Episode 266 of the Transatlantic Cable kicks off with news that TikTok has had a data breach. However, all is not as it appears. After digging into the details, it appears that the breach may not be as clear cut as it first seems. Following that, the team look at a story concerning Samsung and a confirmed data breach – Samsung is asking affected people to secure their accounts and reset passwords.
From there, the discussion moves to a story around Instagram, having just been on the receiving end of a whopping €405 million fine due to the exposure of children’s data online.
To wrap up, the team look at a story from the Guardian investigating ‘doom scrolling,’ which is defined as ‘the tendency to be glued to bad news [which] can spark a ‘vicious cycle’ that interferes with our lives.’
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