Tim Cook’s Wiring Diagram
Without a doubt, safeguarding a world of digitized personal information is an enormous task.
And no single company or organization can accomplish it on its own.
That is why we're committed to engaging productively with the White House and the Congress and putting the results of these conversations into action.
Because when it comes to the rights of customers, and the rights of citizens, it's important to realize we're all talking about the same people.
Takeaways to Consider
- "Big Data" is invasive hooey practiced by dweebs and marketing cripples. Apple considers "Big Data" a plague.
- The latest "Big Data" horror story. AT&T just rolled out blazing fast fiber-to-home internet service in Kansas City for $70 a month. But there's a catch: customers who don't want the telecom giant spying on their web surfing will have to pay an extra $29.
- Yet without "Big Data" Apple has become the richest corporation in the history of the modern world.
- Everything online must be encrypted and impenetrable.
- As many as 80 million customers of the nation's second-largest health insurance company, Anthem Inc., have had their account information stolen. According to The Wall Street Journal Anthem Didn't Encrypt Data in Theft.
- The financial services sector must adopt the EMV (European Master Card-Visa) chip technology for credit card security.
- "The United States has not moved faster because retailers and card issuers have worried that the cost of adopting the technology, usually estimated at $15 billion to $30 billion, would be more than the cost of the fraud that it would prevent. Even with increasing fraud in the United States, it accounted for only about 5 cents for every $100 of credit card use."
- The above formula was concocted by venal bean counters in cahoots with greedy CEOs for one purpose only. To get rich by screwing their customers.
- "We estimate that the likely annual cost to the global economy from cybercrime is [between $375 billion and $575 billion] in losses. Even the smallest of these figures is more than the national income of most countries and governments and companies underestimate how much risk they face from cybercrime and how quickly this risk can grow." —McAfee/Intel Security
- Every facet of American Society has been corrupted by worldwide hackers who are smarter than our native IT people. Victims include consumers, businesses, corporations, government, the military, health care—even the weather warnings.
- Three months later, the State Department Hasn't Rooted Out Hackers. Amount of data lost in unclassified email network is unclear; Investigators point finger at Russia.
- Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a U.S. report said on Monday.
- Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said.
- A cyberattack this summer on JPMorgan Chase compromised the accounts of 76 million households and seven million small businesses, a tally that dwarfs previous estimates by the bank and puts the intrusion among the largest ever.
- More than 1,000 American businesses have been affected by the cyberattack that hit the in-store cash register systems at Target, Supervalu and most recently UPS Stores.
- At the same time, consumers must stop blabbing their most intimate information all over the Internet or they will be punished by data-driven criminals who will destroy their lives.
- In short, America is under siege by cyberterrorists out to destroy our safety, security and way of life. And the bickering boobs in charge—politicians—have one overarching agenda: to get reelected no matter what the cost.
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