Larry Snow with the Secure Transportation and Executive Protection News podcast for Friday, May 18th, 2018.
In Vehicle News
From Consumer Reports.Com
Who Owns the Data Your Car Collects?
Some information gathered can improve driving performance and safety, but it could also result in an invasion of your privacy
The questions of who owns the data and what can be done with it have brought the privacy debate into the modern car cockpit.
Much of the information coming from connected cars can produce safety benefits. But it has value for other purposes as well. There are more than 200 data points in cars today, with at least 140 viable business uses.
So far, neither Congress nor the DOT has instituted any new legal requirements for most car data. Many car companies say they are being proactive about consumer privacy, but advocates are concerned about the prospect of an industry policing itself.
In Executive Protection News
From Facebook News
Facebook’s first content moderation report finds terrorism posts up 73 percent this year
Facebook took enforcement action on 1.9 million posts related to terrorism by Al Qaeda and ISIS in the first quarter of this year, the company said, up from 1.1 million posts in the last quarter of 2018. The increased enforcement, which typically results in posts being removed and accounts being suspended or banned from Facebook, resulted from improvements in machine learning that allowed the company to find more terrorism-related photos, whether they were newly uploaded or had been on Facebook for longer.
Facebook made the data available as part of its first-ever Community Standards Enforcement Report, which documents content moderation actions taken by the company between October and March.
In Cyber Security News
Homeland Security unveils new cybersecurity strategy amid threats
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday unveiled a new national strategy for addressing the growing number of cybersecurity risks as it works to assess them and reduce vulnerabilities.
“The cyber threat landscape is shifting in real-time, and we have reached a historic turning point,” said Secretary Nielsen. “Digital security is now converging with personal and physical security, and it is clear that our cyber adversaries can now threaten the very fabric of our republic itself. That is why DHS is rethinking its approach by adopting a more comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. In an age of brand-name breaches, we must think beyond the defense of specific assets—and confront systemic risks that affect everyone from tech giants to homeowners. Our strategy outlines how DHS will leverage its unique capabilities on the digital battlefield to defend American networks and get ahead of emerging cyber threats.”
Lastly, the Yanny or Laurel Debate
For a little TGIF levity, the Yanny or Laurel audio clip that has taken the internet by storm. A short audio clip is completely puzzling the world and pitting friend against friend in the online debate. What is the voice saying – is it Yanny or is it Laurel?
Some people think they hear the word “Laurel” while others are convinced it says “Yanny.” It’s the most perplexing phenomenon since the great the dress debate of 2015.
So what did you hear? Laurel or Yanny? Let us know by posting a comment over on securitydrivernews.libsyn.com.
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