Episode 74: There is pumpkin spice in the air

This episode we talk about Chinese spy chips, new sophisticated voice phishing schemes, and Facebook’s huge security breach. https://recompilermag.com/2018/10/12/episode-74-there-is-pumpkin-spice-in-the-air Community Event Planning pre-order. Still time to get in on the book previews. https://community-events-2.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders Survey for event organizers. Please fill it out! https://airtable.com/shrvbemYqHvL1Z7tt Issue 10 - Science! It’s shipping. Back order sale use code READER18 for buy 2, get 3rd 1/2 off! https://shop.recompilermag.com China planted spy chips in computers from Portland-based Elemental, Bloomberg reports | OregonLive.com https://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2018/10/chinese_planted_spy_chips_insi.html The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies The Big Hack: Amazon, Apple, Supermicro, and Beijing Respond - Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-amazon-apple-supermicro-and-beijing-respond Chinese Hackers Have Allegedly Compromised the Supply Chain to Spy on Amazon and Apple https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gye8w4/chinese-supply-chain-hack-apple-bloomberg Voice Phishing Scams Are Getting More Clever — Krebs on Security https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/10/voice-phishing-scams-are-getting-more-clever/ Facebook says nearly 50m users compromised in huge security breach | Technology | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/sep/28/facebook-50-million-user-accounts-security-berach Kim Zetter on Twitter: "The Facebook breach gets even worse - it's not just that an attacker who has your Facebook token can access other accounts you've used your Facebook account to access, he/she can access accounts you haven't even used Facebook to access… https://t.co/BCCpuPG9XI" https://twitter.com/kimzetter/status/1046806168348160000?s=21 jason polakis on Twitter: "Given the scale and severity of the @facebook breach, I’ll share some thoughts based on our recent @USENIXSecurity paper with @m0eb1t, amrutha, @kaytwo, @stevecheckoway, where we explored the ramifications of your Facebook account being compromised. https://t.co/6gS2ERrGvO (1/n)" https://twitter.com/jpolakis/status/1046086964410294272 Facebook Security Bug Affects 90M Users — Krebs on Security https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/09/facebook-security-bug-affects-90m-users/ O Single Sign-Off, Where Art Thou? An Empirical Analysis of Single Sign-On Account Hijacking and Session Management on the Web https://www.cs.uic.edu/~polakis/papers/sso-usenix18.pdf Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? | The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/09/17/can-mark-zuckerberg-fix-facebook-before-it-breaks-democracy Burgerville Notifies Guests of Data Breach https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/burgerville-notifies-guests-of-data-breach-300723908.html THE WILD INNER WORKINGS OF A BILLION-DOLLAR HACKING GROUP https://www.wired.com/story/fin7-wild-inner-workings-billion-dollar-hacking-group/ Episode 69: We’ll just make a pickle grid – The Recompiler https://recompilermag.com/2018/08/10/episode-69-well-just-make-a-pickle-grid/ MIDI unicorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3tiuGVDDkk Willamette River presents stunning lidar image on poster from Department of Geology | OregonLive.com https://www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2013/04/willamette_river_presents_stun.html

Episode 60: It definitely involves ethics and society

This week Audrey and I chat about AI and predictive policing, domain fronting, how Facebook does a lot of emotional labor for us, and more! Complete show notes: https://recompilermag.com/2018/05/14/episode-60-it-definitely-involves-ethics-and-society Links:

Episode 58: A whole lot more EULAs

This week Audrey and I chat about GDPR, Europe’s new privacy law about to go into effect and Facebook, the PenAir hack, Telegram, and a new tool law enforcement has to crack iPhone passcodes. Enjoy! Show notes

Newsletter #39: More coffee, less dystopia

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Hello Recompilers, Great news! We've significantly extended the time window to pre-order the second printing of the The Responsible Communication Style Guide. Reserve your copy by May 20. Reading: Coding While Trans. Jameson Hampton's illustrated zine-style article from Issue 8: Wildcard. If you want to know how we ended up in a cyber dystopia, read Ready Player One Article by Laura Hudson for The Verge. The Sully … Continue reading Newsletter #39: More coffee, less dystopia

Episode 57: Do we have to do more Facebook?

This week Audrey and I chat about Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress, the Fuse payment card hack, encrypted DNS, and more. Enjoy! Show notes: https://recompilermag.com/2018/04/20/episode-57-do-we-have-to-do-more-facebook

Newsletter #38: A Facebook that Only Big Brother Could Love

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Hello Recompilers, We're still taking pre-orders for the second printing of the  The Responsible Communication Style Guide. Reserve your copy now. Did you miss Issue 7: Security? Never fear; it's online here! Or if you want a print copy you can order one. Reading: Sex workers switch to Mastodon. Megan Farokhmanesh (The Verge) reports that sex workers are migrating to an instance of … Continue reading Newsletter #38: A Facebook that Only Big Brother Could Love

Episode 55: An ouroboros of crappy privacy

This week Audrey and I chat about Cambridge Analytica, anti-sex trafficking bill SESTA/FOSTA, Google News Initiative and more. Enjoy!

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Newsletter #36: Yiff you, Russia.

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Hello Recompilers, As you may have heard, we sold out of print copies of The Responsible Communication Style Guide last fall and we're setting up to do a second printing. Pre-ordering a book would be a giant help for financing the printing. We’ll accept pre-orders through April 15 and expect to have books back from the printer, ready to ship on June 1. … Continue reading Newsletter #36: Yiff you, Russia.

Episode 46: Well, actually, we are tracking people

This week Audrey and I chat about the new selfie feature of Google's Arts & Culture app; vaporware products, arbitrage, and other strange aspects of global eCommerce; and discuss user consent and the web browser. Enjoy! - [02:13] "This google arts and culture app is pretty amazing.": https://twitter.com/petewentz/status/952563946615025665 - [11:52] Google app that compares your face to art frustrates people of color: https://amp.businessinsider.com/google-arts-and-culture-app-frustrates-people-of-color-2018-1 - [10:03] Google's art selfies aren't available in Illinois. Here's why.: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-google-art-selfies-20180116-story,amp.html - [13:26] Racist Sandwich podcast: http://www.racistsandwich.com/ - [15:55] The Strange Brands in Your Instagram Feed - The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/550136/ - [24:06] AliExpress: https://www.aliexpress.com/ - [24:43] Oberlo: https://www.oberlo.com/ - [25:10] Shopify's Kit: https://apps.shopify.com/kit - [30:03] Does U.S. Postal Service Subsidize China-based Merchants?: https://www.practicalecommerce.com/u-s-postal-service-subsidize-china-based-merchants - [34:17] Neko Neko Sock Shop: https://nekosocks.shop/ - [36:56] The Truth About Amazon to eBay Arbitrage: http://www.webretailer.com/lean-commerce/amazon-to-ebay-arbitrage/ - [39:05] There's No Such Thing as a Free Watch (PDF): http://www.jennyodell.com/museumofcapitalism_freewatch.pdf - [39:51] Regarding Browsers: https://garbados.github.io/my-blog/browsers-are-a-mess.html - [45:46] "The year that PornHub’s analytics become data for my dissertation.": https://twitter.com/NuclearAnthro/status/953815604179255296 - [47:55] Unicorn sock gift sets – Neko Neko Sock Shop: https://nekosocks.shop/products/unicorn-socks - [55:54] Issue 9: Hard problems – The Recompiler: https://shop.recompilermag.com/collections/back-issues/products/issue-9-hard-problems Complete show notes: https://recompilermag.com/2018/01/25/episode-46-well-actually-we-are-tracking-people