TDH – A Show Plan

This week seems a little formulaic on the show. We follow up on the gender diversity stories from last week, eBay is beating Twitter and Google, our blood boils with revelations about the insecurity of the ubiquitous USB flash drives, and new policies and requests coming out of Russia, including registering popular online bloggers. Tor warned us this week of a possible attack in early July aiming to deanonymize users, and then we jump into product announcements. Apple will buy Swell, the podcasting app, Google is rolling out support for Hangouts for businesses, and there is a new player aiming to buy (part of) T-Mobile USA. All that and more this week!

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eBay’s gender diversity


BadUSB: USB is no longer safe


Russia begins registering bloggers


Russia asks Apple to submit code review


FISA court owns Verizon stock


UK’s ruling on ‘Right to be Forgotten’


Tor warns of attack to deanonymize users


Apple to buy Swell


Google Hangouts for business


Amazon going after Square


Iliad offer $15bill for majority of T-Mobile


6-bit Byte

HP contracts with Gilt for smartwatch


Hilton to replace keys with your smartphone


Science News:

Scientists investigate radio bursts from space


TDH – I’m not a lawyer

This week on the show, I talk briefly about the reparations that Sony is paying out as a result of the 2011 PlayStation Network hack, how Amazon has quite a bit of cash flow, and what Apple’s Public Beta of OSX Yosemite might mean for the desktop experience. We dive into why Twitter, Google and Facebook having a 70/30 gender split in their workforce might not be as evil as you might think, how judges don’t seem to understand how warrants work, and the fact that Apple just patented a wristwatch. I also freely admit that I’m no lawyer.

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Sony to pay for PSN hack in 2011


Less than one-third of Twitter employees are women


Amazon misses sales projections, still rakes in lots of money


Amazon announces Amazon Wallet, aiming to transition into offline point-of-sale transactions?


Judge’s warrant could undermine personal email security


Deaf advocacy groups don’t want Verizon’s accessibility argument against net-neutrality to stand


OSX Yosemite Public Beta released this week


Apple granted broad patent for the iTime wristwatch


Science News

You could have a Terabyte of memory in your phone


Japan’s Prime Minister wants a robot Olymics in 2020 alongside Tokoyo games

TDH – Confusion and Sadness

This week on the program, we start off by talking about technology that needlessly makes life ‘simpler’, Keurig’s new anti-copying K-Cup system and GE’s foray into Phillip’s smartphone controlled lighting market. Nielsen reports what we already suspected, that streaming is taking market control from downloads, at least in the US, and Google’s anti-webspan chief, Matt Cutts is taking leave for a few months. After talking about DARPA’s emergency response robot challenge, we go into examples of things that are threats to the open internet by 2025, misuse of the ECJ’s ‘right to be forgotten’, and revelations about how little you have to do for the NSA to follow up on your internet traffic. You also might want to steer clear of Facebook, especially if your mood is volatile. All this and more this week!
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Keurig’s DRM for Coffee


GE to get into the smart lights market


Music Streaming continues market hold


What will kill the free internet by 2025


Google’s anti-spam chief to take some time off


DARPA sets finals for robotics challenge


BBC doesn’t want Merrill Lynch article to be ‘forgotten’


Goldman Sachs got Google to delete a ‘sensitive’ email


Simple file encryption


NSA targeting any private conscious individuals


Facebook Frackups:

Privacy Group files over Facebook’s mood experiment

TDH – The Digital Hazard for OSX

This week on the show, I talk about some of the cool announcements out of Google’s I/O conference this past week, including the new form of phone unlock, and a refactoring of the runtimes in the OS. Also in Google news, they have begun compliance with the EU ‘right to be forgotten’ law. Meanwhile, Apple has discontinued Aperature, and plans to build a 4.7” iPhone. A potential win for the state of Missouri when it comes to personal security of digital communications. We talk about the NSA transparency report and Facebook’s attempt to recover bulk data that was turned over to New York state. All that and more!

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Google’s I/O conference this past week, Announces new unlock type


Android to move from Dalvik to ANT


Google Chromecast to jump air-gap, and talk to devices not on same network


Google begins removing search results under EU law


Apple discontinues Aperature


Apple to begin production of 4.7” phone


Simon & Schuster to make all ebooks available to libraries


NSA posts first full transparency report


Missouri to amend state consitiution to require warrant for digital searches


Linux continues to dominate supercomputer operating systems


Facebook Frackups:

Facebook tries to recover bulk data from New York law enforcement


TDH – Is Elon Musk Ironman?

This week on the show we talk about music in it’s latest incarnations, YouTube plans to block artist’s music videos if they don’t pay for the subscription service, but T-Mobile won’t be counting your music listening against your data usage on their plan. Google launches an initiative to get more young women interested in Computer Science, which I feel falls a little short of what it promises, but Google might be turning out the next generation of women coders for the drones that NASA is going to fly on Titan. We talk quite a bit about personal encryption and security, as we follow up with the TrueCrypt story and new revelations out of the UK regarding industrial strength data collection. A few FCC stories, regarding a bill in Congress to prohibit internet ‘fast lanes’ as well as the reason behind the largest fine the FCC has ever handed out. All that and a little more this week on the show.

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YouTube to block artists who don’t pay


T-Mobile to exempt music streams from data caps


Google launches ‘Made with Code’ for women in CS


TrueCrypt advises against forking codebase


Update on US Marshal’s Bitcoin auction


Elon Musk plans solar factory in Buffalo, NY

AT&T to be exclusive carrier for Amazon


Congress members propose bill to make FCC prohibit ‘fast-lanes’


FCC issues $34.9mil fine, largest ever


UK Intelligence revealed policy of surveillance of social network use


Pentagon to make the internet more secure from NSA spying


Science News

NASA to send drones to Titan


TDH – Full Address and Government Decisions

This week on the show, we speak at length about the recent news that the IPv4 addresses are essentially exhausted, as well as how FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to be able to preempt state laws for wireless broadband access. Tesla announces that all of it’s patents are free to be used by anyone, while the US Marshals Service holds auctions for the Bitcoins that were seized from Silk Road. Also of note, the 11th circuit court ruled that cellular location data can’t be obtained without a warrant, and NTT Docomo wants us all to use wearable SIM technology. I speak out nearly against the curation aspect of Amazon’s Prime Music service, in the context of it’s competitors, not Spotify or Rdio, but actual music on the radio. All that and a little more this week!

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IPv4 addressing is full


Feds to sell Bitcoins from Silk Road


Tesla’s patents are yours to use


Amazon launches Prime Music


Starbucks rolling out wireless charging tables


Warrantless cellular location tracking is illegal


NTT Docomo’s wearable SIM card replacement


Wheeler comments on broadband and state laws


Google just acquired Skybox Imaging for .5 billion


6-Bit Byte

School cancels reading program to stop ‘hacker culture’


TDH – Government Data Hogs

This week on the show, we talk at length about your data on the internet, and who and why they are interested in it. Hint: primarily to make a quick dollar. Specifically we make mention of Vodafone’s unprecedented multi-national review of secret data requests from governments, Microsoft’s call to the US government to end mass data collection and how Google’s new Chrome extension might help secure our emails. It is now official, Sprint has made an offer to buy T-Mobile, and like AT&T before it, we await regulator’s decisions. Turkish ISPs finally unblock YouTube, and Apple might ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. All that and more this week.

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Netflix’s message to users: “Verizon is why your movie is slow”


Turkish ISP unblocks YouTube


Sprint to buy T-Mobile, officially


Apple to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack?


Amazon’s June 18th product announcement, and the tech behind it


Google to offer end to end Encryption


Microsoft calls on US Gov to end data collection


Vodafone reveals calls from governments for data


Secret Service contracting for sarcasm detector


6-Bit Byte

US Ambassador sworn in over Kindle, a script to keep Glass off your network



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