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
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:
- [00:47] The Responsible Communication Style Guide is headed back to the printers! – The Responsible Communication Style Guide
- [01:43] Issue 9: Hard problems – The Recompiler
- [03:00] A pioneer in predictive policing is starting a troubling new project - The Verge
- [17:49] Blocking-resistant communication through domain fronting
- [19:37] Signal >> Blog >> Amazon threatens to suspend Signal's AWS account over censorship circumvention
- [30:39] I tried leaving Facebook. I couldn’t - The Verge
- [40:14] Jive Software: An inspiration and cautionary tale for Portland tech | OregonLive.com
- [48:57] Help Us Solve This Debate About What "IMHO" Stands For
- [45:57] Emergency Response Guidebook app
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
- [00:50] The Responsible Communication Style Guide is headed back to the printers! – The Responsible Communication Style Guide
- [02:05] General Data Protection Regulation - Wikipedia
- [09:45] About the General Data Protection Regulation | MailChimp
- [10:45] A flaw-by-flaw guide to Facebook’s new GDPR privacy changes | TechCrunch
- [17:36] Woman who hacked airline network busted through VPN logs
- [21:54] Russia Telegram ban
- [30:45] Stop Using 6-Digit iPhone Passcodes - Motherboard
- [33:25] Matthew Green on Twitter: "Guide to iOS estimated passcode cracking times..."
- [42:13] OURSA conference
- [44:50] Nick Dobis on Twitter: "The high winds in Southern California led to a #Tumbleweed takeover Victorville..."
- [46:42] Lexicon Valley
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
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
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- [01:47] The Responsible Communication Style Guide is headed back to the printers! - Reserve your copy today!
- [02:40] Why Mark Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook | WIRED
- [05:14] We May Own Our Data, But Facebook Has a Duty to Protect It | The New Yorker
- [07:58] How Much Would You Pay For Ad-Free Facebook?
- [10:17] David Carroll on Twitter: "Did you notice #Zuckerberg attempts to redefine the very definition of “privacy” as what we share, not what he collects?"
- [16:39] After Facebook hearing, senators roll out new bill restraining online data use - The Verge
- [16:56] Stefan Becket on Twitter: "Photo of Zuck's notes, by AP's @andyharnik… "
- [17:56] Whatever you do, don’t give this programmable payment card to your waiter | Ars Technica
- [22:31] How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS | Ars Technica
- [29:58] FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law - Motherboard
- [35:05] Oregon Governor Signs Net Neutrality Bill Alongside the Middle Schoolers Who Fought for Its Passage
- [38:47] Tor Code of Conduct
- [39:38] The Voynich Manuscript : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
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
This week Audrey and I chat about Cambridge Analytica, anti-sex trafficking bill SESTA/FOSTA, Google News Initiative and more. Enjoy!
- [02:28] The Responsible Communication Style Guide is headed back to the printers!
- [04:18] ‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower
- [13:56] Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media | Politics | The Guardian
- [15:13] The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency | The New Yorker
- [15:37] Paul Ford: Facebook Is Why We Need a Digital Protection Agency - Bloomberg
- [24:23] How Controversial Anti-Sex Trafficking Bill Will Screw Over Sex Workers - Rolling Stone
- [25:38] Communications Decency Act - Wikipedia
- [26:24] Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - Wikipedia
- [36:46] Post-SESTA/FOSTA Self-Censoring for Twitter, Reddit, and other Social Media
- [38:11] Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira)
- [38:48] Floor Remarks: CDA 230 and SESTA – Ron Wyden – Medium
- [41:19] Slack picked a weird time to make it easier for bosses to download you
- [48:35] yan on Twitter: "fun way to monitor someone's IP address:..."
- [50:24] The Google News Initiative: Building a stronger future for news
- [59:21] 12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech – Humane Tech – Medium
- [59:34] Why is your email in my car? | daniel.haxx.se
- [1:01:10] Dialects of English: Take The Dialects of American English Survey
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.
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
This week, Audrey and I chat about Uber's latest shenanigans, Facebook's report about "information operations" on its platform, the creepy Amazon Look and more. Enjoy! Show notes