Episode 174: Cox Cox Cox

Grumpy Old Bens

What information remains on an Amazon Echo after it has been reset? Is Xfinity shutting accounts off for hours at a time due to piracy? Why does Audacity’s new privacy policy have the Internet up in arms? The answers to these questions and more, on this episode of Grumpy Old Bens!

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NOTES / LINKS:

Audacity changes privacy policy
https://github.com/audacity/audacity/issues/1213

Data sticks around on used Echo devices
https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/07/passwords-in-amazon-echo-dots-live-on-even-after-you-factory-reset-them/

Sony vs Cox (2019)
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/06/if-not-overturned-bad-copyright-decision-will-lead-many-americans-lose-internet

Comcast shutting down internet access for copyright violations
https://torrentfreak.com/comcast-suspends-internet-connection-for-downloading-torrents-210630/

GETTR hacked on launch day
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/t/ar-AALLHVC

Chicago shootings: 72 shot, 13 fatally, across city in weekend shootings
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shootings-gun-violence-police-weekend/10861366/

Chicago shooting: Police commander, sergeant shot dispersing crowd shooting fireworks in Austin
https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shooting-police-officers-shot-officer-cops/10861325/

Audacity Creates Privacy Concern As Data Is Collected For Law Enforcement
https://www.thegamer.com/audacity-privacy-data/

Audacity ‘Spyware’ Claims Follow Privacy Policy Changes By New Owner
https://www.macrumors.com/2021/07/05/audacity-spyware-claims-privacy-policy/

Audacity 3.0 called spyware over data collection changes by new owner
https://appleinsider.com/articles/21/07/04/open-source-audacity-deemed-spyware-over-data-collection-changes

Apple’s App Tracking Transparency Framework Causing Advertisers to Spend More Money Targeting Android Users
https://www.macrumors.com/2021/07/05/att-causing-more-ad-spending-on-android/

No cell signal? Best ways to boost signal strength when your calls won’t go through
https://www.foxnews.com/tech/no-cell-signal-best-ways-boost-signal-strength-calls-wont-go-through

BitTorrent Turns 20: The File-Sharing Revolution Revisited
https://torrentfreak.com/bittorrent-turns-20-the-file-sharing-revolution-revisited-210702/

Comcast Suspends Internet Connection For Downloading Torrents
https://torrentfreak.com/comcast-suspends-internet-connection-for-downloading-torrents-210630/

Android Apps with 5.8 million Installs Caught Stealing Users’ Facebook Passwords
https://thehackernews.com/2021/07/android-apps-with-58-million-installs.html

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