InfoSec News Nuggets 04/20/2022

Court reaffirms that data scraping isn't hacking in LinkedIn appeal The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday reaffirmed a 2019 ruling that LinkedIn could not ban competitor hiQ Labs from scraping publicly available data on its platform by citing federal hacking laws. The case dates back to a 2019 lawsuit by HiQ Labs to block a cease-and-desist letter from LinkedIn aimed at halting the company from scraping public data from the social networking site. The…
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InfoSec News Nuggets 03/23/2022

Italy Investigates Russia's Kaspersky Antivirus Software Italy's data privacy watchdog said Friday it was investigating the "potential risks" that Russian antivirus software Kaspersky could be used to launch cyberattacks. It followed what it called "alarms sounded by many Italian and European organisations specialised in computer security" over the potential use of Kaspersky software for hacking assaults in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The watchdog has asked the company to provide details on the…
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