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Security Bits — 27 November 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 The long-running case against Google led by most state Attorneys General over its misleading location settings (turning off location tracking didn’t actually stop Google tracking your location!) has resulted in the largest-ever settlement […]

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Security Bits — 13 November 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. The expected OpenSSL emergency patch was released shortly after we last recorded as expected, but it was downgraded from critical to important before release (required validly signed malicious certs to trigger, and only affected […]

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Security Bits — 30 October 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. It’s official: Elon musk now owns Twitter, and he’s already cleaned house and fired top executives — appleinsider.com/… Related Opinion: His letter to advertisers is surprisingly sensible — daringfireball.net/… 🇫🇷 Clearview AI image-scraping face […]

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Security Bits — 2 October 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 To comply with international sanctions on Russia over its invasion and annexation of Ukraine, Apple have removed a major Russian app from VK from all app stores — appleinsider.com/… Deep Dive — […]

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Security Bits — 25 September 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 Google have gotten SEC approval to pilot their controversial political ad spam by-pass feature with a limited number of campaigns in this year’s US mid-term elections — appleinsider.com/… 🇺🇸 The recent revelations of […]

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Security Bits — 11 September 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. Twitter begins testing long-awaited edit button — www.cultofmac.com/… Formal Confirmation of unconfirmed reports from The Intercept a few months ago: Facebook engineers have no idea what happens with user data — appleinsider.com/… Deep Dive(s) […]

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# Security Bits — 27 August 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 🇮🇪 US offers reward “up to $10 million” for information about the Conti gang — nakedsecurity.sophos.com/… (This is the gang behind the notorious hack of the Irish Health Service Executive during COVID) Pegasus […]

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Security Bits — 14 August 2022

Feedback & Followups Listener and community feedback, developments in recently covered stories, and developments in long-running stories we’re tracking over time. 🇺🇸 A graphic illustration of how real the danger of tech company subpoenas is in a post-Roe America: This Is the Data Facebook Gave Police to Prosecute a Teenager for Abortion — www.vice.com/… (Facebook […]

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