We're in celebratory mood as we celebrate our 200th episode, but there's still time to discuss Fatima the ballerina who the UK government wants to become a cybersecurity expert, why women are quitting the tech industry, and a smartwatch which might be putting your kids at risk.
Plus don't miss our featured interview with Mimecast's Michael Madon.
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Theme tune: "Vinyl Memories" by Mikael Manvelyan.
Assorted sound effects: AudioBlocks.
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- Fury over Government campaign suggesting ballet dancer could retrain in cyber security — London Evening Standard.
- Dying swan or lame duck? Why 'Fatima' the ballerina's next job was tripping up the government — The Guardian.
- "For those worried about Fatima she’s almost certainly not called Fatima and almost certainly will never work in cyber. The image is from a US photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia." — Ciaran Jenkins on Twitter.
- The Vocabularist: How we use the word cyber — BBC News.
- Resetting Tech Culture: 5 strategies to keep women in tech (PDF) — Accenture and Girls Who Code.
- Exposing covert surveillance backdoors in children’s smartwatches — Mnemonic.
- Undocumented backdoor that covertly takes snapshots found in kids’ smartwatch — Ars Technica.
- Introducing the Xplora GO — YouTube.
- Commerce Department to Add Two Dozen Chinese Companies with Ties to WMD and Military Activities to the Entity List — U.S. Department of Commerce.
- Skribbl — Free Multiplayer Drawing & Guessing Game.
- Hades — Super Giant Games.
- Sticky Pickles — A new podcast by Carole Theriault and Anna Brading.
- Smashing Security merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, stickers and stuff)