Episode 5: Snow Day

Recorded Tuesday, January 16, 2018

This week we discuss changes to the Facebook news feed algorithm, missile alerts, audio-based hard drive attacks, and why you should put tape over your computer’s webcam.

Story 1: Facebook Changes News Feed

Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed

Facebook’s startling new ambition is to shrink

RIP, Facebook News Feed for Publishers

Story 2: Hawaii Missile Alert

The Hawaii Missile Alert Was the Software Developer’s Fault

Story 3: Audio HD Attack

Playing low frequency noise to disrupt hard-drives: denial of service for CCTVs, data-centers, and other computing environments

Story 4: Fruitfly Indictment

Ohio Man Charged With Putting Spyware On Thousands of Computers

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