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Ransomware attacks hit U.S. healthcare 

The FBI was one of four U.S. government agencies that issued a joint alert in response to a wave of cyberattacks on healthcare systems in New York, Vermont and Oregon. Officials confirmed Ryuk ransomware, which has a record of attacking public sector entities, was responsible – and concern is that more attacks are imminent.

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Why de-Indentifying journalistic sources matter

November 10, 2020

Journalists today have vast amounts of data sources to draw from. With that comes responsibility to handle personal information appropriately, and when necessary to anonymize or shield it – and to make sure it can’t be re-identified. First is to determine which data is most important to protect then determine which methods to use. This can include de-identification, pseudonymization, data aggregation, data redaction, and adding statistical noise.

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U.S. new privacy legislations passed

November 10, 2020

The passage of CA’s Prop 24 has been getting a lot of press since the U.S. election because it significantly expands CCPA. But three other important U.S. state laws were also passed in the last week. 1. Massachusetts’ Right to Repair Law: gives car owners and repair shops access to car data without going through the manufacturer. 2. Michigan’s Proposal 20-2: specifies that a search warrant will be required to access personal electronic data and communications. 3. Portland, Maine’s  Ballot Question B: prevents the city and officials from using facial recognition on groups or members of the public.

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Grammarly Raises $200 Million to Help People Write Better

November 24, 2021

If robots wrote the news, would they write about other robots?  I ask because there’s been a suspicious burst of items about AI-powered writing tools, just when live journalists might have set things on autopilot so they could sneak out early for the holiday.  Top of the list: writing-suggestion platform Grammarly just raised $200 million at a $13 billion valuation, doubling total funding to $400 million.

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