Getting Up to Data #114

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Deepnews Digest #114

Getting Up to Data

Editor: Christopher Brennan
While it is something we should care about all the time, in the last week cybersecurity and questions about how protected our data is online have come into the mainstream after reporting about a data leak impacting more than 500 million users at Facebook. It’s the sort of complicated topic where Deepnews scores can be particularly useful for our clients, from publishers using our data find the best work from their own archive to media monitoring companies highlighting articles that get their readers up to date. Here is a selection of some of those well done pieces you might have missed on the broad themes of data privacy and cybersecurity, highlighted by our algorithm.

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Financial Times ($)

Commodities groups investigate web domains linked to GFG Alliance

Commodities trading houses have launched investigations after web domains resembling their own were registered to an email address of an employee at Sanjeev Gupta’s metals empire.

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Australian Financial Review ($)

CrowdStrike helps Nine deal with cyber attack

Nine tapped global cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike to help it manage the fallout of last week’s attack and to work through getting systems back online.

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Daily Beast

Israeli Snoop-for-Hire Posed as a Fox News Journalist for a Spy Operation

An Israeli private intel firm constructed two fake personas, a Fox News reporter and an Italian journalist, tasked with digging up info on people feuding with a UAE emirate.

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New Statesman

What the gambling industry isn’t telling us about its use of data

Of all the plans New Labour had for the country, perhaps the strangest was the idea to turn the Millennium Dome into a giant casino. The debate over the “supercasinos” proposed in the 2005 Gambling Act was a grubby episode for Blair’s government, and a gift to the Conservatives – including Boris Johnson, who wrote at the time that gambling feeds the “drug of optimism” to people who “make the mistake of believing they can win”.

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Editor’s Note:

While we often talk about data with social media companies, there are many industries that want to know more about you. Here Will Dunn, who is slated to appear on the Deepnews Clubhouse show later today, writes about gambling data in the UK. – Christopher Brennan, Editor


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WSJ ($)

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft. Call Them Tech Frenemies for Life.

Big Tech’s critics say the industry’s giants wield too much power over the lives of internet users. The companies often argue in response that they face enormous competition, often from each other, and need to continue innovating to remain relevant.

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RTE

Dept held ‘sensitive’ info on children – expert review

An expert review commissioned after a whistleblower raised concerns about the building of dossiers on autistic children said that the Department of Health gathered information that was “very personal”, “sensitive” and at times “distressing”, RTÉ Investigates has learned.

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Radio New Zealand

Health data system fragmented, leaving clinicians and patients in the dark – IT experts

The Ministry of Health wants to change the way people’s medical records are shared nationwide, with IT health experts growing frustrated in the meantime.

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CBC

Facebook downplays ‘old’ breach exposing info on 533 million users

Facebook is downplaying the significance of a data breach that saw the personal information of 533 million of its users accessed online, saying the information is old and the vulnerability that was exploited was closed almost two years ago.

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Krebs on Security

Are You One of the 533M People Who Got Facebooked?

Ne’er-do-wells leaked personal data — including phone numbers — for some 553 million Facebook users this week. Facebook says the data was collected before 2020 when it changed things to prevent such information from being scraped from profiles. To my mind, this just reinforces the need to remove mobile phone numbers from all of your online accounts wherever feasible. Meanwhile, if you’re a Facebook product user and want to learn if your data was leaked, there are easy ways to find out.

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Euractiv

EU regulators urged to ‘intervene immediately’ into suicide games on TikTok

EU regulators have been urged to ‘intervene immediately’ into the operation of video-sharing app TikTok, following the trend of ‘Blackout Challenges’ across social media, which have led to a series of deaths among young people.

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Middle East Eye

OIC’s cyber agency working with Huawei despite Uighur surveillance concerns

Chinese technology firm Huawei has become a member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s cybersecurity agency, despite widely reported concerns about its involvement in developing surveillance software for use against the persecuted Uighur minority.

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The Hill

Lack of cyber funds in Biden infrastructure plan raises eyebrows

Experts say it was disappointing to see there were no funds set aside to defend systems critical to everyday life from hackers, particularly as the proposal calls for things like $100 billion for improving grid resiliency, the creation of new jobs, and developing more clean electricity

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Human Rights Watch

Cambodia: ‘Stop Covid-19’ System Raises Privacy Concerns

The Cambodian government’s “Stop Covid-19” QR Code system raises serious privacy and other human rights concerns, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should use less-rights-intrusive measures to contain and prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus

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Foreign Affairs

China’s Unrestricted War on India

On October 12, 2020, the electricity went out in India’s biggest city. Mumbai faced its worst power cut in decades, with businesses crippled, the stock market shut down, thousands of commuters stranded, and hospitals scrambling to ensure backup supply for their COVID-19 patients. Major outages are not altogether uncommon in India, but Mumbai had prided itself on its recent record of reliable electricity for its residents. The disruption left authorities in the western state of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital, searching for answers.The first case of the virus had been confirmed in the state in late January 2020. It seemed just a matter of time before COVID claimed a life in Wisconsin. On March 19, it took three.

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Inside Higher Ed

Accellion data security breach latest to hit universities

Multiple higher education institutions have now confirmed they were victims of data theft related to a security flaw in file transfer software sold by IT security company Accellion, but the true scale of the data breach is still not fully understood.

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Editor’s Note:

Beyond Facebook, there has also been a data breach from Accellion, whose clients include universities. Here our algorithm highlighted a piece from Lindsay McKenzie on a breach that included transcripts and medical records. – Christopher Brennan, Editor


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Haaretz

Israel and UAE shared intel on Hezbollah cyberattack

As part of the growing cooperation between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, the two countries have shared intelligence and information related to Hezbollah’s cyberactivities, the Gulf state’s head of cybersecurity told Haaretz on Sunday.

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Innovation Origins

Future wars will not only be waged with bombs, but also via hackers

The world is changing with the rise of artificial intelligence (AI). So is the way countries wage war in the future and also how we must defend ourselves against this threat.

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Concord Monitor

For small business, cyber-security is as important as it is intimidating

One of the difficulties in getting people like you – and I suppose me, too – to be on guard against bad guys online, is that we are not quite as clever as we think.

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Reason

When Is It Tortious to Report on Someone’s Positive COVID Result?

A privacy controversy in a lawsuit by privacy advocate Marc Rotenberg (formerly of EPIC, the Electronic Privacy Information Center).

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The Next Web

Coded Bias director Shalini Kantayya: Data rights are civil rights

In 2015, MIT researcher Joy Buolamwini was developing a device called the Aspire Mirror. Onlookers would stare into a webcam and then see a reflection on their face of something that inspires them.

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The Wire

MobiKwik, Cybersecurity and a Tradition of Going After the Messenger

It is easier for companies to question the motives of security researchers, than actually spend time and money in improving their security.

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Tampa Bay Times

California-style data privacy law gets Florida support

TALLAHASSEE — In an attempt to “put consumers in the driver’s seat” of their data privacy, Florida legislators are giving bipartisan support to legislation that imposes new disclosure requirements on companies that collect information on their customers and sell it to data brokers.

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Editor’s Note:

The other side of data privacy is of course the laws designed to protect it. Here our algorithm highlighted an interesting piece on the “California-style” law being discussed in Florida. – Christopher Brennan, Editor


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POLITICO

Opinion | It’s time to declare space systems as critical infrastructure

It’s time to protect our nation’s space-based systems by designating them as critical infrastructure. Without adequate security, cyberattackers can cause them to malfunction, send false information or collide, potentially creating a debris field that could linger for decades. Worse, cyberattackers could simulate an attack on military systems, sparking an international — possibly nuclear — confrontation.

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Digiday

As customer data becomes scarcer, performance marketers face fallout

Brands that have relied solely on quick and easy digital customer acquisition tricks to grow their businesses face a tough road ahead. And the leagues of guru-style performance marketers will likely see fallout too.

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Lawfare

A Broader Look at Privacy Remedies

Divisions over private right of action and federal preemption have long gridlocked efforts to enact federal consumer privacy legislation. Cameron Kerry and John Morris have outlined nuanced proposals for resolving both issues here on Lawfare (private right of action and preemption) and in their longer Brookings Institution report with Caitlin Chin and Nicol Turner Lee.

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