Cyber News and Updates

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Recent Headlines, Opinions, and More from the Cyber World

News From The Last Month

Huawei sues FCC (December 5)

Senators sound bipartisan alarm on the dangers of ransomware attacks following classified briefing (December 4)

TikTok sued over data practices (December 4)

Federal privacy bills introduced on both sides of the aisle (December 4)

FBI asked Sony for user data (December 3)

Senate cyber caucus to hold briefing this week on ransomware attacks (December 3)

FTC Announces Settlements with Four Companies Related to Allegations they Deceived Consumers over Participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (December 3)

Twitter revamps its privacy policy to comply with the European Union and California (December 2)

U.S. weighs new regulations to further restrict Huawei suppliers (November 29)

FBI Classifies FaceApp as a counterintelligence threat (November 25)

Senators urge suspension of Huawei license approvals (November 21)

CISA, others, working to develop and test election auditing tool ahead of 2020 (November 21)

National Transportation Safety Board releases results of investigation into fatal self-driving car incident (November 20)

House Committee advances the Secure 5G and Beyond Act (November 20)

House committee advances legislation to secure telecom networks against foreign interference (November 20)

Bipartisan senators urge national security adviser to appoint 5G coordinator (November 19)

Senators press Facebook over user location tracking policies (November 19)

California Company Settles FTC Allegations that it Falsely Claimed Participation in EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (November 19)

Cyber attack on Louisiana state agencies (November 18)

Big company responses to House questioning released (November 18)

House holds hearing to examine impact of big tech on small business (November 14)

Bipartisan bill to secure election tech advances to House floor (November 14)

Facebook says government demands for user data are at a record high (November 13)

REPORT: China hacked US manufacturing group amid trade talks (November 13)

Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Triggers Federal Inquiry (November 12)

Federal court rules baseless searches of travelers' devices unconstitutional (November 12)

Senior official describes cyber workforce shortage as national security threat (November 12)

Advocacy groups push Senate to include election security money in funding bill (November 12)

Microsoft to follow landmark California privacy law nationwide (November 11)

REPORT: Google has collected health data on millions of Americans (November 11)

Twitter solicits feedback on new 'deepfakes' policy (November 11)

Trump administration unveils new plan for notifying public on 2020 election interference (November 8)

It was sensitive data from a U.S. anti-terror program – and terrorists could have gotten to it for years, records show
It was sensitive data from a U.S. anti-terror program – and terrorists could have gotten to it for years, records show
It was sensitive data from a U.S. anti-terror program – and terrorists could have gotten to it for years, records show
California blocks police body cameras from using facial recognition
California blocks police body cameras from using facial recognition
California blocks police body cameras from using facial recognition
California blocks police body cameras from using facial recognition
House committee advances drone legislation
House committee advances drone legislation
House committee advances drone legislation
House committee advances drone legislation
House committee advances drone legislation
Twitter solicits feedback on new 'deepfakes' policy

Speeches, Articles, Etc.

ABA legal tech report sees drop in attorneys pursuing cloud cybersecurity measures (November 5)

Coding Out Implicit Bias with AI (Washington Lawyer, October 2019, p. 12)

Rewriting the Rules: User Data, Privacy, and Big Tech (Washington Lawyer, October 2019, p. 18)

Hardware Hacking Dangers (Washington Lawyer, October 2019, p. 24)

Task Force Government Affairs Office Liaison David Eppstein writes, The State of Cybersecurity in Congress (August 27)

NIST has a new blog

About the Task Force: Cyber Experts: Law Firm Info Security Is Not Just IT's Problem

About the Task Force: Veteran advocates continue to sound alarm on cyberattack vulnerability of law firms 

ABA Section of Criminal Justice magazine: Facial Recognition Technology: Where Will It Take Us? (Spring, 2019, Volume 34, Issue #01)

2019 Experian Data Breach Industry Forecast

Cybersecurity-as-a-Service Can Help Law Firms Protect Client Information, and Satisfy Client Audits (New York Law Journal, May, 2019)

Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security at US DOJ Delivers a Speech on Online Extremism

Mary McCord of the Department of Justice gave the closing keynote address at the George Washington University Program on Extremism's two day conference "Toward a Global Partnership to Counter Online Radicalization and Extremism." Acting Assistant Attorney General McCord discussed the importance of safeguarding the internet from terrorism, and how the government and private tech industries could work together to further this goal.

"Ex-DHS official offers  5 steps to address cyber espionage"