New California Consumer Privacy Act Kicks Off 2020

Headlines this week focused on the rolling out of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), unsecured security cameras, and more.



TechCrunch: Here’s where California residents can stop companies selling their data

By: Zack Whittaker

California’s new privacy law is now in effect, allowing state residents to take better control of the data that’s collected on them — from social networks, banks, credit agencies and more.


NPR: California rings in the New Year with a new data privacy law

By: Rachael Myrow

On Jan. 1, the toughest data privacy law in the U.S. goes into effect: the California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA.


Los Angeles Times: California is rewriting the rules of the internet. Businesses are scrambling to keep up

By: Sam Dean

A sweeping new law that aims to rewrite the rules of the internet in California is set to go into effect on Jan. 1.


Wall Street Journal: Inside China’s major corporate hack

By: Rob Barry and Dustin Volz

In one of the largest-ever corporate espionage efforts, cyberattackers alleged to be working for China’s intelligence services stole volumes of intellectual property, security clearance details and other records from scores of companies over the past several years.


MIT Technology Review: Ransomware may have cost the US more than $7.5 billion in 2019

By: Patrick Howell O'Neill

It was another big year for ransomware, the extremely profitable style of cyberattack in which computer systems and data are taken over by hackers and held hostage until the victim hands over a payoff.


Nextgov: After two years, JEDI is finally underway

By: Frank Konkel

The second year of competition for the Pentagon’s controversial cloud contract was as dramatic as the first.


New York Times: The tech that will invade our lives in 2020

By: Brian X. Chen

The 2010s made one thing clear: Tech is everywhere in life.


CNN Business: Smart camera maker Wyze hit with customer data breach

By: Chris Isidore

Wyze Labs, which makes smart cameras and connected home gadgets, has confirmed databases holding millions of customers' information were exposed to the public.


The Verge: After a user sees strangers’ images, Google disables Xiaomi’s Nest integration

By: Kim Lyons

A Xiaomi camera user said his Nest Hub showed images from other homes


MIT Technology Review: Why an internet that never forgets is especially bad for young people

By: Kate Eichhorn

As past identities become stickier for those entering adulthood, it’s not just individuals who will suffer. Society will too.













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