Techlore Talks

Techlore Talks is a regular podcast series from Henry (Techlore founder & video host) and Jonah (Techlore collaborator & founder of Privacy Guides), where they discuss privacy, security, and technology in free-form discussions.

Sep 3, 2023

Marking a Few Victories for Privacy! (Techlore Talks 12)

It’s been a couple of months, and we wanted to start with some recent positive privacy news. We also cover tons of other events like Google removing saved links, Debian turning 30, Punkt, Signal, app store malware, Red Hat, and more! Listen on YouTube Rate on IMDb

Jun 13, 2023

The Internet's Broken, Not Just Reddit (Techlore Talks 11)

Front-ends and third-party services still dependent on big tech companies are falling like flies - Reddit, Twitter, Invidious, Aurora - here’s why and what we need to do about it! We also discuss Debian 12, Proton’s (insane!) marketing, and Techlore Clips. Listen on YouTube

Jun 6, 2023

Privacy and Security Updates from WWDC 2023 (Techlore Talks 10)

All Apple privacy & security updates from WWDC 2023 and more! As well as some BTS on our recent Synology review, and how we’re managing our forum. Listen on YouTube

Apr 28, 2023

Google Authenticator is a Literal Meme (Techlore Talks 9)

Google Authenticator’s new (meme-worthy) sync functionality, some updates to the privacy/security of security keys like Yubikeys, our experiences so far with Proton Pass, and more! Listen on YouTube

Mar 23, 2023

Linus Tech Tips Hacked. What Happened? (Techlore Talks 8)

LTT got hacked, general chit-chat on what we think went wrong, as well as other discussions regarding general security issues recently, with some Linux security bits. March 24th update: We got a lot right! Read the follow-up post Listen on Substack Listen on YouTube 00:00 LTT Hack 11:38 When Henry Met Linus 14:41 More on YouTube security and LTT 22:31 Jonah’s growing aversion to tech 27:28 Recent security issues (Google Vulnerabilities)...

Mar 11, 2023

Quad9 vs Sony, The State of Linux Phones & More (Techlore Talks 7)

Today we discuss a lot of topics that were on our mind… Listen on Substack (TBA) Listen on YouTube 00:00 Introduction 00:25 Bluesky, Facebook’s Federated Platform, & others 03:27 Librem 5 Refund, & State of Linux Phones 08:05 Cerebral selling private health data 09:21 A lot on HIPAA… 15:11 Browser profiles, & Jonah’s Arc experience 19:11 South Park Worldwide Privacy Tour episode 21:12 F-Droid getting faster repo updates 21:36 Quad9 vs Sony court ruling...

Jan 13, 2023

Is There an Oversaturation of FOSS Projects? (Techlore Talks 6)

Are there too many open source projects? Or too many of the wrong type? Or is everything a-okay? Today we chat about what feels like the oversaturation of FOSS. Listen on Substack Listen on YouTube

Dec 10, 2022

Did Apple Just Fix iCloud's Security? (Techlore Talks 5)

Apple’s newest security & privacy changes, like E2EE for more iCloud services is here! But it’s not all great news. Listen on Substack Listen on YouTube

Oct 28, 2022

The Struggle of Moderating the Internet (Techlore Talks 4)

Social media moderation, deplatforming, freedom of speech, internet anonymity, and more! Welcome to Techlore Talks 4: where we unpack privacy & security concepts in free-form discussions! Listen on Substack Listen on YouTube 00:00 Introduction 00:55 Our stances on social media moderation 03:48 Do we have a right to be on social media services? 05:40 Freedom of speech is not freedom from consequences 08:59 How anonymity impacts our behavior on the internet...

Oct 9, 2022

Cognitive Dissonance & Confirmation Bias (Techlore Talks 3)

How do cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias fit into privacy, security, FOSS, tech, and the world today? You all asked for more free-form, and here it is! Listen on Substack Listen on YouTube

Oct 1, 2022

Is Facebook Finally Dying? (Techlore Talks 2)

Is Facebook finally dying? Is the current ad revenue model possible without invading user data? Can FOSS projects be successful financially? Listen on Substack Listen on YouTube

Sep 14, 2022

Unpacking the iOS 16 Privacy/Security Hype (Techlore Talks 1)

What’s new in iOS 16, iPhone 14, and what does it mean for privacy & security? Welcome to the first edition of our new weekly series - Techlore Talks. Leave feedback, we’ve love to hear! Listen on Substack Listen on YouTube 00:00 Introduction to Techlore Talks 01:00 Our iOS 16 Experiences 02:15 iOS 16 Feature Updates 02:28 iOS 16 Feature Updates - Lock Screen 05:34 iOS 16 Feature Updates - iMessage Updates...