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Daily Archives: August 25, 2022

A new US data privacy bill aims to give you more control over information collected about you – and make businesses change how they handle data

Via LLRXA new US data privacy bill aims to give you more control over information collected about you – and make businesses change how they handle data – With rare bipartisan support, the American Data and Privacy Protection Act moved out of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce by a vote of 53-2 on July 20, 2022. The bill still needs to pass the full House and the Senate, and negotiations are ongoing. Given the Biden administration’s responsible data practices strategy, White House support is likely if a version of the bill passes. Legal scholar and attorney Professor Anne Toomey McKenna, who studies and practices technology and data privacy law, has been closely following the act, known as ADPPA. McKenna contends that if passed this legislation will fundamentally alter U.S. data privacy law.


Google Search and Maps results will confirm if a medical center offers abortions

engadget: “In the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned, Google announced that it is making it easier to use its Maps and Search products to find medical providers that offer abortions. When someone searches for specific services and Google has confirmation that a location provides those services, it’ll be clearly labeled in Search and… Continue Reading

NARA’s Digital Preservation Framework Goes Live as Linked Open Dataset

WASHINGTON, August 25, 2022 — “Beginning today, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is making its Digital Preservation Framework available as a Linked Open Dataset, a first for the agency. Aimed at sharing NARA’s research with digital preservation professionals around the world, the dataset expands access that was previously available only through GitHub. Linked… Continue Reading

Google tracks 39 types of personal data, Apple tracks 12

AppleInsider: “New research claims that of five major Big Tech firms, Google tracks more private data about users than any other — and Apple tracks the least. Apple has previously introduced App Tracking Transparency specifically to protect the privacy of users from other companies. However, a new report says that Apple is also avoiding doing… Continue Reading

Report – NFTs Are Increasingly Targeted by Criminals

WSJ: “Nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, are increasingly sought by criminals looking to either steal them or use them to launder illicit gains, a new report from blockchain analytics firm Elliptic said on Wednesday. More than $100 million worth of these blockchain-based assets were reported stolen in scams over the past year, according to the study.… Continue Reading

How to create better passwords without much effort

Fast Company: “Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: you should use a different password for every account you have, and each of those passwords should be an extraordinarily long and complex string of characters that are easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess. Unfortunately, that’s solid advice and equally… Continue Reading

CREW gets secret Barr memo on Trump obstruction

“Following a victory in appeals court, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington obtained the secret Department of Justice memo then-Attorney General Bill Barr pointed to in order to undermine the Mueller Report and justify not charging then-President Donald Trump with obstruction. The memo presents a breathtakingly generous view of the law and facts for… Continue Reading

US government to make all research it funds open access on publication

Ars Technica: “Many federal policy changes are well known before they are announced. Hints in speeches, leaks, and early access to reporters at major publications all serve to pave the ground for the eventual confirmation. But on Thursday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) dropped a big one that seemed to… Continue Reading