The big news last week was about Apple’s planned IOS function scanning people’s phones.
Apple will scan photos stored on iPhones and iCloud for child abuse imagery The reaction was pretty much negative all around.
Facebook disables accounts of NYU team looking into political ad targeting. Their excuse for this action was less than successful: FTC Slams Facebook for Lying About Why It Shut Down Misinformation Research
To further confuse people, Facebook changed its privacy settings again creating a plethora of settings that are hard to navigate for most users.
Consumer surveillance is getting worse:
As often happens in a technology arms race, Researchers Say They've Found a Wildly Successful Bypass for Face Recognition Tech
Last week’s news showed an incredible broadening of vulnerabilities
Black Hat: Enterprise players face 'one-two-punch' extortion in ransomware attacks - broadening their incursion before the final attack
resulting in broad expectations of increased damage
There were some new attacks
After attacks, cybersecurity incidents can become a legal minefield.
Following up on CCPA, California's privacy law raises risks of legal action and fines over data collection