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Arm and a Leg – and Eyeball – IRS/SSA Mandate Biometric Authentication

The IRS, the Social Security Administration and other government agencies had a problem when dealing with the public. Scammers — often organized criminal groups or even state sponsors — impersonate genuine beneficiaries of entitlement programs (e.g. unemployment insurance, tax refunds or tax credits, social security retirement or disability benefits) and claim these benefits to themselves.…

Parler Talk – Free Speech, Social Media and Section 230

Both conservatives and liberals are convinced that “mainstream” social media “censors” their views and opinions. Liberals point out that so-called conspiracy theories like those peddled by Q-Anon, white supremacist and white nationalist organizations get traction from social media and are amplified by their algorithms, and that as a result, more conservative viewpoints are expressed online…

Healthcare Ransomware Readiness – What You Need to Do Today, Tomorrow and the Day After

On October 28, 2020, officials from the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security assembled a conference call with healthcare industry executives warning them about an “imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” The agencies on the conference call, which included the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), warned participants…