Photo of Natania Adewole
Natflix Listen now

15% Extra – Show 220 – 20 December 2019

15% Extra
Alphabet, Apple, Dell, Tesla, Microsoft exploit child labor to mine cobalt for batteries, human-rights warriors claim
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/16/alphabet_apple_dell_microsoft_tesla/

Mobile Devices Account for 41% of DDoS Attack Traffic
https://www.darkreading.com/attacks-breaches/mobile-devices-account-for-41–of-ddos-attack-traffic/d/d-id/1336635

UK cops lost nearly twice as much of their own tech kit this year, says thinktank
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/20/think_tank_brummy_bobbies_keep_losing_their_tech_kit/

What’s that? Encryption’s OK now? UK politicos Brexit from Whatsapp to Signal
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/20/uk_conservatives_brexit_from_whatsapp_to_signal/

Email blackmail brouhaha tears UKIP apart as High Court refuses computer seizure attempt
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/19/ukip_email_blackmail_system_access_kerfuffle/

Hackers keep dumping Ring credentials online ‘for the giggles
https://www.zdnet.com/article/hackers-keep-dumping-ring-credentials-online-for-the-giggles/

Stolen Hard Drives Had Payroll Data For 29,000 Facebook Workers
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/13/facebook_data_loss/

Security Vulnerabilities in the RCS Texting Protocol
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2019/12/security_vulner_21.html

Controversial sale of .org domain manager faces review at ICANN
https://cms.arstechnica.com/?p=1633441
https://www.eff.org/press/releases/eff-icann-stop-org-domain-registry-sale-private-equity-firm

Apple Has Secret Team Working on Satellites to Beam Data to Devices
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-12-20/apple-has-top-secret-team-working-on-internet-satellites

The Spy in Your Pocket (Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy)
http://googlemapsmania.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-spy-in-your-pocket.html

US government is entitled to all Snowden book proceeds, judge rules
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1634827

Tencent, Sina apps targeted in Chinese privacy crackdown
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-privacy-tencent-holdings-sina/tencent-sina-apps-targeted-in-chinese-privacy-crackdown-idUSKBN1YN0F8

Instagram bans influencers from promoting vaping products
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-instagram-vaping/instagram-bans-influencers-from-promoting-vaping-products-idUSKBN1YN15B

Vivaldi Now Impersonates Google Chrome to Avoid Being Blocked

Vivaldi 2.10: No strings attached

Who’s that padding down the chimney? It’s Puma, with its weird £80 socks for gamers
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/19/puma_gamer_socks/

SQRL is now finished and available
https://www.grc.com/sqrl/sqrl.htm

New boson hidden in beryllium decay? Possibly. New physics? Maybe
https://arstechnica.com/?p=1635665

FREE GAMES
https://www.gog.com/game/gwent_the_witcher_card_game
https://thraxxmedia.itch.io/dlc-gg
https://freebies.indiegala.com/the-deed/
https://freebies.indiegala.com/ubersoldier-ii/
https://www.frontierstore.net/games/elite-dangerous-cat/elite1984.html
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/thecycle/home
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/into-the-breach/home
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/towerfall-ascension/home
https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/free-games