Related News: City worker jailed for fake porn posts of colleague

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. BBC News published an article titled City worker jailed for fake porn posts of colleague:

A City worker who posted fake photos of his colleague on porn websites after she refused to give him her number has been jailed.

Davide Buccheri, 25, made a gallery between 2016 and 2017 while working at the investment management firm M&G.

Buccheri then told the woman’s bosses about the photos to discredit her.

Source: BBC News

Related News: Student charged after threatening video posted to social media

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. WSFA published an article titled Student charged after threatening video posted to social media:

According to Department of Public Safety spokesperson Martha Earnhardt, the female student was taken into custody Wednesday evening after a threatening video was posted to Facebook.

Source: WSFA

You are what keeps me up at night

Greg Price recently submitted an article to the Troy Messenger, You are what keeps me up at night:

Exploiting the human during a cyberattack is common. In fact, statistically, over seventy percent of the reported attacks in 2017, occurred due to human error. Approximately half of those successful attacks exploited the day-to-day end-user, the remainder were errors by the IT employees.

Attacking the human is successful, in part, because of human nature. Targeting the good nature, curiosity, and, eagerness of a person is simple. We want to help, we want to engage with technology.

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Alabama’s new breach law

Greg Price recently submitted an article to the Troy Messenger, Alabama’s new breach law:

Starting June 1, 2018, private and public entities must establish reasonable data security measures and notify those affected negatively when personal data has been compromised. Despite Alabama being last to the data breach notification parade, our law has been described among the most stringent in the nation. From my personal experiences, I agree, Alabama’s law takes into consideration third-party service providers which many states neglect. Alabama’s inclusion of “third-party agents,” that is to say, entities contracted to maintain, store, process, or otherwise permitted to access sensitive personally identifying information in connection with providing services to a covered entity, is outstanding for Alabama’s citizens – there is no hiding, passing of the proverbial buck: if you collect electronic information from your customers, you are responsible for it.

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Yeah, you’re being watched

Greg Price recently submitted an article to the Troy Messenger, Yeah, you’re being watched:

What’s the solution? Regulation? Perhaps. However, I wonder if Facebook were to simply abandon the ad-driven model and go to a paid subscription model, what would happen? The issues with fraudulent accounts would be easier to address, age verification would be simple, and, you could get to what you want: sharing without the debris field of ads and weird news feeds. But, we’ve become accustomed to “free” web content, would the account holder be willing to exchange cash for a cleaner playing field? I don’t know.

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Related News: Facebook apologizes for child abuse search suggestions

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. CNN Money published an article titled Facebook apologizes for child abuse search suggestions:

Some Facebook (FB) users who typed “video of” into the platform’s search bar on Thursday night presented with autocomplete suggestions about videos of young girls performing sex acts.

Some users shared screenshots of the search results on Twitter.

“We’re very sorry this happened,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNN. “As soon as we became aware of these offensive predictions we removed them.”

The company said its search predictions represent what people may be searching for but do not necessarily reflect content that is on Facebook.

Source: CNN Money

Related News: The Follower Factory

One new article link has been added to our Related News page. The New York Times published an article titled The Follower Factory:

All these accounts belong to customers of an obscure American company named Devumi that has collected millions of dollars in a shadowy global marketplace for social media fraud. Devumi sells Twitter followers and retweets to celebrities, businesses and anyone who wants to appear more popular or exert influence online. Drawing on an estimated stock of at least 3.5 million automated accounts, each sold many times over, the company has provided customers with more than 200 million Twitter followers, a New York Times investigation found.

Source: The New York Times