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Chuck Joiner, David GinsburgEric BoldenBrian Flanigan-ArthursBen RoethigJim ReaWeb Bixby, and Jeff Gamet continue a discussion of the controversy surrounding the USB-C charging case for AirPods Pro. Then the group reveals who and who doesn’t screen protectors for iPhones. Questions over the selection of Wyze security cameras, security issues surrounding Eufy cameras and video doorbells are asked and answered. This session concludes with a look at the ransomware attacks on Caesars and MGM and the importance of prioritizing cybersecurity, and how our data is being used. (Part 2) 

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Show Notes:

Chapters:

0:00:38 Discussion on USB-C charging case for AirPods Pro
0:02:09 Charging capabilities of the USB-C case for Apple Watch and other devices
0:03:14 Controversy over USB-C Charging
0:05:23 Exploring the Standby Mode and Qi Chargers
0:08:10 Using an HDMI to USB-C capture dongle for iPad
0:09:42 The Importance of Screen Protectors
0:10:51 Concerns about Apple's Glass Technology
0:12:14 Wirecutter pulls recommendation for Wise security cameras
0:13:33 Jeff shares concerns about Wise and Eufy security cameras
0:15:12 Discussion on switching to HomeKit compatible cameras for security
0:16:50 The Importance of HomeKit Secure Video
0:18:56 Privacy Concerns on Public Streets
0:22:38 The Compromise of Home Safety
0:24:23 Ransomware Attacks on Caesars and MGM
0:26:39 Social Engineering and Human Element in Security Systems
0:28:25 Lack of Investment in IT Security by Casino Companies

Links:

Why We’re Pulling Our Recommendation of Wyze Security Cameras 
https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/blog/wyze-security-breach/

Guests:

Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at embolden@mac.com, on Mastodon at @eabolden@techhub.social, and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @brian8944@mastodon.cloud.

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @jgamet@mastodon.social on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at YouTube.com/jgamet.

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at https://youtube.com/daveg65 and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @daveg65@mastodon.cloud

Jim Rea built his own computer from scratch in 1975, started programming in 1977, and has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE's ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. He’s been a speaker at MacTech, MacWorld Expo and other industry conferences. Follow Jim at provue.com and via @provuejim@techhub.social on Mastodon.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

 

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00:00:38 Discussion on USB-C charging case for AirPods Pro 00:02:08 Charging capabilities of the USB-C case for Apple Watch and other devices 00:03:13 Controversy over USB-C Charging 00:05:23 Exploring the Standby Mode and Qi Chargers 00:08:09 Using an HDMI to USB-C capture dongle for iPad 00:09:41 The Importance of Screen Protectors 00:10:51 Concerns about Apple's Glass Technology 00:12:14 Wirecutter pulls recommendation for Wise security cameras 00:13:33 Jeff shares concerns about Wise and Eufy security cameras 00:15:12 Discussion on switching to HomeKit compatible cameras for security 00:16:49 The Importance of HomeKit Secure Video 00:18:55 Privacy Concerns on Public Streets 00:22:38 The Compromise of Home Safety 00:24:22 Ransomware Attacks on Caesars and MGM 00:26:38 Social Engineering and Human Element in Security Systems 00:28:25 Lack of Investment in IT Security by Casino Companies
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