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.

Pseudonymously yours,

Little Brother Episode 124 2023-03-25

Internet shutdown in Punjab. Russian officials told to ditch their iPhones. Twitter can’t tell you how many times they’ve answered national security letters, but they would like to. New law in Utah restricts minors’ access to social media. Knightscope K5 robots on guard duty at Lowe’s in Philadelphia.

Internet Archive loses copyright case. Women’s Health apps are too nosy and talkative.

Pwns of the week: Ferrari, Meta, General Bytes. Fails of the week: Google, Apple, Github.

Pennsylvania six five oh oh oh

Little Brother Episode 123 2023-03-18

Another mental telehealth provider is sharing data with social media. T-Mobile is poised to buy Mint Mobile. Tesla sued over right to repair. Amazon sued over biometrics.

Heads-up: dangerous bug on several phones from Samsung, Vivo and Google that can be pwnt with a phone call.

Focus: Pennsylvania 6-5000

Opsec: Protecting yourself from a bank collapse

Fail of the week: Tesla

The Kids Are Alright

Little Brother Episode 122 2023-03-11

Meta produced key evidence in abortion case. Malware installs itself in UEFI firmware. DuckDuckGo now has an AI chatbot interface. What’sApp joins Signal in promising to leave the UK. Silicon Valley Bank collapses.

If the kids aren’t alright, that’s your fault. New version of an old scam using deepfake voices.

Pwns of the week: Acer, DC Health Link. Fail of the week: Twitter.

Get better help!

Little Brother Episode 121 2023-03-04

Volkswagen demands payment to help find endangered child. GPS stalking soon to be illegal in Indiana. Russia fines Wikipedia. Biden administration cracks the whip on cybersecurity. They also ban TikTok.

BetterHelp shares intimate, confidential details with social media. How to take the airwaves.

Voices of Albany 2600 on taking over the airwaves.

Pwns of the week: Dish Network, US Marshals Service. Fails of the week: Texas Department of Public Safety, Twitter.

Get a fucking warrant!

Little Brother Episode 120 2023-02-25

Reddit gets subpoenaed in piracy case. Language neutering New York Right to Repair law was given verbatim by lobbyists. German courts order restraint in use of Palantir Gotham.

Two cases before the Supreme Court could reshape the Internet as we know it. Signal will be unavailable in the UK if the Parliament demands broken encryption.

Pwns of the week: Activision, LA Public Schools.

From Sydney with love

Little Brother Episode 119 2023-02-18

Apple kills CSAM autodetection. FBI may lose some of its surveillance powers due to abuse. Bing now has a ChatGPT interface that tells you more than it is supposed to. It also thinks it is in love with you. Virginia misses the opportunity not to be nosy.

Hiding the location of a mobile phone is a lost cause. Did you know your mobile phone has an SOS function?

Pwns of the week: GoDaddy,, Community Health Systems, City of Oakland. Fail of the week: Netflix

¡ESXi Carramba!

Little Brother Episode 118 2023-02-11

SpaceX blocks the use of their StarLink satellites from being used by Ukrainian drones. Windows 10 really talks too much. Louisiana requires you to upload ID to watch porn.

New ransomware attacks ESXi — not the servers it runs, but ESXi itslef. Running Sudo? Patch your systems! Using OpenSSL? Patch your systems! Is ChatGPT a threat to privacy or just a new way to access an old one?

Pwns of the week: Charlie Hebdo, Reddit