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Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 82

Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 82 An underlying theme of this week’s podcast is cheating. This comes across in many ways — from cheating the system to theft and online gaming. We kick off the 82nd edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast with a pair of stories concerning Facebook. The first is in the …

  • 14 Mar 2019
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Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 82
An underlying theme of this week’s podcast is cheating. This comes across in many ways — from cheating the system to theft and online gaming. We kick off the 82nd edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable podcast with a pair of stories concerning Facebook. The first is in the vein of the Cambridge Analytica scandal: Facebook sued a pair of developers in Ukraine for creating quizzes that came with a side of malware. For the second story involving the big blue network, we look at Mark Zuckerberg’s pledge to increase privacy for users, only to see the company seems to contradict this with its corporate lobbying. Moving away from the social network, we hop over to the land down under, where police nabbed a guy who was illegally selling logins for Spotify, Netflix, and Hulu. Following that story, we take a look at the ongoing battle between Respawn Entertainment and cheaters. To close out this week’s chat, we focus on the business end of things and talk about the current issue with improperly configured corporate Box accounts making some sensitive files available to the public. If you enjoy the podcast, consider subscribing or sharing with your friends who need more regular updates on security. For the full text of the stories, please visit the links below: Facebook sues Ukrainian quiz-makers for stealing user data with malware plugins Facebook is quietly lobbying against laws giving users more control of their data Police bust man for selling 1 million Netflix, Spotify passwords Developer Respawn Entertainment banned 355,000 players for cheating. They say they’re just getting started. Major firms are exposing sensitive data through public Box links

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