Transatlantic Cable podcast, episode 174

Jeff and Dave discuss Bitcoin value ($20K!), creepy Microsoft patents, yet another ransomware case, and more.

Is Microsoft Teams going to spy on you? Well, maybe with these new patents

In an odd turn of events, the 174th episode of the Kaspersky Transatlantic Cable podcast takes Dave and me back to a slew of topics that were hot in 2018: ransomware, Bitcoin prices, and more.

We start with a story about the skyrocketing price of Bitcoin. Dave and I share some of our theories on the rise. Keep in mind that we are not financial analysts, and we’re absolutely not giving investment advice.

From there, we move to some new patents Microsoft has filed that may leave you scratching your head, especially if you use Teams.

Our third story takes a bit of a sad turn. Facebook’s crackdown on “political” ads seems to have negatively affected small business owners — a group Facebook claimed it wants to help in this pandemic.

Moving on from there, it’s the 2020 version of snow days for school students, with ransomware shutting down the twenty-fifth largest system in the USA. To close out the podcast, we look at the twisting tale of Phantom Secure that is just a TV movie waiting to happen — thank you for writing this Joseph Cox.

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