Privacy Please

Privacy Please

A genuine and informative podcast about data privacy and security. Your reliable place for best practices, interviews, belly laughs, and real stories.

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April 12, 2024 22 mins

Hold onto your hats because we're cracking open the American Privacy Rights Act – a piece of legislation that's causing quite the stir. Will it be the superhero the privacy community has been waiting for, or is it a wolf in sheep's clothing? We dissect the nitty-gritty from data minimization to opt-out rights and ponder the act's potential global ripple effects on data protection. 

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Join us for a our new short Rumor Has It in Privacy.  As I walk you through the labyrinth of class action settlements that could put money back in your pocket. This episode is a treasure map, leading you to the X that marks the spot on significant payouts from big-name companies that might owe you more than just an apology. From Verizon's sneaky fees to Subaru's gear-grinding mishaps and the fiery engines of Kia and Hyund...

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Prepare to have your mind expanded as we navigate the complex labyrinth of large language models and the cybersecurity threats they harbor. We dissect a groundbreaking paper that exposes how AI titans are susceptible to a slew of sophisticated cyber assaults, from prompt hacking to adversarial attacks and the less discussed but equally alarming issue of gradient exposure.

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Our discussion takes a turn towards the skepticism now cast over Glassdoor and similar platforms. With anonymity in jeopardy, what's the true weight of an online review? We explore the pitfalls of anonymous comments devoid of context and the importance of leaning on personal networks for the real scoop on companies. The conversation doesn't shy away from the hard questions – it's a prompt for you to scrutinize digita...

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This week on Privacy Please, we'll dissect the challenges that technologists face in harmonizing AI and privacy in their systems, and consider the state of AI governance laws that are shaping our digital future. Plus, get ready for a tale that hits close to home, shedding light on real-world privacy concerns that could affect any of us.


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Could the addition of 'Govern' to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0 be the game-changer in how we approach cybersecurity governance?  We unravel the significant evolution of the framework, now bolstering enterprise risk management with a holistic approach that's essential for any organization, big or small. We dissect the interplay of the six functions—Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, Recover, and the new kid o...

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Join us for insights into the crucial aspects shaping the future of privacy. We'll delve into the significance of diversity in the privacy sphere, with women at the forefront of leadership roles. Discover why mentorship is indispensable for those embarking on privacy careers. Explore the delicate balance between profit and privacy, as companies often prioritize the former, jeopardizing user trust. Learn about the anticipated i...

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Ever wondered how to keep your AI from turning into a sci-fi cautionary tale? California's Senate Bill 1047 might just be setting the blueprint, and we're unpacking its potential to navigate the tightrope between innovation and consumer safety. Plus, we pay tribute to Black History Month in true literary fashion, tipping our hats to James Baldwin's enduring wisdom in his piercing examination of race in America.
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Prepare to embark on a journey through the looking glass of modern airport security with me, Cameron Ivey, as we tackle the TSA's big bet on facial recognition at over 400 US airports. Get ready to peel back the layers of the high-tech CAT2 machines designed to match your face to your ID, and weigh in on the tug-of-war between rapid convenience and the sanctity of privacy. 

We dissect the Traveler Privacy Protection A...

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Celebrate the unsung heroes of privacy with us! Privacy Please's own Cameron Ivey and Gabe Gumbs tip their hats to the vanguards like Debbie Reynolds and Nishant Bhajaria, praising their unwavering dedication to our digital rights. We're not just talking shop; we're honoring the innovators who keep our data safe and our futures secure. From discussing the annual Privacy Week to giving a shout-out to those leading the...

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This week on Privacy Please, discover the fine line between innovative tech and privacy pitfalls as I guide you through the complexities of generative AI in the corporate sector. Cisco's startling survey findings serve as the backbone of our discussion, revealing that a quarter of companies have pressed the panic button on generative AI tools to prevent data leaks and intellectual property breaches. You'll get a front-row...

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This week on Privacy Please, we dive into the underbelly of CES 2024 as consumer and privacy advocates expose the 'Worst in Show.' From BMW's questionable Alexa partnership to disposable Sennheiser earbuds and Instacart's AI cart pushing ads, discover the tech innovations sparking safety, privacy, and environmental concerns. 

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Could your phone be spilling your secrets without your consent? Join us as we unravel the unnerving truths behind data privacy infringements, spotlighting the FTC's recent clampdown on X mode. In this enlightening conversation, we explore the treacherous terrain where personal phone location data is bartered for profit, inviting listeners to contemplate the fine line between technological convenience and privacy erosion. We&ap...

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This week on Privacy Please, we talk about Tetsuya Inoue, manager of Asahi Ryokan Hotel, who introduced a unique strategy allowing guests a $1 stay in exchange for live-streaming their entire visit. Despite the project's conclusion, it gained popularity, highlighting the changing attitudes of younger generations towards privacy. The success also brings attention to the broader implications of sacrificing personal privacy for i...

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December 29, 2023 11 mins

This week on Privacy Please, we talk about the top episodes from S4 and show our appreciation for the love and support throughout this awesome journey. Looking forward to S5 and the new network we are launching along with our new show! 

Special shoutout to all of our guests, sponsors and excited for what is to come in 2024!

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This week on Privacy Please, we unravel the surprising truth behind declining cookies and explore if it poses greater privacy risks than acceptance. We also delve into the recent clash between Apple and Beeper Mini's iMessage service, examining the security concerns and efforts to restore the app. Join us as we navigate the delicate balance between privacy awareness and overreaction, providing insights and practical tips for a...

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In this weeks OVERREACTION episode, we unravel Apple's revelation about potential government spying on iPhone push notifications. Plus, we dive into a significant 23andMe data breach affecting 6.9 million users. 

Join us for essential insights on these privacy issues and tips to protect your personal data. Tune in to the Privacy Please Podcast – your guide to staying secure in a digital world!

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In this weeks OVERREACTION MONDAY: 

  • Does ChatGPT Save Data? What You Need to Know 
  • Massive Healthcare Data Breach Exposes Full Names, SSNs, and More of 9 Million Patients - What Now?
  • Unveiling the Privacy Intrusions: Apps That Could be Watching You


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This week on Privacy Please, we had the pleasure of hosting David Crawshaw, the CTO and Co-founder of Tailscale. Tailscale specializes in offering innovative software and services designed to facilitate a seamless, secure, and efficient transition of businesses to the cloud. David shares insights into his journey back at Google and with Tailscale's unique approach, emphasizing the importance of smooth and safe cloud migration....

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