AUGUST IS SUPPOSED to be a slow news month. People plan summer beach vacations on this presumption. Hackers, though, apparently hate sun and sand because this past week has been incredibly active on the security news front.
WIRED broke the scoop of leaked audio from Jared Kushner’s welcome conversation with west wing interns, which revealed he has a less than nuanced grasp of the details of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict–a global problem he’s been taxed with fixing.
Making the nightmares of Amazon Echo owners everywhere come true, hackers turned one of those devices into a wiretap. So…that’s worrisome!
Apple bowed to China’s censorship pressure, which is completely unsurprising but nevertheless disappointing.
HBO got hacked! And unlike when Netflix got hacked and people were like, “uh, who cares,” this time people were upset, because Game of Thrones.