Transatlantic Cable Podcast

Episode 349 of the Transatlantic Cable podcast kicks off with a discussion on Microsoft's newly announced Copilot+ feature for personal computers. This feature, touted to give PCs a "photographic memory," raises significant privacy concerns as it can log everything a user does by taking screenshots every few seconds. Privacy advocates fear the potential for exploitation by hackers and the implications of such extensive data collection.

Next, the podcast discusses the recent floods in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, and the rise of AI-generated misinformation during the disaster. The team highlights how false images and videos have been spreading on social media, complicating rescue efforts and public awareness.

The episode then delves into the vulnerabilities of high-end car keyless entry systems. Despite advancements like ultra-wideband communications, a recent demonstration by Chinese researchers showed that the latest Tesla Model 3 is still susceptible to relay attacks, allowing thieves to unlock and steal the vehicle with minimal equipment.

To wrap up, the team discusses the arrest of Lin Rui-siang, who was living a double life as an IT specialist and a dark web drug market operator. Lin, under the alias "Pharoah," ran the Incognito Market, which facilitated over $100 million in narcotics sales before executing an exit scam and attempting to extort users. His arrest at JFK airport by the FBI brought an end to his criminal activities.

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Microsoft’s AI screenshot function is being called a privacy nightmare.
Brazil’s flood disaster set off a torrent of AI misinformation.
Teslas can still be stolen with a cheap radio hack despite new keyless tech.
He Trained Cops to Fight Crypto Crime—and Allegedly Ran a $100M Dark-Web Drug Market.

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