Someone called OxShagger thinks he has come up with the perfect Valentine’s surprise for Oxford students, but is the way he has gone about “bookworms with benefits” really a good idea? Robot security guards are trundling the streets of – you guessed it – America. And a writer of paranormal bully romances (no, we don’t know what that means either) returns from the grave…
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Host Unknown’s Andrew Agnês.
- Dating site for horny Oxford students slammed for privacy violations – Cherwell.
- OxShag will not be running this term as creator says they ‘made some poor choices’ – The Oxford Tab.
- Dysfunctional: OxShag to shut down amid controversy – Cherwell.
- Oxford University dating website for staff and students shut down after ‘huge data breach’ – The Times.
- CES 2023 Robots: Humanoid Helpers, Coding Pups and Farming Planters – CNet.
- One of America’s most hated companies hired a security robot. It didn’t go well – ZDNet.
- Robot security downtown getting lots of attention, KHON2 News – YouTube.
- 4 New Contracts for 8 Machines to Kick Off New Year at Knightscope – Knightscope.
- Why was Susan Meachen bullied in 2020? – Reddit.
- Fan outrage at Susan Meachen, the romance novelist accused of faking her death – BBC.
- The Book Community Thought This Author Died. Now, It Seems Her Suicide Was a Hoax – Rolling Stone.
- Vampire Survivors – Steam.
- Vampire Survivors trailer – YouTube.
- Vampire Survivors, a cheap, minimalistic indie game, is my game of the year – Ars Technica.
- Rewind support article on the importance of consent – Rewind.
- Air Lounger – Orsen.
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