Federal Privacy Bill in the Works, Facebook Abuses Access to Users Phone Numbers, HIPAA Breach Notification for Media

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What are Gerry and Steve talking about this week?

The guys discuss the federal government beginning to engage experts to develop a bill to address citizen’s privacy. The call out Facebook for offering multi-factor authentication and then using users phone numbers for other means. They round out with the obligation of media outlets to publish breach notifications that are sent to them, as required by HHS and federal law.

As always they end with One Cool Thing.

Show Notes

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1. Privacy is solved, the government is involved.

https://www.securityweek.com/us-lawmakers-kick-debate-over-online-privacy
Hearing: https://energycommerce.house.gov/committee-activity/hearings/hearing-on-protecting-consumer-privacy-in-the-era-of-big-data
Video with start time: https://youtu.be/mN1_FVOIA6s?t=1026

2. Give us your phone number, says Facebook. You can trust us.
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/kzdxjx/facebook-phone-number-two-factor-authentication

3. Media reports of data breaches. Are they required to publish?
http://www.live5news.com/2019/03/01/more-than-k-letters-were-sent-out-patients-after-phishing-attack-roper-st-francis/

One Cool Things

James Veitch: “This is what happens when you reply to spam email”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QdPW8JrYzQ

Wireshark hits 3.0
https://www.wireshark.org/docs/relnotes/wireshark-3.0.0.html

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