Looking for fun gifts that won’t also be gifts to hackers and data miners? In today’s show, I’ll list off the top products and services from my annual Naughty & Nice gifts guide! Every year, I review several popular gifts and give you my recommendations on which ones to buy and which ones to avoid like the plague (or the pandemic?).
In other news: Spotify has been hacked and you should change your password; Google is looking to add end-to-end encryption to its new Android RCS messaging system; an important new IoT security bill is waiting for the President’s signature; 27.7M Texans’ driver’s license info has been stolen; the IRS and the US military have been doing an end run around the US Constitution to obtain location information on thousands of people including US citizens without a warrant; Apple lowers its App Store commission to 15% for the vast majority of developers; Apple has responded to the blow back concerning its security validation on macOS Big Sur; and now is the time to download and enable your state’s COVID-19 tracing app.
- Best & Worst Gifts for 2020: https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/best-worst-gifts-2020/
- COVID-tracing app story, Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/11/18/coronavirus-app-exposure-alerts/
- Setting up a Pi-Hole server: https://www.smarthomebeginner.com/pi-hole-setup-guide/