Humans for sale
When Your Boss Wants an AI Camera in Your Bedroom Cory Doctorow, OneZero
Tania Waterhouse: Gladys Berejiklian's handwritten note thanking a lawyer who anonymously sent her flowers for doing a 'wonderful job' with Sydney's Covid outbreak after the embattled leader tracked her down goes viral - and not everyone's impressed
Covid 19 coronavirus community cases: New Zealand lockdown – four new Delta cases including Auckland Hospital nurse New Zealand Herald. “Genomic testings shows the original case is linked to the Delta outbreak in New South Wales.” Once again
Florida couple busted in Hawaii with fake vaccine cards Boing Boing. And again
SETH BARRETT TILLMAN: What I Learned About the United States After Ten Years in Ireland.
Ransomware poses threat to vulnerable local governments
CNET: “Every time there’s a report about an or exploit being actively distributed and used, it’s unnerving. In July, it was revealed that security of Pegasus spyware being used on the phones of journalists, politicians and activists. The spyware can be remotely installed on a target’s or iPad without the owner taking any action, granting the person or organization who installed it full access to the device and all the data it holds. That includes text messages, emails and even recording phone calls. Pegasus was originally designed and is marketed by its creator, the NSO Group, to monitor criminals and terrorists…”
Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, August 8, 2021 – Privacy and security issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex and wide ranging ways technology is used to compromise and diminish our privacy and security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: How to Defend Yourself Against NSO Spyware Like Pegasus; NIST revises flagship cyber resiliency guidance; Researchers Say They’ve Found a ‘Master Face’ to Bypass Face Rec Tech; and Department of Labor Focuses on Cybersecurity for Benefit Plans.