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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday Sept 8th, 2017 I'm Tom Merritt|
|Shannon Morse and Len Peralta AND Molly Wood|
|Let's start with a few tech things you should know...|
|t||Credit reporting firm Equifax announced Thursday that it discovered on July 29th that attackers accessed data for 143 million US customers. The data included addresses, credit card numbers, social security numbers, birth dates and some drivers license numbers. We'll talk about this more in depth in our main discussion later in the show.|
|s||The Wall Street Journal reports the US FBI is investigating whether Uber used software to illegally interfere with competitors. The focus is on software that could track Uber drivers who also drove for Lyft.|
|t||The Wall Street Journal has sources who say Facebook is willing to spend $1 billion on original video content going into next year. Apple has been reported to have a similar budget. By comparison Netflix is spending $6 billion in 2017 and Amazon $4.5 billion.|
|s||Taiwan’s Commercial Times reports its sources say Google is in the final stages of acquiring all or part of HTC. A report in late August indicated HTC was investigating a sale. HTC makes the Google Pixel phone.||https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/08/what-s-the-deal-with-google-and-htc/|
|Now here are some more top stories|
|t||AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have formed the Mobile Authentication Taskforce in order to develop a more secure solution for two-factor authentication. The Taskforce hopes to have an advanced mobile authentication solution sometime next year. The idea is to analyze network activity patterns to determine if an account owner is really behind an action. The group says it will take an open approach working with app developers and other third parties.||https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/8/16276398/wireless-carrier-mobile-authentication-system-project-announced|
|s||Kaspersky Lab started a pop-up shop in London this week in partnership with London street artist Ben Eine called the Data Dollar Store. Shoppers in the Old Street Tube station could buy products by giving over personal photos, emails or text messages that would be displayed on two full-length screens in the shop windows. The last three photos on your camera roll or last three text messages got you a t-shirt. If you handed over your phone for a staff member to choose any five photos or three screenshots you got some original artwork.||http://fortune.com/2017/09/08/data-dollar-store-takes-personal-data-as-payment/|
|t||A paper in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology from Stanford scientists Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang describes a machine learning algorithm than can estimate a person’s sexuality from a picture. After being trained on 35,000 images, the algorithm identified a self-identified gay from straight person in a pair of images with 91% accuracy for men and 83% accuracy for women. The authors debated releasing the results and made clear in notes that they did so in order to make people aware of a potential privacy threat.||https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/07/ai-that-can-determine-a-persons-sexuality-from-photos-shows-the-dark-side-of-the-data-age/|
|s||Camera maker RED revealed a strategic partnership with Leia Inc., the company behind the holographic display for the upcoming $1,195 Hydrogen One smartphone. Leia, a spinoff of HP labs founded in 2014, uses diffraction to produce lightfield illumination with a layer of nanostructures added to a conventional LCD, supposedly without affecting battery life or display quality. The Hydrogen One is supposed to launch in the first half of 2018.|
|t||Google is working with the state of Florida to mark road closures as they happen on Google Maps during Hurricane Irma. Google said it will use algorithmic and manual updates to keep the information current. The closures will also appear on the Irma crisis map as part of the SOS Alert on search.|
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|Credit reporting firm Equifax says data breach could potentially affect 143 million US consumers; sensitive data exposed included DOB, SSN, and 209K credit card numbers||https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/07/credit-reporting-firm-equifax-says-cybersecurity-incident-could-potentially-affect-143-million-us-consumers.html|
|Three Equifax Managers Sold Stock Before Cyber Hack Revealed||https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-07/three-equifax-executives-sold-stock-before-revealing-cyber-hack|
|Why the Equifax breach is very possibly the worst leak of personal info ever||https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/09/why-the-equifax-breach-is-very-possibly-the-worst-leak-of-personal-info-ever/|
|warrior cop on Twitter: If you enroll in Equifax's TrustedID bc your data was leaked, you waive your rights to sue Equifax in court or be part of any class action. https://t.co/5kSiNGwGlD""||https://twitter.com/wyatt_privilege/status/906120794593427456|
|Are you an Equifax breach victim? You could give up right to sue to find out. Visiting Equifax site to see if you're a victim can require you to waive lawsuit rights.||https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/09/are-you-an-equifax-breach-victim-you-must-give-up-right-to-sue-to-find-out/?comments=1|
|It’s time to build our own Equifax with blackjack and crypto | TechCrunch||https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/08/its-time-to-build-our-own-equifax-with-blackjack-and-crypto/?ncid=rss|
|What happened to Equifax today | TechCrunch||https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/07/what-happened-to-equifax-today/?ncid=rss|
|Equifax security breach leaks personal info of 143 million US consumers||https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/07/equifax-hack-143-million/|
|Equifax execs dumped stock before the hack news went public | TechCrunch||https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/07/equifax-managers-dumped-stock/?ncid=rss|
|- 143 million customers affected (out of 324 million US residents)|
The attackers exploited a website vulnerability to access the data starting in May. Discocvered July 29.
Private investigation finished, state and federal authorities involved.
names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses and some driver's license numbers,
- 209,000 U.S. credit card numbers
- dispute documents with personal ID for 182,000
SO SHANNON: WHAT COULD THIS INFO BE USED FOR?
|Equifax is offering free credit monitoring for all US residents whether they were affected by the breach or not at www.equifaxsecurity2017.com.|
- Asks for last name and last 6 numbers of 9 number SSN (running on stock wordpress)
- Asks you to enroll in TrustedID to receive free monitoring. ToS of website requires you to waive rights to sue (arbitration)if you register for and purchase any product. Can opt out of arbitration in writing within 30 days or go to small claims.
- other concerns include username for admin left accessible
- Equifax main page displaying debug codes.
|Equifax’s CFO, workforce solutions president and information solutions president sold nearly $1.8 million worth of stock in Equifax at the beginning of August. Equifax says the executives were unaware of the breach at the time of the sale.|
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|In our Analyst’s Slack, Ohioan Jim Thatcher pointed out a bipartisan bill in the Ohio Senate to make $100 million available to expand broadband to some of the 300,000 rural Ohioans without broadband access.|
For two years, interested groups (nonprofits, community orgs. etc) could apply to the state’s Third Frontier program to receive $5 million grants to help subsidize the cost of infrastructure rollout. Groups can install it themselves or partner with a telco. Lawmakers estimate 14,00 households could receive broadband under the plan.
This all sounds great but Jim points out that the Senators are promising no new taxes would need to be raised. He supposes that means Third Frontier would take the monney from other programs it currently funds. Among those programs are Opioid Abuse programs.
And Connect Ohio is campaigning for the bill. Connect Ohio is a subsidiary of Connect Nation which counts among its advisory council, AT&T, Comcast, USTelecom, Verizon and the CTIA. Also Microsoft.
|Connect Ohio - Increasing Broadband Access and Use||http://connectohio.org/about|
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