Episode 112: Backdoor Access

Grumpy Old Bens

On this episode we talk about digital license plates, in-fighting on the left, SMS messages getting censored, censorship in DuckDuckGo results, Apple circumventing your firewall and VPN, and more! We hope you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us!

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NOTES / LINKS:

Trump election exec order Sep 2018
https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-imposing-certain-sanctions-event-foreign-interference-united-states-election/

Digital license plates
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2020/11/14/digital-license-plates-cars-trucks-suvs/6262494002/

Women’s Liberation Front (WOLF) opposes Biden’s Equality Act because of too much transgender equality
https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/11/18/feminists-biden-support-lgbt-equality-act-would-harm-womens-rights/

Kurt Russell Court Jester
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-11-19/kurt-russell-politics-celebrities-court-jesters

T-mobile censoring text messages 2010
https://techcrunch.com/2010/09/23/t-mobile-claiming-right-to-censor-text-messages-it-disapproves-of/

T-mobile censoring text messages 2020
https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/blog/some-t-mobile-customers-shadowbanned-from-texting-after-sending-the-word-belly-via-sms/

Lawsuit filed against google for wasting customers’ data
https://www.theregister.com/2020/11/14/google_android_data_allowance/

WARNING: Unpatched Bug in GO SMS Pro App Exposes Millions of Media Messages
https://thehackernews.com/2020/11/warning-unpatched-bug-in-go-sms-pro-app.html

Apple Lets Some of its Big Sur macOS Apps Bypass Firewall and VPNs
https://thehackernews.com/2020/11/apple-lets-some-of-its-big-sur-macos.html

Microsoft Teams free all-day video calling beats Zoom’s Thanksgiving gift
https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-teams-free-all-day-video-calling-beats-zoom-thanksgiving-gift/

Popular Pirate Sites ‘Disappear’ From DuckDuckGo’s Top Search Results
https://torrentfreak.com/popular-pirate-sites-disappear-from-duckduckgos-top-search-results-201112/

GitHub Reinstates Youtube-DL and Puts $1M in Takedown Defense Fund
https://torrentfreak.com/github-reinstates-youtube-dl-and-puts-1m-in-takedown-defense-fund-201116/

Tech In The Biden Era
https://techcrunch.com/2020/11/19/tech-biden-era-cabinet-antitrust-transition/

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