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02/22/2022
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A very leaky decade

The website vulnerability disclosure that led Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to accuse a journalist of “hacking” the state last year stemmed from a flaw that had been around since 2011, according to a police report published yesterday. Details of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's investigation showed that a state education agency website had been exposing teachers' Social Security numbers since it was set up 10 years ago, and that no one noticed until last October, when a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter noticed and told officials. Benjamin Freed has details.


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ID.me's talking points

Identity verification company ID.me quietly deployed a powerful form of facial recognition on unemployment benefits applicants while encouraging state partners to dispel the idea that the company used the technology, according to Oregon state records the ACLU shared with CyberScoop's Tonya Riley. The documents show that in the months following the introduction of facial recognition software that matched a photo across a wider database into its fraud detection service, ID.me gave officials talking points to swat down reports they were using a stronger form of the controversial technology. Read the full story.


Bill would make encrypted messaging a no-no for gov

Legislation introduced last week in the Maryland Senate would require the governor’s office to retain all electronic written communications as public records. The bill came as a response to recent reports that Gov. Larry Hogan and his staff have used Wickr, an encrypted messaging app that allows posts to be automatically deleted after a set amount of time. Ben has more.


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NorthBay Regional VP Ed McDevitt shares how organizations can analyze and unify vast amounts of data with the cloud, enabling them to discover new insights. He points to one example where the University of Pittsburgh migrated data to a data lake in the cloud to provide fast and easy access to critical institutional information for anyone within the entire university ecosystem. AWS Public Sector recognized this effort with the “Best EDU Solution” award for 2020. Watch McDevitt's full interview here.


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