cities and counties that have enacted…

EPIC Testifies Before Safety Commission on IoT Privacy Hazards

EPIC testified before the Consumer Product Safety Commission at the hearing on “The Internet of Things and Consumer Product Hazards.” EPIC International Law Counsel Sunny Kang urged the Commission to focus on privacy and security. EPIC’s Kang told the Commission that “IoT is the weakest…

In Congressional Testimony, EPIC Calls For Privacy Safeguards for Social Security Number

EPIC Consumer Privacy Counsel Sam Lester testified before the House Ways and Means Committee at a hearing on “Securing Americans’ Identities: The Future of the Social Security Number.” EPIC’s Lester emphasized that “the SSN was never meant to be an all-purpose identifier,” and its widespread…

Intel Editorial: The U.S. Needs a National Strategy on Artificial Intelligence

… economic and technological leadership. More: Artificial Intelligence (Press Kit) | Changing the AI … . Before disbandment, the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Taskforce defined … to follow as they develop artificial intelligence. Such direction provides operating certainty … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE…

Towards Backward-Compatible Post-Quantum Certificate Authentication

We have blogged about post-quantum cryptography before. Quantum computers would pose a threat to PKI algorithms and systems that we know today. Cisco, with our academic collaborators, has been… VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Towards Backward-Compatible Post-Quantum Certificate Authentication

Darknet Glock Vendor Gets 33 Months in Prison

Almost one year ago, Gerren Johnson and William Jackson were arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Linda T. Walker on federal firearm trafficking charges. Both men had used Blackmarket Reloaded (BMR) to sell Glocks and other weapons to buyers across the globe. In April 2018, at…

Despite What Zuckerberg’s Testimony May Imply, AI Cannot Save Us

Yesterday and today, Mark Zuckerberg finally testified before the Senate and House, facing Congress for the first time to discuss data privacy in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. As we predicted, Congress didn’t stick to Cambridge Analytica. Congress also grilled Zuckerberg on content moderation—i.e.,…

Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Licensing

Before learning about the Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Licensing, you should know the main Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 chassis and Supervisor Modules. Read More: Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Modular Switches, the Main Chassis Cisco Nexus 7000 and Nexus 7700 Supervisor…