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Google comes down on ad blocking. Apple adds RCS to iOS. ETSI promises to open the TETRA specifications. ChatGPT might be able to unredact. High drama at OpenAI. Presidents Biden and Xi talk about AI.
Alerts: Reptar, SSH key theft, Internet appliances getting pwnt and botted.
Pwns: Kivu Security Tracker, NYC Bar Association, Meridian Link. Fail: UK BioBank.
Is Tutanota a front? Senators want to curtail FISA. The Director of the National Counterterrorism Center does not. Virginia game wardens are out of control. China requires IPv6 support on domestically-sold network kit.
Voices of 2600: 3D printers and background checks. Pwns of the week: US Radiology, Okta redux. Fails of the week: EU bill that hobbles browser encryption; US bill that allows for secret laws.
Using hexadecimal to obfuscate IPv4 addresses. CURL has two CVEs. WordPress covert RAT plugin masquerades as caching goody. Universal Music Group sues AI proprietor.
Proposed law in New York State would require a background check for . . . 3D printers.
Pwns: Casio, Okta. Fail: US Environmental Protection Agency.
Fake photos of politicians and billboards. Meta trains its AI on your posts on their platforms. Norway fines Meta. ACLU is worried about school surveillance. New York is, too. Sound Thinking buys Geolitica, but neither one of them works. MGM receives an insurance payout. Netflix mails its last DVD.
Net neutrality is back. ATSC 3 loses a supporter.
Pwns of the week: Canonical, Ltd.; 23 and Me; Johnson Controls
Fail of the week: New York State’s AMBER alerts
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.
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
This extra episode is all about the police raid on a small-town Kansas newspaper on 2023-08-11.
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.
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.
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.