Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 95: Who’s Listening to Your Private Conversations?

Last week, we discussed how Apple was listening to some of your Siri requests. The company changed its policy, and Amazon and Google followed suit, but what else does Apple listen to? We also discuss Apple’s new bug bounty program, how AT&T workers unlocked phones for profit, and how cryptojacking isn’t financially viable any more.

Check out the latest episode of The Intego Mac Podcast, which I co-host with Josh Long. We talk about Macs and iOS devices, and how to keep them secure.

3 thoughts on “Intego Mac Podcast, Episode 95: Who’s Listening to Your Private Conversations?

  1. I’ve read about crypto-mining and bit-coin for several years, I even invested in it and made a small amount of money, but no one has ever been able to explain what is valuable about a computer calculating. Block-chain is an accounting method. My computer calculates all day. I receive no cash from it’s calculation. So what is valuable about anyone else’s computer calculation, except, someone says it’s it’s valuable. How do they prove a value? I only see a value because people want something of unprovable value. But I will try and make a buck from nothing as long as someone will turn it over to me.

    • It all seems like a con to me, to be honest. I know that some will defend the whole thing, but when you look at the concept of Bitcoin – a hard limit on the number of Bitcoin possible – it makes no economic sense, other than as a tool for speculation.

      • It’s like being PTBarnum. If others want to invest and raise the price of an invisible, unproven asset, heck I’ll take their cash. It is the wildest concept. Its even correlated w the market recently. If the SPY goes down, it goes up from fear. It’s great. You can make money up and down buying an invisible asset and selling when fear drives the price up. In the past, gold, silver, tulip bulbs were all actual assets. But now invisibility is an asset. Come one, come all. Here’s my hat, drop your cash into it.

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