Backing Up Other Data

We’ve talked about how to backup your local device data and how to back up data that is primarily stored in the cloud. But there’s a lot of important, irreplaceable data we take for granted: data owned by others. This might be shared online photo albums, cloud document collaborations, eBooks and other digital media, and even websites you frequently rely on. Today we’ll talk about how you can make local copies of these files in case they should ever go offline.

In other news: European politicians’ personal details exposed online; Proton transitions to non-profit corporate structure; lawsuit claims Microsoft tracked sex toy purchases; online ID verification service exposed drivers licenses; new Mac info-stealer served up by Google Ads; law enforcement is spying on Americans’ mail; new ALPR vulnerabilities prove it’s a public safety threat; UK hospital hack leaks 300M patient records; US bans Kaspersky software; Sonos removes promise not to sell its users’ data; Mozilla buys a ‘privacy-centric’ ad firm.

Article Links

  1. [proton.me] Cyber house of cards – Politicians’ personal details exposed online https://proton.me/blog/politicians-exposed-dark-web
  2. [proton.me] Proton is transitioning towards a non-profit structure https://proton.me/blog/proton-non-profit-foundation
  3. [404media.co] Lawsuit Claims Microsoft Tracked Sex Toy Shoppers With ‘Recording in Real Time’ Software https://www.404media.co/lawsuit-claims-microsoft-tracked-sex-toy-shoppers-with-recording-in-real-time-software/
  4. [404media.co] ID Verification Service for TikTok, Uber, X Exposed Driver Licenses https://www.404media.co/id-verification-service-for-tiktok-uber-x-exposed-driver-licenses-au10tix/
  5. [Ars Technica] Mac users served info-stealer malware through Google ads https://arstechnica.com/security/2024/06/mac-info-stealer-malware-distributed-through-google-ads/
  6. [The Washington Post] Law enforcement is spying on thousands of Americans’ mail, records show https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2024/06/24/post-office-mail-surveillance-law-enforcement/
  7. [Electronic Frontier Foundation] New ALPR Vulnerabilities Prove Mass Surveillance Is a Public Safety Threat https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2024/06/new-alpr-vulnerabilities-prove-mass-surveillance-public-safety-threat
  8. [TechCrunch] US bans sale of Kaspersky software citing security risk from Russia  https://techcrunch.com/2024/06/20/us-bans-kaspersky-software-security-risk-russia/
  9. [AppleInsider] Sonos removes a promise to not sell personal data, gets busted by users https://appleinsider.com/articles/24/06/15/sonos-removes-a-promise-to-not-sell-personal-data-gets-busted-by-users
  10. [theregister.com] What’s up with Mozilla buying ad firm Anonym? It’s all about ‘privacy-centric advertising’ https://www.theregister.com/2024/06/18/mozilla_buys_anonym_betting_privacy/
  11. Tip of the Week: Backing Up Other Data https://firewallsdontstopdragons.com/how-to-backup-other-data/ 

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Table of Contents

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  • 0:00:25: Book blitz coming soon
  • 0:00:55: Dear Carey reminder
  • 0:01:38: Bitwarden bug fixed
  • 0:02:28: News rundown
  • 0:04:22: EU politicians’ personal details exposed online
  • 0:10:37: Proton adopts non-profit structure
  • 0:15:15: Lawsuit Claims Microsoft Tracked Sex Toy Shoppers
  • 0:19:28: ID Verification Service Exposed Driver Licenses
  • 0:27:38: Mac users served info-stealer malware through Google ads
  • 0:32:33: Law enforcement is spying on thousands of Americans’ mail
  • 0:37:49: New ALPR Vulnerabilities Prove Mass Surveillance Is a Public Safety Threat
  • 0:45:22: US bans sale of Kaspersky software
  • 0:54:45: Sonos removes a promise to not sell personal data
  • 0:56:21: What’s up with Mozilla buying ad firm Anonym?
  • 1:06:38: Tip of the Week: Backing up other data
  • 1:17:54: Wrap up, look ahead