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Deepfakes laws and proposals flood US

In a rare example of legislative haste, roughly one dozen state and federal bills were introduced in the past 12 months to regulate deepfakes, the relatively modern technology that some fear could upend democracy. Though the federal proposals have yet to move forward, the state bills have found quick success at home. Already three states—California, Virg
Publish At:2020-01-23 16:50 | Read:325 | Comments:0 | Tags:Artificial Intelligence AB 602 AB 730 California DEEP FAKES

IoT bills and guidelines: a global response

You may not have noticed, but Internet of Things (IoT) rules and regulations are coming whether manufacturers want them or not. From experience, drafting up laws which are (hopefully) sensible and have some relevance to problems raised by current technology is a time-consuming, frustrating process. However, it’s not that long since we saw IoT devices go main
Publish At:2019-11-22 16:50 | Read:525 | Comments:0 | Tags:IoT Privacy Australia California internet Internet of Things

Insurance data security laws skirt political turmoil

Across the United States, a unique approach to lawmaking has proved radically successful in making data security stronger for one industry—insurance providers. The singular approach has entirely sidestepped the prolonged, political arguments that have become commonplace when trying to pass federal and state data privacy laws today. In California, for
Publish At:2019-09-25 23:20 | Read:1026 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Anthem California California Consumer Privacy Act CC

CEOs offer their own view of a US data privacy law

Last week, the chief executives of more than 50 mid- and large-sized companies urged Congress to pass a national data privacy law to regulate how companies collect, use, and share Americans’ data. Buried deep within the chief executives’ recommendations for such a law, presented as a policy framework for guidance, was a convenient proposal: Private indiv
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:580 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Brave Brave browser Business Roundatble California C

Yet another bill seeks to weaken encryption-by-default on smartphones

Further ReadingBill aims to thwart strong crypto, demands smartphone makers be able to decryptNY assemblyman: "Terrorists will use these encrypted devices" to plan attacks.A second state lawmaker has now introduced a bill that would prohibit the sale of smartphones with unbreakable encryption. Except this time, despite very similar language to a pending New
Publish At:2016-01-21 19:50 | Read:3803 | Comments:0 | Tags:Law & Disorder Risk Assessment andrew crocker android Califo

This Week in Security: Outlook Web App Attack, Angler Exploit Kit Disrupted, California Privacy Law

Our security roundup series covers the week’s trending topics in the world of InfoSec. In this quick-read compilation, we’ll let you know of the latest news and controversies that the industry has been talking about recently.Here’s what you don’t want to miss from the week of October 5, 2015:Samsung’s mobile payment system, LoopPay, was hacked earlier this y
Publish At:2015-10-12 08:25 | Read:2862 | Comments:0 | Tags:This Week in Security Apple apps California Cisco LoopPay ma

New attacks on critical communications infrastructure in the US

Unknown attackers continue to target critical communications infrastructure in the US, on Monday they cut backbone fiber optic Internet cables in California. Unknown attackers continue to target critical communications infrastructure in the US, on Monday they cut backbone fiber optic Internet cables in California. Someone cont
Publish At:2015-09-21 07:30 | Read:3566 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Cyber warfare Security California

California: who is cutting Fiber-optic cable lines and why?

Law enforcement is investigating a series of mysterious attacks on the Fiber-optic cable lines in California. Who is behind these attacks? The FBI is investigating a series of mysterious physical attacks on internet cables in California. The investigators confirmed that at least eleven cases occurred in San Francisco’s B
Publish At:2015-07-01 17:30 | Read:3281 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Security California crimes FBI Fib

California passes "landmark bill" to protect students' personal data

California's state legislature last month unanimously passed the nation's toughest bill yet to protect the personal data of kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) students.California Governor Brown hasn't taken a public stance on this and a related bill that addresses contracts with tech vendors. But if he doesn't sign, they automatically become law at the e
Publish At:2014-09-17 12:20 | Read:3133 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order Privacy california legislation SB 1177

'Yelp Bill' protects Californians from getting pants sued off over reviews

California has passed a bill that protects customers from getting penalized by companies after writing bad reviews. Yelp's response: Yippee!In a blog post published Wednesday, Yelp said that it sometimes hears about businesses that sneak clauses into consumer contracts that forbid customers from leaving negative reviews on sites like Yelp. Such non-disparage
Publish At:2014-09-12 08:20 | Read:3117 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Law & order bill california law non-disparagement c

California’s New Smartphone Kill Switch Law Could Increase Your Attack Surface

California has passed a new law this week requiring all smartphones sold in the state to have a built-in “kill switch” capable of deactivating the phone in the event that it is lost or stolen.The new law (SB 962) will take effect starting July 2015, affecting phones manufactured thereafter. However, although the kill switch is only mandated in California, it
Publish At:2014-08-28 07:30 | Read:3461 | Comments:0 | Tags:Top Security Stories California kill switch Smartphone

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