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Security 37 – More News

Once again, news hit as we were doing our pre show in that Avast security says that wiping your phone will not actually wipe it. We ask Tom if that is true, and he responds with a well researched Ars Technica article.

After we talk about how someone is suing the TOR network because he doesn’t understand how it works.

Show Notes

Ars Technica | Panicking over Android’s factory reset is (mostly) unwarranted

Avast | Tens of Thousands Sell Themselves Every Day

Lifehacker | How Do I Securely Erase My Phone Before I Sell It?

RT | XKeyscore exposed: How NSA tracks all German Tor users as ‘extremists’

Washington Post | In NSA-intercepted data, those not targeted far outnumber the foreigners who are


Security 35 – News of the Week

This week was another news week. We only got to three of the four stories listed below:

Researchers Find and Decode the Spy Tools Governments Use to Hijack Phones

Congress passes amendment to defund NSA ‘backdoor’ surveillance

National Transparency Report

Supreme Court bans warrantless cell phone searches, updates privacy laws