Episode 26: WhatsApp everybody?

Direct download link: Episode 26.

This week Audrey and I chat about Meitu and how common it is for mobile apps to profile your device and collect other analytics and how AT&T turning off its 2G network in San Francisco caused the bus tracker not to work. We discuss the Guardian’s poor coverage of WhatsApp security, and finally, we share things we liked on the internet this week. Enjoy!

Show Notes


AT&T 2G and SF Muni


Emergency Preparedness

Things we like on the Internet

Community Announcements

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Many people have asked me what they can do, and I think in lieu of flowers, she would want to have donations go to getting my sister through her last year of college and to also put some away for Mazie for when she gets older. In fact, the last thing she told me before she went to sleep in the hospital and didn’t wake back up was that I needed to “Get that child to Disney World as soon as possible.”

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