Safety Groups Urges Congress to Regulate “Autonomous Vehicles”

A coalition of consumer safety groups wrote to senators asking them to delay passing the AV START Act (S. 1885) until the National Transportation Safety Board finished its investigation of two recent crashes involving autonomous vehicles. The groups said: “we are very concerned that provisions…

Perfect App for ITSM Stakeholders: Cisco ACI and ServiceNow

Adam Ozkan, expert in SDN and Cloud solutions wrote that “organizations embracing dynamic, cloud-based operating models position themselves better for cost optimization and increased competitiveness….However, embracing the cloud presents challenges… VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Perfect App for ITSM Stakeholders: Cisco ACI and ServiceNow

Data subjects in the Darknet: defendant received a suspended sentence

In January we wrote about a 21-year-old man from Bad Segeberg who had been doing a minor fraud operation, which included stolen PayPal account data from the darknet, identical DHL packing stations, eBay, and electronics. However, after a recent sentence hearing, German news channels reported…

Following EPIC Letter, 31 Senators Demand Answers from CFPB on Equifax Investigation

A group of 31 Senators wrote to Acting Director Leandra English and Director Mick Mulvaney of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about the agency’s failure to pursue the probe of the 2017 Equifax breach. The Senators wrote that “the CFPB has a clear duty to…

PayPal Fraudster Sentenced to Community Service and Restitution

We recently wrote about a 21-year-old man from Bad Segeberg who had been running a small-scale fraud operation that involved stolen PayPal account information from the darknet, matching DHL packing stations, eBay, and high-end electronics. After a recent sentencing hearing, German media outlets reported that…

Senators Urge FTC to Investigate Companies Selling Social Media Influence

Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote Federal Trade Commission Acting Chair Maureen Ohlhausen to urge the FTC to investigate companies that use fraudulent automated accounts to influence social media. The techniques, known as “amplification bots,” follow, retweet, and like social media content…

Support Community Control of Spy Tech in Berkeley

Not long ago we wrote about our support for the City of Berkeley’s proposed Surveillance Technology Use and Community Safety Ordinance. In the time since, conversations like those already underway in the Police Review Commission, Peace and Justice Commission, and Disaster and Fire Safety Commission…

Web Cache Deception Attack revisited

In April, we wrote about Web Cache Deception attacks, and how our customers can avoid them using origin configuration. Read that blog post to learn about how to configure your website, and for those who are not able to do that, how to disable caching…

2018 and the Internet: our predictions

At the end of 2016, I wrote a blog post with seven predictions for 2017. Let’s start by reviewing how I did. Public Domain image by Michael Sharpe I’ll score myself with two points for being correct, one point for mostly right and zero for…