In Ep218: critical updates for macOS & Firefox; skirting the 4th Amend.; new supply chain attacks; shady USPS & FBI doings; Moxie's clever Cellebrite takedown; AirTag stalking; an dApple's radical, internet-breaking #privacy tech (aka informed consent).
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Very humbled to be included in this list of top InfoSec podcasts - and the recommended podcast of the year, no less! I am in very good company here...
Facebook's hyper-targeting capabilities allow companies to send different messages to users based on their interests, behaviors, & beliefs.
@jeremybmerrill investigates how companies like Exxon send contradictory messages to liberals & conservatives.
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Wanna make your own Crocodile Hunter? Patrons can get the details from Cooper himself!
In part 2 of my chat w/ @eff's Cooper Quintin @cooperq, we talk about why we need more transparency on the use of cell site sims ("Stringrays") & how Cooper's Crocodile Hunter does just that. (Fun tip: you can make one, too!) #privacy #surveillance
Cell site simulators are being used right now to track your whereabouts - in some cities way more than others. Cooper Quintin from @eff has done some groundbreaking & delightfully geeky work to bring this to light. (You can do it, too!) @cooperq #privacy
We have to adopt a new mindset on #security & #privacy: #TrustNoOne. In today's show, I cover many data leaks and privacy issues that should just not be happening. We're doing it wrong. Facebook, LinkedIn, Clearview AI, LexisNexis, and even the ACLU.
I had a great chat with the Tech Learning Collective a couple months back. And they went to the trouble of transcribing the shows! Thought I'd share their efforts. These guys do great work - you should try out one of their online classes.
I've just published my full review of @CarissaVeliz's phenomenal new book (launching today in the US) "Privacy is Power". TL;DR : just buy it & read it. Then buy it for others. It's that good - and that important. #PrivacyIsPower #privacy
And if you want more, I'll be posting some bonus material from our interview for my patrons!
Today, I talk w/ Phil Zimmermann (of PGP fame) about the ills of social media. The algorithms that maximize engagement are fomenting tribalism & nurturing conspiracy theories. But we also discuss how we make it better, plus a fresh alternative to FB.
Another big news show today: update on Exchange hack mitigation; thorny Apple issues with foreign iPhone apps; cool new Firefox #privacy features; massive #security cam hack; Amazon surveillance; T-Mobile tracking; and it's time to stop using SMS for 2FA.
In pt2 of my chat w/ EPIC's John Davisson discussing the use of #AI for screening job candidates, we ask whether the system can be gamed, whether humans are really any better, and whether these systems can be used as a force for good somehow.
How well do you think a computer could judge your quality as a job candidate? If you're looking for a job, you may find out. Today I chat with @johndavisson
about "hiretech" and its myriad concerning issues & implications.
Tune in Monday for part 1 of my interview with @EPICprivacy's @johndavisson where we'll be discussing the disturbing use of AI to automatically screen job candidates (aka "hiretech").
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HUGE news show today: LastPass PR debacles; SMS tax scams; Alexa skills security & privacy issues; TALON neighborhood surveillance; lots of third party cookie news (incl. CNAME cloaking); cops abusing copyright; my new password mgr recos; and more!
Lots of cool new exclusive content coming for my patrons! I just fired up a private Discord server so we can chat. I also just created a nifty "making of" video showing all that goes into creating the podcast each week! And there's more coming, folks...
In pt 2 of my chat w/ Tech Learning Collective, we talk about what classes they offer, but also WHY they offer them & how they approach teaching. We also discuss the darker side of #EthicalHacking & the power imbalances caused by lack of cyber knowledge.
Meet the Tech Learning Collective - an online school that focuses squarely on practical computer know-how. Knowing the basics of computers & security can be significantly empowering; lack of knowledge can lead to a dangerous power imbalance. Listen here:
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