Apple

September 2021

September 2021


Vol. 4, Iss. 36
Robin’s Newsletter #168
Vol. 4, Iss. 36

Focus on proxyware, patch your confluence servers, the normalisation of surveillance, and interview with a ransomware negotiator.

August 2021

August 2021


Vol. 4, Iss. 33
Robin’s Newsletter #165
Vol. 4, Iss. 33

Apple's damage-control on CSAM. Belarus' state security doxxing. Code poisoning ML models.


Vol. 4, Iss. 32
Robin’s Newsletter #164
Vol. 4, Iss. 32

Apple's plans to have iPhone continuously scan for child sexual abuse material are ripe for abuse.

June 2021

June 2021

WWDC21: Death. Taxes. Privacy. Tech. Law. And Economics.

Making a Twitter thread from earlier in the week a little easier to digest. There are some interesting new privacy features from Apple at their World Wide Developers Conference this week: Mail Privacy Private Relay Hide My Email On-device Siri App Privacy Report I’ve seen lots written on 1-3, less on the latter, plus the potential hidden amongst the announcements. First up, the solutions here aren’t new tech: Voice Control has been in iPhone for alarms, music, etc for… 7(?


Vol. 4, Iss. 24
Robin’s Newsletter #156
Vol. 4, Iss. 24

EA games source code stolen. Apple's news privacy and security features. The FBI ran An0m encrypted comms app. Ransomware thinking.

May 2021

May 2021


Vol. 4, Iss. 21
Robin’s Newsletter #153
Vol. 4, Iss. 21

Lots of ransomware: Ireland's HSE will not pay. Colonial coughed up $4.4M'. But there are Technology Detection Dogs. And they're very good dogs!

April 2021

April 2021


Vol. 4, Iss. 15
Robin’s Newsletter #147
Vol. 4, Iss. 15

Facebook's *ahem* 'data scraping' incident sets the stage for debate on responsible design and engineering. AWS bomb threat. Censorship by QoS. TUI's algorithm gender bias led to 'serious incident' calculating takeoff loads.

March 2021

March 2021


Vol. 4, Iss. 11
Robin’s Newsletter #143
Vol. 4, Iss. 11

Criminals jump on Hafnium/ProxyLogon. Hacktivists breach Verkada's 150K facial recognition cams. Apple's IP theft lawsuit. Google's Spectre exploit.

December 2020

December 2020


Vol. 3, Iss. 49
Robin’s Newsletter #129
Vol. 3, Iss. 49

TrickBot is recovering from CyberCom, Microsoft takedowns, gains UEFI/BIOS capabilities. 'Cold chain' of COVID-19 vaccine targeted. Zero-click exploit in Apple iPhone.

November 2020

November 2020


Vol. 3, Iss. 46
Robin’s Newsletter #126
Vol. 3, Iss. 46

No, Apple aren't logging every app you run, but they are brining privacy nutrition labels to AppStore. Tim Berners-Lee's Inrupt launches Solid server. Ticketmaster to appeal £1.25M data breach penalty.

April 2020

April 2020


Vol. 3, Iss. 17
Robins Newsletter #97
Vol. 3, Iss. 17

Zero-click vulnerability in Apple's Mail app, surveillance and tracking COVID-19, UK MoD relaxes security requirements.