ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing TransUnion and Experian to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at Equifax that exposed the data of 143 million Americans.In letters to executives at the two credit monitoring companies, the Democratic attorney general asked them to describe their existing security systems as well as what changes they've made since the Equifax cyberattack."The unprecedented data breach experienced by Equifax Inc.
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- NY AG presses TransUnion, Experian for cybersecurity details
By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press - Tuesday Sep 19, 2017
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- Martin Shkreli is found guilty of fraud
By Stephanie Clifford and Colin Moynihan - Friday Aug 4, 2017
NEW YORK — Martin Shkreli, accused of defrauding his hedge fund investors and a pharmaceutical company, was convicted on three of eight counts on Friday, after a five-week trial in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y.Shkreli was accused of securities and wire fraud related to two hedge funds he ran, MSMB Capital and MSMB Healthcare.The prosecution brought forth an “avalanche” of evidence, as prosecutor Jacquelyn Kasulis put it in her rebuttal argument, that included a threatening letter he sent to the wife of a former employee, statements he sent to MSMB investors showing great returns at the same time he had no money in fund accounts, three versions of a backdated agreement to make it look as if MSMB Capital had invested in Retrophin when it had not, as well as claims about assets under management that were wildly out of line with his actual fund size.
- Anthem Agrees to $115 Million Settlement Over Data Breach
Monday Jun 26, 2017
Anthem Inc. has agreed to pay $115 million to settle a class-action lawsuit filed after a 2015 cyberattack exposed personal information of more than 78 million people, the company said Friday.
- Alexa, what do you see? Amazon said to be working on glasses
Wednesday Sep 20, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.The Financial Times, citing anonymous sources, says the glasses could be released before the end of the year.Amazon.com Inc., based in Seattle, did not immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.Wearable technology, glasses specifically, is already in limited use. Snapchat sells $130 glasses that take a short video and post it on the social media app. And Alphabet Inc. sells Google Glass to employers, so that doctors or factory workers can search information or talk to co-workers hands free.
- HiQ wins court round against LinkedIn
By Thomas Lee - Tuesday Aug 15, 2017
In granting HiQ Labs Inc.’s request for a preliminary injunction, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen said the company presented convincing arguments that LinkedIn’s primary motivation was to shut down a competitor rather than protect user privacy as the social media giant had claimed.In recent years, Silicon Valley’s most powerful companies have been cracking down on firms they suspect of “data scraping,” the practice of extracting information from social media accounts or websites such as Yelp or Wikipedia.LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook view scraping of the data generated by their users not just as theft — they sometimes charge to license data — but also as a violation of their users’ privacy.Data analytics has becoming a rapidly growing industry as companies seek ways to analyze large amounts of information so they can make smarter business decisions.Since Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have collected an enormous amount of user data, they have sought to control access to it, even though that information is often public.Famed Harvard law Professor Laurence Tribe is advising HiQ.