Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Sale of Personal Meta Amazon Data: As Gig Economy Grows, Its Toll on Workers Mounts

Let us not go faster than God. It is our emptiness and our thirst that He needs, not our plentitude
— Jacques Maritain, born in 1882

Last week the NSW Legislative Council introduced a standing order requiring that all government bills include a Statement of Public Interest (SPI). This is the first time in Australia that a public policy framework for interrogating bills has been given legal force. It’s a big breakthrough that other governments and parliaments should emulate.

Meta/Facebook security guards accessed user accounts and took bribes. “As part of the alleged abuse of the system, Meta says that in some cases workers accepted thousands of dollars in bribes from outside hackers to access user accounts, the people and documents say.”

Hundreds of databases on Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) are exposing personal identifiable information (PII), new findings from Mitiga, a cloud incident response company, show.

"Leaking PII in this manner provides a potential treasure trove for threat actors – either during the reconnaissance phase of the cyber kill chain or extortionware/ransomware campaigns," researchers Ariel Szarf, Doron Karmi, and Lionel Saposnik said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

As Gig Economy Grows, Its Toll on Workers Mounts 

Democrats help the gig economy expands its reach as it brings pain and suffering to more American workers.

HE COMMITTED SUICIDE, SHOOTING HIMSELF IN THE CHEST FIVE TIMES:  Vadim Boyko, Russian colonel tied to mobilization, dies mysteriously.

Teachers experienced more pandemic anxiety than healthcare workers, study says.

Watch the body language in this heated exchange between Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Chinese Emperor Xi.

Russian Software Falsely Labeled as ‘American’ Found in Apps Used by U.S. Army, CDC.

– Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 12, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity 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 online security, often without our situational awareness. Four highlights from this week: Researchers Devise Wi-Peep Drone That Can ‘See Through Walls’; Is Cybersecurity Awareness Month Anything More Than PR?; The Fallout From the First Trial of a Corporate Executive for ‘Covering Up’ a Data Breach; and What to Do When You’ve Been Hacked.


MURDERED FOR OPPOSING COMMUNISM: ‘Shocking’ discovery of huge 100-year-old Jewish mass grave.

Meeting between Xi Jinping and British PM Rishi Sunak called off South China Morning Post

Taxes up, services cut: your Brexit deal in fullDaily Mash


London loses position as most valuable European stock market BBC 

 The Burning of Witches Will Continue Matt Taibbi

Musk delays Twitter relaunch after fake account frenzy Agence France-Presse 

Elon Musk’s useful philosopher New Statesman 

Talking With Russia Is Tempting—and WrongForeign Policy


Putin said that banks “drink the blood of pensioners to the grave” (Google Translation) Aftershock. Original (tip: Google translates this as expected when I set my VPN to RU). No wonder the West hates him.


Structural Adjustments, Then and Now: A Conversation with Miguel Ángel ContrerasVenezuelanalysis

Guyana Is the Most Exciting Story in the World Oil Market (podcast) Odd Lots