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  • Episode 635
  • December 4, 2019

RPi 4 WiFi Glitch, Can't Trust US .gov Domains, Android Spy Flaw Fixed, Scary Smartwatch For Kids

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Raspberry Pi 4 are having problems with WiFi when connected to high definition displays. - Someone pretended to be a mayor and the government gave him a .gov domain. - Google has confirmed that a flaw that allowed hackers to take control of Android phone cameras, microphones and GPS location without the owners’ permission has been fixed. - A smartwatch advertised as a way to help parents keep track of their children and give them a peace of mind can be turned into a frightening surveillance device. Honorable Mentions: - Google wants to bring Android “as close as possible” to the mainline Linux kernel. - Apple will have to face the law for distributing crappy keyboards.

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  • Episode 634
  • November 27, 2019

Google Will Pay $1.5m to Hack Pixel, DOD Fights 5G, WT Social, Monero Wallet Hacked

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The Department of National Defense is joining the fight against 5G, citing risks to GPS and military operations. - Google is serious about ensuring the Pixel line of Android phones is secure. They've announced that they'll pay security researchers up to $1.5 million to find hacks and exploits. - The official site for the Monero digital coin was hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware to users who were downloading wallet software. - Wouldn't it be nice if there was a Facebook rival? Well, there is! And it's founded by the guy who built Wikipedia. Plus: - Tesla Cybertruck. - WyzeCam removing AI features.

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  • Episode 633
  • November 20, 2019

Disney+ Accounts Compromised, Ring IoT Doorbell Hacked, GitHub Preserves Code Beyond the Year 3000

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Thousands Of Disney+ Accounts Are Already Up For Sale On Hacking Forums. - A new AI is combining machine learning and computer vision to detect drowning people in real time. By using object recognition, it's able to tell if a person is swimming normally, or if they are at risk of drowning. What's best is that Drowning-Detector is open source, and can run on a single board computer such as the Raspberry Pi. - IoT doorbell, Ring, had a bug in its configuration app which sent Wi-Fi setup information unencrypted to some doorbell devices, exposing customers' home networks. - GitHub Will Preserve Open Source Code In An Arctic Vault. - A secretive clean energy company backed by Bill Gates has created a way to use mirrors and artificial intelligence to harness the heat of the sun, replacing the need to use fossil fuels industrial heat applications, cut back on CO2 emissions. Their invention creates concentrated solar energy so hot that they can manufacture steel, glass and cement with a carbon-free source that had not been available before.

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  • Episode 632
  • November 13, 2019

No Drones in US Gov, Google Buys FitBit, Edge in Linux, James Dean is Back

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - The US Interior Department is grounding its entire drone fleet for fear it could be used against them. - Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux. - The late James Dean is getting digitally restored for an upcoming movie — and many on the internet, including Chris Evans, aren’t happy. - NASA scientists opened an untouched rock and soil sample from the Moon returned to Earth on Apollo 17, marking the first time in more than 40 years a pristine sample from the Apollo era has been opened. Honorable Mentions: - Google is buying Fitbit – and promises that they will not exploit all that health data to serve ads. - SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket deployed 60 Starlink satellites into earth’s orbit Monday. - Google is attempting to combat the growing Play Store malware issue and has formed the “App Defense Alliance” which brings technology from ESET, Lookout and Zimperium to the Play Store - you’ll notice now if you install an app, it gets scanned first.

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  • Episode 630
  • October 30, 2019

Top Stories for the Week of October 30, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Robbie called it last week when he said we may start to see legitimate companies moving content onto the dark web in light of recent government sanctions. Well, now BBC News announced it has launched a 'dark web' Tor mirror of its news service. - The Bloodhound supersonic car has completed its first drive across the Hakskeen dry lake in South Africa. - Two reports published in the last few months show that malware operators are experimenting with using WAV audio files to hide malicious code. - Google built an advanced computer that has achieved "quantum supremacy" for the first time, surpassing the performance of conventional devices.

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  • Episode 629
  • October 23, 2019

Top Stories for the Week of October 23, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Access to Photoshop and other Adobe software has been cut off in Venezuela as the firm seeks to comply with US sanctions. - A dog who survived in the rubble left in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has earned its new name — Miracle. - The official Sesame Street online store, along with thousands of other retailers, has been targeted by a credit card-stealing hack. - Facebook’s libra cryptocurrency coalition is falling apart as eBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe jump ship.

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  • Episode 628
  • October 9, 2019

Top Stories for the Week of October 9, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - PayPal has dropped out of the alliance that is trying to launch Facebook's digital currency Libra. - A man has been able to move all four of his paralysed limbs with a mind-controlled exoskeleton suit. - No, WE"RE not early to the April Fools jokes of 2020. Microsoft is really making a new mobile phone that has two screens, and runs Android. - Canada’s busiest airport will soon be using artificial intelligence-powered technology to detect weapons.

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  • Episode 627
  • October 2, 2019

Top Stories for the Week of October 2, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Chinese police have arrested a fugitive who'd been on the run for 17 years, after they used drones to spot his cave hideout. - The World's Most Freakishly Advanced Robot Dog Is Now For Sale. - American entrepreneur Elon Musk has given an update on his Starship and Super Heavy rocket system. - An injured tortoise who lost its shell in a fire has become the world's first recipient of a 3D-printed shell.

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  • Episode 626
  • September 25, 2019

Top Stories for the Week of September 25, 2019

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - Chipotle Mexican Grill has been leaving money on the table, thanks to an apparent bug in the restaurant chain's e-commerce operation. - Payment card thieves have hacked the Click2Gov bill paying portals in 8 cities. - The German Ministry of the Interior wants to take back control of their 'digital sovereignty', cutting dependency on Microsoft and looking for alternatives. - An anonymous bug hunter has publicly disclosed a zero-day flaw in the popular vBulletin forum software than can be exploited over the internet to hijack servers.

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