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postheadericon US Vulnerability Equities Policy: transparency welcome, but serious questions remain

Commentary on government struggles to protect internet security while stockpiling cyber vulnerabilities in order to launch attacks and gain intelligence.

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postheadericon Cloud security policy: The questions you need to ask

Cloud services are very much what you make of them, and you need to apply at least an equivalent level of rigorousness, in terms of risk assessment, as you would with assets that are hosted on your own network.

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postheadericon Proposed School District Policy Would Allow 5 Armed Faculty Members On Campus

KINGSBURG, CALIFORNIA — Pulling a sheet from the Ohio district school system’s play book, one California school district is allowing up to five armed faculty members to be on campus. The school superintendent was one of the main proponents of a new measure which would allow a select group of staff members to carry concealed handguns to protect children and other faculty members.

As ABC 30 Action News reports, Superintendent Randy Morris believes that a rise in the targeting of schools by armed criminals is at the center of this proposal.

“The intent is to put the message out there,” Morris explained. “‘Hey, we are in a position where we would really like to be committed to protecting our staff and our kids, and we take that obligation very seriously.’”

The superintendent is currently in the process of getting his own concealed carry permit — which can be an arduous and difficult journey for some Californian residents. He believes, in addition to appointing five concealed carriers for the district, those people would also receive extensive training from local law enforcement so they can coordinate and work together in the event of an emergency.

“God forbid this happens and one of our staff members does draw a weapon. If police show up, they need to know how to respond and what to do,” said Morris.

If you ask me, that sounds like somebody being proactive in deterring criminals and bad guys from targeting schools in that district. While it’s sure to meet some resistance, the proposal has been read once at its first meeting and will be read and voted on a second time in a short while.

Here’s hoping that proactive measures to defeat potential armed threats takes root both in California and across the country.

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postheadericon University of Texas President Announces New Campus Carry Policy To Take Effect Aug 1st

By Dan Zimmerman via The Truth About Guns As you may have heard, many University of Texas-Austin faculty members have expressed their outrage at the impending outbreak of Second Amendment freedoms on their leafy urban campus. One aging prof quit at … Continue reading
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postheadericon Instagram’s new API policy toughens access to its feed

Instagram’s new API policy makes it a lot harder for third party apps to gain access to its feed. News of this comes on the back of a malicious app harvesting its user’s details.

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postheadericon ICANN policy changes trigger privacy concerns

Internet name authority ICANN has unsettled privacy advocates after a new working group document flagged changes to the way domain proxy services can operate.

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postheadericon Your Uber Driver Could Be Packing Heat, And It’s Really OK: Uber VS Lyft On Weapons Policy

After the incident in Chicago the other day when an Uber driver successfully stopped an attempted mass shooting, the topic of Uber-type drivers being armed has come up. I know, of course it has. I’m not quite sure why. This … Continue reading
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