In today’s News Roundup, Klon Kitchen provides the North Korean Embassy invasion by using an unknown institution. It turns out some of the members fled to the U.S. And lawyered up, but the real tipoff about attribution is they’ve given some of the facts they stole to the FBI. That rules out CIA involvement proper there. Nick Weaver talks about Hal Martin pleading guilty to unlawfully maintaining large quantities of categorized NSA hacking statistics. It’s looking more and more like Martin was only a packrat, making his sentence of 9 years in jail about right. But as Nick points out, that leaves unexplained how the Russians got hold of so much NSA information themselves.
Paul Hughes explains the seamy Europolitics behind the new overseas funding policies to take effect this month. Nick explains the deeply troubling compromise of replacing certs at ASUS and the business enterprise’s similarly troubling reaction. I ask why the simplest organization with clear authority over an incident with essential countrywide protection implications is the FTC. Nick and I comment on the Federal Trade Commission’s pending investigation of the privacy practices of 7 Internet service companies. Speaking of touchy facts practices, Klon talks approximately the Committee on Foreign Investment inside the United States’ belated popularity that maybe the Chinese authorities shouldn’t have to get right of entry to the maximum intimate dreams of a portion of the U.S. LGBTQ network. I try to explain the distinction between Tik Tok and Yik Yak and often fail.
Meanwhile, in splinternet information, the EU Parliament has authorized the debatable Copyright Directive. A bunch of MEPs, soon to be going for reelection, declare they are supposed to vote in opposition to it; truly, however one way or the other, they ended up voting for it. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is suing Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act. I ask listeners for assistance in finding guests who can communicate approximately whether or not it’s a good concept to bar ad targeting that we groups look for extra customers like those they have already got. However, their clients already skew toward precise genders and ethnicities. Finally, Nick and I damage down Gavin de Becker’s claim that the real killer within the Bezos sexting flap became Saudi Arabia. Plenty of smoke there; however, the loss of a connection with forensic proof increases doubts about de Becker’s version of events.