Episode 83: Radio Silence

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Grumpy Old Bens lives up to its moniker today as we take on fake news, TikTok, data breaches, Microsoft labeling competing software as “potentially unwanted,” and much, much more. Most kids hate it when mom and dad fight, our experts seem to revel in it!

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NOTES / LINKS:

Chicago Tribune Fake News
https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/ct-cb-chicago-cubs-white-sox-sports-smorgasbord-20200731-wbfd7pzptvazvjamwopmoqomz4-story.html

TikTok is at the heart of a wild geopolitical dogfight and it could result in Microsoft buying TikTok.
https://www.businessinsider.com/timeline-tiktok-microsoft-potential-acquisition-2020-8

Guy Who Reverse-Engineered TikTok Reveals The Scary Things He Learned, Advises People To Stay Away From It
https://www.boredpanda.com/tik-tok-reverse-engineered-data-information-collecting/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=organic

Microsoft deal raises big questions about TikTok’s future in Europe
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/03/microsoft-tiktok-deal-europe.html

Hackers could have stolen PayPal funds from Meetup users
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/hackers-could-have-stolen-paypal-funds-from-meetup-users/

Zoom bug allowed attackers to crack private meeting passwords
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/zoom-bug-allowed-attackers-to-crack-private-meeting-passwords/

Startups disclose data breaches after massive 386M records leak
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/startups-disclose-data-breaches-after-massive-386m-records-leak/

Microsoft now detects CCleaner as a Potentially Unwanted Application
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-now-detects-ccleaner-as-a-potentially-unwanted-application/

Firefox 79 released with new Lockwise password export feature
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/firefox-79-released-with-new-lockwise-password-export-feature/

Invidious shutting down
https://omar.yt/posts/stepping-away-from-open-source

Apple secure enclave chip exploit
https://9to5mac.com/2020/08/01/new-unpatchable-exploit-allegedly-found-on-apples-secure-enclave-chip-heres-what-it-could-mean/

Blackberry cracked five years after seizure, leads to arrests
https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/silver-bullet-mass-arrests-after-blackberry-cracked-five-years-after-seizure-20200731-p55hbq.html

Sawant vs Bezos
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jul/8/seattles-kshama-sawant-warns-jeff-bezos-after-pass/

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