On the back of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica breaches, James sits down with longtime friend of the show, Joel Drapper, to have a good long talk about all things privacy and security.
We chat about what went wrong with Facebook’s privacy and how much information they have about you, discuss what other companies are collecting and how they use it and on the back of this discuss why privacy is so important to us, even if we have nothing to hide. Then we look at security issues like your choice of passwords, security updates for not only your devices but also your routers and network gear.
- Joel Drapper (@joeldrapper) on Twitter
- Cambridge Analytica: understanding Facebook’s data privacy scandal - The Verge — Great summary with lots of links about what happened.
- Ad Scammers Need Suckers, and Facebook Helps Find Them - Bloomberg
- dan barker on Twitter: "This Guardian article has been shared 95,000 times, exposing 'all the data Facebook & Google have on you'. But it doesn't mention at all that the article itself uses: - Four sets of Facebook tracking. - Nine sets of Google tracking. - Two Google ads, using all that data.… https://t.co/45tpvxwWHa"
- “Who cares, I have nothing to hide” — Why the popular response to online privacy is so flawed
- Amazon Echo Privacy: Is Alexa listening to everything you say? — Good clarification on how Amazon’s Alexa handles requests. To clarify, not everything you say is sent to the cloud.
- Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match
- 1Password — The great password manager that both James and Joel use.
- Russian state-sponsored cyber actors targeting network infrastructure devices - NCSC Site — Russian attacks against routers.
- Outline - Making it safer to break the news — The VPN server that Joel talked about.