A breach of a Kansas Department of Commerce system exposed more than 5M Social Security numbers to hackers, according to a report from a local news outlet. The Kansas News Service obtained information through a public records request that revealed that roughly 5.5M Social Security numbers from individuals in 10 states were accessed in the data breach in March.
Reports about 210 government websites were recently found to be displaying personal information. Minister of State for Electronics and IT P.P. Chaudhary in a written reply to Lok Sabha said the following
“…It was found that around 210 websites of Central Government, State Government Departments, including educational institutes.They were displaying the list of beneficiaries along with their name, address, other details and Aadhaar numbers for information of general public.”
Social media platforms have adopted new policies and practices to remove content that promotes errorism. While Internet companies have a 1st Amendment right to moderate their platforms as they see fit, private censorship or 'shadow regulation' can be just as detrimental to users' freedom of expression as governmental regulation of speech. As socialmedia companies increase their moderation of online content, they must do so as cautiously as possible.
The government of Australia unveiled plans to introduce legislation that would force internet companies to assist law enforcement in decrypting messages sent with end-to-end encryption. The package will also contain authority for the Australian Federal Police to "remotely monitor computer networks and devices", and force handset makers to help authorities break into devices they sell. "The laws of mathematics are very commendable, but the only law that applies in Australia is the law of Australia." said Turnbull
No part of the web is a good place to hire a hitman. It's a crime. And, if you want to be entirely rational, the web may be the worst place on earth, because it's inhabited by strange people and leaves traces. In the latest example, KFOR-TV reports that 37-year-old Danielle Dana Layman of Ponca City, Oklahoma, allegedly headlined her Craigslist ad: "10 day gig overseas for amateur, competitive pay." She then allegedly presented an applicant for the job with a PowerPoint presentation entitled: "Operation Insecticide."
Turkish police officers in plainclothes yesterday raided a digital security training meeting on the island of Buyukuda in Istanbul, seizing equipment and detaining ten attendees, including Idil Eser, the director of Amnesty International Turkey.
The human rights defenders are still being held in separate detention centers, and were denied access to lawyers and the press for over 24 hours.