Twitter has become one of the primary news sources for many (including me). It has also enabled a large number of folks to ask questions, which are not always easier to ask otherwise. But, the algorithms which decide which all tweets to show in the timeline behave based on the mood of the company. They can decide what kind of information you can see and what you can not. For example, it stopped showing almost any tweets related to infosec in my timeline.
Recently following orders from the Indian Government, Twitter decided to remove more than a million tweets related to Kashmir. In case you don't know what is going on, Kashmir is under siege from August 5, and all sorts of human rights violation happening there. The state still does not have any Internet connection due to the forced shutdown by the government.
- Malware attacking docker hosts
- Phishing passwords using Alexa and Google home third party apps can keep listening for eavesdropping and phishing passwords.
- How do American schools spy on students report from The Guardian
- Phone company ran by drug mafia Inside the Phone Company Secretly Run By Drug Traffickers (Motherboard story)
- Should you learn C to learn computer? Blog post from Steve Klabnik
- systemd-homed A new home for Linux users from Systemd.
Videos to watch
- Joe Rogan Experience #1368 – Edward Snowden Edward Snowden for almost 3 hours.
- Tiplines Today – Harlo Holmes Harlo sharing her experience and research of working with journalists as they interact with whistleblowers and potential sources.
- MalwareTechBlog story A small documentary about Marcus Hutchins
If you want to discuss any of these topics, hop on to the Freenode server (IRC), and come to the #learnandteach channel.