Mastodon Security and Privacy

The Rise of Mastodon, Twitter in Trouble, Largest Privacy Settlement in US History

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Former Twitter users are migrating en masse to Mastodon so what is Mastodon and what do you need to know about Mastodon from a security and privacy perspective? Twitter was flooded by a wave of imposter accounts after the $8 “verification” label fiasco, and details about the largest multi-state privacy settlement in the US where Google has agreed to pay $391 million to resolve an investigation into how the company tracked users’ locations. Plus you don’t want to miss Tom’s Canadian dad jokes!

** Links mentioned on the show **

Mastodon: What you need to know for your security and privacy
https://grahamcluley.com/mastodon-what-you-need-to-know-for-your-security-and-privacy/

Twitter Blue signups unavailable after raft of fake accounts
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/twitter-blue-signups-unavailable-raft-fake-accounts-93124759
https://www.reuters.com/legal/transactional/would-twitter-get-online-publisher-immunity-fake-blue-check-suits-2022-11-14/

Google will pay $392m to 40 states in largest ever US privacy settlement
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/nov/14/google-settlement-40-states-user-location-tracking

Apple faces new lawsuit over its data collection practices in first-party apps, like the App Store
https://techcrunch.com/2022/11/14/apple-faces-new-lawsuit-over-its-data-collection-practices-in-first-party-apps-like-the-app-store/

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