Little Brother will resume next week.

Owing to the Christmas holiday, there will be no episode this week. Little Brother will resume next week with Episode 66 publishing on New Years’ Day. Merry Christmas. See you all next year.

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Little Brother Episode 65 2021-12-18

Instagram account @Metaverse gets silenced, then reactivated. More cable wars in the streaming space. AWS does it again, I think? DHS bug bounty. Apple buries its CSAM program. Radioactive protection against 5G – NOT! Canada wants to know where Canadians are going.

Pwn of the week: Everyone. Also the State of Virginia.

First ever listener letter.

Getting the feds involved

Little Brother Episode 64 2021-12-11

Check your privacy settings if you use Verizon Wireless. Check your privacy settings if you use Verizon FiOS. Check them again, and again, and again. Don’t send your Google phone in for repairs unless you can back it up and wipe it. A company that sends text messages is also selling user data but only the boss knows. Apps are ignoring the Apple iOS privacy settings. Life 360 is selling your data. Roku and YouTube bury the hatchet.

Pwn of the week: The Brazilian Ministry of Health. Incompetence? Neglect? Sabotage? You decide.

Interview with Fongaboo of the Helix Foundation (which hosts this podcast) on getting the FCC involved when the Internet monopoly in your area won’t fix their problems.

Wi-Fi All The Things!

Little Brother Episode 63 2021-12-04

Israel shortens list of cyberweapon export eligible nations. Pegasus spyware used against Palestinian activists. Pegasus spyware used against the US State Department. Signal is still the best private messaging app. Qualcomm wants your phone’s camera on all the time. Australia doesn’t understand social media.

Pwns of the week: DNA Diagnostics Center and Planned Parenthood of LA

Also: Who needs a Wi-Fi barbecue grill?