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Our prolific in-house technology and security buff Paul Rosenzweig keeps readers updated on developments in his areas of interest. Bits and Bytes consists of a short compilation of links to things Paul has seen that might interest readers, complete with a brief explanation of why he thinks it’s worthwhile to post the link. Following Bits and Bytes is a simple way to keep up with what’s going at the intersection of technology and security—an intersection that will become only more central in the years to come.

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Bits and Bytes: LabMD and Google AI

The FTC Takes a Loss. The Federal Trade Commission has been setting itself up as the regulator of private-sector cybersecurity. That effort took a hit this week when the 11th Circuit ruled that its standards were too indefinite. "In sum . . . the Commission’s cease and desist order is nonetheless unenforceable. It does not enjoin a specific act or practice. Instead, it mandates a complete overhaul of LabMD’s data-security program and says precious little about how this is to be accomplished.

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