InfoSec News Nuggets 6/19/2020

Amazon owes answers on facial recognition moratorium, lawmaker says Amazon's move to stop providing facial recognition to law enforcement until June 2021 has left more questions than answers. The company's announcement, limited to 102 words in a blog post, left out a lot of details on what the moratorium actually means, and a House representative is demanding answers from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. In a letter sent to Bezos and Amazon on Wednesday, Rep. Jimmy Gomez, is asking the…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 10/07/2019

Kaspersky finds Uzbekistan hacking op… because group used Kaspersky AV A new "threat actor" tied to Uzbekistan's State Security Service has been unmasked by threat researchers at Kaspersky Lab. And the unmasking wasn't very hard to do, since, as Kim Zetter reports for Vice, the government group used Kaspersky antivirus software—which sent binaries of the malware it was developing back to Kaspersky for analysis. Uzbekistan has not been known for having a cyber-espionage capability. But the…
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