A list of the top 10 cyber and privacy related stories shared online in the last 24 hours. The NSA Officially Has a Rogue Contractor Problem USA Liberty Act: New ‘Foreign’ Intelligence Law Will Legalize Spying On Americans Mozilla to launch Firefox Cliqz Experiment with data collecting The Surveillance State Will Not Save Us EU to implement … [Read more...] about Top Cyber & Privacy News – 7 October 2017
A fellow contributor at Forbes trots out "cyber Pearl Harbor" as a reason why Microsoft should get an exception to Trump's travel ban: Allowing these foreigners to come on U.S. soil is not only the right thing to do, it’s also smart from a national security standpoint. We can’t afford to lose these smart thinkers from our country, even for a short period of time. They are … [Read more...] about Trump’s Travel Ban Risks CYBER PEARL HARBOR!
Washington Examiner, Charlie Mitchell implies that opposing President Trump's cabinet nominees constitutes a cyber security threat: Republicans say Democrats are blocking a floor vote on Commerce Secretary-designate Wilbur Ross despite the absence of any articulated opposition to the nominee. "They are just blocking everybody," McConnell's spokesman … [Read more...] about Opposing Trump’s Cabinet Picks is a Cyber Security Threat! Not.
A recent piece in The Hill claims that there is. What's more, it claims that the so-called "alt-left" is waging a "cyber-jihad against Trump and his supporters." As evidence, the author points to the protests and incidents of violence at U.C. Berkeley, where Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was to speak. That speaking engagement was cancelled as a result. The author also … [Read more...] about Is There Such a Thing as an “Alt-Left”?
Over at The Daily Beast, Liz Wahl has an interesting take on the similarities between Trump, Putin, and the use of disinformation. "Russian messaging aims to incite existing tensions and deepen existing divisions. It aims to make angry people angrier and paranoid people more paranoid. Its overarching goal is to instill a deep distrust in the political establishment, Western … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Borrows Putin’s Disinformation Playbook