In our 249th episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker interviews Christopher Bing (@bing_chris) and Joel Schectman (@joel_schectman), reporters for Reuters who recently broke major stories on the United Arab Emirates' employment of US cyber mercenaries and the Karma spying tool. Stewart is joined for the News Roundup by Philip Khinda, Maury Shenk, Nate Jones (@n8jones81), and Dr. Megan Reiss (@MegReiss) to discuss:
- Is the Yahoo breach settlement a new front or a black swan in breach derivative litigation?
- Citizen Lab faced down a smear campaign that had striking resemblance to BlackCube.
- Russians attempted to use disinformation against Robert Mueller's probe into disinformation.
- Android security locking out law enforcement was an "unintended side effect."
- Major flaw in Apple's FaceTime allowed for eavesdropping; New York is investigating.
- Apple cut off Facebook and Google employees from internal corporate applications.
- Ukraine says Russia is trying to disrupt its upcoming election.
- Japan is pioneering an "intrusive" survey of bot-vulnerable IoT devices.
- The Pentagon is reportedly failing to stay ahead of cyber threats.
- EPIC et al. are calling on the FTC to impose severe penalties on Facebook.
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