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Importance of AI, data in law enforcement suggests growing tension with privacy

Security experts believe machine learning and artificial intelligence are critical in combating crime, but the associated need for data access is likely to escalate concerns about privacy.

Source: Importance of AI, data in law enforcement suggests growing tension with privacy | ZDNet

Ransomware Virus Hits Computer Servers Across the Globe

A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms.

Source: Ransomware Virus Hits Computer Servers Across the Globe – The New York Times

Infection by Mouseover: PowerPoint Spam

Malware-laced PowerPoint files are nothing new. One well-known case involved the spread of Sandworm malware a few years ago. But several recent spam campaigns have taken advantage of a PowerPoint trick that makes it possible to drop malware without requiring the click of a link.

Source: Infection by Mouseover: PowerPoint Spam

Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat

Recently Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. But what Snapchat doesn’t tell you, is that if you aren’t careful, Snap Map will broadcast your exact location to anyone on your friends list every time you open the app.

Source: Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat – The Verge

Cisco wants to balance privacy with security

To be more secure, businesses typically have to accept some level of surveillance, inviting third-party companies to track traffic and monitor network data for intruders, threats or malicious software. Cisco, announcing its “intent-based” network, said that it has found a way to detect malware hidden in encrypted traffic without decrypting, or cracking the secret code protecting the data being transmitted.

Source: Cisco wants to balance privacy with security – SFGate

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