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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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No fly for you!

Little Brother Episode 116 2023-01-28

UK Schools fail cybersecurity audit. Landlords use AI to find excuses to evict tenants. Appliance makers are sad that you’re not putting your smart appliances on the Internet. Smart appliances are talking to Russia and China. Panasonic to stop making blank Blu-Ray discs.

Discussion of decoding a key from a photograph. Streisand effect on a BBC documentary. Don’t download that, you don’t know where it’s been.

Pwn of the week: Green Party of Canada, TSA No-Fly List. Fail of the week: Microsoft.

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Privilege to repair

Little Brother Episode 115 2023-01-21

John Deer grants “privilege” to repair in exchange for something. CNIL fines Apple for spying on its users. The UK now requires gigabit broadband for all new residential construction as part of their building code. DDOSecrets shares leaks from Cellebrite and MSAB.

Interview with DOA about the good and bad of Project Lifesaver

Pwns of the past two weeks: Royal Mail (UK), Meta, Mailchimp and T-Mobile . . . again. Fail of the week: US Federal Aviation Administration.

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Programming note

Episode 115 will publish next week.

Due to an important life event, episode 115 will be delayed a week. Please look for it on 2023-01-21. See you then!

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Your call is important to us.

Little Brother Episode 114 2023-01-07

India to require USB-C on all devices, just like in the EU. Zulily software engineer pulls heist inspired by Office Space. New US law encourages research into quantum-proof cryptography. Chinese government investigating nosy tech workers. Yet another way to spy on you has been developed. Bug bounty collected for a bug that turns a Google device into a bug.

Twitter sued for not paying rent. Meta fined in the EU. Google case in California revived by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Lastpass sued for the two breeches last year. Slack source code stolen from GitHub.

Pwns of the week: Hospital for Sick Children, Suffolk County, Several brands of cars. Fails of the week: Twitter and an unnamed Tesla driver in Germany

Art feature: The Hold From Hell.

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Gimme a shot of energy!

Little Brother Episode 113 2022-12-31

Google settles lawsuit with Indiana. TikTok admits to spying on Americans. Discord is, too. So are your kids’ toys. Now we know why LastPass kept their source code a secret. AI Devises chemical weapons.

New York State manages to fuck up a right-to-repair bill. IPv6 is finally becoming prominent.

Pwn of the week: Twitter. Fail of the week: Askern Medical Practice

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Braaaaaap!

Little Brother Episode 112 2022-12-24

The server belched. Congress tries to ban TikTok. The EU wants to ban targeted ads. Greece bans spyware. NIST retires SHA-1. GMail has end-to-end encryption. Tax prep services have been handing data over to Meta. US Government invests in AI to address microaggression. Russia attempts cyberattack on NATO and fails. Private individual attempts cyberattack on Russia and succeeds.

Twitter is a dumpster fire. MSG Holdings is getting overly aggressive with facial recognition. An activist’s guide to not getting spied on.

Pwns of the fortnight: Uber, Microsoft, Infragard, DHHS, the US infrastructure, Okta. Fails of the fortnight: Eufy, iRobot.

Also, here is the link to the Privacy International report that I mention in the episode.

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Yup, it belched.

Some of my listeners may discover that episodes 105 through 111 get re-downloaded, depending on how your podcatcher operates. I apologize for this; we had an issue with the server, which has now been resolved, thanks to the hard work of the good folks at the Helix Foundation.

I’d especially like to say thanks to Fongaboo and Dino for their parts in returning the server to service.

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Little Brother Episode 111 2022-12-10

Twitter is moving fast and breaking things, maybe not in a good way. Meta might remove news in response to a new bill. Waze and Google Maps teams combine. Florida man doing time for SIM swap attack. APT41 stole COVID funds in US. Two women sue Apple over AirTags being used by stalkers.

San Francisco reverses the decision to allow police robots to dispense lethal force. The lights went out in North Carolina. Lensa is probably harmless. iPhone owners should turn on Advanced Data Protection

Fail of the week: Northwestern University. Pwns of the week: SiriusXM, Samsung. Listener letter: DOA

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Little Brother Episode 110 2022-12-03

Huawei, ZTE and others now officially banned from US infrastructure. Twitter ends its COVID misinformation policy. Eufy cameras don’t use the cloud, except that they do. Data wipers attack governments in Russia as part of the war.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. San Francisco approves of killer robots for police. Payphones are back in Philadelphia, except for that whole ‘pay’ part. Geofence warrants redux. Dancing naked on TikTok.

Pwns of the week: Meta, Twitter, LastPass. Fail of the week: University of Maine at Augusta.

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Little Brother Episode 109 2022-11-26

The legendary iPhone privacy might just be a legend. DuckDuckGo for Android blocks app-based trackers. Unviersity of Maryland students apply dazzle camouflage concept to AI

Microsoft forgets that commercial users need their computers for work. The Elonphant in the room. University of Guelph students research whether or not computer repair shops snoop on customers.

Pwns of the week: Booz Allen Hamilton and FTX. Fail of the week: Google Pixel 5 and 6.

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Elon Musk reinstates Donald Trump’s Twitter account. AT&T uses drones to restore service in disaster areas. San Francisco Police want to arm their robots.

Adobe breaks the works of artists and Stuart Semple provides a path to prevent a repeat.

Pwn of the week: Twitter. Fail of the week: Apple.