John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to talk about why longer iPhone passcodes are becoming more important, plus they discuss the GrayKey iPhone hacking device available to law enforcement.
Opera launched its own VPN service called Opera VPN a couple years ago with the promise it would be free for life. Turns out “life” meant about two years because Opera VPN is shutting down at the end of April.
A six-digit passcode for your iPhone or iPad is good, but if you want to make is really difficult for anyone to hack into your device you need an alphanumeric passcode. Here’s how to set one up.
Thanks to a photo shared through WhatsApp, police got enough of a fingerprint to identify and arrest a drug dealer and his accomplices.
It doesn’t own, track, or share information that users provide. And there are no ads.
Apple, as it always does, created a unique vision for the HomePod. The device is cool, but the product concept may have been off the mark. Now, Apple will adjust.
WhatsApp may give you end-to-end encryption for your conversations, but it’s stunningly simple to log into your account unless you enable two-step verification. Read on to learn how.
Bryan Chaffin and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet take a look at Facebook’s shadow profiles on people who don’t have accounts, and how those accounts may impact online privacy legislation.
You don’t need a Facebook account for the social network service to have a profile on you, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that under oath during a Congressional hearing.
In this episode, Bryan and Jeff discuss Mac keyboards, and what they like about clicky, long-throw keyboards, including the Azio Classic Retro BT keyboard Bryan just reviewed. They also go through a thought experiment on whether Facebook could ever earn our trust on privacy by radically reshaping their policies. They cap the show with a look at how Apple manages to be profitable and green, both.
John Martellaro and Andrew Orr join Jeff Gamet to discuss the push to get tech companies on board with user security pledges, and to talk about Apple’s R&D efforts.
The pledge involves how these companies handle customer data, and consists of five principles that companies should abide by.
The argument is: Does Apple actually care about your privacy? Mr. Zuckerberg would like you to believe that Apple’s privacy stance is just a marketing tactic. I don’t agree.
If you’re worried that Facebook isn’t stripping away every last shred of your privacy, don’t be because the company confirmed it scans the conversations you have in its Messenger private messaging platform.
There is much research on how the exploitation of basic human behavior has led to the success of Facebook. John explores three major factors.
Andrew Orr and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to discuss how Facebook works to hold our interest, and talk about ways to limit how much the social network tracks us.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook have been trading public barbs on privacy, and Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet discuss the public tiff. They also discuss Apple’s hiring of Google’s former head of artificial intelligence and what it might mean for Siri (hint: good things!). They cap the show with a look at what it would take to make HomeKit the premier home automation platform.
We won’t go so far as to suggest using a virtual machine just for Facebook, because at that point you might as well stop using it. But there are smaller steps you can take.