This week’s 404 Media Podcast is up! Every episode Joseph, Sam, Emanuel, and Jason go deeper on a couple of stories we published in the last week.
Except this week, Jason isn't here. He was in Las Vegas reporting on the ongoing ransomware incident at MGM, and is currently at a right to repair conference in New Orleans. Instead, Joseph, Sam, and Emanuel first break down ShadowDragon, a tool that scrapes data from a pregnancy tracking website, a Black social network, and even Fortnite. The group get into what makes this tool different to others we often see on the market.
Then after the break, we talk about the latest update to an ongoing sex trafficking case Sam has been following for years, and Emanuel talks about why game developers he spoke to are up in arms about recent changes to the game engine Unity.
Paid subscribers get access to our weekly podcast before it hits the public feed, and gain access to bonus subscriber-only content. That includes a long Q&A episode we where we candidly answer a bunch of questions from 404 Media readers. Those include why did we choose Ghost over Substack? What do you think of DIY laptops? And, most importantly, which Mario Kart track would we race IRL?
Listen to the weekly episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. Become a paid subscriber for access to that bonus content. This week we also released a video version of the podcast on YouTube (bear with us while we work out the editing flow for that one; at the moment it is a separate process to the audio-only podcast). You can find that here:
- iFixit Drastically and Retroactively Reduces ‘Repairability Score’ of the Current iPhone
- I Gambled in MGM's Hacked Casinos
- Inside ShadowDragon, The Tool That Lets ICE Monitor Pregnancy Tracking Sites and Fortnite Players
- Original ‘Girls Do Porn’ Actor and Owner of MomPOV.com Arrested on Felony Charges
- Girls Do Porn Actor and MomPOV.com Owner Indicted on Sex Trafficking Charges
- “This Is a Disaster:” Game Developers Scramble to Deal With Unity’s New Fees