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Episode #289: Edwin Kwan: Malicious Wordpress Plugin Issues Fake Security Advisories; Katy Craig: Feds surveilling us via push notifications; Mark Miller: Special Report: ChatGPT Isn’t the Only AI Game in Town; Marcel Brown: This Day in Tech History
Episode 2897th December 2023 • It's 5:05! Daily cybersecurity and open source briefing • Contributors from Around the World
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The stories we’re covering today.

Marcel Brown: December 7, 1999. The Recording Industry Association of America sues the peer to peer file sharing service Napster, alleging copyright infringement for allowing users to download copyrighted music for free. The recording industry in general was caught with its pants down when it came to digital music and the internet.

Edwin Kwan: WordPress administrators are being targeted by a fake security advisory email campaign to install a malicious plugin on their websites. According to security researchers, the attackers sent deceptive emails to website administrators pretending to be from WordPress.

Katy Craig: A recent revelation has come to light about governments using smartphone apps' push notifications to surveil users. US Senator Ron Wyden warned that unidentified governments are demanding push notification data from Google and Apple. This news raises significant privacy concerns, highlighting the often overlooked implications of push notifications.

Mark Miller: With the headline grabbing news of Sam Altman and the mess at OpenAI a couple of weeks ago, what's gotten lost in the media is that OpenAI's ChatGPT isn't the only game in town. There are dozens of other AI chat engines that can provide you with something more specific to your needs than a general AI model that tries to be the best of everything.