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Can Facebook Fix Itself? With ex-CSO Alex Stamos & WSJ's Jeff Horwitz

PressClub with Josh Constine

"I don't think that there will actually be significant cultural change until Zuckerberg steps down" Facebook's former Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos tells PressClub. The Wall Street Journal's Facebook Files scoops revealed that the company knew its algorithm incentivized hate, its XCheck system shielded VIPs from content moderation, that human traffickers used it to lure in victims, and that Instagram made 40% of users feel unattractive. On PressClub, we ask Stamos and the lead author of these scoops whether Facebook is trading our well-being for profits. Is it human nature to attack and envy others? Can social networks be built safely, and how? Is it employees' moral duty to blow the whistle when they're not? And will it take new leadership for Facebook to have a change of heart?On PressClub, we ask:Ex-Facebook Chief Security Officer Alex StamosAssistant professor and Facebook Oversight Board researcher Kate KlonickWSJ's Facebook reporter Jeff HorwitzAnd your host Josh Constine of SignalFire, who covered Facebook for 8 years at TechCrunchSubscribe to PressClub at http://constine.club/. This podcast is recorded live on Josh Constine's PressClub on Clubhouse, Thursdays at 4pm PT. PressClub is Clubhouse's first show, where the big names in tech discuss the biggest ideas. It's hosted by Josh Constine, an investor at early-stage venture fund SignalFire and the former Editor-At-Large of TechCrunch. PressClub is a relaxed venue where luminaries can share their stories, passions, thoughts on trends, and visions of the future. Past guests on PressClub include the founders of Facebook, Instagram, Slack, Shopify, Spotify, Substack, WordPress, Patreon, Genies, OpenSea, and more. Thanks for being part of our futurist community!

1hr

21 Sep 2021

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Nate Persily and Alex Stamos

In Lieu of Fun

Wherein Alex Stamos and Nate Persily joined us on April 6, 2020 to discuss what it would take to prevent an election meltdown in November. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 3mins

28 Jul 2021

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Algorithms – Who’s in Control? with Alex Stamos (Part 2)

National Security Law Today

Part 2 of 2 – Algorithms are everywhere – feeding us daily news, friend suggestions, and targeted ads. Yet, the majority of us have neither the training nor the access to truly understand how these systems impact us and what protocols govern them. In part two of this series, hosts Elisa and Yvette sit down with Alex Stamos to talk all things algorithmic. How do we regulate amplification? Will Section 230 reform affect these platforms? And how can we better educate the masses on these issues? Alex Stamos is the Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory:cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/people/alex-stamos-0References:Section 230, Communication Decency Act: www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230The Election Integrity Partnership:www.eipartnership.net/Persily, Nathaniel, and Joshua A. Tucker. Social Media and Democracy: the State of the Field, Prospects for Reform. Cambridge University Press, 2020:www.cambridge.org/core/books/socia…56A5CC393698F117Benkler, Yochai, et al. Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics. Oxford University Press, 2018:oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/1…923624

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8 Jul 2021

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Algorithms – Who’s in Control? with Alex Stamos (Part 1)

National Security Law Today

Algorithms are everywhere – feeding us daily news, friend suggestions, and targeted ads. Yet, the majority of us have neither the training nor the access to truly understand how these systems impact us and what protocols govern them. In this two part series, hosts Elisa and Yvette sit down with Alex Stamos to talk all things algorithmic. What is microtargeting? Who monetizes from sharing disinformation? And how have these systems and platforms changed our political landscape? What does the future look like?Alex Stamos is the Director of the Stanford Internet Observatory:https://cisac.fsi.stanford.edu/people/alex-stamos-0References:The Election Integrity Partnership:https://www.eipartnership.net/Persily, Nathaniel, and Joshua A. Tucker. Social Media and Democracy: the State of the Field, Prospects for Reform. Cambridge University Press, 2020:https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/social-media-and-democracy/E79E2BBF03C18C3A56A5CC393698F117Benkler, Yochai, et al. Network Propaganda: Manipulation, Disinformation, and Radicalization in American Politics. Oxford University Press, 2018:https://oxford.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1093/oso/9780190923624.001.0001/oso-9780190923624

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1 Jul 2021

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Oracle wins Tik Tok, the future of AI chips, and Friend of Pivot Alex Stamos deep dives on TikTok privacy

Pivot

Kara and Scott talk about Oracle beating out Microsoft in the bid to be Tik Tok's US partner. They also discuss Nvidia buying up a chip company from Softbank. Then Friend of Pivot and privacy expert Alex Stamos joins Kara and Scott to talk about privacy on Tik Tok.We are conducting an audience survey to better serve you. It takes no more than five minutes, and it really helps out the show. Please take our survey here: voxmedia.com/podsurvey.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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15 Sep 2020

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Risky Business #597 -- Alex Stamos talks news, Pompeo's "clean networks" initiative

Risky Business

On this week’s show Patrick and Alex discuss the week’s security news, including: NZ stock exchange felled by DDoS attack DNI cancels in-person election security briefings for Democats Russians didn’t hack Michigan voter data Sendgrid having a bad time of its own making US to doxes historical DPRK crypto laundering infrastructure, processes This week’s sponsor interview is with VMRay co-founder and sandbox guru Carsten Willems. Carsten is joining us to talk product this week – VMRay has brought out a stack of new integrations for its sandbox product, you can now connect it to a lot of your existing enterprise kit. He’ll pop in to tell us more. Links to everything that we discussed are below and you can follow Patrickor Alex on Twitter if that’s your thing. Show notes The US exposes how the DPRK cashes out from cybercrime - Risky Business DDoS extortionists target NZX, Moneygram, Braintree, and other financial services | ZDNet Democrats furious after intelligence officials cancel in-person election security briefings No, Michigan voter data wasn’t hacked by the Russians A Tesla Employee Thwarted an Alleged Ransomware Plot | WIRED US sues to recover cryptocurrency funds stolen by North Korean hackers | ZDNet Sendgrid Under Siege from Hacked Accounts — Krebs on Security Twitter Hack May Have Had Another Mastermind: A 16-Year-Old - The New York Times Iranian hackers impersonate journalists to set up WhatsApp calls and gain victims' trust | ZDNet Iranian hackers are selling access to compromised companies on an underground forum | ZDNet CenturyLink outage led to a 3.5% drop in global web traffic | ZDNet Cloud company Fastly to purchase app security provider Signal Sciences for $775 million Cisco says it will issue patch ‘as soon as possible’ for bugs hackers are trying to exploit Announcing the Expansion of the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets - United States Department of State How WeChat Censored the Coronavirus Pandemic | WIRED What China’s new export rules mean for TikTok’s US sale | Financial Times TikTok's security boss makes his case. Carefully. (13) Patrick Gray on Twitter: "Don’t. Run. Electron. Apps." / Twitter (3) Moxie Marlinspike on Twitter: "Yes. One reason software development is so much more expensive than it used to be is that making one app now requires that you write/maintain three apps. Electron enables an organization to have a "native" desktop presence without having to build/maintain a *fourth* one. 1/4" / Twitter (3) Justin Schuh 😷 on Twitter: "@ThomasClaburn @dinodaizovi @bascule @riskybusiness My fundamental complaint with Electron is that relatively basic usage still demands that non-security devs understand the full security properties of their system and scope broker usage appropriately. That's not reasonable, given it's one of the hardest tasks for security experts" / Twitter (3) Samuel Attard on Twitter: "@frgx @mweissbacher @dinodaizovi @riskybusiness Legacy code is always a problem. But (a) slack is and has been investing resources in electron 👋 and (b) as of recently Slack has enabled the security features you mentioned. You can read more about that journey here https://t.co/Ju1mH9szF9" / Twitter Confessions of an ID Theft Kingpin, Part I — Krebs on Security Confessions of an ID Theft Kingpin, Part II — Krebs on Security

2 Sep 2020

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Alex Stamos: Social Media and Digital Democracy

Commonwealth Club of California Podcast

Click. Share. Cyberwarfare. More than ever before, people are logging on, sharing posts, updating statuses, and posting picture after picture as social media offers a physically distant form of connection during the COVID-19 pandemic. But how is this rapid shift in media consumption and the information (and disinformation) that we share affecting democracy during an election year? For more than a decade, online platforms have provided people with much-needed virtual alternatives to in-person offices, classrooms, gyms, and now social activism. And yet with every check-in sent, story posted and account made comes a new bank of user information that can be hacked, data mined, and weaponized by both foreign and domestic threats. Alex Stamos has built his career on ensuring that internet users are safe and protected, especially as social media becomes more pervasive. As Facebook’s former chief security officer, Stamos is no stranger to the dangers of cybersecurity breaches and the widespread consequences of these types of breaches. With less than three months before a pivotal election, join us to discuss what tech companies can do to help safeguard democracy, what users can do to protect themselves, and how the cybersecurity industry is adapting to meet the rising calls for user protection in the age of digital democracy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 1min

21 Aug 2020

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Alex Stamos on Fighting Election Disinformation in Real Time

The Lawfare Podcast

This week on Lawfare's Arbiters of Truth series on disinformation, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Alex Stamos, the director of the Stanford Internet Observatory and former chief security officer of Yahoo and Facebook. Alex has appeared on the podcast before, but this time, they discussed a new coalition he helped set up called the Election Integrity Partnership—a coalition focused on detecting and mitigating attempts to limit voting or delegitimize election results. Disinformation and misinformation around the U.S. presidential election has already started popping up online, and it’s only going to increase as November draws closer. The coalition aims to counter this in real time. So how will it actually work? They also asked Alex for his hot takes on TikTok—the popular video sharing platform facing pressure over concern about influence from the Chinese government.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

55mins

20 Aug 2020

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Amanpour: Ursula von der Leyen, Sebastião Salgado and Alex Stamos

Amanpour

Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, joins Christiane Amanpour about the global fundraiser she is leading for a vaccine and treatment of coronavirus. She highlights that the virus knows no borders and in order to combat it we must come together as a globe. Celebrated photographer Sebastião Salgado talks passionately about the plight of Brazil's indigenous people; he appeals to the Brazilian government to protect them from both exploitation as well as Covid-19. Then our Hari Sreenivasan speaks to Alex Stamos, director at Stanford Internet Observatory, about how china is using the virus to get ahead.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

55mins

5 May 2020

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Amazon under scrutiny; Zoom security expert Alex Stamos explains it all (and talks Facebook), plus some special Wins and Fails

Pivot

Kara and Scott talk about Senate Democrats being vocal about breaking up Amazon, after a report that the company lied to the House Judiciary Committee. They talk about the Wall Street Journal investigation into Amazon's use of data from third-party sellers. Meanwhile, France upholds a ruling that is keeping Amazon warehouses in the country shuttered until they address workers' health protection concerns. Privacy expert Alex Stamos joins the show to talk about the $5 billion FTC/Facebook settlement and Zoom's new approach to privacy. Clorox is Kara's win and fail. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

28 Apr 2020

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