Best Infosec Long-Reads of the Week, 7/30/22
POGO dropped a bombshell about missing DHS texts, An ecosystem of data brokers are sucking up smart cars' data, China's ambassador to the U.S. broke the Aspen Summit's decorum, more
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Nick Schwellenbach and Adam Zagorin at the Project on Government Oversight broke the news that Department of Homeland Security officials' text messages surrounding January 6 had seemingly been permanently deleted, along with crucial Secret Service texts, with their highly in-depth investigation. They detail how the Department’s Inspector General’s office said in February 2022 that text messages sent or received by then-Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, then-Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli, and Acting Under Secretary for Management Randolph D. “Tex” Alles cannot be found.
Jon Keegan and Alfred Ng in The Markup delved into …
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