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TDH – Everything’s Interesting

We went a little long this week, but I don’t mind, I enjoyed my topics. We talked about Tom Wheeler, the FCC Chairman’s feelings regarding the upcoming auction in the 600MHz band, some new revelations regarding the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability, as well as the one year anniversary of the Digital Public Library of America. I got to geek out about how vinyl works, and in Science News we talked about blood sugar levels, as well as something that might be a new satellite of Saturn.

 

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FCC Chair ‘regrets’ AT&T and Verizon having prime spectrum

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/04/fcc-chairman-regrets-that-att-and-verizon-control-the-best-spectrum/

 

Heartbleed vulnerability further exploited

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/heartbleed-exploited-to-hack-network-with-multifactor-authentication/

 

The end of password based authentication?

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/15/5613704/the-plot-to-kill-the-password

 

Apple confirms aftermarket CarPlay support

http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-confirms-carplay-support-for-aftermarket-systems/

 

Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/04/digital-public-library-of-america-to-add-millions-of-records-to-its-archive/

 

Nike denies FuelBand shutdown

http://recode.net/2014/04/18/nike-denies-fuelband-shutdown-but-layoffs-could-reveal-new-cracks-in-wearables-market/

 

Longaccess is a new long-term digital storage solution

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/04/longaccess-is-your-swiss-bank-for-personal-data/

https://www.longaccess.com/pricing/

Followup to the Pono Player

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/04/neil-youngs-music-player-kickstarter-closes-at-6-2-million/

 

In honor of Record Store Day, let’s talk about vinyl

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/19/5626058/vinyls-great-but-its-not-better-than-cds

 

Facebook Frackups:

Facebook’s friend model, and how we’ve changed

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/16/5620300/facebooks-friend-problem

 

Facebook on the World Cup

http://adage.com/article/digital/facebook-sell-audience-world-cup-fans-advertisers/292701/

 

Science News

Saturn’s new moon

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/cassini-may-be-witnessing-the-birth-or-death-of-a-moon-of-saturn/

 

Hunger and self-control, how Voodoo dolls showed the connection

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/voodoo-dolls-show-how-hunger-and-lack-of-self-control-go-hand-in-hand/

 

TDH – Technology isn’t Political

This week on the show, I talk about a number of cool things, between why Wi-Fi is not harmful to you, that there is an internal network in each Tesla model S, and how supersymmetry may or may not be a natural phenomenon. The message I drove home from other stories is that the political and social battles that we wage shouldn’t be waged in the technology sphere.

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Ubuntu One shutdown by Canonical

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/ubuntu-one-storage-and-music-service-shut-down-by-canonical/

 

Ad cookies Trace Internet Activity

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/4/5581884/how-advertising-cookies-let-observers-follow-you-across-the-web

 

Google’s Trademark “Glass”

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/04/a-look-at-googles-1928-page-argument-for-trademarking-glass/

 

Steve Jobs email about Samsung strategy

http://9to5mac.com/2014/04/04/new-steve-jobs-email-a-treasure-trove-of-information-about-apple-tv-google-holy-war-and-behind-the-scenes-strategy/

 

Conservatives slam Mozilla

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/after-eich-firing-conservatives-slam-mozilla-and-call-for-boycott/

 

Tesla model S Internal Network

http://jalopnik.com/the-tesla-model-s-is-basically-a-good-looking-it-depart-1558372928

 

webOS team releases interface to community

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/5/5585216/team-behind-webos-releases-mochi-redesign-open-source

 

Science News:

Royal Society of Canada concludes wi-fi is safe

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/royal-society-of-canada-says-wi-fi-appears-safe-exposure-limits-fine/

 

NASA suspends contact with Russia

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/2/5574896/nasa-suspends-contracts-with-russia

 

Exotic materials exhibit super-symmetry

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/a-sort-of-particle-free-supersymmetry-found-in-exotic-materials/

 

 

TDH – Follow-ups and Design

This week on the show I follow up with the Huawei/NSA espionage developments we talked about last week, as well as the Turkey/Twitter and DNS story. Mark Zuckerberg backed Internet.org’s plan to use drones to bring the internet everywhere, and we learn about an asteroid that seems to have rings.

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Huawei on NSA

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/03/huawei-on-nsa-if-foreign-spies-attacked-a-us-firm-thered-be-outrage/

 

Supreme Court revisits Software Patents

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/in-new-case-supreme-court-revisits-the-question-of-software-patents/2014/03/28/a3da1c52-ad3a-11e3-9627-c65021d6d572_story.html

 

Google Claims Turkey intercepts DNS

http://www.zdnet.com/google-claims-turkey-intercepts-their-dns-7000027851/

 

Twitter accessible in Turkey, still banned

https://blog.twitter.com/2014/victory-for-free-expression-in-turkish-court

 

New information regarding Aaron Swartz

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2014/03/29/the-inside-story-mit-and-aaron-swartz/YvJZ5P6VHaPJusReuaN7SI/story.html

 

Mozilla Employees tell CEO to stepdown

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/03/mozilla-employees-to-brendan-eich-step-down/

 

Facebook Frackups

Zuckerberg on the Future of the Internet

http://gigaom.com/2014/03/28/drones-vs-balloons-zuckerberg-explains-why-wings-are-better-for-the-internet-than-helium/

 

Facebook Designer on most recent redesign

https://medium.com/p/ed75a0ee7641

 

Science News

Asteroid body has rings

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/03/asteroid-like-body-appears-to-have-rings/

 

 

TDH – Take A NSA Break

This week on the show, I talk about how Mt. Gox found some of the missing Bitcoins, which isn’t as unbelievable as it may seem, how the California DMV might have compromised your credit cards, and a 1,000 mph car. This among the academic exercise of Netflix as a P2P distribution model, and my attempt to wane reporting on the NSA and information spying.

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Mt.Gox Suddenly finds $115M in bitcoin

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/03/mt-gox-suddenly-finds-200000-of-missing-bitcoins-worth-over-115m/

 

Turkey institutes IP level ban on Twitter

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/03/22/turkey-strengthens-twitter-ban-institutes-ip-level-block/

 

NSA Spied on Chinese Government & Networking Firm

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/nsa-spied-on-chinese-government-and-networking-firm-huawei-a-960199.html

 

NSA speaks at a TED conference

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/03/the-nsa-invited-to-ted-takes-a-swipe-at-snowden/

 

Credit Card breach at California DMV

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/03/sources-credit-card-breach-at-california-dmv/

 

Netflix and a switch to P2P video service

http://gigaom.com/2014/03/21/what-if-netflix-switched-to-p2p-for-video-streaming/

 

Intel’s Latest Processor Announcements

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/intel-returns-to-its-roots-with-slew-of-overclocker-friendly-desktop-cpus/

 

Science News:

Dust kept CO2 down historically

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/03/dust-in-the-wind-helped-bring-down-co2-in-the-past/

 

Bloodhound SSC building a 1000mph car

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/bloodhound-ssc/

 

Fern Fossils

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/03/spectacular-fossil-fern-reveals-jurassic-era-chromosomes/

 

TDH – Governmental Cognitive Dissonance

This week on the show I speak to more egregious violations of citizen’s privacy via NSA initiatives, either current or former, as well as some good will to be earned back by distributing the DNS root. I get frustrated with Neil Young’s desire to include ultra-sonics in your music, but you can have Brian Greene explain String Theory to you for free.

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Sprint owner vows price war if it buys T-Mobile

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/03/sprint-owner-vows-massive-price-war-if-it-can-buy-t-mobile/.

 

NATO websites DDoS’d over Crimea

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/16/us-ukraine-nato-idUSBREA2E0T320140316

 

Stanford CS Students Meta-data Report

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/march/nsa-phone-surveillance-031214.html

 

NSA’s Facebook Malware Tool

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/03/15/nsa-facebook-malware-turbine-non-denial-denial/

 

CIA-Senate Spying Clash

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/15/290410093/senate-cia-clash-goes-behind-closed-doors

And the irony therein

https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-technology-and-liberty/sen-dianne-feinsteins-nsa-reforms-bad-privacy-bad

 

US to give up control of DNS root

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/03/in-sudden-announcement-us-to-give-up-control-of-dns-root-zone/

 

Neil Young’s Pono Player on Kickstarter

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/neil-young-endorsed-music-player-kickstarts-past-1-6-million/

And why it is worthless:

http://evolver.fm/2012/10/04/guest-opinion-why-24192-music-downloads-make-no-sense/

 

Science News:

Learn Physics from World Science University for Free

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/03/world-science-university-wants-to-teach-you-physics-for-free/

 

TDH – Know Where You Get Your Info

This week on the show, I talk at length, and keep returning to the message of where information comes from, who you can trust with it, and why you might not want to. This conversation was spurned on by the new handsets announced at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona this past week, as well as the RSA conference, and the counter-conference TrustyCon in San Francisco also this past week. We learn about a major win for the 4th Amendment in Texas as well as particle physicists’ desire for more powerful supercolliders.

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Ferrari, Volvo And Mercedes to unveil iOS in car

http://9to5mac.com/2014/02/28/ferrari-volvo-and-mercedes-to-unveil-first-ios-in-the-car-integrated-vehicles-next-week/

 

RSA Conference this past week

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/at-the-rsa-security-conference-things-get-testy-and-then-they-get-awkward/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

 

Mt. Gox collapse, and Bitcoin Regulation

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/mt-gox-collapse-spurs-calls-to-regulate-bitcoin/2014/02/28/df44f5c6-a0b7-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html

 

Open Cellular technologies for developing nations

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/cellulars-open-source-future-is-latched-to-tallest-tree-in-the-village/

 

FBI & Secret Service cellular interception via Google Maps

http://valleywag.gawker.com/how-a-hacker-intercepted-fbi-and-secret-service-calls-w-1531334747

 

In Texas, if you are in jail, your call records are safe

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/02/texas-appeals-court-says-police-cant-search-your-phone-after-youre-jailed/

 

Blackphone Followup:

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/02/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-security-focused-blackphone/

 

Boeing’s Deep Black (a la Blackphone)

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/deep-black-more-details-on-boeings-new-secure-android-smartphone/

 

6-bit Byte:

Twitch beats Pokemon

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/twitch-beats-pokemon-the-next-adventure-begins-sunday/

 

Science News:

Revival of the SSC, in search of more POWER

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/02/physicists-start-thinking-beyond-the-lhc-consider-reviving-the-ssc/

 

TDH – 3D Printing Security

This week on the show, we have news of many ways that 3D printing is going to be a lot easier thanks to Adobe Photoshop and Hershey’s Chocolates. It is all about 3D printing going mainstream. In other news, we might have quite a number more augmented reality experiences coming in the near future, that is assuming that small content creators won’t get run off the internet by Netflix and Google.

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Federal Appeals Court rules against FCC

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304049704579320500441593462

 

New Jersey Drone Law

http://cliffviewpilot.com/new-jersey-drone-law-approved-goes-to-christie/

 

Tesla’s “Reckless” Growth

http://money.cnn.com/2014/01/15/news/companies/tesla-reckless-growth/

 

Facilitating Augmented Reality

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/01/14/catchoom-launches-craftar-make-easy-create-augmented-reality-content/#!sy4IC

 

3D Print from Photoshop

http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2014/01/photoshop-cc-gets-physical-3d-printing-in-just-one-click.html

 

Or 3D print a chocolate bar

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/01/16/coming-soon-to-3d-printing-chocolate-bars/

 

Samsung’s Galaxy Glass Woes

http://www.businessinsider.com/chinese-counterfeiters-samsung-galaxy-gear-2014-1

 

Blackphone: a Smartphone Based on Security

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-smartphone-to-put-privacy-and-control-first-240235801.html

 

6-Bit Byte:

Uber to Branch Out

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57617245-93/one-of-ubers-core-crew-said-to-launch-on-demand-doctors/

 

Microsoft Employees Refer to Win 8 as “the new Vista”

http://bgr.com/2014/01/17/microsoft-windows-8-vista-comparison/

 

“Trashcan” Mac Pro

http://www.cultofmac.com/262452/mac-pro-hackintosh-made-actual-trashcan/

 

TDH – Happy End of Year

This week on the show, I talk about the security community, both in how they try to prove strength, and how the NSA could improve it’s public image. We learn that Google is assembling more robotic companies under their perview, and those crazies with tape over their laptop cameras might be able to say “I told you so”. Facebook lets you donate to non-profits, and hopefully the IEC will make all laptop chargers a standard.

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Obama Urged to Curb NSA Activity

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/us/politics/report-on-nsa-surveillance-tactics.html?_r=0

Google Buys Boston Dynamics

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/technology/google-adds-to-its-menagerie-of-robots.html?_r=0

$200,000 to crack Telegram

https://telegram.org/crypto_contest

http://thoughtcrime.org/blog/telegram-crypto-challenge/

New Mac Pros Onsale

http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/18/apple-mac-pro-december-19/

Webcam Spying

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/12/18/research-shows-how-macbook-webcams-can-spy-on-their-users-without-warning/

IEC Laptop Power Charger Standard

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/one-charger-to-power-nearly-every-laptop-coming-from-standards-group/

Delta CEO Prohibits In-Flight Calls

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/18/delta-ceo-grounds-in-flight-calls/

Dish’s Interest in T-Mobile

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/19/5227504/dish-also-interested-in-buying-tmobile

 

Facebook Frackups:

Launch of ‘Donate’ Button

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/16/facebook-donate-now-button/

 

6-Bit Byte:

Collins Dictionary’s Word of The Year

http://www.collinsdictionary.com/words-and-language/blog/collinsdictionary-com-word-of-the-year-the-changing-face-of-words,86,HCB.html

TDH on December 22nd

The show this weekend will be an hour earlier, running from noon to 1 ahead of WRCT’s airing of a Holiday Concert starting at 1pm.

You will, as always, be able to get your very own copy of the show right here following the airing.

Please tune in on the radio if you are in Pittsburgh, or online if you are not.

 

Thank you listeners for a great year, and here is to 2014!

TDH – A Bit of a Follow-up Show

This week on the show, I follow up on both the story of Instagram’s announcement and about Alan Mulally being the new Microsoft CEO. It seems like you can now text your friends pictures through Instagram and we have another name to cross off the Microsoft CEO short-list, Qualcomm’s Mollenkopf. Google may be doing you a favor when it comes to email advertisements, and may be trying to cut Intel out of the server chip market. All that and more this week.

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GMail change with relationship to images

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/12/12/no-gmails-tweak-wont-stop-e-mail-marketers-from-knowing-if-you-open-their-email

Google considers making own server chips

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-13/intel-seen-threatened-as-google-mulls-own-server-chips.html

Qualcomm taps Mollenkopf as new CEO

http://allthingsd.com/20131213/qualcomm-taps-steve-mollenkopf-rumored-as-microsoft-successor-as-its-next-ceo/

Ongoing FCC decision regarding cell phones on planes

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25355399

Instagram’s announcement, Instagram Direct

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/12/5203302/instagram-direct-photo-text-messaging

Amazon rumored to announce Sams Club competitor

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/12/12/amazon-pantry/4001707/

Microsoft joins FIDO Alliance

http://www.engadget.com/2013/12/12/microsoft-joins-the-fido-alliance/

Norway is digitizing all books, and making them free online

http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/11/5199472/norway-is-digitizing-all-its-books-and-making-them-free-to-read-online

6-Bit Byte:

Groupon counters Amazon drone plan

http://www.businessinsider.com/groupon-parody-amazon-drones-catapults-2013-12

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