Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 151

Credit to Author: Jeffrey Esposito| Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 08:31:15 +0000

Dave and I kick off this week’s edition of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast with a look at the conviction of the LinkedIn hacker. We talk a lot on this podcast about data breaches and hacking, but that story was a bit of nostalgia.

From there, we hit on a pair of stories about TikTok. The first story is the one that will make you go hmmm. Recently, both the Republican and Democratic national committees in the United States have advised their members to delete TikTok from their devices and to avoid using it because of “security concerns” — or, if you read between the lines, because it’s from China. Staying on the TikTok topic, we talk about Amazon’s internal e-mail about removing the app from corporate devices.

After that, it’s real-life James Bond time, with a look at the work MITRE did for the US government.

To close the podcast, a robotic clerk rolls out in Siberia to help Russian citizens.

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