Lawmakers Demand Details on 2015 Juniper Data Incident

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Bipartisan Group Wants Company Findings on NetScreen Backdoor Investigation A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to Juniper Networks seeking a more detailed explanation into a 2015 incident when an NSA-created algorithm - that may have included a backdoor - appeared in a company product that would have allowed VPN traffic to be decrypted.

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Predictions 2015: Uber, Google, Apple, Beacons, Health, Nest, China, Adtech…

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The post Predictions 2015: Uber, Google, Apple, Beacons, Health, Nest, China, Adtech… appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. So what might happen in 2015? ” Plenty of interesting technology, Internet, and media trends seem poised to break out in 2015. This has already begun, of course, but 2015 will be when it comes to a dramatic head. That will change in 2015 as ambient intelligence starts to be part of the fabric of everyday life.

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UK Man Sentenced for 2015 TalkTalk Hack

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22-Year-Old Also Attacked His Former School The fallout from the 2015 TalkTalk hack continues as a 22-year-old U.K. man was sentenced to jail Monday for his role in the attack and other cybercrimes, including an attack against his former school

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Predictions 2015: How’d I Do?

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The post Predictions 2015: How’d I Do? I’ve already got a running list of predictions for 2016, but in this post, I want to handicap how my prognostications for 2015 turned out. I made a total of 12 predictions in 2015, so I’ll run through each in turn. In essence, I predicted that Uber would launch delivery and logistics businesses in 2015. But in January 2015, Uber killed UberEssentials , and for months, there was no expansion of either service.

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My Schedule For NewCo New York 2015

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The post My Schedule For NewCo New York 2015 appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. So here are my picks for NewCo NYC 2015: Day 1: Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Day 2: Wednesday, May 13, 2015. Day 2: Thursday, May 14 th , 2015. See you there… The post My Schedule For NewCo New York 2015 appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Have you ever been to a music festival, and found yourself overwhelmed by too many great choices?

Naikon APT is flying under the radar since 2015

Security Affairs

” The activity of the group was detailed in a report published by Kaspersky in 2015, but in the last five years, the group drastically changed its modus operandi to go silent. The post Naikon APT is flying under the radar since 2015 appeared first on Security Affairs.

Do privacy laws prevent police forces from naming suspects?

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I was asked this question at 6.15 am today. And, if I knew the answer, was I available for a BBC radio interview immediately after the 7.00 am news? No and Yes were my answers – so I subsequently had a chat with BBC Radio’s Adrian Goldberg. The question arose because the Birmingham Mail had asked West Midlands Police to disclose the names and images of ten suspects it had been hunting for at least a decade for crimes including rape and murder.

Branch Deepviews: Routing Around The Damage of Apps and App Stores

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2015 is the year the old internet finally died [link]. John Battelle (@johnbattelle) August 7, 2015. The post Branch Deepviews: Routing Around The Damage of Apps and App Stores appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. But it’s also the year a better one will be born. Over and over again, the press and pundits are declaring the death of the “web we once knew.”

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Chinese Hackers Behind 2015 Anthem Data Breach Indicted

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Two have been indicted in the 2015 massive data breach of health insurer Anthem, which compromised the data of at least 78 million customers. Breach Government Hacks Privacy 2015 anthem breach Anthem breach china hacking group data breach hacking group

How effective is the Telephone Preference Service?

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Not much, considering that there’s only one link for 2015 - and that's over 4 months old. I don't know, either. The TPS’s website provides individuals with an easy way to register their objection to receiving unsolicited direct marketing calls, but no information on how effective it is at stamping out these practices. There’s no information on the volume of complaints it receives, and how these are trending over time.

French Data Protection Authority Reveals 2015 Inspection Program

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On May 25, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) released its long-awaited annual inspection program for 2015. The CNIL announced that a target of 550 inspections was set for 2015, including 350 on-site inspections, document reviews or hearings and 200 online inspections.

In praise of David Smith

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As Deputy Commissioner David Smith completes his last lap of the data protection conference circuit, various speakers are extending their hastily-prepared remarks to include a short homily on his contribution to data protection over the decades. Yes, he really has been at the ICO for decades. It's a convention that public servants are never presented with anything other than small tokens of appreciation from grateful hosts.

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Not a lot of news from Big Brother Watch today

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What are we to make of today’s Big Brother Watch report which claims that local authorities commit 4 data breaches every day? In the words of TV magician Paul Daniels: “Not a lot.” At first glance, it looks impressive. It’s almost 200 pages long.

Why are so many privacy professionals driven to despair?

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Why are so many privacy professionals driven to despair? Don’t worry. It’s not that unusual for privacy professionals to be driven to despair by the demands of their job. It’s just a mindset that most of them go through when business “requirements” and legal “restrictions” continually clash. As Tom Fletcher, the UK’s former Ambassador to the Lebanon recently put it : “You think you’re reached rock bottom – then you hear a noise from below.” But there is hope at the end of the tunnel.

Surveillance after Snowden

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Students of surveillance and counter terrorism have another (81 page) report to add to their summer reading list. The Henry Jackson Society has recently published " SurveillanceAfter Snowden: Effective Espionage in an Age of Transparency. " The report, written by Robin Simcox, looks at the ways the actions of Edward Snowden have impacted the US and the UK, particularly with regards to safeguarding national security.

Scaling Through Culture: WeWork and Blue Bottle (vs. Regus and Starbucks)

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The post Scaling Through Culture: WeWork and Blue Bottle (vs. Regus and Starbucks) appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The way we work is changing. That statement seems self-evident to anyone involved in what I call the NewCo economy – work no longer has to be a duty, it can be a calling.

Uber, The Rashomon.

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The post Uber, The Rashomon. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Our industry loves a rashomon, and in the past year or two, our collective subject of debate has been Uber. Perhaps the fastest growing company in history (its numbers aren’t public, but we’ll get to some estimates shortly), Uber has become a vector for some of the most wide-ranging arguments I’ve ever had regarding the tech industry’s impact on society at large.

Remember the Internet When Considering The Things

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The post Remember the Internet When Considering The Things appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Last month I sat down with my old pal Jay Adelson (Digg, Revision 3, Equinix, SimpleGeo) who together with his partner Andy Smith is raising a new fund focused on the Internet of Things. Our goal was to get caught up – I’d tell him about my plans for NewCo , and they’d update me on Center Electric, the fund’s new name.

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Forget Work Life Balance. It’s All About Work Life Integration

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The post Forget Work Life Balance. It’s All About Work Life Integration appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Tuning in. Every so often (though less often than I’d like), I ask one of my team into my band room, a place I created five years ago where the only rules are honest conversations and unbounded agendas.

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A Few Questions For Publishers Contemplating Facebook As A Platform

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The post A Few Questions For Publishers Contemplating Facebook As A Platform appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Well, it’s happening. According to no less authoritative source than The New York Times , The New York Times is preparing to plant a taproot right inside the highly walled garden that is Facebook.

Adobe announces end of support for Acrobat 2015 and Adobe Reader 2015

Security Affairs

Adobe announces the end of support for Acrobat 2015 and Reader 2015. It’s official, Adobe announces the end of support for Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2015. It’s official, Adobe announces the end of support for Adobe Acrobat and Reader 2015, the company will no longer receive any security updates after the deadline. The post Adobe announces end of support for Acrobat 2015 and Adobe Reader 2015 appeared first on Security Affairs.

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EU Council sanctions two Russian military intelligence officers over 2015 Bundestag hack

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The Council of the European Union announced sanctions imposed on Russian military intelligence officers for 2015 Bundestag hack. The post EU Council sanctions two Russian military intelligence officers over 2015 Bundestag hack appeared first on Security Affairs.

It’s Time to Flip the Bit on Publishing and Data

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The post It’s Time to Flip the Bit on Publishing and Data appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image BI ). My god, do we like to talk about ourselves. That’s my takeaway from the recent algae-bloom of writing around ad blocking and fraud lately – most of it tinged with apocalyptic implications for the future of independent publishing. I’ve hung back from writing because I’ve been so busy *reading* everything – like this piece by Anil.

Apple and Google: Middle School Mean Girls Having At It

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The post Apple and Google: Middle School Mean Girls Having At It appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ) I’m the father of three children, and two of them are girls. And while my first was a boy, and therefore “broke me in” with extraordinary acts of Running Headlong Into Fence Posts and Drinking Beer Stolen From Dad’s Fridge Yet Forgetting To Hide The Bottles, nothing, NOTHING, prepared me for Girls Behaving Badly To Each Other Whilst In Middle School.

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Number of hacktivist attacks declined by 95 percent since 2015

Security Affairs

According to a study conducted by IBM, the number of hacktivist attacks that caused quantifiable damage has declined by 95 percent since 2015. Even if in Italy the cells of the popular Anonymous collective are very active , the overall number of hacktivist attacks that caused in quantifiable damage to the victim has declined by 95 percent since 2015. Researchers analyzed data collected by IBM’s X-Force threat intelligence unit between 2015 and 2019.

Maybe The Best Way To Change the World Is To Start a Company

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The post Maybe The Best Way To Change the World Is To Start a Company appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ) This piece from Smithsonian caught my eye today – Young People Mistrust Government So Much They Aren’t Running for Office.

Enforcement of the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising in the Mobile Environment to Begin on September 1, 2015

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On May 7, 2015, the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) announced that, as of September 1, 2015, the Council of Better Business Bureaus and the Direct Marketing Association will begin to enforce the DAA Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising and the Multi-Site Data Principles (collectively, the “Self-Regulatory Principles”) in the mobile environment. Accordingly, the DAA announced that enforcement will commence on September 1, 2015.

‘Digital by Default’ and ‘Collaboration’: my two key takeaways from Civil Service Live 2015

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‘Digital by Default’ and ‘Collaboration’: my two key takeaways from Civil Service Live 2015. p.butler@cgi.com. Fri, 10/16/2015 - 00:40. Last week I had the pleasure of attending Civil Service Live in London, an excellent event which provided a real insight into the way in which Government is embracing change through digital. As platinum sponsor, the two days also gave my organisation, CGI, the opportunity to showcase our own digital transformation work in Government and healthcare.

Information Transparency & The “True Cost” Calculator

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In his letter opening Walmart’s 2015 Sustainability Report, McMillion introduces the idea of “True Cost,” and states: Traditional costs include expenses like supplies, energy and packaging. The post Information Transparency & The “True Cost” Calculator appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The view from Bolinas. It’s been so long since I’ve written here, and I’ve missed it terribly.

NewCo Cincinnati Is Next Week. Here Are The Companies I’m Getting Inside

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The post NewCo Cincinnati Is Next Week. Here Are The Companies I’m Getting Inside appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. I know I rave about all the NewCo cities, but once again I am picking my companies from a new festival lineup – and once again, I’m blown away. Next week is NewCo Cincinnati , and wow – what a stellar group of companies to chose from.

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Deadline for Compliance with Russian Localization Law Set for September 1, 2015

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On December 31, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation to move the deadline for compliance to September 1, 2015, for Federal Law No. The compliance deadline was then moved to January 1, 2015, before being changed to September 1, 2015 in the legislation signed by President Putin. 242-FZ (the “Localization Law”), which requires companies to store the personal data of Russian citizens in databases located in Russia.

Metromile: A FitBit for Your Car

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The post Metromile: A FitBit for Your Car appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The Metromile staff in front of their SF HQ (Preston is in the red shirt in the back right). Ever since writing Living Systems and The Information First Company last Fall, I’ve been citing Earnest , the financial services startup, as a poster child for what I mean by an “information-first” company.

Your Network Transcends Time – Care For It

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The post Your Network Transcends Time – Care For It appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Every year around this year I fly to Arizona and attend the IAB Annual Meeting , a confab of 1000+ executives in the interactive media business. Yes, it’s a rubber-chicken boondoggle – what ballroom-based warm-climated event in February isn’t?

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Integrations (and Metaservices) For The Win

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In 2015, the problem is coming to a head, and there are huge, proven opportunities for companies willing to do the hard work of managing complex data and services integrations. The post Integrations (and Metaservices) For The Win appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. A GeckoBoard sample dashboard, integrating half a dozen separate data services. What makes for a truly NewCo business?

Do It Right. Not Fast. Right.

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The post Do It Right. Not Fast. Right. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Cross posted to LI and Medium. Cuz that’s how we roll these days). If you’ve never blown it big time using email — you will. I have several times — in fact, I just did it earlier this evening. And gaaaah!, I wish technology had an answer for the clear and present danger that is myself, rushing through an afternoon, trying to GSD and hit inbox zero. Then again, life does have an answer: SLOW. THE F*CK.

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Written First On Medium. Discuss.

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The post Written First On Medium. Discuss. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Image Credit Arch Cape Inn. So I had a thought about the state of the publishing world, specifically that part of it that we’d call blogging(1). And it struck me. Why haven’t we made our own Medium? No, wait, that doesn’t quite sound right. Medium is awesome, and in fact I am writing this post in ( on ?!) Medium.

App Stores Must Go

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2015 should be the year that becomes evident. The post App Stores Must Go appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. 2014 was the year the industry woke up to the power of mobile app installs, and the advertising platforms that drive them.

Google Unveils App Streaming: Is This The Platform That Unifies Apps And The Web?

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The post Google Unveils App Streaming: Is This The Platform That Unifies Apps And The Web? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. For years I’ve been predicting that mobile apps were a fad – there’s no way we’d settle for such a crappy, de-linked, “ chiclet-ized ” approach to information and services management.

Can Business Get A Conscience?

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The post Can Business Get A Conscience? appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. This post is a book review, but it starts with a story from my past. Way, way back, before San Francisco begat hip startups with nonsensical names, I found myself on the second floor of a near-abandoned warehouse on South Park, now one of the priciest areas of SF, but then, one of the cheapest. I surveyed the place: well lit in the front, but a shithole in the back.

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The Three Golden Rules of Naming Something

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The post The Three Golden Rules of Naming Something appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. image ) I love being part of naming something. It’s probably the flat out most fun you can have legally with your clothes on – but for many folks, including entrepreneurs, it’s the source of endless consternation. It doesn’t have to be.

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