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Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer - TheAtlantic.com

Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer - TheAtlantic.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Readers continue their conversation with James Fallows on firearms in the United States.

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Sorry MAGA Suckers, Trump Is Selling Your Data To Corporations - Trofire.com

Sorry MAGA Suckers, Trump Is Selling Your Data To Corporations - Trofire.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

The Trump campaign has decided that they are sitting on a gold mine with all of their supporters’ data, and they want to cash it in, so they’re going to be selling that data to fellow politicians and even corporations.

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ThreatList: Biggest Cybercrime Developments in 2018, So Far - ThreatPost.com

ThreatList: Biggest Cybercrime Developments in 2018, So Far - ThreatPost.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

A look at the underground cybercrime landscape in 2018 shows a dynamic and quick-reacting community in the face of a successful crackdowns by law enforcement.

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Banks Suffer an Average of 3.8 Data Leak Incidents Per Week - ThreatBrief.com

Banks Suffer an Average of 3.8 Data Leak Incidents Per Week - ThreatBrief.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that financial services organizations are juicy targets for cybercrime, but new data shows how much more the bad guys are stealing from them: in the past year, there’s be…...

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Why Nation-State Hacking Should Matter To Everyone

Why Nation-State Hacking Should Matter To Everyone | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Nation-state hacking may leave you or your business vulnerable.
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Over 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial-recognition software to police - Business Insider

Over 100 Amazon employees, including senior software engineers, signed a letter asking Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial-recognition software to police - Business Insider | The Pointman | Scoop.it

A letter asking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop selling facial-recognition has now been signed by over 100 employees, including some senior engineers, sources told Business Insider. The protest by Amazon employees follows similar revolts at Microsoft and Google.

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How are hackers taking advantage of World Cup fever? - SiliconRepublic.com

How are hackers taking advantage of World Cup fever? - SiliconRepublic.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

The World Cup is generating a lot of buzz, but it also brings a lot of opportunities for wily cyber-criminals.

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What is Cyberbullying? | Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D.

What is Cyberbullying? | Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D. | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Cyberbullying is a pediatric phenomenon including the dynamics of victimization, aggression, control & manipulation. It is the addition of the artificial and abstract electronic universe, known as cyberspace, which the cyberbully, target and bystander are at a much higher risk of carrying these negative interpersonal traits into adulthood.
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Financial Giants Adopt Military-Style Defense Tactics to Fight Cybercrime - Lifars.ocm

Financial Giants Adopt Military-Style Defense Tactics to Fight Cybercrime - Lifars.ocm | The Pointman | Scoop.it
One of the world’s most lucrative industries, cybercrime has cost over $445 billion in 2017 alone, up 30% in the last three years alone.Financial giants l...
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How To Stop The NRA - trofire.com

How To Stop The NRA - trofire.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
A police chief in Houston is standing for gun reform! Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
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Russian hackers sent death threats to US army wives posing as ISIS: Report - HackRead.com

Russian hackers sent death threats to US army wives posing as ISIS: Report - HackRead.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Apparently, US military wives and families were threatened with death threats by Russians impersonating as IS hackers.
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Security Alert: VevoLocker Ransomware Hits Ukrainian Ministry - HeimdalSecurity.com

Security Alert: VevoLocker Ransomware Hits Ukrainian Ministry - HeimdalSecurity.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Security researchers observed a new ransomware strain dubbed “VevoLocker” which has already encrypted multiple websites, including the official webpage of the Ukrainian Ministry of Energy and several Danish webpages.
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You weren't hacked, Google tells Gmail users who received spam from themselves - TechRepublic.com

You weren't hacked, Google tells Gmail users who received spam from themselves - TechRepublic.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

The method behind the spam glitch was spotted last year but ignored by Google...

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You’re not immune to cyber-attacks – but you can be - MyBroadband

You’re not immune to cyber-attacks – but you can be - MyBroadband | The Pointman | Scoop.it
2018 has taught us that South Africans aren’t immune to cyberattacks and that the threat landscape is growing.
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Why ransomware attacks will soon become more powerful - TechRepublic.com

Why ransomware attacks will soon become more powerful - TechRepublic.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Ransomware attacks targeting businesses is up 90 percent and the monthly rate of ransomware attacks has increased tenfold in the past two years. Malwarebytes CEO Marcin Kleczynski explains why.

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The History of the Word ‘Hack’ - by Wrike Project Management Software - TechPrevue.com

Odds are, the word hack immediately brings to mind either cybercrime and stolen passwords or tech shortcuts and everyday timesavers. But did you know the word’s history stretches far back into the middle ages, centuries before computers and the internet?

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One in five sexual assaults in NSW committed by people the victim met on online dating apps Tinder | Daily Mail Online

One in five sexual assaults in NSW committed by people the victim met on online dating apps Tinder | Daily Mail Online | The Pointman | Scoop.it
One in five sexual assaults reported in New South Wales are committed by someone the victim met on Tinder or a similar online dating tool, alarming new findings reveal.
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Why humans are an intractable cybersecurity problem - TechRepublic.com

Why humans are an intractable cybersecurity problem - TechRepublic.com | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Nations need to be aware of technological opportunities and the risks of artificial intelligence, social media, and big data, says Neil Walsh, UN Chief of Cybercrime.
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Ad Tech Execs and App Marketers Don’t Think Apple Can Sell Ads Without Data Collection – Adweek

Ad Tech Execs and App Marketers Don’t Think Apple Can Sell Ads Without Data Collection – Adweek | The Pointman | Scoop.it
As the tech giant reportedly weighs another ad network bid, some industry figures are skeptical of the company’s chances.
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What War Games Tell Us About the Use of Cyber Weapons in a Crisis - CFR.org

What War Games Tell Us About the Use of Cyber Weapons in a Crisis - CFR.org | The Pointman | Scoop.it
In five of the six games, players launched offensive cyber operations only after conventional weapons conducted destructive attacks. Additionally, players were more willing to place systems on nuclear alert than to launch cyberattacks or even cyber-enabled information operations. Over and over players cited concerns about escalation in their cyber restraint, articulating fears that cyberattacks could “lead to nuclear war.” Further, in all of the six games, despite large scale adversary cyberattacks (up to nuclear effects in allied countries), none of the “blue” teams chose to respond to cyberattacks. In one game, a player explained, “this is cyber—it’s different psychologically.” In all of these games, players were told who had attacked them in cyberspace, essentially priming them for retaliation. The lack of support for retaliation in these games is, therefore, especially compelling.
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After Santa Fe School Shooting, Texas Launches Mobile App To Help People Report Suspicious Activity – Houston Public Media

After Santa Fe School Shooting, Texas Launches Mobile App To Help People Report Suspicious Activity – Houston Public Media | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Nearly a month after Santa Fe high school shooting, Gov. Greg Abbott has launched a digital technology to make it easier for Texans to report unusual activity in schools and communities within minutes.
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FBI Urges After Russian Hacking: Reboot Your Routers « WCCO | CBS Minnesota

FBI Urges After Russian Hacking: Reboot Your Routers « WCCO | CBS Minnesota | The Pointman | Scoop.it
“The size and scope of the infrastructure impacted by VPNFilter malware is significant,” the FBI said.
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Lack Of Paper Trail A Concern Amid Fears Of Election Hacking « CBS Chicago

Lack Of Paper Trail A Concern Amid Fears Of Election Hacking « CBS Chicago | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee issued a report that recommended replacing machines that don't produce a paper record of the vote.
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Social media giant Facebook blasted for soaring abuse against judges - TheSun.co.uk

Social media giant Facebook blasted for soaring abuse against judges - TheSun.co.uk | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Public debate has been 'coarsened' and social media firms are to blame for a rise in abuse against judges, Justice Secretary David Gauke has claimed...
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Sports world adapts to growing cybersecurity threats - Sportsnet.ca

Sports world adapts to growing cybersecurity threats - Sportsnet.ca | The Pointman | Scoop.it
Imagine the fallout if the NHL was hacked and its star players -- think Sidney Crosby, Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid -- had their home addresses, phone numbers and other personal information made accessible online.
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UK health service boss in the guts of WannaCry outbreak warns of more nasty code infections • The Register

UK health service boss in the guts of WannaCry outbreak warns of more nasty code infections • The Register | The Pointman | Scoop.it

Assume we're going to get hacked next time and plan for it.

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