In nowadays’s News Roundup, Klon Kitchen adds to the North Korean Embassy invasion by means of an unknown institution. Turns out some of the participants fled to the U.S. And lawyered up, however, the actual tipoff approximately attribution is that they’ve given some of the statistics they stole to the FBI. That policy out CIA involvement right there.

Nick Weaver talks about Hal Martin pleading responsible to unlawfully keeping massive amounts of classified NSA hacking records. It’s searching increasingly more as though Martin was only a packrat, making his sentence of nine years in prison about right. But as Nick factors out, that leaves unexplained how the Russians got preserve of so much NSA information themselves.

Paul Hughes explains the seamy Europolitics at the back of the new overseas investment policies with the intention to take effect this month.

Nick explains the deeply troubling compromise of update certs at ASUS and the business enterprise’s equally troubling reaction. I ask why the only company with clean authority over an incident with vital countrywide security implications is the FTC.

Nick and I touch upon the Federal Trade Commission’s pending investigation of the privateness practices of 7 Internet carrier vendors.


Speaking of sensitive data practices, Klon talks about the Committee on Foreign Investment inside the United States’ belated popularity that maybe the Chinese government shouldn’t have access to the most intimate dreams of a portion of the U.S. LGBTQ network. I attempt to explain the distinction between Tik Tok and Yik Yak and mainly fail.

Meanwhile, in splinternet information, the EU Parliament has accepted the debatable Copyright Directive. A bunch of MEPs, quickly to be jogging for reelection, declare they meant to vote against it, truly, but someway ended up balloting for it.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is suing Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act. I ask listeners for help in locating guests who can speak approximately whether it’s a terrific idea to bar ad targeting that we could group search for more customers like the ones they have already got, although their clients already skew in the direction of particular genders and ethnicities.

Finally, Nick and I smash down Gavin de Becker’s declare that the real killer inside the Bezos sexting flap turned into Saudi Arabia. Plenty of smoke there, but the lack of a connection with any forensic evidence increases doubts about de Becker’s version of events.

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