Data Security Podcast Episode 76, Nov 02 2009

30 minutes every week on data security, privacy, and the law…..(plus or minus ten)

On this week’s program:

* Placing an online bet for the World Series? Employees of online betting sites might be selling customer data online.

* Google Book Search: What data is Google storing about readers of online books?

* Our take on this week’s news.

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Show Notes for Episode 76 of the Data Security Podcast

* Conversation:  Samantha talks with Rebecca Jeschke  of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). There are lots of privacy objections to the Google book search settlement… EFF is leading the way on the privacy objections. Read about it here. And here’s the legal document filed by EFF… the settlement hearing has been indefinitely postponed.

* Tales From The Dark Web:  Are online casinos leaking information about their customers? Hard to say, as we saw the original web posting about this is only available in the Google Cache. Here is a story from TightPoker.com about the original posting. That story lists the original site at AustralianGambling.au, but the URL should be AustralianGambling.com.au .

* From Our Take on The News:  Lobbyists beware: judge rules metadata is public record. This story also talks about the Google metadata leak.

* From Our Take on The News: A MUST READ – Samantha writes at the ReasonableReporter.com about social engineering and how the technique is used in real life, and in the new movie Law Abiding Citizen:

* Wrap: Ira talked about the launch of Digital Forensics Magazine.

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