Rebecca (Becca) Rick's has published a highly informative interactive graphic (along with the data source) detailing the Paypal data sharing efforts, in which, your data is published to a multitude of said entities. Astonishing.
Folks, the easiest method to explore this super-graphic is to click this post's title, or the "published" link above, and magically visit the interactive graphic on Ms. Rick's site. Rated Highly Entertaining by Infosecurity.US!
Thanks for the H/T!
Ladies and Gentlemen, Girls and Boys: Behold the list of both United States Senators and United States House of Representatives that voted to sell out your personal information while online (i.e., your precious online privacy) for monetary gain.
Each surname noted below, possesses a link to that Senator or Representative's contact page, to make it super-easy to let them know what you think. Oh, and for you parents/grandparents, gaurdians this includes all data requests coming from your home, i.e., your children's' data will also be swept up in this nightmare maelstrom example of the surveillance state. Enjoy
Senate of the UNITED STATES of AMERICA
YEA -- 50
U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 115th Congress - 1st Session
Question: On the Joint Resolution (S.J. Res. 34 )
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
YEA -- 215
McMorris Rodgers (R-WA)
Incroyable, mais vrai. Microsoft Corporation (NasdaqGS: MSFT) owned server platform's at Docs.com's search functionality exposes Personal Identifiable Information of hundreds - perhaps, thousands - of users... Does Microsoft Corporation believe that dropping search functionality will relieve the Corporation of risk?
Why weren't prudent safegaurds put in place to protect the Corporation's users (and the Corporation as well)? At the very least, a check for PII to assist in mitigating the exposure (risk-wise) to the Corporation? Do they check for malware or evil embedded macros in these documents? Who forgot to check for PII? Was the Corporation's well-seasoned Legal Department part of the sign off process to this debacle?
Damn kids apparently have forgotten their lessons whilst in kindergarten regarding safe and fair play. In this case, however, we have the added component of organizations, companies and individuals suffering due to the ineptitude of the big names in Linux... Astounding.
'A one-time commander in China’s Communist Red Army has launched information warfare with an aggressive plan to invest billions in all six major Hollywood studios, a show business trade publication reports, describing the foreign deal as an unprecedented push into the U.S. entertainment sector. The former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) regimental commander, Wang Jianlin, is China’s richest man and he’s aggressively pursuing a big chunk of one of the world’s most influential industries.' - via Judicial Watch's post 'Information Warfare: Communist Takeover of U.S. Entertainment Industry'.
Jim Finkle, writing at Reuters, shares a warning - via Johnson & Johnson (NasdaqGS: JNJ) - of an insulin pump security flaw that permits exploitation thereof. Kudos are in order for the diligent efforts brought to bear on this flaw by the researcher - Jay Radcliffe, of Rapid7 (see the 2016/09/28 notification at the Rapid7 Community blog). Outstanding work.
" Using industry standard encryption with a unique key pair would mitigate these issues. Affected users can avoid these issues entirely by disabling the radio (RF) functionality of the device. On the OneTouch Ping Insulin Pump, this is done through the Setup -> Advanced -> Meter/10 screen, and selecting "RF = OFF". In addition, the vendor has provided other mitigations for these issues, described on their website and in letters being sent to all patients using the pump and health care professionals. Patients should consult with their own endocrinologist about any aspect of their ongoing medical care.' via Rapid7
“Accountability Maxim: Organizations that talk a lot about holding people accountable for security will never have good security. Security needs to be motivated, not threatened.”
Excerpt From: Roger Johnston. “Security Sound Bites: Important Ideas About Security From Smart-Ass, Dumb-Ass, and Kick-Ass Quotations.”