This Social Media CyberWatch looks at various legislative updates to privacy law, as well as other social media tracking activities.
Tag Archives: US
April 10th, 2013
This edition of Social Media CyberWatch looks at new developments in privacy research, legal debates, and online service provider policies and decisions.
Source: Ian Wallace, The Daily Beast
For several weeks, it has been difficult to open a newspaper or watch a Sunday talk show without hearing about the advent of “cyber war.”
Source: Jason Healey, US News
America’s generals and spymasters have decided they can secure a better future in cyberspace through, what else, covert warfare, preemptive attacks, and clandestine intelligence.
Source: Graham Webster, Al Jazeera
Last week, after the Washington Post reported that numerous Washington institutions in and outside government have experienced hacking attributed to China, the Post’s excellent political writer Ezra Klein had an unfortunate foray into commentary on Chinese elite politics.
Source: Chris Bronk, The New York Times
“There’s no cyberwar without a real war,” argues cryptographer Bruce Schneier. Yet some sort of cyberconflict with China is afoot.
Source: The Verge
Two decades after computer security began generating billions by selling expertise and software designed to protect unwanted network intrusions, experts say those networks are more vulnerable than ever.
This Social Media CyberWatch looks at the rebirth of CISPA, death of bill C-30, EU privacy lobbying, Facebook and Google Play privacy concerns, and various web tracking policy developments such as Do Not Track and third-party cookies implementations.
Cell phone searches are a common law enforcement tool, but up until now, the public has largely been in the dark regarding how much sensitive information the government can get with this invasive surveillance technique.