Episode 95: Shhh Soros

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FoxNews hosts scold Newt Gingrich for bringing up George Soros’ name, Facebook silences people pointing out ANTIFA members are setting forest fires, President Trump has told all the app stores to remove TikTok and WeChat this weekend, new security and privacy features coming to a cellphone near you, and much more on this jam-packed episode of Grumpy Old Bens!

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NOTES / LINKS:

Trump admin orders TikTok, WeChat gone from app stores on Sunday
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/09/tiktok-wechat-to-be-pulled-from-us-app-stores-as-of-september-20/

A bevy of new features makes iOS 14 the most secure mobile OS ever
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/09/a-bevy-of-new-features-makes-ios-14-the-most-secure-mobile-os-ever/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_source=twitter&utm_social-type=owned&utm_medium=social

Android 11 — 5 New Security and Privacy Features You Need to Know
https://thehackernews.com/2020/09/android-11-security-privacy.html

Fox News anchor addresses cutting off Gingrich linking Soros to violent protests
https://thehill.com/homenews/media/516961-fox-news-anchor-addresses-cutting-off-gingrich-linking-soros-to-violent

Newt Gingrich Confused After FOX Host Asks Him Not To Talk About George Soros: “It’s Verboten?”
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2020/09/17/newt_gingrich_confused_after_fox_host_asks_him_not_to_talk_about_george_soros_its_verboten.html

US 2020 Presidential apps riddled with tracking and security flaws
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/us-2020-presidential-apps-riddled-with-tracking-and-security-flaws/

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo is growing fast
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/privacy-focused-search-engine-duckduckgo-is-growing-fast/

This Week in Apps: The App Store’s new rules, Epic’s battle continues, TikTok’s time is up
https://techcrunch.com/2020/09/12/this-week-in-apps-the-app-stores-new-rules-epics-battle-continues-tiktoks-time-is-up/

Facebook censors people saying ANTIFA is setting fires
https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/wildfire/antifa-facebook-wildfires-oregon/283-a4688f59-1692-43a4-894b-4c561d274052

TikTok/WeChat to shut down 20 Sep
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/09/tiktok-wechat-to-be-pulled-from-us-app-stores-as-of-september-20/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-addressing-threat-posed-tiktok/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-addressing-threat-posed-wechat/

Federal Open Courts Act overhauls PACER
https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/09/bill-to-tear-down-federal-courts-paywall-gains-momentum-in-congress/

https://pacer.uscourts.gov/pricing-how-pacer-fees-work

Princeton: “We are racist”. Dept of Education: “You’re under investigation”
https://www.redstate.com/bonchie/2020/09/17/epic-princeton-declares-itself-racist-betsy-devos-immediately-opens-an-investigation/

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2020/09/02/letter-president-eisgruber-universitys-efforts-combat-systemic-racism

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