Facebook continues to get a lot more scrutiny over its misguided privacy practices and Zuck is in DC this week to testify before Congress and other meetings. Now TechCrunch has discovered that messages from Zuck have been wiped from their senders’ inboxes, chat logs and downloaded files. The company claims it is due to security concerns but will offer an “unsend” feature at some point in the near future.
Due to an editing error, I messed up the link to my interview in Friday’s newsletter. Here is the correct link and its context:
Ben Rothke is a Principal Security Consultant at the Nettitude Group and is a CISSP, CISM and PCI QSA. He has over 15 years of industry experience in information systems security and privacy. I first met him in Israel on a tour of infosec companies several years ago and he always has something thoughtful and interesting to say. In my latest security insider interview found here, he talks about fighting ransomware, his first misconfigured router, and the rival factions in IT.
If you are looking for an entertaining and informative podcast that originates out of the DC Spy Museum, you might want to subscribe to Spycast. It features interviews with non-fiction and fiction book authors about spycraft and some of the more infamous spy cases of the recent past. It is moderated by the museum’s curatorial staff. I really liked the interview with Howard Blum and the leaking of the post-WWII atomic secrets.
We start an occasional feature called From the Forums today, where I point to some interesting discussions or current trends.
-- David Strom, editor of Inside Security