Papua New Guinea

Smashing Security #080: Country bans Facebook, eavesdropping Alexa, and PornHub VPN

The country of Papua New Guinea is planning a month-long nationwide ban of Facebook, PornHub wants to keep your online activities more private, and Amazon Alexa forwards a married couple’s private conversation to a random contact.

All this and much much more is discussed in the latest 100% GDPR-compliant edition of the “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by ESET’s Tommi Uhlemann.

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Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month

The country of Papua New Guinea is reportedly planning a month-long national ban of Facebook.

Why? To research the effect that the addictive social network has on the South Pacific island’s populace, and to root out “fake users.”

But important questions remain unanswered.

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