Death Knell for Net Neutrality, UBER Cheaps Out on Ransom, and Contractor Screw Ups

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But, I’ve been busy. This morning on First News 570, we talk about pouring one out for Net Neutrality and how hard it is to leave your intelligence in wide open public view.

CONTRACTOR LEAVES TREASURE TROVE OF SOCIAL MEDIA DATA ON S3
Some people just give government contractors a bad name. In the latest incident of contractors messing up badly, a Pentagon contractor left a vast archive of social media intelligence publicly available on Amazon’s disk in the sky, S3. Simple Storage Service, S3, is Amazon’s cloud data storage solution and it’s not exactly easy to leave an S3 bucket, a storage location, open to the world. The bucket contained over 1.8 billion, with a ’B’, online posts scraped by the Pentagon over eight years.
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CABLE COMPANIES GET WHAT THEY WANT AS FCC PLANS TO REPEAL NET NEUTRALITY
Well. The good times are coming to an end, as the unlimited stream of data gets shut off. This week FCC Chairman Ajit Apai, announced plans to repeal consumer protection laws enacted by the Obama administration. The repeal of Net Neutrality gives bandwidth distributors such as ATT, Comcast, and Verizon the right to throttle and limit access to specific online services such as Netflix. Haters of Net Neutrality claim charging high bandwidth services more money to send data over their networks will lead to innovation and increased competition, while proponents rightfully believe that the moves will hurt consumers giving data pushers the ability to use outmoded pricing schemes.
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UBER CHEAPS OUT ON HUSH MONEY, AS BIG DATA BREACH REVEALED
It’s not nice to poke fun at anyone, but Uber is the gift that keeps on giving news. Last October, hackers stole the personal data from 57 million Uber users including 600,000 drivers license numbers. The breach included names, email address, and phone numbers, but no social security numbers, credit card information, or trip details were stolen. (This let’s you know what Uber feels is most important) The thing that’s interesting is that Uber paid the hackers hush money in the amount of $100,000. Obviously that wasn’t enough to keep this secret under wraps. Uber has fired Chief Security Officer, Joe Sullivan and his deputy.
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