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          Nominations sought for first-ever SIA Progress Award      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Award to recognize individual dedicated to the advancement of women in security
08/08/2018
SSN Staff

SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Security Industry Association has opened nominations for the inaugural SIA Progress Award, an initiative sponsored by SIA’s Women in Security Forum.

Nominations for the SIA Progress Award are being accepted through Aug. 24, and the recipient of this new award will be recognized at SIA Honors Night 2018 on Nov. 14 in New York City.

“SIA’s annual Honors Night is one of my favorite SIA events because we honor leaders who dedicate time and resources to promote key SIA initiatives such as fostering industry diversity,” Don Erickson, SIA’s CEO, said in the announcement. “This year’s program will inspire all of us as we celebrate the advancement of women in the security industry with the inaugural SIA Progress Award. SIA is proud to promote women’s involvement and professional growth and grateful to those paving the way forward for women in the industry.”

The new SIA Progress Award will celebrate an individual who is advancing opportunities and success for women in the security industry. The winner will be determined based on the following criteria:

  • Contributions to advancing women in the security industry within the past three years (e.g., volunteer activities and/or grassroots efforts, new programs, new company policies to promote a more diverse workforce and thought leadership)
  • Promoting women’s professional growth through mentorship and/or sponsorship
  • Recognitions and/or awards for related activities
  • Demonstration of the highest levels of professionalism and integrity in the security industry

All nominees for the SIA Progress Award must be employees of SIA member companies, and each nomination must include a letter from a colleague in the security industry on why the candidate deserves the award.

SIA’s Women in Security Forum is designed to support the participation of women in the security industry. Through programs like a new roundtable series, thought leadership opportunities, professional development offerings and networking events, the forum engages both men and women who share this goal.

Along with the awards ceremony, SIA Honors Night—held each year concurrent with ISC East, New York City’s biggest security products trade show—features a gala dinner reception benefiting Mission 500 and engaging entertainment. As part of the awards ceremony, SIA will also present the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award and the Women in Biometrics Award.

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          How to Improve the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On June 28, California enacted the Consumer Privacy Act (A.B. 375), a well-intentioned but flawed new law that seeks to protect the data privacy of technology users and others by imposing new rules on companies that gather, use, and share personal data. There's a lot to like about the Act, but there is substantial room for improvement. Most significantly:

  • The Act allows businesses to charge a higher price to users who exercise their privacy rights.
  • The Act does not provide users the power to bring violators to court, with the exception of a narrow set of businesses if there are data breaches.
  • For data collection, the Act does not require user consent.
  • For data sale, while the Act does require user consent, adults have only opt-out rights, and not more-protective opt-in rights.
  • The Act’s right-to-know should be more granular, extending not just to general categories of sources and recipients of personal data, but also to the specific sources and recipients. Also, the right-to-know should be tailored to avoid news gathering.

The law goes into effect in January 2020, which means privacy advocates have 18 months to strengthen it—and to stave off regulated companies' attempts to weaken it.

Background to the Act

For many years, a growing number of technology users have objected to the myriad ways that companies harvest and monetize their personal data, and users have called on companies and legislators to do a better job at protecting their data privacy. EFF has long supported data privacy protections as well.

In March 2018, the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. The public learned that private data was harvested from more than 50 million Facebook users, without their knowledge and consent, and that the Trump presidential campaign used this private data to target political advertisements. Demand for better data privacy rules increased significantly.

In May 2018, supporters of a California ballot initiative on data privacy filed more than 600,000 signatures in support of presenting the initiative to voters, nearly twice the number of signatures required to do so. But ballot initiatives are an imperfect way to make public policy on a complex subject like data privacy. Before enactment, it can be difficult for stakeholders to help improve an initiative’s content. And after enactment, an initiative can be difficult to amend.

California legislators hoped to do better, but now they faced a deadline. June 28 was the last day the initiative’s sponsor could remove it from the ballot, and the sponsor told the legislature that he would do so only if they passed data privacy legislation first. Legislators rushed to meet this deadline, but that rush meant privacy advocates didn’t have much chance to weigh in before it was passed.

The Basics of the CCPA

The CCPA creates four basic rights for California consumers: 

  • A right to know what personal information a business has about them, and where (by category) that personal information came from or was sent. See Sections 100, 110, 115. See also Section 140(c) (defining “business”), and Section 140(o) (defining “personal information”).
  • A right to delete personal information that a business collected from them. See Section 105. While the right-to-know extends to all information a business collected about a consumer, the right-to-delete extends to just the information a business collected from them.
  • A right to opt-out of sale of personal information about them. See Section 120. See also Section 140(t) (defining “sale”).
  • A right to receive equal service and pricing from a business, even if they exercise their privacy rights under the Act, but with significant exceptions. See Section 125.

The Act also creates a limited right for consumers to sue businesses for data security breaches, based on California’s existing data breach notification law. See Section 150. Most of the Act’s enforcement punch, however, rests with the California Attorney General (AG), who can file civil actions against violations of the Act. See Section 155. The AG is also responsible for promulgating regulations to flesh out or update the CCPA framework. See Section 185.

As we explained above, the CCPA was put together quickly, and with many important terms undefined or not clearly defined. As a result, these rights in some cases look better than they really are. Fortunately, the new CCPA is generally understood to be a work in progress. Legislators, privacy advocates, and regulated companies will all be seeking substantive revisions before the law goes into effect. The rest of this post focuses on EFF's suggestions.

Opt-in Consent to Collection

Many online services gather personal data from technology users, without their knowledge or consent, both when users visit their websites, and, by means of tracking tools, when users visit other websites. Many online services monetize this personal data by using it to sell targeted advertising. New legislation could require these online services to obtain the users’ opt-in consent to collect personal data, particularly where that collection is not necessary to provide the service.

The CCPA does not require online services to obtain opt-in consent before collecting personal data from users. Nor does it provide users an opportunity to opt-out of collection. The law does require notice, at or before the point of collection, of the categories of collected data, and the purposes of collection. See Section 100(b). But when it comes to users’ autonomy to make their own decisions about the privacy of their data, while notice is a start, consent is much better. The legislature should amend the Act to require it.

Some limits are in order. For example, opt-in consent might not be required for a service to perform actions the user themselves have requested (though clear notice should be required). Also, any new regulations should explore ways to avoid the “consent fatigue” that can be caused by a high volume of opt-in consent requests.

“Right to Know” About Data Gathering and Sharing

Technology users should have an affirmative “right to know” what personal data companies have gathered about them, where the companies got it, and with whom the companies shared it, subject to some limits to ensure that the right to know does not impinge on other rights.

The CCPA creates a right to know, empowering “consumers” to obtain the following information from “businesses”:

  • The categories of personal information collected. See Sections 100(a), 110a)(1), 110(c)(1), 115(a)(1).
  • The categories of sources of the personal information. See Sections 110(a)(2), 110(c)(2).
  • The purposes for collecting the personal information. See Sections 110(a)(3), 110(c)(3).
  • The categories of third parties with whom businesses shares personal information. See Sections 110(a)(4).
  • The categories of personal information sold. See Sections 115(a)(2), 115(c)(1).

The Act defines a “consumer” as any natural person who resides in California. See Section 140(g). The Act defines a “business” as a for-profit legal entity with: (i) annual gross revenue of $25 million; (ii) annual receipt or disclosure of the personal information of 50,000 consumers, households, or devices; or (iii) receipt of 50% or more of its annual revenue from selling personal information. See Section 140(c).

The Act’s right-to-know would be more effective if it was more granular. It allows people to learn just the “categories” of sources and recipients of their personal data. People should be able to learn the specific sources and recipients.

Moreover, the Act’s right-to-know should be tailored to avoid impacting news gathering, which is protected by the First Amendment, when undertaken by professional reporters and lay members of the public alike. For example, if a newspaper tracked visitors to its online edition, the visitors’ right-to-know could cover that tracked information, but should not also extend to a reporters’ investigative file.

Data Portability

Users generally should have a legal right to data portability, that is, to obtain a copy of the data they provided to an online service. People might use this data in myriad ways, including self-publishing their own content, better understanding their service provider, or taking their data to a rival service.

The CCPA advances data portability. Consumers may obtain from businesses the “specific pieces” of personal information collected about them. See Sections 100(a), 110(c)(5). Moreover, the Act provides that if “provided electronically, the information shall be in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, in a readily useable format that allows the consumer to transmit their information to another entity.” See Section 100(d).

It will be important to ensure that “technical infeasibility” does not become an exception that swallows the rule.

Also, it may be appropriate to address scenarios where multiple users’ data is entangled. For example, suppose Alice posts a photo of herself on social media, under a privacy setting that allows only certain people to see the photo, and Bob (one of those people) posts a comment on the photo. If Bob seeks to obtain a copy of the data he provided to that social media, he should get his comment, but not automatically Alice’s photo.

Consent to Data Sharing

As discussed above, EFF supports properly tailored legislation that requires companies to get opt-in consent before collecting a user’s personal data. Opt-in consent should also be required before a company shares that data with a third party. The more broadly that personal data is disseminated, the greater the risk of theft by malicious hackers, misuse by company employees, and expanded uses by company managers. Technology users should have the power to control their personal data by deciding when it may be transferred from one entity to another.

The CCPA addresses sale of personal data. It defines “sale” to include any data transfer “for monetary or other valuable consideration.” See Section 140(t). Adults have a right to opt-out of sales. See Sections 120(a), 120(c). To facilitate such opt-outs, businesses must provide a “do not sell my personal information” link on their homepages. See Section 135(a)(1). Minors have a right to be free from sales absent their opt-in consent. See Sections 120(c), 120(d). Also, if a third party buys a user’s personal data from a company that acquired it from the user, the third party cannot re-sell that personal data, unless they notify the user and give them an opportunity to opt-out. See Section 115(d).

However, the Act’s provisions on consent to data sharing are incomplete. First, all users—adults as well as minors—should be free from data sales and re-sales without their opt-in consent. While opt-out consent is good, opt-in consent is a better way to promote user autonomy to make their own decisions about their data privacy.

Second, the opt-in consent rules should apply to data transfers that do not yield (in the Act’s words) “valuable consideration.” For example, a company may find it to be in its business interests to give user data away for free. The user should be able to say “no” to such a transfer. Under the current Act, they cannot do so. By contrast, the original ballot initiative defined “sale” to include sharing data with other businesses for free.

Notably, the Act empowers the California Attorney General to issue regulations to ensure that the Act’s various notices and information are provided “in a manner that may be easily understood by the average consumer.” See Section 185(a)(6). We hope these regulations will address the risk of “consent fatigue” that can result from opt-in requests.

Deletion

The CCPA provides that a consumer may compel a business to “delete” personal information that the business collected from the consumer. See Section 105(a).

The Act provides several exceptions. Two bear emphasis. First, a business need not delete a consumer’s personal information if the business needs it to “exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.” See Section 105(d)(4). Second, a business may keep personal information “to enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer’s relationship with the business.” See Section 105(d)(7).  Confusingly, another exception uses similar language, and it’s unclear how these interact. See Section 105(d)(9) (“Otherwise use the consumer’s personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information”).

Deletion is a particularly tricky aspect of data privacy, given the potential countervailing First Amendment rights at issue. For example, suppose that Alice and Bob use the same social media service, that Alice posts a photo of herself, that Bob re-posts it with a caption criticizing what Alice is doing in the photo, and that Alice becomes embarrassed by the photo. A statute empowering Alice to compel the service to delete all copies of the photo might intrude on Bob’s First Amendment interest in continuing to re-post the photo. EFF is working with privacy and speech advocates to find ways to make sure the CCPA ultimately strikes the right balance.

But EFF will strongly oppose any provision empowering users to compel third-party services (including search engines) to de-list public information about them. Laws outside the United States that do this are often called the “right to be forgotten.” EFF opposes such laws, because they violate the rights to free speech and to gather information. Many of us may be embarrassed by accurate published reports about us. But it does not follow that we should be able to force other people to forget these reports. Technology users should be free to seek out and locate information they find relevant.

Non-discrimination

The CCPA provides that if a user exercises one of the foregoing statutory data privacy rights (i.e., denial of consent to sell, right to know, data portability, or deletion), then a business may not discriminate against the user by denying service, charging a higher price, or providing lower quality. See Section 125(a)(1). This is a critical provision. Without it, businesses could effectively gut the law by discriminating against users that exercise their rights.

Unfortunately, the Act contains a broad exemption that threatens to swallow the non-discrimination rule. Specifically, a business may offer “incentives” to a user to collect and sell their data, including “payments.” See Section 125(b)(1). For example, if a service costs money, and a user of this service refuses to consent to collection and sale of their data, then the service may charge them more than it charges users that do consent. This will discourage users from exercising their privacy rights. Also, it will lead to unequal classes of privacy “haves” and “have nots,” depending upon the income of the user. EFF urges the California legislature to repeal this exemption from the non-discrimination rule.

This problem is not solved by the Act’s forbidding financial incentives that are “unjust, unreasonable, coercive, or usurious.” See Section 125(b)(4). This will not stop companies from charging more from users who exercise their privacy rights.

The Act also allows price and quality differences that are “reasonably related” or “directly related” to “the value provided to the consumer by the consumer’s data.” See Sections 125(a)(2), 125(b)(1). These exemptions from the non-discrimination rule are unclear and potentially far-reaching, and need clarification and limitation.

Empowering Users to Enforce the Law

One of the most powerful ways to ensure enforcement of a privacy law is to empower users to take violators to court. This is often called a “private cause of action.” Government agencies may fail to enforce privacy laws, for any number of reasons, including lack of resources, competing priorities, or regulatory capture. When a business violates the statutory privacy rights of a user, the user should have the power to decide for themselves whether to enforce the law. Many privacy statutes allow this, including federal laws on wiretaps, stored electronic communications, video rentals, driver’s licenses, and cable subscriptions.

Unfortunately, the private right of action in the CCPA is woefully inadequate. It may only be brought to remedy certain data breaches. See Section 150(a)(1). The Act does not empower users to sue businesses that sell their data without consent, that refuse to comply with right-to-know requests, and that refuse to comply with data portability requests. EFF urges the California legislature to expand the Act’s private cause of action to cover violations of these privacy rights, too.

The Act empowers the California Attorney General to bring suit against a business that violates any provision of the Act. See Section 155(a). As just explained, this is not enough.

Waivers

Too often, users effectively lose their new rights when they “agree” to fine print in unilateral form contracts with large businesses that have far greater bargaining power. Users may unwittingly waive their privacy rights, or find themselves stuck with mandatory arbitration of their privacy rights (as opposed to their day in an independent court).

So we are very pleased that the CCPA expressly provides that contract provisions are void if they purport to waive or limit a user’s privacy rights and enforcement remedies under the Act. See Section 192. This is an important provision that could be a model for other states as well.

Rule Making

The CCPA empowers the California Attorney General to adopt regulations, after it solicits broad public participation. See Section 185. These regulations will address, among other things, new categories of “personal information,” new categories of “unique identifiers” of users, new exceptions to comply with state and federal law, and the clarity of notices.

EFF will participate in this regulatory process, to help ensure that new regulations strengthen data privacy without undue burden, particularly for nonprofits and open-source projects.

Next Steps

The CCPA is just a start. Between now and the Act’s effective date in January 2020, much work remains to be done. The Act itself makes important findings about the high stakes:

The proliferation of personal information has limited Californians’ ability to properly protect and safeguard their privacy. It is almost impossible to apply for a job, raise a child, drive a car, or make an appointment without sharing personal information. . . . Many businesses collect personal information from California consumers. They may know where a consumer lives and how many children a consumer has, how fast a consumer drives, a consumer’s personality, sleep habits, biometric and health information, financial information, precise geolocation information, and social networks, to name a few categories. . . . People desire privacy and more control over their information.

EFF looks forward to advocating for improvements to the Act in the months and years to come.


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On June 28, California enacted the Consumer Privacy Act (A.B. 375), a well-intentioned but flawed new law that seeks to protect the data privacy of technology users and others by imposing new rules on companies that gather, use, and share personal data. There's a lot to like about the Act, but there is substantial room for improvement. Most significantly:

  • The Act allows businesses to charge a higher price to users who exercise their privacy rights.
  • The Act does not provide users the power to bring violators to court, with the exception of a narrow set of businesses if there are data breaches.
  • For data collection, the Act does not require user consent.
  • For data sale, while the Act does require user consent, adults have only opt-out rights, and not more-protective opt-in rights.
  • The Act’s right-to-know should be more granular, extending not just to general categories of sources and recipients of personal data, but also to the specific sources and recipients. Also, the right-to-know should be tailored to avoid news gathering.

The law goes into effect in January 2020, which means privacy advocates have 18 months to strengthen it—and to stave off regulated companies' attempts to weaken it.

Background to the Act

For many years, a growing number of technology users have objected to the myriad ways that companies harvest and monetize their personal data, and users have called on companies and legislators to do a better job at protecting their data privacy. EFF has long supported data privacy protections as well.

In March 2018, the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke. The public learned that private data was harvested from more than 50 million Facebook users, without their knowledge and consent, and that the Trump presidential campaign used this private data to target political advertisements. Demand for better data privacy rules increased significantly.

In May 2018, supporters of a California ballot initiative on data privacy filed more than 600,000 signatures in support of presenting the initiative to voters, nearly twice the number of signatures required to do so. But ballot initiatives are an imperfect way to make public policy on a complex subject like data privacy. Before enactment, it can be difficult for stakeholders to help improve an initiative’s content. And after enactment, an initiative can be difficult to amend.

California legislators hoped to do better, but now they faced a deadline. June 28 was the last day the initiative’s sponsor could remove it from the ballot, and the sponsor told the legislature that he would do so only if they passed data privacy legislation first. Legislators rushed to meet this deadline, but that rush meant privacy advocates didn’t have much chance to weigh in before it was passed.

The Basics of the CCPA

The CCPA creates four basic rights for California consumers: 

  • A right to know what personal information a business has about them, and where (by category) that personal information came from or was sent. See Sections 100, 110, 115. See also Section 140(c) (defining “business”), and Section 140(o) (defining “personal information”).
  • A right to delete personal information that a business collected from them. See Section 105. While the right-to-know extends to all information a business collected about a consumer, the right-to-delete extends to just the information a business collected from them.
  • A right to opt-out of sale of personal information about them. See Section 120. See also Section 140(t) (defining “sale”).
  • A right to receive equal service and pricing from a business, even if they exercise their privacy rights under the Act, but with significant exceptions. See Section 125.

The Act also creates a limited right for consumers to sue businesses for data security breaches, based on California’s existing data breach notification law. See Section 150. Most of the Act’s enforcement punch, however, rests with the California Attorney General (AG), who can file civil actions against violations of the Act. See Section 155. The AG is also responsible for promulgating regulations to flesh out or update the CCPA framework. See Section 185.

As we explained above, the CCPA was put together quickly, and with many important terms undefined or not clearly defined. As a result, these rights in some cases look better than they really are. Fortunately, the new CCPA is generally understood to be a work in progress. Legislators, privacy advocates, and regulated companies will all be seeking substantive revisions before the law goes into effect. The rest of this post focuses on EFF's suggestions.

Opt-in Consent to Collection

Many online services gather personal data from technology users, without their knowledge or consent, both when users visit their websites, and, by means of tracking tools, when users visit other websites. Many online services monetize this personal data by using it to sell targeted advertising. New legislation could require these online services to obtain the users’ opt-in consent to collect personal data, particularly where that collection is not necessary to provide the service.

The CCPA does not require online services to obtain opt-in consent before collecting personal data from users. Nor does it provide users an opportunity to opt-out of collection. The law does require notice, at or before the point of collection, of the categories of collected data, and the purposes of collection. See Section 100(b). But when it comes to users’ autonomy to make their own decisions about the privacy of their data, while notice is a start, consent is much better. The legislature should amend the Act to require it.

Some limits are in order. For example, opt-in consent might not be required for a service to perform actions the user themselves have requested (though clear notice should be required). Also, any new regulations should explore ways to avoid the “consent fatigue” that can be caused by a high volume of opt-in consent requests.

“Right to Know” About Data Gathering and Sharing

Technology users should have an affirmative “right to know” what personal data companies have gathered about them, where the companies got it, and with whom the companies shared it, subject to some limits to ensure that the right to know does not impinge on other rights.

The CCPA creates a right to know, empowering “consumers” to obtain the following information from “businesses”:

  • The categories of personal information collected. See Sections 100(a), 110(a)(1), 110(c)(1), 115(a)(1).
  • The categories of sources of the personal information. See Sections 110(a)(2), 110(c)(2).
  • The purposes for collecting the personal information. See Sections 110(a)(3), 110(c)(3).
  • The categories of third parties with whom businesses shares personal information. See Sections 110(a)(4).
  • The categories of personal information sold. See Sections 115(a)(2), 115(c)(1).

The Act defines a “consumer” as any natural person who resides in California. See Section 140(g). The Act defines a “business” as a for-profit legal entity with: (i) annual gross revenue of $25 million; (ii) annual receipt or disclosure of the personal information of 50,000 consumers, households, or devices; or (iii) receipt of 50% or more of its annual revenue from selling personal information. See Section 140(c).

The Act’s right-to-know would be more effective if it was more granular. It allows people to learn just the “categories” of sources and recipients of their personal data. People should be able to learn the specific sources and recipients.

Moreover, the Act’s right-to-know should be tailored to avoid impacting news gathering, which is protected by the First Amendment, when undertaken by professional reporters and lay members of the public alike. For example, if a newspaper tracked visitors to its online edition, the visitors’ right-to-know could cover that tracked information, but should not also extend to a reporters’ investigative file.

Data Portability

Users generally should have a legal right to data portability, that is, to obtain a copy of the data they provided to an online service. People might use this data in myriad ways, including self-publishing their own content, better understanding their service provider, or taking their data to a rival service.

The CCPA advances data portability. Consumers may obtain from businesses the “specific pieces” of personal information collected about them. See Sections 100(a), 110(c)(5). Moreover, the Act provides that if “provided electronically, the information shall be in a portable and, to the extent technically feasible, in a readily useable format that allows the consumer to transmit their information to another entity.” See Section 100(d).

It will be important to ensure that “technical infeasibility” does not become an exception that swallows the rule.

Also, it may be appropriate to address scenarios where multiple users’ data is entangled. For example, suppose Alice posts a photo of herself on social media, under a privacy setting that allows only certain people to see the photo, and Bob (one of those people) posts a comment on the photo. If Bob seeks to obtain a copy of the data he provided to that social media, he should get his comment, but not automatically Alice’s photo.

Consent to Data Sharing

As discussed above, EFF supports properly tailored legislation that requires companies to get opt-in consent before collecting a user’s personal data. Opt-in consent should also be required before a company shares that data with a third party. The more broadly that personal data is disseminated, the greater the risk of theft by malicious hackers, misuse by company employees, and expanded uses by company managers. Technology users should have the power to control their personal data by deciding when it may be transferred from one entity to another.

The CCPA addresses sale of personal data. It defines “sale” to include any data transfer “for monetary or other valuable consideration.” See Section 140(t). Adults have a right to opt-out of sales. See Sections 120(a), 120(c). To facilitate such opt-outs, businesses must provide a “do not sell my personal information” link on their homepages. See Section 135(a)(1). Minors have a right to be free from sales absent their opt-in consent. See Sections 120(c), 120(d). Also, if a third party buys a user’s personal data from a company that acquired it from the user, the third party cannot re-sell that personal data, unless they notify the user and give them an opportunity to opt-out. See Section 115(d).

However, the Act’s provisions on consent to data sharing are incomplete. First, all users—adults as well as minors—should be free from data sales and re-sales without their opt-in consent. While opt-out consent is good, opt-in consent is a better way to promote user autonomy to make their own decisions about their data privacy.

Second, the opt-in consent rules should apply to data transfers that do not yield (in the Act’s words) “valuable consideration.” For example, a company may find it to be in its business interests to give user data away for free. The user should be able to say “no” to such a transfer. Under the current Act, they cannot do so. By contrast, the original ballot initiative defined “sale” to include sharing data with other businesses for free.

Notably, the Act empowers the California Attorney General to issue regulations to ensure that the Act’s various notices and information are provided “in a manner that may be easily understood by the average consumer.” See Section 185(a)(6). We hope these regulations will address the risk of “consent fatigue” that can result from opt-in requests.

Deletion

The CCPA provides that a consumer may compel a business to “delete” personal information that the business collected from the consumer. See Section 105(a).

The Act provides several exceptions. Two bear emphasis. First, a business need not delete a consumer’s personal information if the business needs it to “exercise free speech, ensure the right of another consumer to exercise his or her right of free speech, or exercise another right provided for by law.” See Section 105(d)(4). Second, a business may keep personal information “to enable solely internal uses that are reasonably aligned with the expectations of the consumer based on the consumer’s relationship with the business.” See Section 105(d)(7).  Confusingly, another exception uses similar language, and it’s unclear how these interact. See Section 105(d)(9) (“Otherwise use the consumer’s personal information, internally, in a lawful manner that is compatible with the context in which the consumer provided the information”).

Deletion is a particularly tricky aspect of data privacy, given the potential countervailing First Amendment rights at issue. For example, suppose that Alice and Bob use the same social media service, that Alice posts a photo of herself, that Bob re-posts it with a caption criticizing what Alice is doing in the photo, and that Alice becomes embarrassed by the photo. A statute empowering Alice to compel the service to delete all copies of the photo might intrude on Bob’s First Amendment interest in continuing to re-post the photo. EFF is working with privacy and speech advocates to find ways to make sure the CCPA ultimately strikes the right balance.

But EFF will strongly oppose any provision empowering users to compel third-party services (including search engines) to de-list public information about them. Laws outside the United States that do this are often called the “right to be forgotten.” EFF opposes such laws, because they violate the rights to free speech and to gather information. Many of us may be embarrassed by accurate published reports about us. But it does not follow that we should be able to force other people to forget these reports. Technology users should be free to seek out and locate information they find relevant.

Non-discrimination

The CCPA provides that if a user exercises one of the foregoing statutory data privacy rights (i.e., denial of consent to sell, right to know, data portability, or deletion), then a business may not discriminate against the user by denying service, charging a higher price, or providing lower quality. See Section 125(a)(1). This is a critical provision. Without it, businesses could effectively gut the law by discriminating against users that exercise their rights.

Unfortunately, the Act contains a broad exemption that threatens to swallow the non-discrimination rule. Specifically, a business may offer “incentives” to a user to collect and sell their data, including “payments.” See Section 125(b)(1). For example, if a service costs money, and a user of this service refuses to consent to collection and sale of their data, then the service may charge them more than it charges users that do consent. This will discourage users from exercising their privacy rights. Also, it will lead to unequal classes of privacy “haves” and “have nots,” depending upon the income of the user. EFF urges the California legislature to repeal this exemption from the non-discrimination rule.

This problem is not solved by the Act’s forbidding financial incentives that are “unjust, unreasonable, coercive, or usurious.” See Section 125(b)(4). This will not stop companies from charging more from users who exercise their privacy rights.

The Act also allows price and quality differences that are “reasonably related” or “directly related” to “the value provided to the consumer by the consumer’s data.” See Sections 125(a)(2), 125(b)(1). These exemptions from the non-discrimination rule are unclear and potentially far-reaching, and need clarification and limitation.

Empowering Users to Enforce the Law

One of the most powerful ways to ensure enforcement of a privacy law is to empower users to take violators to court. This is often called a “private cause of action.” Government agencies may fail to enforce privacy laws, for any number of reasons, including lack of resources, competing priorities, or regulatory capture. When a business violates the statutory privacy rights of a user, the user should have the power to decide for themselves whether to enforce the law. Many privacy statutes allow this, including federal laws on wiretaps, stored electronic communications, video rentals, driver’s licenses, and cable subscriptions.

Unfortunately, the private right of action in the CCPA is woefully inadequate. It may only be brought to remedy certain data breaches. See Section 150(a)(1). The Act does not empower users to sue businesses that sell their data without consent, that refuse to comply with right-to-know requests, and that refuse to comply with data portability requests. EFF urges the California legislature to expand the Act’s private cause of action to cover violations of these privacy rights, too.

The Act empowers the California Attorney General to bring suit against a business that violates any provision of the Act. See Section 155(a). As just explained, this is not enough.

Waivers

Too often, users effectively lose their new rights when they “agree” to fine print in unilateral form contracts with large businesses that have far greater bargaining power. Users may unwittingly waive their privacy rights, or find themselves stuck with mandatory arbitration of their privacy rights (as opposed to their day in an independent court).

So we are very pleased that the CCPA expressly provides that contract provisions are void if they purport to waive or limit a user’s privacy rights and enforcement remedies under the Act. See Section 192. This is an important provision that could be a model for other states as well.

Rule Making

The CCPA empowers the California Attorney General to adopt regulations, after it solicits broad public participation. See Section 185. These regulations will address, among other things, new categories of “personal information,” new categories of “unique identifiers” of users, new exceptions to comply with state and federal law, and the clarity of notices.

EFF will participate in this regulatory process, to help ensure that new regulations strengthen data privacy without undue burden, particularly for nonprofits and open-source projects.

Next Steps

The CCPA is just a start. Between now and the Act’s effective date in January 2020, much work remains to be done. The Act itself makes important findings about the high stakes:

The proliferation of personal information has limited Californians’ ability to properly protect and safeguard their privacy. It is almost impossible to apply for a job, raise a child, drive a car, or make an appointment without sharing personal information. . . . Many businesses collect personal information from California consumers. They may know where a consumer lives and how many children a consumer has, how fast a consumer drives, a consumer’s personality, sleep habits, biometric and health information, financial information, precise geolocation information, and social networks, to name a few categories. . . . People desire privacy and more control over their information.

EFF looks forward to advocating for improvements to the Act in the months and years to come.


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Η Google ανακοίνωσε την νέα έκδοση του Android, την έκδοση 9, η οποία έχει και αυτή κωδική ονομασία γλυκού, όπως και οι προηγούμενες εκδόσεις. Έτσι μετά το Oreo της έκδοσης 8, η έκδοση 9 είναι η Pie, δηλαδή τάρτα. Η νέα αυτή έκδοση επικεντρώνει στον τομέα της τεχνητής νοημοσύνης με πολλά από τα νέα χαρακτηριστικά να προσαρμόζονται στον χρήστη της συσκευής, μαθαίνοντας από τις συνήθειές του.

 

Η Google ελπίζει ότι με την βοήθεια της τεχνητής νοημοσύνης, ο χρήστης θα μπορεί να κάνει περισσότερα πράγματα με την συσκευή του, κάνοντας ταυτόχρονα λιγότερες κινήσεις προκειμένου να την προσαρμόσει στις δικές του ανάγκες. Η Google ισχυρίζεται ότι με την νέα έκδοση του Android, μια συσκευή είναι εξυπνότερη, ταχύτερη και καλύτερα προσαρμοσμένη στον χρήστη της.

 

Το Android 9 έρχεται με πλήθος νέων χαρακτηριστικών. Από αυτά η Google εστιάζει σε μερικά από αυτά. Έτσι τα "Adaptive Brightness" και "Adaptive Battery", αξιοποιούν τεχνητή νοημοσύνη προκειμένου να μειώσουν την κατανάλωση της μπαταρίας της συσκευής, βασιζόμενα στις μέχρι εκείνη την στιγμή διαθέσιμες πληροφορίες για το πως χρησιμοποιεί ο χρήστης την συσκευή του. Το "App Actions" είναι ένα εργαλείο που τρέχει στο παρασκήνιο και αξιοποιεί επίσης τεχνητή νοημοσύνη, προκειμένου να μαντέψει ποια θα είναι η επόμενη εφαρμογή που θα θελήσει να χρησιμοποιήσει ο χρήστης.

 

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Το Android 9 διαθέτει επίσης ένα νέο σύστημα πλοήγησης εφαρμογών, το οποίο ουσιαστικά αντικαθιστά το κουμπί επιλογής εφαρμογών που βρίσκεται σε πολλά σύγχρονα smartphones. Με ένα απλό swipe προς τα πάνω, θα σας δοθεί μια γρήγορη προβολή όλων των εφαρμογών που είναι ανοιχτές στη συσκευή σας, με τη δυνατότητα να μετακινείστε μεταξύ τους κατά βούληση. Ενώ βρίσκεστε σε αυτή την προβολή εφαρμογών, μπορείτε να επιλέξετε κάποιο κείμενο και να θέσετε την τεχνολογία τεχνητής νοημοσύνης του Android 9 να λειτουργήσει. Έτσι, για παράδειγμα, αν επιλέξετε το όνομα ενός εστιατορίου, το Android 9 μπορεί να σας εμφανίσει ένα κουμπί με κριτικές στο Yelp, πέραν των τυπικών επιλογών αντιγραφής, αναζήτησης και κοινής χρήσης.

 

Ένα ακόμα σημείο στο οποίο η Google θέλει να βοηθήσει τους χρήστες των συσκευών με Android, είναι στον έλεγχο του χρόνου που περνάνε με την συσκευή τους και ειδικότερα με συγκεκριμένες εφαρμογές. Με πολύ κόσμο να εθίζεται στην χρήση ενός smartphone, η Google έρχεται και προσφέρει την δυνατότητα, μέσω του χαρακτηριστικού "Digital Wellbeing", να θέτουμε όρια στον χρόνο χρήσης της συσκευής μας ή στον χρόνο που ξοδεύουμε ασχολούμενοι με κάποια εφαρμογή. Μέσω του Digital Wellbeing και με την μορφή ενός κυκλικού διαγράμματος μπορούμε να δούμε ποιες εφαρμογές ή υπηρεσίες χρησιμοποιούμε περισσότερο, επιτρέποντάς μας να διακόψουμε τις εφαρμογές αυτές ή να θέσουμε όρια στον χρόνο χρήσης αυτών. Μια νέα λειτουργία "Μην ενοχλείτε", επιτρέπει την σίγαση όλων των ειδοποιήσεων, τόσο αυτών που εμφανίζονται στην οθόνη, όσο και των ηχητικών, ενώ η ενεργοποίηση της λειτουργίας "Wind Down", γυρνάει την οθόνη σε ασπρόμαυρη λειτουργία, σε μια προσπάθεια να οδηγηθεί πιο εύκολα ο χρήστης στην επιλογή να κλείσει την συσκευή του.

 

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Το Android 9 Pie είναι διαθέσιμο ήδη από σήμερα στους κατόχους συσκευών Pixel, με τους κατόχους άλλων συσκευών να πρέπει να περιμένουν λίγο καιρό ακόμα. Η Google ελπίζει να είναι σε θέση να διαθέσει το Android 9 στους συνεργάτες της κάποια στιγμή μέσα στο έτος.

 

Περισσότερα για το Android 9 Pie μπορείτε να διαβάσετε εδώ: Android 9 Pie

Η λίστα με τα νέα χαρακτηριστικά του Android 9 Pie, όπως αναγράφεται στην παραπάνω σελίδα, είναι η εξής:

 

 

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Accessibility Menu: With Android 9's new accessibility menu, common actions like taking screenshots and navigating with one hand are now easier for motor impaired users.

Select to Speak - OCR in Camera View: With Select to Speak, you can select text on the screen and the content will be read aloud. Now, Android 9 has added added OCR support for S2S in Camera and Pictures to make text even more accessible. Simply select text when using the camera or in picture, and the text will be highlighted and read aloud.

Sound amplifier: This new Accessibility Service makes it easier to understand conversations by dynamically adjusting over 100 settings to boost the audio in scenarios such as a loud restaurant, bar, or concert.

Battery Saver: Battery Saver keeps your charge going longer than ever by turning off features like the Always-On display. Plus, you have more control over when it comes on - so you can go further on one charge.

Adaptive Battery: This feature uses machine learning to predict which apps you'll use in the next few hours and which you likely won't, so your phone only spends battery power on the apps you care about.

Adaptive Brightness: With Adaptive Brightness, your phone learns how you set your screen's brightness in different lighting environments and automatically does it for you over time.

Background restrictions: Now, you'll see recommendations in Settings to restrict certain apps that use too much battery, so you can have more control over your battery.

Multi-camera support: With Android 9, developers can now create immersive experiences using streams from two or more physical cameras, such as on devices with either dual-front or dual-back cameras. Examples include depth, bokeh, stereo vision, and more.

External camera support: Android 9 now supports external USB / UVC cameras on certain devices.

Do Not Disturb: Improvements to Do Not Disturb to silence not just notification sounds, but also all the visual interruptions. Calls from starred contacts will still come through, so you don't have to worry about missing something urgent.

App dashboard: Get a daily view of the time spent on your phone, how frequently you use different apps, and how many notifications you get.

Wind Down: Set a daily schedule to get your phone ready for bed. Grayscale fades your screen to gray while Do Not Disturb silences notifications for a restful sleep.

App timers: App timers let you set daily time limits for your apps. When you reach the limit, the app is paused for the rest of the day.

Display cutout: Support for devices with cutouts to make use of available screen space.

Edge-to-edge screens: Support for devices with 18:9 and taller aspect ratios, and devices with display cutouts.

Multiple users on dedicated devices: Android 9 makes it easy for users to share a single device, good for shift workers or public kiosks.

Work tab in launcher: Now, you can visually separate your work apps. Tap on the work tab to see work apps all in one place, and turn them off with a simple toggle when you get off work.

Postpone Over-the-air (OTA) updates: Android 9 now provides the ability for Enterprise IT admins to define freeze periods up to 90 days during which time devices in their fleet will not update the Android OS. This ensures their devices states remain unchanged during critical time like holidays.

Multiple Bluetooth connections: With Android 9, you can connect up to five Bluetooth devices and switch between these devices seamlessly. Incoming phone calls will be sent to all connected Bluetooth devices that can accept, so you'll never miss a call.

Sound delay reporting: Android 9 offers support for headsets with sound delay reporting, so video on your device and audio on your headphones can always stay in sync.

Volume memory per Bluetooth device: Android 9 will now remember the last volume you set for each of your Bluetooth devices. No more blasting music too loudly when you reconnect to your car or headphones.

HDR: Android 9 adds built-in support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) VP9 Profile 2, so you can watch HDR-enabled movies on YouTube and Google Play Movies. HDR improves the brightness and color range of video to improve the picture quality and experience.

HD Audio: Improved performance and support for HD audio delivering clearer, sharper, and richer quality sound.

HEIF: Android 9 now supports HEIF photos on the Android platform to improve compression of pictures and reduce the amount of storage needed.

Notification enhancements for messaging: Now, messaging apps can provide suggested 'smart replies' in the notification, so you can respond in a tap. Plus, any inline reply drafts won't disappear if you navigate away, and you'll be able to see images sent from your friends right in the notification.

Manage Notifications: You now have a quick way to turn off notifications from a range of apps, so you only receive those that are helpful to you. You'll also get a smart prompt if you're swiping away certain notifications whether you want to keep receiving them.

Android Backups: Android 9 enables encryption of Android backups with a client-side secret (the device PIN, pattern or password) for greater security.

Android biometric prompt: Android 9 introduces a number of new security features, including a standardized biometric authentication prompt to provide a more consistent authentication experience across Android.

Android Protected Confirmation: On compatible hardware, apps can now use UI controlled by the secure hardware to get your confirmation for a sensitive transaction, such as making a payment.

StrongBox: On compatible hardware, apps can now take advantage of tamper-resistant hardware to protect their private keys, making it harder than ever for malware to steal their credentials.

Privacy enhancements: Android 9 safeguards privacy in a number of new ways. Now, Android will restrict access to your phone's microphone, camera, or other sensors when an app is idle or running in the background. (If an app does need to access a sensor, it will show a persistent notification on your phone.) Android 9 also brings important improvements that protect all web communications and offer private web surfing.

At-a-Glance on Always-on-Display: See things like calendar events and weather on your Lock Screen and Always-on Display.

Redesigned Quick Settings: A more consistent user experience for Quick Settings with all toggles, plus an updated visual design and added informational subtext.

Volume controls: Simpler, more accessible volume controls let you control media volume instantly, as well as quickly toggle call and notification volume settings.

Screenshots: Now, you can take screenshots easily from the power menu and draw, annotate, or crop them quickly.

Rotation: Get more control over your phone’s display rotation with a simple button that confirms when you’d like to change the rotation on your device - even when your orientation is locked.

New system navigation: Re-design of Android's system navigation to help make it simpler to search and move between apps. Swipe up from anywhere to see full-screen previews of recently used apps, swipe left and right to easily navigate between them, and tap on one to jump in.

App Actions: App Actions predicts what you’ll want to do next based on your context and displays that action right on your phone, saving you time.

Slices: Interactive snippets of your favorite apps can be surfaced in different places, like Google Search.

Overview Selection: Long-press to select text or image in Overview mode and see actions based on what you've selected (for example, an option to route to an address with Google Maps or share for an image).


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What It Takes to Defend Against Growing Threats to ICS and SCADA Systems juliet.vanwage… Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:34

As utilities get smarter and more connected, the threat landscape for energy systems becomes vaster and more dangerous than ever before.

The ever-increasing threat of attacks against industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems makes building a strong, layered defense critically important for energy and utility companies.

A layered defense should consist of a combination of security frameworks, security technology solutions and security services designed to provide an overlapping set of controls that protect against risks.

Security Frameworks Build Strong Policies for Cyberdefenses

Security frameworks offer guidance for organizations seeking to design a comprehensive set of security controls. They provide best practices and advice that companies can customize for a specific operating environment. An excellent source for framework standards is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal agency that produces cybersecurity standards for use in government and industry.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a wide-reaching set of materials that provides advice on five core activities in the cybersecurity realm. The CSF helps organizations adopt a risk-based approach that balances the costs and benefits of specific security controls.

The five activities include:

  • Identify core risks to an organization’s systems, assets, data and capabilities.
  • Protect systems and data to limit or contain cybersecurity incidents.
  • Detect occurrences of cybersecurity events.
  • Respond appropriately to detected events.
  • Recover from the impact of cybersecurity incidents.

While the CSF is designed to be used across industries, NIST also provides specific guidance for energy and utility companies operating SCADA and other ICSs. “NIST Special Publication 800-82: Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security” provides detailed information on ICS threats, vulnerabilities and security controls.

Solutions Keep Energy Sector Security Threats at Bay

SCADA and ICS cybersecurity programs use a variety of technical solutions to meet the confidentiality, integrity and availability requirements of these critical infrastructure systems. Controls include multifactor authentication, firewalls, mobile device management, anti-virus, security information and event management systems, virtual private networks and patch management technology.

Multifactor authentication adds enhanced security to access control systems. Rather than simply relying on an easily stolen password, multifactor authentication supplements “something you know” authentication with an additional requirement based on either something users possess, such as a smartphone or token (“something you have”), or user’s biometric feature, such as a fingerprint or voice (“something you are”), to verify identify. Multifactor authentication should always be used to protect access to sensitive SCADA systems, even if it’s not required to access a wider enterprise network. Firewalls segment networks from each other, carefully restricting traffic that may flow between them.

They are commonly found separating internal networks from the internet, but they can also be used internally to segment sensitive networks from general-purpose networks. Many energy and utility companies use firewalls to separate their SCADA networks from their general productivity networks.

When technology professionals use firewalls to separate networks, they must also provide authorized users access to those networks remotely. Virtual private networks (VPNs) provide an ideal solution. Authorized users employ a VPN client to create a secure, encrypted connection to the SCADA network, where they may access infrastructure. VPN access is typically restricted using multifactor authentication.

Both SCADA systems and the workstations that engineers use to access those systems must have carefully monitored configurations. Patch and configuration management solutions allow cybersecurity professionals to ensure all devices on SCADA/ ICS networks are configured according to the organization’s security standards, and that patches are up to date.

If users access SCADA systems using smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices, specialized configuration management is often required. Mobile device management (MDM) or enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions allow administrators to manage configurations, security patches, applications and other settings on devices, and also remotely lock or wipe devices reported as lost or stolen.

Anti-virus software is standard on almost every enterprise system, from laptops to servers, and that should also be true in a SCADA environment. Devices capable of running anti-malware software should run it at all times and be configured to receive automatic signature updates on a daily basis, if not more frequently.

Finally, organizations should prepare for the eventuality that they may experience a security incident on their SCADA/ICS networks. Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions act as a collection and correlation point for log and event information from every cybersecurity technology deployed systemwide. Security professionals use SIEM as a centralized monitoring dashboard and the jumping-off point for security incident investigations.

As organizations design their SCADA security programs, they may wish to begin with industry standard frameworks, such as those available from NIST. Those frameworks offer guidance to help energy and utility companies select the security technology that best meets their needs.

Services Bolster Internal Defenses with Outside Support

In addition to building a strong set of cybersecurity technology controls, energy and utility companies should also consider security services from third-party vendors with specific expertise in SCADA and ICS technology. Vendors offer a wide variety of security services, including implementation and management of security controls.

Many organizations use third-party assessors to conduct testing on security controls. That approach is widely considered a best practice in cybersecurity circles because it introduces a degree of independence into the assessment process by using personnel who did not design the controls to perform the evaluation.

Vulnerability testing services conduct automated and manual scans of SCADA and ICS networks to detect the presence of known vulnerabilities that require remediation. Penetration testing services go a step further by attempting to exploit vulnerabilities to gain access to the ICS network, demonstrating the potential effects of a malicious attack.

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ByJackie Snow 2 minuteRead

A new system can look at a person’s finger making a motion in the air―like a signature or drawing a shape―to authenticate their identity. The framework,called FMCode, employs algorithms fed by a wearable sensor or camera, and can correctly identify users between 94.3% to 96.7% of the time on two different gesture devices after only seeing the passcode a few times, researchers say.

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The method, described in a new paper by computer scientists Duo Lu and Dijiang Huang at Arizona State University, gets around some of the tricky privacy concerns surrounding biometrics like face recognition. It also overcomes the issue of remembering long strings of characters needed for most secure logins. Gesture interactions could be useful when a keyboard is impractical, like using a VR headset, or in a situation where minimizing contact with the surroundings is necessary for cleanliness, like an operating room.

In the paper, which was published on the Arxiv.org preprint server this month, the researchers spell out some of the hurdles they had to overcome to develop FMCode. Unlike passwords, finger motions in the air won’t be exactly the same each time, so a system has to be robust enough to recognize slightly different speeds and shapes while still catching fraudulent attempts. The system has to be able to do that with only a few examples since most users would be unwilling to write their passcode hundreds or thousands of times.

To tackle those issues, the researchers turned to machine learning. The team designed classifiers that can spot spoofs while tolerating minor variations from the real user, and built a convolutional neural network (CNN) to index finger motion signals with data augmentation methods that limits the amount of training needed at setup.


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User login through gesture interface using inertial sensor or 3D depth camera under two different scenarios: (left) VR applications with user mobility, (right) operating theater with touchless interface for doctors to maintain high cleanliness. [Images: courtesy of Duo Lu] Giving a finger

FMCode is pretty secure against most guessing attempts and spoofing, or when an attacker knows the gesture, the researchers say. But no system is foolproof. FMCode can be tricked if the system isn’t first set up to verify the user with an account ID. The researchers also say they are planning future work to study attacks where a person’s gesture passcode is recorded and then replayed later in an attempt to fool the system.

Whether many people will be interested in gesture control, at least anytime soon, remains to be seen. The interest in and development of the technology has waxed and waned over the years, with movies like Minority Report and Iron Man causing spikes in attention around the futuristic interactions. Nintendo released a wired glove that could control some gaming aspects to lackluster sales in 1989 to Leap Motion, which was released to good reviews at its launch in 2013 but is still not mainstream. Companies like Sony are trying to make gesture interfaces happen, while Facebook, Microsoft, Magic Leap, and others are betting that we’ll need gesture control in their VR and AR environments.

Related: The future of security? A good old-fashioned key

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The researchers queried the participants in the study on their thoughts on using FMCode versus other login methods, like traditional passwords and face recognition on mobile devices. While FMCode scored high for security, the users found it generally less easy to use and worse for speed. Of course, with improved hardware and a future with more security breaches, those concerns could disappear with a wave of the hand.

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In Part 1 of this article series , we discussed Information Security Management, or ISM. This second installment will cover the implementation and monitoring of security controls, including logical access controls, remote access controls, network security, controls/detection tools against information system attacks, security testing techniques and controls that prevent data leakage.

Implementation and Monitoring of Security Controls

Security controls should focus on the integrity of data, the data classification system, and the policies in places that ensure that data is handled properly.

Logical Access Controls

Ensure there are policies in place on access and access controls logical access controls at both operating system level and the application level are designed to protect information assets by sustaining policies and procedures. The management override is akin to a fail-safe mechanism. Overall, these controls manage the identification, authentication and restriction of users to authorized functions and data.

Types and Principles of Access

Types and principles of access include subject access (identification of individual having an ID), service access (data passing through an access point), least privilege, segregation of duties and split custody.

Example:Target may have avoided their notorious 2013 breach if they had not failed to follow the principle of least privilege. An HVAC contractor with a permission to upload executables broadens the attack surface for cybercriminals.

Example:As an example of Edward Snowden’s revelations, the NSA decided to apply the principle of least privilege and revoked higher-level powers from 90% of its employees.

Passwords

Ensure there are occasional or event-driven change and recovery policies reactivation with a new password so long as the user identity can be verified. People often use weak passwords, tend to share them or transmit/store them in cleartext; a succession of failed attempts to login with a password should result in locking out the account.

Biometrics can replace passwords in future by creating a system that can restrict access based on unique physical attributes or behavior. Issues with this approach include false reject rate (FRR), false accept rate (FAR) and crossover error rate (CER), and privacy.

Example:To unlock mobile devices, the scientist in Yahoo’s Research Labs are experimenting with utilizing ears, knuckles, and fingertips as biometric passwords.

Single Sign-On (SSO)

This technique consolidates access operations among various systems into one centralized administrative function. SSO interfaces with client servers (local and remote users) and distributed systems, mainframe systems and network security, including remote access mechanisms.

Access Control Lists

Access control lists (ACLs) are the equivalent of a register in which the system enlists users who have permission to access and use a given system resource. ACLs can store information on users’ type of access.

Example: To illustrate the usefulness of access control lists, consider a medical research experiment where the files that contain experimental results have an ACL that permits read-and-write access to all members of a research group except for one member, who is working on another experiment whose results should not be influenced by the results of the first one.

System Access Audit Logging

Almost all access control software automatically logs and report access attempts, which forms an audit trail to observe any suspicious activities and potential hacking attempts (e.g., brute-force attack on a specifically-targeted high-profile logon ID). Recording all activities may be useful in the context of digital investigations

Access to the logs should be restricted.

Tools for Log Analysis include, but are not limited to: audit reduction tools, trend/variance detection tools, attack-signature detection tools and SIEM systems.

Actions an Auditor Should Undertake When Evaluating Logical Access Controls

An auditor should identify sensitive data/systems, document, evaluate and test controls over potential access and access paths, and evaluate the adequacy of the security environment.

Controls and Risks Associated With Virtualization of Systems

Moving away from a physical medium towards a virtual one, there are many important aspects one should consider: physical and logical access validation (because many virtual machines may be running in one physical system), proper configuration and network segregation (no interference among various VMs).

A 2015 Kaspersky Labs survey proved that recovery costs in the wake of a cyberattack on a virtualized infrastructure are twice as high as an attack on a physical environment. Moreover, only 27% deployed defensive mechanisms specifically designed to protect virtual environments.

Configuration, Implementation, Operation and Maintenance of Network Security Controls

Perimeter security controls such as firewalls and IDS/IPS ward off most cyberattacks against the enterprise’s network. The auditor needs to know the effectiveness of these security controls and the policies and procedures that regulate network incidents.

Other important matters are network management, legal complications with respect to online activities, network administrator procedures and service legal agreements with third parties.

Internet use, remote access and networks will all require auditing. Network infrastructure security and general network controls will require additional attention.

LAN Security Issues

An auditor should identify and document LAN topology and network design, signs of segmentation, LAN administrator and LAN owner, groups of LAN users, applications used on the LAN, and procedures for network design, support, and data security.

Wireless Security Threats

Security requirements include: authenticity, non-repudiation, accountability and network availability.

There are many forms of malicious access to WLANs. These include but are not limited to: war driving/walking/chalking, passive attacks and sniffing.

Detection Tools and Control Techniques Malware

Countermeasures against various types of malware include but are not limited to: policies, education, patch management, anti-virus software, and procedural/technical controls.

Detection Tools

Antivirus software, regular updates, layered systems (e.g., inner, perimeter, and BOYD), and honeypots and are useful detection tools and deterrents against malware.

Employee education is equally important and should not be ignored. Simple common sense on the part of employees can close multiple attack vectors, such as email phishing attempts.

Ethical Hacking Training Resources (InfoSec)

Security Testing Techniques

Begin by knowing your tools. You’ll need tools to evaluate network security and possible risks, as well as suitable mitigation techniques. Be sure to check lists of known network vulnerabilities.

Third parties may be able to provide testing services such as penetration testing. Penetrating testing, also called intrusion testing or ethical hacking, is where outside pentesters use every technique or source a potential attacker could use (open-source gathering, searching for backdoors, guessing passwords, using known exploits) to test your security. This is especially good for testing firewalls.

You should also be aware of social engineering testing. This gives you a chance to see how your staff holds up in case of a social engineering attack, such as a phone scammer trying to get people’s passwords.

Controls and Risks Associated with Data Leakage

Data leakages occur when there is a risk of sensitive information becoming public, typically by accident. The IS auditor needs to ensure that there are effective data classification policies, security awareness training and periodic audits with respect to data leakage prevention.

Note that data leakage has a totally different meaning when it comes to machine learning. Information from outside the training set could corrupt the learning capabilities of the model because it may introduce something that the model otherwise would not know.

Encryption-Related Techniques

Anyone handling or testing encryption should be familiar with encryption algorithm techniques and key length: note that complex algorithms and large keys are somewhat impractical for everyday use. Be aware of cryptographic systems, such as AES 128/256-bit and old 64-bit DES.

Other areas of interest include encryption in communications; secure socket layer (SSL)/transport layer security (TLS); secure HTTP (HTTPS); IPSec Internet protocol security; Secure Shell (SSH);and secure multipurpose Internet mail extensions (S/MIME).

Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) Components and Digital Signature Techniques

PKI establishes a trusted communication channel where parties can exchange digital keys in a safe manner. It’s widely used in e-commerce and online banking.

PKI is based on digital certificates (public key and identifying information) that are issued and cryptographically signed by a certificate authority. Validation is through the certificate authority, while a registration authority ensures third-party validation. When dealing with PKI, watch for digital certificates’ expiration dates, and be certain to check the certificate revocation list (CRL).

Controls Associated with Peer-to-Peer Computing, Instant Messaging and Web-Based Technologies

P2P computing may result in fast dissemination of viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware and so on directly among computers, as there is no central server. Meanwhile, social media risks include inappropriate sharing of information about sensitive data, staffing issues and organizational data; URL spoofing; cyberstalking; using vulnerable applications; phishing; downloading malicious attachments and clicking on malicious links.

Example:In 2016, the Facebook “fake friend” phishing scam rose to prominence. Users received a Facebook message claiming that they had been mentioned by a friend in a comment, but upon clicking on this message, it would automatically download malware onto their computers in the form of a malicious Chrome browser extension. After the installation, this malware snatched users’ Facebook account so that it could steal their data and propagate further.

To control this, implement a P2P computing policy which includes social network use and instant messaging. Corporate messaging boards are more secure than Facebook. Promote monitoring, education and awareness, and ban some types of peer-to-peer communications to narrow the net.

Controls and Risks Associated with the Use of Mobile and Wireless Devices

When dealing with mobile and wireless devices, secure Wi-Fi is required, because most of these devices communicate via a Wi-Fi network.

Implement mobile device controls, including stringent data storage, remote wipes, and theft response procedures. Clarify your workplace’s policy regarding employees bringing their own devices to work.

Voice Communications Security (PBX, VoIP)

In these cases, voice communications have been translated to binary code. This means they are still digitally-based

Increasingly common these days is VoIP or Voice over IP. VoIP boasts lower costs compared to traditional phone services; however, they tend to have worse security than ordinary phones, and one needs to protect both the data and the voice. Wiretapping is a possibility. Security measures include encrypting communications and ensuring that all software is up-to-date and patched.

Alternately, private branch exchange or PBX is a phone system that can operate for both voice and data. It provides simultaneous calls through multiple telephone lines

Example:In 2014, cybercriminals broke into the phone network of Foreman Seeley Fountain Architecture and managed to steal $166,000 worth of calls from the firm via premium-rate telephone numbers in Gambia, Somalia and the Maldives. Typically, hackers pull off such a scheme over a weekend when nobody is at work, forwarding sometimes as many as 220 minutes’ worth of calls per minute to a premium line. The criminals withdraw their cuts usually through Western Union, moneygram or wire transfer.

Conclusion

This concludes our look at best practices for the implementation of monitoring and security controls. Some of our sources are listed below, for your perusal. Join us soon for Part 3, when we’ll be examining physical and environmental protection of information assets.

Sources

What is Least Privilege & Why Do you Need It ?, Beyond Trust

Data-drained Target hurries to adopt chip-and-PIN cards , Naked Security

Yahoo ‘Bodyprint’ Turns Smartphone Touchscreens Into Biometric Sensors , Gadgets 360

NSA to cut system administrators by 90 percent to limit data access , Reuters

Security of Virtual Infrastructure , Kaspersky Lab

Facebook ‘fake friend’ phishing scam uncovered watch for these red flags , Komando

IBM Security Services 2014, Cyber Security Intelligence Index , IBM Global Technology Services


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As utilities get smarter and more connected , the threat landscape for energy systems becomes vaster and more dangerous than ever before.

The ever-increasing threat of attacks against industrial control systems (ICS) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA)systems makes building a strong, layered defense critically important for energy and utility companies.

A layered defense should consist of a combination of security frameworks, security technology solutions and security services designed to provide an overlapping set of controls that protect against risks.

Security Frameworks Build Strong Policies for Cyberdefenses

Security frameworks offer guidance for organizations seeking to design a comprehensive set of security controls. They provide best practices and advice that companies can customize for a specific operating environment. An excellent source for framework standards is the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a federal agency that produces cybersecurity standards for use in government and industry.

The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) is a wide-reaching set of materials that provides advice on five core activities in the cybersecurity realm . The CSF helps organizations adopt a risk-based approach that balances the costs and benefits of specific security controls.

The five activities include :

Identify core risks to an organization’s systems, assets, data and capabilities. Protect systems and data to limit or contain cybersecurity incidents. Detect occurrences of cybersecurity events. Respond appropriately to detected events. Recover from the impact of cybersecurity incidents.

While the CSF is designed to be used across industries, NIST also provides specific guidance for energy and utility companies operating SCADA and other ICSs. “ NIST Special Publication 800-82: Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security ” provides detailed information on ICS threats, vulnerabilities and security controls.

Solutions Keep Energy Sector SecurityThreats at Bay

SCADA and ICS cybersecurity programs use a variety of technical solutions to meet the confidentiality, integrity and availability requirements of these critical infrastructure systems. Controls include multifactor authentication, firewalls, mobile device management, anti-virus, security information and event management systems, virtual private networks and patch management technology.

Multifactor authentication adds enhanced security to access control systems . Rather than simply relying on an easily stolen password, multifactor authentication supplements “something you know” authentication with an additional requirement based on either something users possess, such as a smartphone or token (“something you have”), or user’s biometric feature, such as a fingerprint or voice (“something you are”), to verify identify. Multifactor authentication should always be used to protect access to sensitive SCADA systems, even if it’s not required to access a wider enterprise network. Firewalls segment networks from each other , carefully restricting traffic that may flow between them.

They are commonly found separating internal networks from the internet, but they can also be used internally to segment sensitive networks from general-purpose networks. Many energy and utility companies use firewalls to separate their SCADA networks from their general productivity networks.

When technology professionals use firewalls to separate networks, they must also provide authorized users access to those networks remotely. Virtual private networks (VPNs) provide an ideal solution. Authorized users employ a VPN client to create a secure, encrypted connection to the SCADA network, where they may access infrastructure. VPN access is typically restricted using multifactor authentication.

Both SCADA systems and the workstations that engineers use to access those systems must have carefully monitored configurations. Patch and configuration management solutions allow cybersecurity professionals to ensure all devices on SCADA/ ICS networks are configured according to the organization’s security standards, and that patches are up to date.

If users access SCADA systems using smartphones, tablets or other mobile devices , specialized configuration management is often required. Mobile device management (MDM) or enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions allow administrators to manage configurations, security patches, applications and other settings on devices, and also remotely lock or wipe devices reported as lost or stolen.

Anti-virus software is standard on almost every enterprise system, from laptops to servers, and that should also be true in a SCADA environment. Devices capable of running anti-malware software should run it at all times and be configured to receive automatic signature updates on a daily basis, if not more frequently.

Finally, organizations should prepare for the eventuality that they may experience a security incident on their SCADA/ICS networks. Security information and event management (SIEM) solutions act as a collection and correlation point for log and event information from every cybersecurity technology deployed systemwide. Security professionals use SIEM as a centralized monitoring dashboard and the jumping-off point for security incident investigations.

As organizations design their SCADA security programs, they may wish to begin with industry standard frameworks, such as those available from NIST. Those frameworks offer guidance to help energy and utility companies select the security technology that best meets their needs.

Services Bolster Internal Defenses with Outside Support

In addition to building a strong set of cybersecurity technology controls, energy and utility companies should also consider security services from third-party vendors with specific expertise in SCADA and ICS technology. Vendors offer a wide variety of security services, including implementation and management of security controls .

Many organizations use third-party assessors to conduct testing on security controls . That approach is widely considered a best practice in cybersecurity circles because it introduces a degree of independence into the assessment process by using personnel who did not design the controls to perform the evaluation.

Vulnerability testing services conduct automated and manual scans of SCADA and ICS networks to detect the presence of known vulnerabilities that require remediation. Penetration testing services go a step further by attempting to exploit vulnerabilities to gain access to the ICS network, demonstrating the potential effects of a malicious attack.

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A new study from Juniper Research has found that mobile biometrics will authenticate $2 trillion worth of in-store and remote mobile payment transactions annually by 2023. This is 17 times the $124 billion expected in 2018, as initiatives furthering secure remote payment transactions and more open biometric platforms proliferate.

The research forecasts that the fastest growth will come from biometrically-verified remote mCommerce transactions, reaching over 48 billion in volume by 2023. This will be around 57% of all biometric transactions, up from an estimated 28% in 2018.

The new research, Mobile Payment Security: Biometric Authentication & Tokenisation 2018-2023, expects this growth to be driven both by industry standardization initiatives, like Visa’s Secure Remote Commerce, and smartphone vendors introducing different forms of biometric authentication.

Juniper anticipates that over 80% of smartphones will have some form of biometric hardware by 2023, representing just over 5 billion smartphones. This has traditionally meant fingerprint sensors, but facial recognition and iris scanning will become more prominent over the next 5 years, with adoption exceeding 1 billion devices.

Despite this hardware proliferation, Juniper believes the main innovations in mobile biometrics lie with ‘Biometrics-as-a-Service’, software which employs AI to check users’ identities on any platform.

Juniper’s report estimates that nearly 90% of smartphones currently in use can support software-based facial recognition, while 80% are capable of voice-based payments. Juniper believes that these services, as well as tracking user behaviour, will enable secure cloud-based identity checks that are cross-platform and authenticate in the background. The research forecasts over 1.5 billion smartphones to use software-based biometrics by 2023.

“The possibilities for software-based continuous behavioural biometric authentication are huge,” notes research author James Moar. “The flexible programming allows businesses to deploy any level of authentication they require relatively easily, while ensuring that transactions are properly authenticated.”


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Enclosures manufacturer OKW has launched a case canting kit to optimize its elegant SMART-TERMINAL extruded enclosures for table-top use. SMART-TERMINAL is designed for peripheral and interface equipment, communications, safety engineering, biometrics, medical and laboratory technology, healthcare, measurement and control engineering. The new case canting kit inclines SMART-TERMINAL by 12° to create an ergonomic reading and […]

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          BrandPost: The Case for Multi-Factor Authentication Wherever Users Connect      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

For years, passwords have guarded access to the resources organizations rely on day in and day out. But how well? And for how much longer? In an era when attack surfaces are growing, points of access are increasing and cyberattackers are getting smarter, now’s the time to go beyond the password to protect your resources and data. Integrating more ways of authenticating at various points of access is a good way add another layer of protection for critical resources and data. Make it easy on users by choosing a solution that offers a variety of authentication options (hard and soft tokens, smartphone-based push to approve, biometrics, SMS and more) and requires additional authentication only when it detects a high-risk access attempt.

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          Meizu 16 e 16 Plus, sensore biometrico sotto il display      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Meizu ha scelto lo Snapdragon 845 e un display AMOLED per entrambi i modelli. Presente anche un sistema per il riconoscimento del volto.
          Biometrics      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
MA-Framingham, Job Title: Biostatistician with SAS Programming II Job Summary • To perform tasks under the guidance of project lead or CMS departmental principals on analytic design and statistical analytic planning, coordinate real world database management, and data warehouse construction or maintenance; to develop documentations of analytic plans, prepare for statistical concept communications and be able to
          Lansare Galaxy Note9 - preţ şi noutăţile oferite (Live Stream) (Telefoane mobile)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Venind după un model Galaxy Note care a reuşit să-şi mulţumească în mare parte utilizatorii, succesorul Galaxy Note9 are o misiune dificilă, trebuind pe de o parte să convingă fanii seriei că a venit momentul pentru upgrade şi să stabilească un etalon de urmat pentru restul pieţei smartphone, impresionând prin nivelul de performanţă şi dotările oferite.  

Dezvăluit în cadrul unui eveniment de presă organizat la New York, Galaxy Note9 va ajunge pe rafturile magazinelor din Statele Unite şi Europa începând cu data de 24 august.

Referitor la preţ, Galaxy Note9 va putea fi achiziţionat la pachet retail cu aproximativ 899 euro (preţ valabil pentru Europa), costul urcând în funcţie de nivelul dotărilor oferite (ex. mai mult spaţiu de sotcare şi memorie RAM). Desigur, cei care doresc să obţină un telefon Galaxy Note9 la abonament nu trebuie decât să consulte ofertele operatorilor de telefonie mobilă, diminuând astfel efortul financiar iniţial.

Samsung Galaxy Note9

Iată care sunt principalele specificaţii Galaxy Note9

  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 sau Exynos 9820
  • Ecran: 6.4” QHD+ Super AMOLED
  • Opţiuni Memorie RAM: 6GB sau 8GB
  • Opţiuni Stocare: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Expansiune memorie: slot microSD (până la 512GB)
  • Camera foto principală: 12MP dual camera, cu stabilizare optică OIS, zoom optic 2X, apertură variabilă
  • Cameră frontală: 8MP
  • Acumulator: 3,850 – 4,000 mAh
  • Caracteristicile accesoriului S Pen: conectare Bluetooth, permite controlarea aplicaţiei de redare muzică şi a camerei foto, blocarea/deblocarea automată a ecranului, lansarea de aplicaţii
  • Alte dotări: senzor biometric la partea din spate, senzor pentru puls, Iris Scanner           

Galaxy Note9 este aşteptat să includă un acumulator de capacitate mai mare, acesta fiind unul din principalele neajunsuri pentru modelul de anul trecut.

Samsung Galaxy Note9

Din punct de vedere estetic, asemănările cu Galaxy Note8 sunt izbitoare, Note9 prezentând aceleaşi linii generale de design. Opţiunile de culoare disponibile la momentul lansării includ Mystic Black, Engineered Blue şi Artisan Copper. Cu dimensiuni 161.9 x 76.3 x 8.8mm, Galaxy Note9 este puţin mai scurt decât modelul anterior, dar ceva mai gros şi mai lat, dând impresia că Samsung a optimizat forma carcasei pentru a face loc unui acumulator de capacitate mărită.

UPDATE:

Samsung a echipat Galaxy Note9 cu cel mai mare ecran întâlnit până acum la seria Galaxy Note: 6.4”. 

Galaxy Note9 vine echipat cu difuzoare stereo AKG, descrise ca fiind cele mai puternice oferite până acum. 

Căldura generată de componentele interne este disipată cu ajutorul unui sistem de răcire cu lichid, asigurând performanţe optime indiferent de tipul aplicaţiei folosite.

Opţiunile pentru stocare pornesc de la 128GB, faţă de 64GB la modelul Note8, utilizatorii putând obţine până la 1TB spaţiu de stocare dacă folosesc şi slotul microSD (512GB intern + 512GB pe card de memorie)

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Cuvinte cheie: Samsung, Galaxy Note9

Subiecte asemănătoare:
» Galaxy Note 9 apare într-un nou clip hands-on, arătând versiunea finală a telefonului
» Samsung a lansat noile tablete Galaxy Tab S4 şi Galaxy Tab A 10.5
» OnePlus a depăşit Samsung, devenind noul lider al uneia dintre cele mai profitabile pieţe smarphone din lume
» Galaxy Note9 ar putea înlocui PC-ul desktop pentru acei utilizatori care chiar vor să facă totul cu telefonul mobil
» Samsung anunţă o nouă generaţie de chip-uri DRAM pentru dispozitive mobile. Acestea vor scădea consumul de energie

Articol original - Lansare Galaxy Note9 - preţ şi noutăţile oferite (Live Stream), de pe site-ul go4it.ro


          China’s Aggressive Surveillance Technology Will Spread Beyond Its Borders      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Chinese government has wholeheartedly embraced surveillance technology to exercise control over its citizenry in ways both big and small. It’s facial-scanning passers-by to arrest criminals at train stations, gas pumps, and sports stadiums and broadcasting the names of individual jaywalkers. Government-maintained social credit scores affect Chinese citizens’ rights and privileges if they associate with dissidents. In Tibet and Xinjiang, the government is using facial recognition and big data to surveil the physical movements of ethnic minorities, individually and collectively, to predict and police demonstrations before they even start. China is even using facial recognition to prevent the overuse of toilet paper in some public bathrooms.

We may soon see dictators in other countries use these sorts of tools, too. If American cities and states are laboratories of democracy, China’s remote provinces have become laboratories of authoritarianism. China is now exporting internationally a suite of surveillance, facial recognition, and data tools that together equip governments to repress citizens on a scale and with a ruthless algorithmic effectiveness that previous generations of strongmen could only dream of. Call it algorithmic authoritarianism. Where yesterday’s strongmen were constrained by individual informants and case-by-case sleuthing, tomorrow’s authoritarians will, like China, be able to remotely identify thousands of specific individuals in public via cameras, constantly track them, and use unprecedented artificial intelligence and computing to crunch surveillance information and feed it back into the field in real time. This technology is still being imperfectly and inconsistently applied, but China is working to close the gaps. And even the perception of surveillance where it doesn’t exist has been shown to shape behavior.

The limits of China’s willingness to use these tools at home or export them to others are unknown. Worse still, China’s digital authoritarianism could emerge as an exportable model, appealing to leaders on the fence about democratic norms, that could undercut or even rival liberal democracy.

Part of what makes technologically enabled authoritarianism so complex is that the tools also have immense promise to serve customers and citizens well. They’re double-edged swords. Consider the surreal case of the California-based suspected serial killer apprehended after his relative voluntarily submitted DNA to an online ancestry database that matched material at the crime scene—or the accused Maryland newsroom shooter quickly identified by facial recognition. Or the lower-caste Indians who can now receive government benefits thanks to India’s national ID Aadhaar program, which relies on a database that has collected the iris scans and fingerprints of more than 1 billion Indians in a country where hundreds of millions previously lacked state identity cards. Or the Londoners kept safe by massive numbers of CCTV cameras. Or the predictive policing pilot launched in New Orleans with the pro-bono help of Palantir. Even in democracies with meaningful legal checks on state power, leveraging A.I. for policing often suffers from a lack of transparency, citizen input, and a serious risk of biased enforcement and overreach.

China and a few small, advanced, authoritarian states such as Singapore (which is soliciting Chinese bids to install 110,000 advanced facial recognition sensors on the small city-state’s lampposts) and the United Arab Emirates are at the forefront of the application of these technologies. But as China embarks on a trillion-dollar global infrastructure construction binge known as the Belt and Road Initiative, it is already exporting its own tech-enabled authoritarian toolkit to gain profit or goodwill with local authorities, or simply to extend the reach of its own surveillance.

What happens when these technologies migrate to bigger, more fractious societies? This won’t happen overnight—and the financial and logistical obstacles to broad implementation are significant. But there is every reason to think that in a decade or two, if not sooner, authoritarians and would-be strongmen in places like Turkey, Hungary, Egypt, or Rwanda will seek these tools and use them to thwart civil society and crush dissent in ways that weaken democracy globally.

Already there are reports that Zimbabwe, for example, is turning to Chinese firms to implement nationwide facial-recognition and surveillance programs, wrapped into China’s infrastructure investments and a larger set of security agreements as well, including for policing online communication. The acquisition of black African faces will help China’s tech sector improve its overall data set.

Malaysia, too, announced new partnerships this spring with China to equip police with wearable facial-recognition cameras. There are quiet reports of Arab Gulf countries turning to China not just for the drone technologies America has denied but also for the authoritarian suite of surveillance, recognition, and data tools perfected in China’s provinces. In a recent article on Egypt’s military-led efforts to build a new capital city beyond Cairo’s chaos and revolutionary squares, a retired general acting as project spokesman declared, “a smart city means a safe city, with cameras and sensors everywhere. There will be a command center to control the entire city.” Who is financing construction? China.

While many governments are making attempts to secure this information, there have been several alarming stories of data leaks. Moreover, these national identifiers create an unprecedented opportunity for state surveillance at scale. What about collecting biometric information in nondemocratic regimes? In 2016, the personal details of nearly 50 million people in Turkey were leaked.

Now is the time for those invested in individual freedom—in government, in civil society, and in the tech sector—to be thinking about the challenges ahead.

This starts with basic transparency and awareness at home, in international fora, and ultimately inside nations deciding how and whether to adopt the tools of algorithmic authoritarianism. Diplomats, CEOs, activists, and others will need to use their various bully pulpits to reach members of the public. Oversight bodies like the U.S. Congress and European Parliament should convene hearings to hold tech companies and government agencies accountable for their role in exporting elements of the authoritarian toolkit in search of profits or market share. Forging reasonable, balanced approaches to these new technologies at home will be a crucial aspect of pushing other states to do the same. As a recent blog post from Microsoft’s President Brad Smith essentially calling for intensive study and regulation of this space makes clear, now is the time to bridge the tech-policy divide to find feasible, ethical solutions.

Reaching beyond established democracies to set international norms and standards will be difficult, but it is essential to try. An international body, be it the European Union or United Nations, will need to put forward a set of best practices for protecting individual rights in an era of facial recognition. Companies and countries alike can group together to commit to protecting citizens by placing limits on facial recognition, offering the right in some instances to opt out of sharing biologically identifiable information, as Indians fought for and won, or protecting identifying data on the back end.

China and other determined authoritarian states may prove undeterrable in their zeal to adopt repressive technologies. A more realistic goal, as Georgetown University scholar Nicholas Wright has argued, is to sway countries on the fence by pointing out the reputational costs of repression and supporting those who are advocating for civil liberties in this domain within their own countries. Democracy promoters (which we hope will one day again include the White House) will also want to recognize the coming changes to the authoritarian public sphere. They can start now in helping vulnerable populations and civil society to gain greater technological literacy to advocate for their rights in new domains. It is not too early for governments and civil society groups alike to study what technological and tactical countermeasures exist to circumvent and disrupt new authoritarian tools.

Everyone will have to approach these developments with the humbling recognition that Silicon Valley is not the only game in town. Regardless of what happens stateside or in Europe, China will have formidable and growing indigenous capabilities to export to the rest of the world.

Seven years ago, techno-optimists expressed hope that a wave of new digital tools for social networking and self-expression could help young people in the Middle East and elsewhere to find their voices. Today, a new wave of Chinese-led technological advances threatens to blossom into what we consider an “Arab spring in reverse”—in which the next digital wave shifts the pendulum back, enabling state domination and repression at a staggering scale and algorithmic effectiveness.

Americans are absolutely right to be urgently focused on countering Russian weaponized hacking and leaking as its primary beneficiary sits in the Oval Office. But we also need to be more proactive in countering the tools of algorithmic authoritarianism that will shape the worldwide future of individual freedom.


          San José Airport rolling out biometric processing for international passengers      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The following article was published by Future Travel Experience

Working with CBP, the airport plans to implement biometrics for all departing travellers at seven gates this year, as part of the biometric exit mandate. Mineta San José International Airport (SJC) is working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to use facial recognition technology to process arriving international travellers. The airport has committed to […]

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San José Airport rolling out biometric processing for international passengers


          Forensic Technologies and Services: Forensic Databases, Forensic Consulting and Computer Forensics, Biometrics/Fingerprinting, DNA Testing, and Others - Global Strategic Business Report 2018 - ResearchAndMarkets.com      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
...Forensic Technologies and Services: Forensic Databases, Forensic Consulting and Computer Forensics, Biometrics/Fingerprinting, DNA Testing, and Others - Global Strategic Business Report 2018 - ResearchAndMarkets.com TMCNet: Forensic Technologies and Services: Forensic Databases, Forensic Consulting and Computer Forensics, Biometrics/Fingerprinting, DNA Testing ...


          Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung has been building up to its latest Unpacked event for quite some time, and now that August 9 has finally rolled around, the company has finally officially unveiled its newest flagship handset, the Galaxy Note 9.

Samsung took some time on stage to talk about the way the company wants to move forward, including the inclusion of smart devices, accessories, and more. But of course, the event was primarily designed to talk about a new smartphone, and the company didn't waste any time getting into the thick of things. As expected, the Galaxy Note 9 takes what was great about the Galaxy Note 8 --and even the Galaxy S9-- and builds upon those ideas, putting together a brand new device that should offer up plenty of features and specs for future owners.

First, the display. This is a 6.4-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED panel, with a resolution of 1440x2960 and 516 pixel density. The new phablet is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and there are two variants to choose from. The first has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage, while the other has 8GB of RAM and 512GB of built-in storage. Both options support a microSD card up to 512GB.

Around back, there are a pair of cameras. The first offers a 12-megapixel  wide-angle Super Speed Dual Pixel option with AF, F1.5/F2.4, and OIS. The second camera is another 12MP option, this being a telephoto lens with AF, F2.4, and OIS. The front-facing camera is an 8MP option, which features autofocus and an aperture of F1.7.

Samsung bills the new camera system on the back as an intelligent camera. It can automatically detect scenes, like flowers, landscapes, and more, and adjust the color tones automatically. The camera will also inform the person taking a picture of any issues, including lens blur or closed eyes, letting them fix the issues before they snap a photo.

The battery measures in at 4,000mAh, supports wireless charging and Fast Charging with QuickCharge 2.0. The Galaxy Note 9 is running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, offers mobile payment options with NFC and Samsung's MST, and there is a fingerprint reader on the back of the phone below the camera setup. The smartphone also boasts support for iris scanning and facial recognition for additional biometric security options.

The S Pen received a major upgrade and now supports Bluetooth LE (Low Energy). This means the device can be used for a variety of different tasks, including pushing the button on the side to quickly snap a photo, flip through Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and more. The battery lasts for half an hour on a full charge. To recharge it, which gets a full charge in less than a minute, just slide the S Pen back into the phone.

Samsung built its DeX feature into the Galaxy Note 9, so simply plugging the phone into a monitor will bring up a virtualized desktop so they can get work done on an even bigger screen. It will also serve as a secondary display if the user wants.

Samsung was open about availability, too. The 128GB Galaxy Note 9 will be available in Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint beginning August 24. U.S. Cellular and Xfinity Mobile will also be offering up the new phablet on the same date. This variant is priced at $999.99. The 128GB option will be available from Amazon, Best Buy, Sam's Club, Costco, Straight Talk Wireless, Target, Walmart, Samsung's online store, and in the ShopSamsung app.

Meanwhile, the 512GB option will be available at "select retail locations and online" at AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, and Samsung.com on August 24. It is priced at $1,249.99.

Pre-orders start on Friday, August 10 at 12:01 AM EDT.

Are you planning on picking up a new Galaxy Note 9 later this month?


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          (USA-OR-Portland) Forester      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
* Videos * Duties Help ## Duties ### Summary This position is located in the Pacific Northwest Region 6 in the Natural Resources Office, Forest Products and Vegetation Management Group, located in the Regional Office in Portland, Oregon. For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Aly Warren at (503)808-2385 or email at alysonwarren@fs.fed.us The incumbent serves as the Regional Timber Program Manager and will be responsible for providing leadership and technical expertise for a wide variety of activities for the Regional timber program. Learn more about this agency ### Responsibilities Provides leadership and technical expertise for a wide variety of activities for the Regional Timber program including: Budget development and management; Distribution of timber targets and funding to the National Forests; Timber expert for timber sale litigation; Lead timber coordinator for interdisciplinary regional reviews of controversial timber sale projects and forest plans; Lead timber analyst for evaluating the effects of policies proposed by Congress, the National Office, state/local governments, and outside interest groups on the Regional Timber program; Lead timber expert for developing, analyzing and recommending new policies needed to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the Regional timber program. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional Travel to attend meeting and training ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 13 ### Who May Apply #### This job is open to… Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP, VEOA, and reinstatement eligibles; Farm Service Agency permanent county employees; 30% or more disabled veterans; Individuals with Disabilities; former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corp eligibles; Resource Assistants; and eligibles for other Hiring Authorities. 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Examples of creditable courses in this area include silviculture, forest management operations, timber management, wildland fire science or fire management, utilization of forest resources, forest regulation, recreational land management, watershed management, and wildlife or range habitat management. Forest Biology -- study of the classification, distribution, characteristics, and identification of forest vegetation, and the interrelationships of living organisms to the forest environment. Examples of creditable courses in this area include dendrology, forest ecology, silvics, forest genetics, wood structure and properties, forest soils, forest entomology, and forest pathology. Forest Resource Measurements and Inventory -- sampling, inventory, measurement, and analysis techniques as applied to a variety of forest resources. Examples of creditable courses include forest biometrics, forest mensuration, forest valuation, statistical analysis of forest resource data, renewable natural resources inventories and analysis, and photogrammetry or remote sensing. OR Combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in forestry, or at least 30 semester hours in any combination of biological, physical, or mathematical sciences or engineering, of which at least 24 semester hours were in forestry. The requirements for diversification of the 24 semester hours in forestry are the same as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. **In addition to the requirements described above, the following additional education and/or experience are required for the grade(s) specified** For the GS-13 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level. Examples of specialized experience are: Provided oversight and guidance on technical and procedural aspects of silviculture and timber sale preparation; developed local policies and procedures for vegetation management of a forest unit; inspected critical sale layout projects for compliance with land management practices; served as technical adviser for the full range of complex problems of a vegetation management resource; served as an expert consultant and adviser in all aspects of management functions and practices of a forest resource and the effects of vegetation management activities on other forest resources and values; planned and administered all aspects of a timber sale/stewardship contracting program. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Work Experience: Your resume must clearly document the following for each block of work experience; the beginning day, month and year the work assignment started and ended; the hours worked per week; position title, and series and grade if applicable; and description of duties performed. This information must be provided for each permanent, temporary or seasonal appointment/work assignment or volunteer work and should be clearly documented as a separate block of time. Incomplete, inaccurate or conflicting work history may not be credited for qualifications purposes. This can result in an applicant not being considered for the position. To receive consideration for this position, you must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of the announcement. **TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENT**: If you are a current federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must meet time-in-grade (TIG) requirements of 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled. This requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. ### Education See above for education requirements for this position ### Additional information BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION AND FINGERPRINT CHECK: Selection and retention in this position is contingent on a successfully adjudicated FBI National Criminal History Check (fingerprint check) and a background investigation. Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP):To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of your choosing. E-Verify: Federal law requires agencies to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. 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Service must be in the competitive service and have been at a successful level of performance or better. This position is eligible for telework and other flexible work arrangements. Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after three years or more of continuous active service are eligible for consideration under the Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). For more information on applying under special hiring authorities such as the 30 percent disabled veterans, certain military spouses, Schedule A Disabled, etc., explore the different Hiring Paths on the USAJOBS website. This is a bargaining unit designated position. This is a bargaining unit position represented by the National Federation of Federal Employees, IAMAW. Government housing is not available. Forest Service daycare facilities are not available. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the experience, education, and training you described in your application package, as well as the responses to the Assessment Questionnaire to determine the degree to which you possess the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies listed below: * **Knowledge of land management policies, procedures, and regulatory requirements regarding the development and implementation of forest management programs.** * ****Knowledge of and forest management economics, Forest and/or Regional budgetary requirements and workforce planning to deliver forest management programs.**** * **Ability to communicate forest management program needs other than in writing.** * **Ability to communicate in writing using analytical principles to support the forest management programs.** Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements and are determined to be among the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Noncompetitive candidates and applicants under some special hiring authorities need to meet minimum qualifications to be referred. **Note:** If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be lowered to more accurately reflect the submitted documentation. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service. 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In his recent testimony in front of the US Congressional committee, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg was questioned about the trade of illegal products on Facebook groups including firearms, controlled substances, and even animals. While Zuckerberg promised to take the necessary steps, he might not have imagined that Facebook groups could be even more dangerous and […]
          Fallos en Reconocimiento facial: Preocupante y Peligroso      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

La identificación biométrica, basada en patrones, encierra crecientes riesgos para la seguridad y la privacidad de los ciudadanos. La abundancia de falsos positivos en las herramientas de reconocimiento facial exige la comprobación humana para ofrecer un mínimo de garantías. La finalidad del uso de esas imágenes es clave para su legitimidad.

etiquetas: tecnologia, biometrico seguridad biometrica

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Duties: • Participate in analysis, design, development, and fielding of next generation Biometrics systems. • Provide identification/resolution of problems...
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A Calgary shopping centre has been using facial recognition software without letting patrons know.

Peek-a-boo!
They see you!
Friday morning, Jill Clayton, Alberta’s information and privacy commission, announced that she is opening an investigation into reports that two Calgary shopping malls were using facial recognition software to observe customers.
The facial recognition technology was embedded in map kiosks. When people looked at the screen, the screen looked back at them.
Customers received no notice that their faces were being scanned.
The public only learned they were being scanned when a visitor noticed strange computer code popping up on the ad screen at Chinook Centre, took a picture and posted it to Reddit.
(Pause here, if you would, to reflect upon the irony of a secret observation program being observed by someone, who then outed it on social media. Insert your favourite reference to The Matrix, The Truman Show, Minority Report, Person of Interest, or Jeremy Bentham’s panopticon, as you see fit. Millennial media consumers may prefer a nod to Mr. Robot or Black Mirror.)
Mall owner Cadillac Fairview has insisted that there was nothing sinister about its little game of I-spy. The company says it was only using the software to get a sense of the age and gender of people who stopped at the kiosk. It says it wasn’t tracking individual people or storing information, so it wasn’t violating any privacy rules.
But if a mall wanted to know the rough age and gender of its visitors, it could hire a few university students with clipboards to walk around the mall, ticking boxes. It wouldn’t need something as high-tech and expensive as facial recognition software for such a simple task. No wonder some people questioned whether the company had another long-term plan for the system it was secretly piloting in Calgary.
Still, whatever Cadillac Fairview was or wasn’t doing with the data, the information and privacy commissioner is sufficiently concerned that it was acting without the permission of customers.
Scott Sibbald speaks for the commission. Under PIPA, the province’s Personal Information Protection Act, he says businesses can only collect personal information from customers with the meaningful, informed consent of their customers. When they received a complaint from someone about the Calgary cameras, Clayton opened the investigation on her own initiative.
Friday afternoon, Canada’s federal privacy commission announced a separate investigation because Cadillac Fairview, which owns the Calgary malls, owns other malls across Canada.
Chinook Centre Mall in Calgary, where the secret facial recognition software was discovered. PNIMG
It took another day for Cadillac Fairview to announce it is suspending the system at the Calgary malls.
Shopping centres use security cameras all the time to record us as we walk and buy. We’ve surrendered that much privacy already. So what is it about facial recognition software that spooks us — especially when so many eagerly use facial recognition on devices like the iPhone X or platforms such as Facebook and Google?
Jason Harley is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Alberta, whose research involves work with artificial intelligence, including using facial recognition technology, to see if it can learn to detect and identify emotions.
“Many of us don’t do a good job of being careful about what information is being collected from us. And it’s hard for an everyday person to stay abreast of all the changes happening on different platforms and devices,” said Harley.
“This is really about privacy literacy, It’s about what’s being collected about us and how it’s being used.”
Facial recognition software, he says, works by plotting points on your face, then using those points to extrapolate things like age and gender. Right now, it often makes mistakes. But as biometric technology grows more sophisticated, businesses could use it to track customers in extremely detailed ways.
The day might come when a mall could scan and match your face scan to your Facebook profile or Google search history, the better to guess what to sell you. It could identify your emotions as you enter and leave a store, the better to figure out how to make customers happy. Or it could track you through the mall, in real time, for security reasons.
When companies use facial recognition artificial intelligence without public knowledge or consent, Harley worries it will breed distrust of the technology itself. Still, he welcomes the opportunity Cadillac Fairview has created, however inadvertently, for this public discussion.
“I think it’s a good thing to have this kind of privacy debate. We need to decide what we’re comfortable with, where we think lines should be drawn. Biometric data has the potential for good, when used responsibly. But we need to give people the tools to make informed decisions.”
psimons@postmedia.com

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          Lectura Biometrica      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Lectura Biometrica

Respuesta a Lectura Biometrica

Muchas gracias por responder, créeme que he realizado búsquedas de muchas maneras sobre ese tema, ya que por la diferencia en culturas el concepto se puede manejar de muchas maneras, y por mas que he buscado no he podido encontrar información clara.

Por tal razón decidí hace la pregunta puntual, si en quizás tu tiene la documentación que busco podrías contactarme a mi correo y plantearme alguna solución con sus respectivas condiciones comerciales.

un abrazo.

Publicado el 09 de Agosto del 2018 por Jose Alexander

          ျပည္ေထာင္စုဝန္ႀကီး ဦးသိန္းေဆြ၊ e-ID စနစ္လုပ္ငန္း အေထာက္အကူျပဳ Digital Government အလုပ္႐ုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ တက္ေရာက္      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


ေနျပည္ေတာ္ ဩဂုတ္ ၉

အလုပ္သမား၊ လူဝင္မႈႀကီးၾကပ္ေရးႏွင့္ ျပည္သူ႕အင္အား ဝန္ႀကီးဌာနမွ ႀကီးမွဴးက်င္းပသည့္ e-ID စနစ္လုပ္ငန္း အေထာက္အကူျပဳ Digital Government အလုပ္႐ုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲကို ယေန႔႔နံနက္ ၁၀ နာရီတြင္ ေနျပည္ေတာ္ရွိ အဆိုပါဝန္ႀကီးဌာန အစည္းအေဝးခန္းမ၌ က်င္းပသည္။

ေရွးဦးစြာ e-ID စနစ္လုပ္ငန္း ေကာ္မတီဥကၠ႒၊ ျပည္ေထာင္စုဝန္ႀကီး ဦးသိန္းေဆြက အဖြင့္အမွာစကား ေျပာၾကားရာတြင္ မိမိတို႔ဝန္ႀကီးဌာနသည္ လက္ရွိႏိုင္ငံေတာ္အစိုးရ စတင္တာဝန္ ယူခ်ိန္မွစ၍ ႏိုင္ငံသား စိစစ္ေရး ကတ္ျပားကို ႏိုင္ငံတကာအဆင့္မီ Smart Card ျဖင့္ ေျပာင္းလဲထုတ္ေပးႏိုင္ရန္ ကမၻာ့ဘဏ္ အပါအဝင္ ကုမၸဏီ/အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား၊ အိမ္နီးခ်င္း ႏိုင္ငံမ်ားႏွင့္ ဖြံ႕ၿဖိဳးတိုးတက္သည့္ ႏိုင္ငံမ်ား၏ အေတြ႕အႀကဳံ ရွင္းလင္းေဆြးေႏြးမႈမ်ားကို ေလ့လာဆန္းစစ္ခဲ့ပါေၾကာင္း၊ မိမိတို႔အေနျဖင့္ ႏိုင္ငံသား စိစစ္ေရး ကတ္ျပားထုတ္ေပးျခင္းကို နည္းပညာအသုံးျပဳ၍ Digital စနစ္ျဖင့္ေျပာင္းလဲ ထုတ္ေပးမည့္ စနစ္ကိုသာ လုပ္ေဆာင္မည္ဆိုပါက ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္း ေနထိုင္သူအားလုံး၏ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ားကို ရရွိရန္ခက္ခဲႏိုင္ျခင္း၊ ႏိုင္ငံသားမ်ား၏ ကိုယ္ေရးအခ်က္အလက္ မ်ားကိုသာ ထိန္းသိမ္းႏိုင္ၿပီး လုံၿခဳံေရး အရ အျခားအစိုးရအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားအား မၽွေဝသုံးစြဲမႈမျပဳႏိုင္ျခင္း၊ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္မွ အေကာင္အထည္ ေဖာ္ေနသည့္ e-Government စနစ္ႏွင့္ Single Platform တစ္ခုတည္းအျဖစ္ မေဆာင္႐ြက္ႏိုင္ျခင္း စသည့္ အားနည္းခ်က္မ်ားကို ေတြ႕ရွိရပါေၾကာင္း။
ထို႔ေၾကာင့္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ၌ ေဆာင္႐ြက္ေနသကဲ့သို႔ နည္းပညာအသုံးျပဳ၍ ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္း ေနထိုင္သူ တစ္ဦးခ်င္းစီ၏ ကိုယ္ေရးအခ်က္အလက္ (Biographic Data ) ႏွင့္ လက္ေဗြ၊ မ်က္လုံးသူငယ္အိမ္၊ မ်က္ႏွာဓာတ္ပုံ (Biometric Data )မ်ားကို သိမ္းဆည္းကာ လူတစ္ဦးခ်င္းအတြက္ Unique ID Number တစ္ခုစီေပး၍ Database တြင္ မွတ္တမ္းတင္ ထိန္းသိမ္းျခင္းလုပ္ငန္းကို ဦးစားေပးလုပ္ငန္း အျဖစ္ ေဆာင္႐ြက္မည္ျဖစ္ၿပီး ဒုတိယအဆင့္အေနျဖင့္ ႏိုင္ငံသားစိစစ္၍ ႏိုင္ငံသားကတ္ကို Smart Card ျဖင့္ထုတ္ေပးျခင္းလုပ္ငန္းကို ေဆာင္႐ြက္သြားမည္ျဖစ္ပါေၾကာင္း၊ National Database တည္ေဆာက္ရာ တြင္ ႏိုင္ငံတြင္းေနထိုင္သူ တစ္ဦးခ်င္းစီ၏ Biographic Data ႏွင့္ Biometric Data မ်ားကို ေကာက္ယူ၍ Unique ID Number တစ္ခုစီသတ္မွတ္ေပးၿပီး မွတ္ပုံတင္ေပးျခင္း၊ ၎နံပါတ္ကို အသုံးျပဳ၍ အျခားဌာန/ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားႏွင့္ ခ်ိတ္ဆက္ေဆာင္႐ြက္ျခင္းမ်ား ျပဳလုပ္သြားမည္ျဖစ္ပါေၾကာင္း။
ယင္းလုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ ေဆာင္႐ြက္ႏိုင္ေရးအတြက္ e - Government ေကာ္မတီမွ e-ID စနစ္ လုပ္ငန္းေကာ္မတီကို ဖြဲ႕စည္းတာဝန္ေပးအပ္ခဲ့ၿပီး e-ID စနစ္လုပ္ငန္းေကာ္မတီမွ လည္းလုပ္ငန္းမ်ား အေကာင္အထည္ေဖာ္ ေဆာင္႐ြက္ရန္ ဆပ္ေကာ္မတီ အသီးသီးကိုလည္း ဖြဲ႕စည္းခဲ့ပါေၾကာင္း၊ e-ID စနစ္ကို ျမန္မာတစ္ႏိုင္ငံလုံး ေနရာအႏွံ႔ ေဆာင္႐ြက္မည္ျဖစ္ရာ လုပ္ငန္းပမာဏ ႀကီးမားသည့္အျပင္ နည္းပညာႏွင့္ လုံၿခဳံေရးဆိုင္ရာ က႑မ်ားကိုလည္း ထည့္သြင္းစဥ္းစား ေဆာင္႐ြက္ရမည္ ျဖစ္သျဖင့္ ယင္းလုပ္ငန္းႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ လူဦးေရမွတ္ပုံတင္ျခင္း စနစ္ကို ေအာင္ျမင္စြာ အေကာင္အထည္ ေဖာ္ႏိုင္ခဲ့ပါေၾကာင္း။
အိႏၵိယႏိုင္ငံ၏ Aadhaar စနစ္ကို ေလ့လာႏိုင္ရန္အတြက္ ယခုအလုပ္႐ုံ ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲကို က်င္းပရျခင္း ျဖစ္ပါေၾကာင္း၊ အိႏၵိယႏိုင္ငံ၏ Aadhaar စနစ္ျဖင့္ စံျပဳစရာ သက္ေသခံ အေထာက္အထား တစ္ခု ေဆာင္႐ြက္ ထုတ္ေပးႏိုင္ခဲ့ပါေၾကာင္း၊ Aadhaar ကတ္သည္ Smart Card မဟုတ္ဘဲ ဂဏန္း (၁၂) လုံး ပါဝင္သည့္ ႏိုင္ငံအႏွံ႔ မည္သည့္ေနရာတြင္မဆို စာရင္းသြင္းႏိုင္သကဲ့သို႔ ေနာက္ဆုံး အေျခအေနကိုလည္း ျပင္ဆင္ႏိုင္သည္ဟု သိရွိရပါေၾကာင္း၊ အိႏၵိယႏိုင္ငံ သံ႐ုံးအေနျဖင့္ Aadhaar စနစ္အပါအဝင္ အိႏၵိယႏိုင္ငံတြင္ ေဆာင္႐ြက္ေနသည့္ Unique Digital Infrastructure က႑အမ်ိဳးမ်ိဳးႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ ေဆြးေႏြးေပးမည္ျဖစ္ရာ အလုပ္႐ုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ တက္ေရာက္ၾကသူမ်ား အေနျဖင့္ အသိပညာ ဗဟုသုတ မ်ားစြာ ရရွိႏိုင္မည္ျဖစ္ပါေၾကာင္း၊ မိမိတို႔ဝန္ႀကီးဌာန အေနျဖင့္လည္း ျပည္သူမ်ားကို Online စနစ္ျဖင့္ ဝန္ေဆာင္မႈ ေပးႏိုင္ရန္အတြက္ ႏိုင္ငံအတြင္း ေနထိုင္သူမ်ား၏ အခ်က္အလက္မ်ား တစ္စုတစ္စည္းတည္း ရွိရန္ႏွင့္ Unique ID တစ္ခုစီ သတ္မွတ္ေပးႏိုင္ရန္ လိုအပ္ပါေၾကာင္း၊ သို႔မွသာ အစိုးရအဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ားအားလုံး မၽွေဝသုံးစြဲႏိုင္မည့္ Single Platform တစ္ခုကို တည္ေထာင္ႏိုင္မည္ ျဖစ္သည့္အျပင္ e-Government စနစ္ေအာင္ျမင္ေရးကိုလည္း အေထာက္အကူျပဳႏိုင္မည္ ျဖစ္ပါေၾကာင္း၊ ထို႔ေၾကာင့္ လုပ္ငန္းဆိုင္ရာမ်ား ႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ မရွင္းလင္းသည့္အခ်က္မ်ား၊ သိရွိလိုသည္မ်ားကို ပြင့္ပြင့္လင္းလင္း ေမးျမန္းေဆြးေႏြး ၾကရန္လိုေၾကာင္း၊ ယခု အလုပ္႐ုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ ျဖစ္ေျမာက္ေအာင္ အကူအညီေပးသည့္ အိႏၵိယႏိုင္ငံ သံအမတ္ႀကီးႏွင့္တကြ လာေရာက္ေဆြးေႏြးေပးသည့္ ကၽြမ္းက်င္ ပညာရွင္မ်ားကို လႈိက္လႈိက္လွဲလွဲ ေက်းဇူးတင္ရွိပါေၾကာင္း ရွင္းလင္းေျပာၾကားသည္။
ထို႔ေနာက္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ အိႏၵိယႏိုင္ငံ သံအမတ္ႀကီး Mr. Vikram Miris က အလုပ္႐ုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲ က်င္းပႏိုင္ေရးႏွင့္ လိုအပ္သည္မ်ား ပံ့ပိုးကူညီ ေဆာင္႐ြက္ေပးမည့္ အေျခအေနမ်ားကို ရွင္းလင္း ေျပာၾကားသည္။
အဆိုပါ အလုပ္႐ုံေဆြးေႏြးပြဲသို႔ ဝန္ႀကီးဌာနအသီးသီးမွ e-ID စနစ္လုပ္ငန္း ေကာ္မတီ၏ ဆပ္ေကာ္မတီဝင္ (၅၃) ဦးတက္ေရာက္ၾကၿပီး e-ID စနစ္ လုပ္ငန္းအတြက္ အေထာက္အကူျဖစ္ေစရန္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံဆိုင္ရာ အိႏၵိယႏိုင္ငံသံ႐ုံး၏ ပံ့ပိုးကူညီမႈျဖင့္ အိႏၵိယႏိုင္ငံ၌ လက္ရွိေဆာင္႐ြက္ေနေသာ Aadhaar စနစ္အပါအဝင္ ဘက္စုံ Unique ID Infrastructure မ်ားႏွင့္ပတ္သက္၍ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္မ်ားႏွင့္ လုပ္ငန္းအေတြ႕အႀကဳံမ်ားကို ကၽြမ္းက်င္ပညာရွင္မ်ားက ရွင္းလင္းေဆြးေႏြးသြားမည္ျဖစ္ေၾကာင္း သတင္းရရွိသည္။
(သတင္းစဥ္)

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வாய்மை எனப்படுவது யாதெனின் யாதொன்றும்
தீமை யிலாத சொலல்.

விளக்கம்:

உண்மை என்று சொல்லப்படுவது எது என்றால், எவர்க்கும் எத்தகைய தீங்கையும் தராத சொற்களைச் சொல்வதே ஆகும்.

பழமொழி

First come first serve

பந்திக்கு முந்து படைக்குப் பிந்து

இரண்டொழுக்க பண்பாடு

1.நான் எந்த சூழ்நிலையிலும் பிறர்      பொருளுக்கு ஆசைப்பட மாட்டேன்.

2.பிறர் செய்யும் நற்செயலுக்கு மதிப்பு அளிப்பதுடன், அதனை தொடர்வேன்.

 பொன்மொழி

என் முயற்சிகள் என்னைப் பல முறை கைவிட்டதுண்டு!
ஆனால்
நான் ஒரு முறை கூட முயற்சியைக் கைவிட்டதில்லை!

         - எடிசன்

பொதுஅறிவு

1.சுதந்திர இந்தியாவின் முதல் சட்ட அமைச்சர் யார்?

டாக்டர். அம்பேத்கர்

 2.ஆர்னித்தாலஜி   (Ornithology) என்பது என்ன?

பறவைகள் பற்றிய படிப்பு

English words and. Meanings

Glorious---   புகழ்பெற்ற
Guest-------   விருந்தினர்
Gesture-----  சைகை
Gymnastics  உடற்பயிற்சி
Graphics-----வரைகலை

நீதிக்கதை

பொய் சொல்லாதே - தமிழ் நீதிக்கதை
(Don't Lie - Tamil Moral Story)

அது ஒரு அழகிய கிராமம். அங்கு முத்து என்ற விவசாயி தன் குடும்பத்துடன் வாழ்ந்து வந்தான்.

முத்து தினமும் தன்னுடைய ஆடுகளை அருகில் உள்ள காட்டிற்கு கூட்டிச்சென்று மேய்ப்பது வழக்கம். காலையில் சென்றால் அவன் மாலையில் வீடு திரும்புவான்.

ஒரு நாள் முத்து தன்னுடைய சொந்த வேலையின் காரணமாக பக்கத்து ஊருக்கு செல்லவேண்டி இருந்தது. இதனால் ஆடுகளை மேய்க்கும் பொறுப்பை தன்னுடைய மகன் ராமுவிடம் கொடுக்கலாம் என நினைத்தார். முத்துவிற்கு ஒரு பயமும் இருந்தது. ராமு ஒரு விளையாட்டு பையன், எந்த ஒரு வேலையையும் சரியாக செய்யமாட்டான். வேறு வழியில்லாமல் அவனிடமே முத்து ஆடுகளை மேய்க்கும் வேலையை கொடுத்து முத்து பக்கத்து ஊருக்கு புறப்பட்டார்.

அடுத்த நாள் காலையில் ராமு ஆடுகளை பக்கத்தில் உள்ள காட்டிற்கு ஓட்டிச்சென்றான்.

காட்டை அடைந்ததும் ஆடுகள் புற்களை மேயத் தொடங்கின. ராமு அருகில் உள்ள ஒரு பாறையின் மேல் அமர்ந்தான். அவனுக்கு வேலை பார்த்து பழக்கம் இல்லை என்பதால் பொழுது போகவில்லை.

தூரத்தில் ஒரு சிலர் வயல் வேலை செய்து கொண்டு இருந்தனர்.

 வேலை செய்பவர்களின் கவனத்தை ஈர்க்க எண்ணிய ராமு திடீரென "புலி வருது, புலி வருது", என்று கூச்சலிட்டான்.

ராமுவின் அலறலை கேட்டு வயலில் வேலை செய்து கொண்டிருந்த அனைவரும் புலியை விரட்ட கைகளில் கட்டை ஒன்றை எடுத்துக்கொண்டு ராமு இருக்கும் இடத்தை நோக்கி விரைவாக வந்தனர்.

வந்தவர்கள் அனைவரும் "புலி எங்கே" என்று ராமுவிடம் கேட்டனர். அனால் ராமுவோ, "புலி வரவில்லை, நான் பொய் சொன்னேன்", என்று கூறினான். இதனால் கோபமடைந்த அவர்கள் ராமுவை திட்டி விட்டு சென்றனர். ராமுவிற்கோ அவர்களை ஏமாற்றியதை நினைத்து மகிழ்ச்சி அடைந்தான். ராமு ஆடுகளை கூட்டிக்கொண்டு வீட்டை நோக்கி சென்றான்.

அடுத்த நாளும் ராமு புலி வருது என்று கூச்சலிட்டு வேலை செய்துகொண்டு இருந்தவர்களை ஏமாற்றினான்.

மூன்றாவது நாள் ராமு ஆடுகளை மேய்க்க விட்டு அதே பாறையின் மேல் அமர்ந்தான். சிறிது நேரம் கழித்து சற்று தொலைவில் ஒரு புலி வருவதை பார்த்தான். உடனே பாறையின் பின்னால் ஒளிந்துகொண்டு, உண்மையிலே "புலி வருது, புலி வருது" என்று கூச்சலிட்டான்.

ராமு அலறலை கேட்ட அனைவரும் அவன் இன்றும் பொய் தான் சொல்வான் என்று நினைத்து யாரும் உதவிக்கு வரவில்லை. அவர்கள் தங்களின் வேலையை தொடர்ந்தனர்.

பாய்ந்து வந்த புலி ஒரு ஆட்டினை தூக்கிக்கொண்டு சென்றது.

நான் உண்மையை கூறிய பொழுது யாரும் உதவிக்கு வரவில்லையே என்று வருத்திக்கொண்டு மீதி இருக்கும் ஆடுகளை கூட்டிக்கொண்டு தன் இல்லம் நோக்கி சென்றான்.

நீதி: ஒருவன் வார்த்தையில் உண்மை இல்லை என தெரிந்தால் அவன் எப்போது உண்மை சொன்னாலும் அதை யாரும் உண்மை என  நம்ப மாட்டார்கள்.

இன்றைய செய்திகள்

10.08.2018

* கேரளாவின் இடுக்கி மாவட்டத்தில் பலத்த மழை. மண்சரிவில் சிக்கி 8 பேர் பலி.

* மாநிலங்களவைத் துணைத் தலைவவராக ஹரிவன்ஷ் நாராயண் தேர்வு.

* எம்.எஸ்.சி படிப்புகளுக்கு வருகின்ற 13 ஆம் தேதி கலந்தாய்வு. அண்ணா பல்கலைக்கழகம் அறிவிப்பு.

* வியட்நாமில் நடக்கும் சர்வதேச ஓபன் பாட்மின்டன் காலிறுதியின் முந்தைய சுற்றுக்கு இந்தியாவின் அஜய் ஜெயராம் முன்னேறினார்.

* மாஸ்டர் செஸ் தொடரில் முதல் போட்டியில் இந்தியாவின் ரத்தன்வேல், வியட்நாம் கிராண்ட்மாஸ்டர் லீ குவாங் லியமை வீழ்த்தி அதிர்ச்சி கொடுத்தார்.

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🌸A tropical storm watch has been issued for the Big Island of Hawaii as Hurricane Hector on Tuesday kept churning west across the Pacific as a powerful Category 4 hurricane.🌊
🌸Inspector-General of Police, Home Guards and Civil Defence Roopa D. said here on Wednesday that technology by the way of biometric and automated duty rotation systems would be introduced in the Home Guards organisation to weed out corruption.🌹
🌸IndiGo Airlines will add an additional flight on Coimbatore-Chennai sector from September.🌹
🌸Coimbatore:The South West Monsoon shower the city experienced on Wednesday morning will continue for the next two days.🌹
🌸The Pollachi Tamizhisai Sangham’s 33rd dance festival will be held from August 10 to 15 at KKG Thirumana mandapam on Palladam Road, Pollachi.🌹
🌸A 10-member Indian team with Deaflympics bronze medallists Prithvi Sekhar and Jafreen Shaik will compete in the World Deaf tennis championship to be held in Antalya, Turkey, from September 22 to 29.🌹🌹

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