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15% Extra – Show 189 – 1 March 2019

15% Extra
1 March 2019 Show 189

Phone-hacking device used by police sells on eBay for $100 (US)
https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/28/ios-android-hacking-device-ebay/

Google Enhances Google Play Protect on Android, but Is It Enough?
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-enhances-google-play-protect-on-android-but-is-it-enough/

China’s tech giants are a security threat to the UK, says Brit spy bigwig
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/25/gchq_director_jeremy_fleming_china_opportunity_threat/

Coinhive In-Browser Cryptomining Service Shuts Down on March 8
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/coinhive-in-browser-cryptomining-service-shuts-down-on-march-8/

YouTube Disables Comments on Videos with Young Children
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/youtube-disables-comments-on-videos-with-young-children/

Another way to look at Amazon’s counterfeit-busting Project Zero: Making merchants cough up protection money
https://blog.aboutamazon.com/company-news/amazon-project-zero
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/28/amazon_project_zero/

CyberSecurity Firm Darkmatter Request to be Trusted Root CA Raises Concerns
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/cybersecurity-firm-darkmatter-request-to-be-trusted-root-ca-raises-concerns/

ETS Isn’t TLS and You Shouldn’t Use It
https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/ets-isnt-tls-and-you-shouldnt-use-it

Samsung is loading McAfee antivirus software on smart TVs
https://www.techspot.com/news/78967-samsung-loading-mcafee-antivirus-software-smart-tvs.html

Don’t mean to alarm you, but Boeing has built an unmanned fighter jet called ‘Loyal Wingman’
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/02/27/boeing_loyal_wingman_fighter_jet_drone/

Tetris 99 isn’t just a great twist on a classic—it’s a gameplay revolution
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1456693

Violent Games, violent teens? Not so says a new study by the Oxford Internet Institute
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0718ms8

High-tech laser scans uncover hidden military traverse at Alcatraz Island
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-high-tech-laser-scans-uncover-hidden.html

Study suggests humans are now producing more chemical waste than can be tested
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-humans-chemical.html

More support for Planet Nine
https://phys.org/news/2019-02-planet.html