Update: Friday Brief for 28 January 2022

Hello friends,

What’s New: In yesterday’s Briefing I discussed security concerns with China’s My2022 Olympics app. In this story, I cited research done by Citizen Lab and Jonathan Scott — both of whom claim My2022 has serious flaws. Mr. Scott’s claims were particularly alarming, stating, “All Olympian audio is being collected, analyzed and saved on Chinese servers.”

This claim is getting serious criticism from the broader information security sector and — I must confess — it’s beyond my technical expertise to independently verify. While some of the critiques are petty, there is a growing number of experts that I trust calling Scott’s research into question.

Why This Matters: I want my readers to trust what they read in this newsletter and to know that I will always provide the most accurate information I can.

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