Episode 161: Grocery Bagging

Grumpy Old Bens

A lively discussion about ransomware, Venmo, crypto, privacy, security, IoT, and more on this episode of Grumpy Old Bens!!

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NOTES / LINKS:

Chicago shootings: 46 shot, 5 fatally, in weekend violence across city
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-shootings-weekend-violence-police/10649276/

DarkSide ransomware servers reportedly seized, operation shuts down
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/darkside-ransomware-servers-reportedly-seized-operation-shuts-down/

Popular Russian hacking forum XSS bans all ransomware topics
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/popular-russian-hacking-forum-xss-bans-all-ransomware-topics/

We Found Joe Biden’s Secret Venmo. Here’s Why That’s A Privacy Nightmare For Everyone.
https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanmac/we-found-joe-bidens-secret-venmo

How to protect your privacy on Venmo and Cash App
https://www.cnet.com/personal-finance/how-to-protect-your-privacy-on-venmo-and-cash-app/

Bequia: The Caribbean island home to the world’s first bitcoin community
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/bitcoin-caribbean-bequia-island-cryptocurrency-b1848070.html

Treasury Office Seeks Tools to Trace Cryptocurrency Linked to Sanctions List
https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2021/05/treasury-office-seeks-tools-trace-cryptocurrency-linked-sanctions-list/173894/

Cryptocurrency Worth More Than All US Currency In Circulation
https://futurism.com/the-byte/cryptocurrency-worth-more-than-us-currency-circulation

The IRS Is Coming for Crypto Investors Who Haven’t Paid Their Taxes
https://www.wsj.com/articles/bitcoin-irs-comes-for-crypto-investors-who-havent-paid-their-taxes-11620937095

As cryptocurrency goes wild, fear grows about who might get hurt
https://news.yahoo.com/cryptocurrency-goes-wild-fear-grows-111702388.html

Zuck licked the third rail again
https://www.zerohedge.com/technology/instagram-offers-users-41-pronouns-woke-mob-complains-there-arent-enough

Klim Ai-1 airbag won’t inflate if you miss a payment
https://www.vice.com/en/article/93yyyd/this-motorcycle-airbag-vest-will-stop-working-if-you-miss-a-payment

Inslee vetoes bill to ban all gas-cars by 2030
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/inslee-vetoes-2030-target-for-electric-cars-set-by-washington-legislature/

Amazon Sidewalk goes live on June 8
https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/amazons-sidewalk-network-is-turned-on-by-default-heres-how-to-turn-it-off.html

Biden cybersecurity Executive Order
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/05/12/executive-order-on-improving-the-nations-cybersecurity/

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