Episode 291

Episode #291: Edwin Kwan: Critical Vulnerabilities Affect Multiple Atlassian Products; Hillary Coover: Russian Deepfake: Celebrities Used in Disinformation Against Ukraine; Mark Miller: Gemini: A fake it till you make it demo by Google; Marcel Brown: This Day in Tech History

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Marcel Brown: December 11th, 2008. Google releases the first stable, public version of their new web browser, Chrome. By 2013, Chrome had bypassed Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox to become the most popular web browser in the world, and is still considered so today.

Edwin Kwan: Atlassian has issued an email warning customers of four critical vulnerabilities, each rated 9.0 or higher. Confluence, Jira, and Bitbucket servers, as well as companion apps for macOS are affected.

Hillary Coover: Every piece of content you put online is at risk of being manipulated. Microsoft's recent cybersecurity research revealed that Russian propagandists employed a deceptive strategy to manipulate at least seven Western celebrities, including Elijah Wood and Priscilla Presley.

Mark Miller: Well, that was a real train wreck, wasn't it? It looks as if Gemini's launch video jumped the shark. Let's take a step back as VP of research Oreo Venules responds by getting called out for faking the video.

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