09 Jun 2020

The ACLU is suing Los Angeles over its controversial scooter tracking system

The American Civil Liberties Union has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles on Monday, demanding that the city stops supplying companies operating electric scooter rental services with real-time data that may be a privacy concern. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation uses a tool called the

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22 Apr 2020

DoppelPaymer Ransomware hits Los Angeles County city, leaks files

The DoppelPaymer Ransomware has reportedly attacked the City of Torrance in the LA metropolitan area of California. The attackers unencrypted data stolen and encrypted devices, demanding 100 bitcoin in ransom for a decryptor. The threat actors also published sensitive files, threatening to leak more if the ransom request is not

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20 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Deaths Surpass 10,000 Globally

The number of COVID-19 cases has reached 245,000, while the number of deaths due to infection doubled ina week to more than 10,000 as of today. Italy, Iran, and Spain have all experienced large increases in virus deaths, causing governments all over the world to take preemptive measures to contain

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27 Feb 2020

Waymo And Cruise Vie For Supremacy In Murky California Self-Driving Data

Waymo, Google’s self-driving car initiative, boasts the best annual statistics for how infrequently humans need to interact with self-driving vehicles throughout tests but is competing with Cruise, General Motor’s equivalent program. Cruise reported numbers just behind Waymo in 2019 and seemed to have increased its capabilities greatly throughout the second

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03 Jan 2020

California Adopts Strictest Privacy Law in U.S.

On Wednesday, California’s 2018 privacy law went into effect, making California the US state with the strictest privacy law. The law, The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) includes implications like strict requirements for companies to notify users about data usage and monetization and requiring companies to offer tools for opting

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19 Jul 2019

Report Finds California Government IT Security Flaws

A recent report by California’s state auditor uncovered “high risk deficiencies” at 21 of 33 government entities that are not forced to follow security standards developed by the California Department of Technology. Certain entities had not implemented basic security measures including changing default passwords and patching vulnerable systems. The report

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26 Dec 2018

San Diego School District Data Breach Hits 500k Students, Leaks Social Security Numbers, Payroll Information

Hackers accessed 500,000 social security numbers and addresses for over 500,000 students and staff in the San Diego Unified School District. Originating in a phishing attack in which the log-in credentials of around 50 staff members were compromised, hackers used the information to mine social security numbers, names, dates of

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