Backup Your Cloud Data

Until recently, most of our important data lived primarily on our devices. Backing up that data often meant choosing a cloud backup service. But today, many of our most important photos and files are actually stored in the cloud. While cloud servers are supposed to be more robust than home computers with flaky hard drives and smartphones that get lost or stolen, it also means that someone else is in control of that data. Cloud services go offline, get bought out or even shut down. We now need to be sure to back up our cloud data, too.

In other news: 23andMe breach under investigation by US and Canada; cops release personal location info to FOIA request; hacker gains access to Tile customer data; more car privacy updates; Microsoft Recall backlash highlights our distrust; report shows Microsoft favoring profits over security; Mac Bartender app shadily changes ownership; new Apple privacy features coming.

Article Links

  1. [malwarebytes.com] 23andMe data breach under joint investigation in two countries https://www.malwarebytes.com/blog/news/2024/06/23andme-data-breach-under-joint-investigation-in-two-countries
  2. [theregister.com] Crooks threaten to leak 3B personal records ‘stolen from background check firm’ https://www.theregister.com/2024/06/03/usdod_data_dump/
  3. [404media.co] Cops Released a Car’s Travel History to a Total Stranger https://www.404media.co/cops-released-a-cars-travel-history-to-a-total-stranger/
  4. [404media.co] Hacker Accesses Internal ‘Tile’ Tool That Provides Location Data to Cops https://www.404media.co/hacker-accesses-internal-tile-tool-that-provides-location-data-to-cops/
  5. [The New York Times] Is Your Driving Being Secretly Scored? https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/09/technology/driver-scores-insurance-data-apps.html
  6. [Windows Central] A PR disaster: Microsoft has lost trust with its users, and Windows Recall is the straw that broke the camel’s back https://www.windowscentral.com/software-apps/windows-11/microsoft-has-lost-trust-with-its-users-windows-recall-is-the-last-straw
  7. [ProPublica] Microsoft Chose Profit Over Security and Left U.S. Government Vulnerable to Russian Hack, Whistleblower Says https://www.propublica.org/article/microsoft-solarwinds-golden-saml-data-breach-russian-hackers
  8. [AppleInsider] Adobe’s new terms of service unacceptably gives them access to all of your projects, for free https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/06/06/adobes-new-terms-of-service-unacceptably-gives-them-access-to-all-of-your-projects-for-free
  9. [MacRumors] PSA: Bartender Mac App Under New Ownership, But Lack of Transparency Raises Concerns https://www.macrumors.com/2024/06/04/bartender-mac-app-new-owner/
  10. [9to5Mac] iOS 18 includes these new privacy features: Lock and hide apps, improved contact permissions, more https://9to5mac.com/2024/06/10/ios-18-includes-these-new-privacy-features-lock-and-hide-apps-improved-contact-permissions-more/
  11. Tip of the Week: Backup Your Cloud Data: https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/how-to-backup-cloud-data

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  • 0:00:52: News preview
  • 0:03:11: 23andMe data breach under joint investigation in two countries
  • 0:07:01: Crooks threaten to leak 3B personal records ‘stolen from background check firm’
  • 0:09:52: Cops Released a Car’s Travel History to a Total Stranger
  • 0:14:22: Hacker Accesses Internal ‘Tile’ Tool That Provides Location Data to Cops
  • 0:20:50: Is Your Driving Being Secretly Scored?
  • 0:29:24: Microsoft has lost trust with its users, and Recall is the straw that broke the camel’s back
  • 0:38:13: Microsoft Chose Profit Over Security and Left U.S. Government Vulnerable to Russian Hack
  • 0:45:44: Bartender Mac App Under New Ownership, But Lack of Transparency Raises Concerns
  • 0:51:43: iOS 18 includes these new privacy features
  • 0:55:27: Tip of the Week: Backup Your Cloud Data
  • 1:04:36: Looking ahead