We discuss how Microsoft Word helped trap a multi-million dollar fraudster, how Amazon Ring may be recording more than you’re comfortable with, and how teens are flocking to TikTok (and why that might be a problem).
All this and much more is covered in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Maria Varmazis.
Maria Varmazis – @mvarmazis
- Senior Manager Of Global Internet Company Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud — Department of Justice.
- IT exec sets up fake biz, uses it to bill his bosses $6m for phantom gear, gets caught by Microsoft Word metadata — The Register.
- We Tested Ring’s Security. It’s Awful — Motherboard.
- Amazon Ring isn’t even good at pretending to care about your privacy and safety — Fight for the Future
- Amazon’s Ring to let customers opt out of receiving police video requests — GeekWire.
- Letter to Amazon's Jeff Bezos from Senator Ron Wyden and others (PDF).
- House panel asks Apple, Google if app makers must reveal foreign ties — Engadget.
- U.S. Military Bans TikTok Over Ties to China — Wall Street Journal.
- The Growing Popularity of Chinese Social Media Outside China Poses New Risks in the West — PIIE.
- Statement on TikTok's content moderation and data security practices — TikTok.
- Revealed: how TikTok censors videos that do not please Beijing — The Guardian.
- Parents warned to check kids' phones for 15 popular apps used by paedos and bullies to target youngsters — The Sun.
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- Dracula — Netflix.
- Obsessed With… – Dracula – Episode 1: The Rules of the Beast feat. Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat — BBC Sounds.
- Dracula TV series — Wikipedia.
- The Witcher — Netflix.
- The Witcher Soundtrack – Toss A Coin To Your Witcher Lyrics — YouTube.
- Ricky Gervais 2020 Golden Globe Monologue — Reddit.
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