ECP NETHAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER 10-1-19

BGP hijacking Dan Goodin reporter
China Telecom’s Internet Traffic Misdirection 11/5/18 Doug Madory https://blogs.oracle.com/internetintelligence/excessive-as-path-prepending-is-a-self-inflicted-vulnerability and
https://internetintel.oracle.com/blog-single.html?id=China+Telecom%27s+Internet+Traffic+Misdirection

Naval War College published a paper that contained a number of claims about purported efforts by the Chinese government to manipulate BGP routing in order to intercept internet traffic.
https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1050&context=mca

AI hid data from researchers in order to cheat at its task:
https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/31/this-clever-ai-hid-data-from-its-creators-to-cheat-at-its-appointed-task/amp/

World’s most destructive botnet returns with stolen passwords and email in tow https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/09/worlds-most-destructive-botnet-returns-with-stolen-passwords-and-email-in-tow/

Several months after the fact, CafePress finally acknowledges huge data theft to its customers https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/23/cafepress_admits_breach_to_customers/

Even the tech expert from ‘Mr. Robot’ can’t figure out this iPhone hack
https://www.engadget.com/2019/09/30/mr-robot-s-tech-expert-can-t-figure-out-this-iphone-hack/

NSA launches new cyber defense directorate
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/nsa-launches-new-cyber-defense-directorate/2019/09/30/c18585f6-e219-11e9-be96-6adb81821e90_story.html

17 Cybersecurity Products the Cyber Insurance Industry Says Are Worthwhile
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2019/09/25/541167.htm

OUTRAGE: Mark Zuckerberg threatens “major lawsuit” if President Warren tries to break up Facebook The Facebook CEO tried to rally staff in internal staff meetings this summer.

Zuckerberg told employees, “if someone’s going to try to threaten something that existential, you go to the mat and you fight.”

On Tuesday, Warren tweeted in response: “What would really ‘suck’ is if we don’t fix a corrupt system that lets giant companies like Facebook engage in illegal anticompetitive practices, stomp on consumer privacy rights, and repeatedly fumble their responsibility to protect our democracy.”
https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/10/1/20893133/mark-zuckerberg-elizabeth-warren-facebook-sue-us-government-tech-breakup

OUTRAGE:  BEZOS / AMAZON
Hundreds of Amazon employees, along with civil liberties groups and lawmakers, have called out AWS for marketing Rekognition to police, ICE, and other law enforcement agencies, over concerns that the powerful technology could be misused.
Jeff Bezos says Amazon is writing its own facial recognition laws to pitch to lawmakers re: Amazon Rekognition. Andy Jassy, CEO of Amazon Web Services, which sells the Rekognition software, told Recode’s Code Conference audience that he hoped federal regulation happened soon.
https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/9/25/20884427/jeff-bezos-amazon-facial-recognition-draft-legislation-regulation-rekognition

In Australia Facebook hides Likes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Google incorporated as a company in 1998 with about $1m in investment from friends, family and individual investors.

Google starts YouTube series called Google Search News

Google Hires Republican Senate Aide to Head Lobby Office
https://www.bloombergquint.com/politics/google-hires-former-republican-senate-aide-to-head-lobby-shop

 

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