The “godfather of AI” has left Google, providing warnings about the existential risks for humanity of the technology. Mark MacCarthy calls these dangers a fantasy, and a debate breaks out between Mark, Nate Jones, and me. There’s extra settlement on the White House summit on AI dangers, which appears to have adopted Mark’s “let’s fear about tomorrow tomorrow” prescription. I believe existential dangers are an actual concern, however I’m deeply skeptical about different efforts to manage AI, particularly for bias, as readers of Cybertoonz know. I revert to my previous view that regulatory efforts to eradicate bias are an ill-disguised effort to impose quotas, which provokes energetic pushback from each Jim Dempsey and Mark.
Different potential AI regulators, from the FTC’s Lina Khan to the Italian data protection agency, are available for commentary. I am struck by the warning each have proven, maybe an indication they acknowledge the difficulty of applying outdated regulatory frameworks to this new expertise. It isn’t, I think, as a result of Lina Khan’s FTC has misplaced its enthusiasm for pushing the regulation additional than it will probably moderately be pushed. This week’s instance of litigation overreach on the FTC embrace a dismissed complaint in a location data case against Kochava, and a wildly disproportionate ‘remedy” for what seem like Fb foot faults in complying with an earlier FTC order.
Jim brings us updated on a slew of new state privacy laws in Montana, Indiana, and Tennessee. Jim sees them as business-friendly alternatives to the EU’s Common Knowledge Safety Regulation (GDPR) and California’s privateness regulation.
Mark evaluations Pornhub’s reaction to the Utah law on kids’ access to porn. He thinks age verification necessities are due for one more look by the courts.
Jim explains the state appellate court decision ruling that the NotPetya assault on Merck was not an act of conflict and thus not excluded from its insurance coverage protection.
Nate and I like to recommend Kim Zetter’s revealing story on the SolarWinds hack. The main points assist to elucidate why the Cyber Security Overview Board hasn’t examined SolarWinds – and why it completely has to. The reason being the identical for each: As a result of the complete story goes to embarrass a variety of highly effective establishments.
In fast hits,
- Mark makes a daring prediction concerning the destiny of Canada’s law requiring Google and Facebook to pay after they hyperlink to Canadian media tales: Similar to in Australia, he predicts, the tech giants and Canadian media will attain a deal.
- Jim and I touch upon the three-year probation sentence for Joe Sullivan within the Uber “misprision of felony” case—and the sentencing choose’s wide-ranging commentary.
- I savor the impudence of the hacker who broke into Russian intelligence agencies’ bitcoin wallets and burned the cash to submit messages doxing the businesses concerned.
- And for individuals who missed it, Rick Salgado and I wrote a Lawfare article on why CISOs ought to help renewal of International Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) part 702, and Metacurity has now named it one of many week’s “Finest Infosec-related Lengthy Reads.”
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