CLBR #176: Kim Zeller on Stuxnet’s Brave New World

COUNTDOWN1Featured Segment: Kim Zeller on Stuxnet’s Brave New World

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In Countdown to Zero Day, top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb.

Kim Zetter is an award-winning investigative journalist and author who covers cybersecurity, cybercrime, cyber warfare, privacy and civil liberties. She has been covering computer security and the hacking underground since 1999, most currently as a staff reporter for Wired

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News Update

Connecticut Fed Ct Decision Reminds Advertisers They Must Police Their Affiliate Marketers

Advertiser liable for affiliates who used fake news sites to help promote product.

Radio Shack Selling Customer Information in BK Despite Privacy Policy Prohibition

“We will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to anyone at any time.”

Kleiner Perkins, Facebook and now Twitter Joins Gender Discrimination Litigation Club

Class action alleges:

[t]he company’s promotion system creates a glass ceiling for women that cannot be explained or justified by any reasonable business purpose, because Twitter has no meaningful promotion process for these jobs: no published promotion criteria, nor any internal hiring, advancement, or application processes for employees.

Advertisers Cracking Down on Click Fraud

New contract provisions pushed to ensure they pay for only human traffic.  Currently up to 11 percent of traffic is from bots.

Tennessee Sues Over FCC Preemption Order on Muni-WiFi

The FCC’s decision to preempt state laws limiting or prohibiting Muni WiFi is being challenged by the State of Tennessee, home to U.S.’ most successful muni-WiFi operation.

Anti-Yelp Doc, Billion Dollar Bully, Sees Funding on Kickstarter


Shout Outs and Observances

Happy Maryland Day

Celebrates the anniversary of the March 25, 1634, landing of the first European settlers in theProvince of Maryland, the third English colony to be settled in British North America

Podcast San Diego

Day long conference on podcasting in San Diego on Saturday.

Congratulations to La Salle Academy on Winning State Hockey Championship

Hockey is serious business in Rhode Island.  When one of your rivals recruits from Quebec and has sent more kids to the pros than any sports program in the country, winning a championship is not easy.  My alma mater, La Salle Academy, ended a 38-year drought by winning the state championship Monday night.

@LaSalleSports

Why We Love Southern California

This is the view from our conference room overlooking Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.

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Next Week

Next week we continue our tour of the University of Maryland Law School with Rena Steinzor author of Why Not Jail?: Industrial Catastrophes, Corporate Malfeasance, and Government Inaction.

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