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Editor, analyst, writer, fool.
Editor, analyst, writer, fool.

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“People think that stories are shaped by people. In fact, it's the other way around.”
― Terry Pratchett (RIP)
/v @Danealle13
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Google tracks your location—even when you tell it not to
#Google is under fire again, for tracking your location, and continuing to do so if you turn tracking off.

Or alternatively, for doing a terrible job of explaining the purpose of its labyrinthine #privacy settings. Take your pick.

The more cynical among you might assume this is a #darkpattern—a deliberate attempt to confuse users into doing what Google wants. The thinking goes that if anyone complains, Google can just reply that the complainers are drooling idiots who didn’t RTFM. In +Richi Jennings’s #SecurityBlogwatch for #TechBeacon, we follow your every move.

https://techbeacon.com/google-tracks-your-location-even-when-you-tell-it-not
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Even if you're not using Kubernetes (yet), you should still check out Prometheus for your system monitoring needs.
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Cybersecurity experts from Homeland Security, the National Intelligence director's office, and private industry discussed how they're working to counter the most urgent threats, writes +Preston Gralla.

This wasn't vague arm-waving. For instance:

A major challenge in keeping elections safe from cyberattacks, said Homeland Security's Christopher Krebs, has less to do with technology than with the way in which elections are held in the United States. Elections, even those held for the office of the president and Congress, are run by state and local governments, not by the federal government. That means each state and, frequently, individual localities have their own way to hold elections, implementing different technologies—from paper ballots to multiple kinds of voting machines, including direct-recording electronic (DRE) voting machines, some of which do not produce a paper trail and therefore are vulnerable to being hacked.

Krebs put the conundrum this way: “It is the responsibility of the states to administer elections. It is the responsibility of the Department of Homeland Security and the federal government to provide for the national security and national defense of this country. There is a discussion that needs to happen between those two things.”
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Top cyberexperts from Homeland Security and Director of National Intelligence warn about AI-driven phishing attacks, malicious sock puppets and worse. http://bit.ly/2KIKkMQ
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Another day, another Linux "bug," which was fixed before the headlines were written about it.
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Coping strategies for departmental silos

Corporate silos persist despite everyone’s best efforts, even when the desire for independence blocks digital transformation efforts. So what's IT to do? CIOs share their experience at dissolving barriers.
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