FROM Jose Pagliery
Apple v. FBI Apple is refusing to comply with a court order to enable the FBI to access a cellphone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. A federal judge ordered Apple to help the government break the phone’s encryption. But yesterday, CEO Tim Cook refused, saying in a public letter to Apple customers that to do so would compromise every Apple iphone user’s security. What are the legal issues?
Anthem Hack Many of us got an email today from health insurer Anthem saying it had been the victim of hacking. The second largest health insurance company in the US says up to 80 million people may have been affected. The company says medical records and credit card numbers were not stolen, but social security numbers, birthdays, and employment data were.
Hacking Cars Have you ever rolled up your windows at night because you were worried about carjacking? Well, with cars becoming more and more computerized, we may need protection from the threat of car hacking .
Whatever Happened to Heartbleed? On April 9th, everyone was talking about the Heartbleed bug, described as “the worst security hole the Internet has ever seen.” Well, three weeks later, the internet seems to be running just fine. Did we overreact, or is the threat still real?
Computer Insecurity A lot of people today are panicked over the discovery of the so-called Heartbleed computer bug. Heartbleed is a flaw in the software used to protect most public websites that require security, from Google Docs to Amazon, and probably even your bank’s web site. Security experts have called the “Heartbleed” bug catastrophic, but the real fallout has yet to be seen.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”