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.


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.


Little Brother Episode 127 2023-04-15

Colorado passes agricultural right-to-repair bill. Suffolk county figured out what happened. Youtube-DL site ordered taken down by German court.

Focus: Twitter and public meda, NYPD gets some new kit, using AI for evil.

Voices of Albany 2600: ChatGPT and other AI.

Opsec: Juice Jacking.

Pwns of the week: Law Firm Of Heidell, Pittoni, Murphy And Bach, Yum! Brands.

Fails of the week: Chat GPT, University of Malta.

They did the thing!

Little Brother Episode 126 2023-04-08

Apple AirTag used to track a stolen truck. ChatGPT is a pretty good mimic. It’s also a pretty good Doctor. It is not, however, to be trusted. Twitter tags NPR as “state-affiliated media” while not tagging actual US state-affiliated media. FSU bans TikTok on campus. UK ICO fines TikTok for mishandling info of children under 13. Cisco destroys $23 million in equipment when leaving Russian market.

Voices of Albany 2600: TikTok and the RESTRICT act. Don’t “buy” streaming media. Pwns of the week: MSI, Western Digital. Fails of the week: Tesla, Clearview AI.


Little Brother Episode 125 2023-04-01

Sex toy maker fined for vulnerability. No, the Pope did not wear a white puffer jacket. Tech leaders want to pause AI development. Italy bans ChatGPT. Biden adminstration bans commercial spyware, but encourages making printed circuit boards here. Russian whistleblower lays out Russian cyberwar capability. Dallas police robot kills suspect. FTC makes it easier to kill your subscriptions

Senate takes a stab at banning TikTok, produces awful bill to do it. Watch out for Trojans.

Pwns of the week: Twitter, ChatGPT. Fail of the week: Starbucks.