All Turtles Podcast Episode 6: The Twilight Drone

This week’s show is devoted to security and trust. After hackers stole the records of 57 million Uber customers and drivers last year, the company failed to disclose the data breach, and paid the hackers $100,000. Your hosts Phil Libin, Jessica Collier, and Blaise Zerega offer the ride-sharing company no sympathy and explore what’s needed to safeguard everything from DNA to airports to social security numbers. They talk with Alex Pachikov, CEO of Sunflower Labs, who aims to reinvent home security with autonomous drones and AI. Your hosts also consider the roles of HR and physical security devices in the sexual harassment allegations against NBC’s Matt Lauer.

Show notes

Uber security breach (01:02)

Uber Hid 2016 Breach, Paying Hackers to Delete Stolen Data (The New York Times)

Genetic testing threatens the insurance industry (The Economist)

Transportation Security Administration: What Can I Bring? (TSA)

Will biometrics “active authentication” help do away with passwords? (CBS News)

Interview with Alex Pachikov, CEO of Sunflower Labs (17:05)

Sunflower Labs

Sunflower Home Awareness System (video)

Under The Shell: Sunflower Labs takes flight

Listener questions (41:00)

Is there an app that can help stop sexual harassment? (41:18)

Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women (Variety)

What’s with the secret button Matt Lauer allegedly used to lock his door? (44:04)

About That Secret Button in Matt Lauer’s Office

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