IT’S THE LAW (08/02/2022)

Namibia’s National Assembly passed the Access to Information Law to give citizens the right to know about government activity, as long as security is not jeopardized. The law also obligates public and private entities to make information available proactively. It now goes to the National Council for review then to the president to sign.

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Ever wonder who foots the bill for data breaches? You and I do!

August 2, 2022

IBM Security’s Cost of Data Breach Report brings us the not-surprising-but-still-disappointing news that consumers are once again made to pay for company inaction. Eighty-three percent reported having more than one data breach, yet 79% of critical infrastructure organizations didn’t deploy a zero-trust architecture. The report showed cost at an all-time high, but 60% of the companies surveyed addressed their shortfall by increasing the cost of goods or services to their customers.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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