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Supreme Court Leaves Data Breach Decision In Place

http://epic.org/2018/02/supreme-court-leaves-data-brea.html

The Supreme Court has denied a petition for a writ of certiorari in Carefirst, Inc. v. Attias, a case concerning standing to sue in data breach cases. Consumers had sued health insurer Carefirst after faulty security practices allowed hackers to obtain 1.1 million customer records. EPIC filed an amicus brief backing the consumers, arguing that if “companies fail to invest in reasonable security measures, then consumers will continue to face harm from data breaches.” The federal appeals court agreed with EPIC and held that consumers may sue companies that fail to safeguard their personal data. Carefirst appealed the decision, but the Supreme Court chose not to take the case. EPIC regularly files amicus briefs defending standing in consumer privacy cases, most recently in Eichenberger v. ESPN, where the Ninth Circuit also held for consumers, as well as Gubala v. Time Warner Cable and In re SuperValu Customer Data Security Breach Litigation.

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Blackface skit in China's new year gala sparks racism accusations

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A skit on China’s widely-watched Lunar New Year gala on state television featuring a Chinese actress made up to appear African has provoked accusations of racism online.

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GAO: Midway Atoll’s History and Habitat

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Five New Year’s Resolutions that USAGov Can Help You Achieve

https://www.usa.gov/features/five-new-years-resolutions-that-usagov-can-help-you-achieve

If you’re still looking for areas or goals to focus on in 2018, take some inspiration from USAGov’s New Year’s Resolutions.

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SamSam Ransomware Campaigns

https://www.secureworks.com/research/samsam-ransomware-campaigns

Type: Threat Analysis

Secureworks® Counter Threat Unit™ Threat Intelligence

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CTU Research

Learn more about the SamSam Ransomware campaign deployed by the GOLD LOWELL threat group.

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