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Nothing is more frustrating to me than a podcast where I can’t find the RSS Feed link. Well, it occurs to me that I didn’t make mine readily visible . . . until now. If you want the raw RSS feed, go to https://www.littlebrotherpodcast.com/feed/podcast/ and enjoy!

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Flying Tasers!

Little Brother Episode 135 2023-09-23

Apple warns Russian journalists that their phones may be compromised. Axon loses its ethics board over flying tasers. Linux backdoor discovered. Elon thinks you should pay for Twitter . . . er . . . X.

Pwns: T-Mobile, MGM Grand. Opsec: California law lets you block data brokers with one stop. Fail: Square.

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He's Ba-ack!

Little Brother Episode 134 2023-09-09

Heaviest cyberattack target is manufacturing. FCC responds to cable company whining. Augmented reality glasses skew power. Texas anti-porn law deemed unconstitutional

Follow up on the Marion Record raid. Tennessee hospital provides list of transgendered patients to the Attorney General. In carriage negotiations with Spectrum, did Disney overplay their hand?

Fail of the fortnight: United Airlines

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Uh oh, he's mad!

Little Brother Extra! Episode 133a 2023-08-19

This extra episode is all about the police raid on a small-town Kansas newspaper on 2023-08-11.

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It sounds stupid!

Little Brother Episode 133 2023-07-15

Texas TikTok ban challenged in court. Gfycat shutting down in September. The US Senate is considering a bill to require ISPs, hosting providers and websites to snoop on us.

AI news roundup including voices of Albany 2600. France news roundup (yes, really). Threads discussion including voices of Albany 2600.

Opsec: Massachusetts law protects location data on mobile devices, Senators ask pointed questions about Amazon Clinic.

Pwn: Sony pwns their own.

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Not to be outdone . . .

Little Brother Episode 132 2023-06-24

Satellite cellular service tested. WD wants you to buy more hard drives. Texas outlaws kids on social media. Yep, the government is buying data to skirt the fourth and fifth amendments. They’re using it to track pro-choice activists. Teams has a bug (no, really?). Court pauses Microsoft acquisition of Activision. New games released for Nintendo Gameboy Color and Atari VCS.

Heads-up: GitHub bug allowing repos to be taken over, what causes it and how to prevent it.

Commentaries: Right to Repair, Advertisements, All-in pricing.

Roundups: The Reddit meltdown, AI

Pwns: Ofcom, DOE, St. Margaret’s Hospital

Fail: Crypto keys can be read by watching the power light of a smart card reader.

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The end of Reddit

Little Brother Episode 131 2023-06-10

Border searches of cell phones need a warrant. Music pirates are not terrorists. YouTube no longer blocking 2020 election denial. Reddit 230 case denied cert. Air Force disclaims AI drone stories. Japanese authorities want Open AI to respect their citizens. Intel claims to be able to pick out deep fakes.

Barracuda Email Security Gateways should be replaced. Reddit pisses off its users. Money stored in payment apps shouldn’t be. Amazon doesn’t respect your privacy.

Pwn: Florida Baptist Convention. Fail: Lawyers using ChatGPT for legal research.

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It's all academic.

Little Brother Episode 130 2023-05-27

Kentucky schools to us AI for weapon detection. CBP uses AI to root through travelers’ social media. Facebook faces record fine. Google sued for privacy violations. CDA section 230 survives court challenge. Montana bans TikTok and gets sued for it. Social media influencer does good. Virginia joins Utah in requiring age verification for porn sites. Stock market gets rattled by AI-generated image. AM radios may be required equipment in cars. Some Android set-top boxes come pre-infected with malware.

Printers suck. Satphones for Senators. If you have i-Record, delete it now.

Pwn of the week: USDOT, also some news about a malware that demands charity. Fail of the week: a professor at Texas A&M

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Starships were meant to fly

Little Brother Episode 129 2023-05-13

Google introduces Pass Keys. Uber charges more if you need a charge. Eight new top level domains.

Albany 2600 voice their opinions about the fall of Twitter. Touch screens in cars may be going away. Actually, Starship did blow up stuff on the ground. Your phone is still a snitch.

Pwns: T-Mobile (again), Yellow Pages Canada, SUNY Polytech, Optimeyes. Fails: Twitter, MBTA, Google.

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Hiatus

Episode 129 will publish on 2023-05-12

I’m taking a two-week hiatus. Little Brother will return to the airwaves – er – Internets on May 12th. Stay safe and be well.

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Creepy!

Little Brother Episode 128 2023-04-22

PSA: You might be eligible for a slice of a Facebook settlement. Apply here for yours.

The EARN-IT act is back. CEO of a breached psychiatric provider jailed. Montana bans TikTok. Utah requires age verification, parental consent and parental access for social media. Netflix DVD service wrapping soon. International calling rates go up in Canada.

Georgia Army National Guard uses geofencing for recruitment. Twitter still playing with media tags. Twitter now charging exorbitantly for API access. Old phone scam has a new twist.

Pwn of the week: American Bar Association. Fails of the week: Florida Emergency Alert System, autonomous cars in San Francisco.