TDH – Good News for the Internet

This week on the show, I have two stories that continue my resolve when it comes to the power of the internet to be a resource of information for the human race. Specifically, the Wayback Machine surpassed 400 Billion indexed sites last week, and a UN report says that 40% of the world’s population will be internet users by the end of 2014. We also discuss what Apple’s purchase of Beats can and will mean, as well as one of Google’s new acquisitions, Appetas. NeoCities.org throttles the FCC, and the band Vulfpeck runs a scam on Spotify. Happy Mother’s Day!
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SpaceX Injunction dissolved

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/spacex-injunction-dissolved-us-can-buy-russian-rockets-for-space-launches/

 

Archive.org’s Wayback surpasses 400 billion indexes sites

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/05/09/wayback-machine-passes-400-billion-indexed-webpages-covering-web-late-1996-hours-ago/

 

UN Reports 3 billion users by end of year

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/7/5690764/the-internet-will-have-almost-3-billion-users-by-the-end-of-the-year

 

Apple = Beats + $3.2 Billion

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/9/5698158/what-apple-is-really-buying-with-beats

 

A Second (and third?) HTC-made Nexus device

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/05/htc-made-nexus-device-shows-up-in-android-source-code/

 

Google’s new GMail

http://www.geek.com/apps/google-is-testing-new-web-based-gmail-features-1593555/

 

Google buys Appetas

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/07/to-battle-yelp-google-buys-appetas-a-website-builder-for-restaurants-will-shut-it-down/

 

Webhost throttles FCC as act of protest

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/web-host-gives-fcc-a-28-8kbps-slow-lane-in-net-neutrality-protest/

 

Hacking aboard Aircraft Carrier

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/navy-sysadmin-hacking/

 

6-Bit Byte:

Band Scams Spotify

http://gawker.com/an-enterprising-band-made-20-000-scamming-spotify-1573217228

 

Vibram loses class-action

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/vibram-required-to-stop-all-health-claims-about-its-fivefinger-shoes/

 

TDH – Announcements All Around

This week on the show, we talk briefly about the injunction that SpaceX was granted against the United Launch Alliance on account of the Russian sanctions, as well as Target’s accelerated attempts to switch to Chip and Pin credit card security. We talk some Amazon news, shots of their new phone and expanded same-day delivery. Also the hardware cost of Google Glass, it may surprise you. All that and more this week on the show.

 

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SpaceX says rocket purchases violate Russian sanctions

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/spacex-says-rocket-purchases-violate-russian-sanctions-gets-injunction/

 

SanDisk announces 4TB SSD

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9248070/SanDisk_announces_4TB_SSD_hopes_for_8TB_next_year

 

Bill Gates no longer Microsoft’s largest shareholder

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/milestone-bill-gates-longer-microsofts-largest-shareholder/

 

Microsoft fixes IE security flaw

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/1/5671878/microsoft-internet-explorer-windows-xp-update

 

Google Glass hardware costs about $150

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/04/ok-glass-how-much-do-you-really-cost/

 

News about Amazon’s smartphone

http://bgr.com/2014/05/01/amazon-smartphone-photos-kindle-phone-images-exclusive/

 

Amazon’s same-day service in SF and Dallas

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/1/5670630/amazon-offers-same-day-delivery-san-francisco-la-dallas

 

Target speeds switch to Chip and Pin

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/stung-by-data-breach-target-speeds-switch-to-chip-and-pin-card-readers/

 

6-Bit Byte

Yosemite bans drones

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/drones-banned-at-u-s-yosemite-national-park/

 

MIT bitcoin club giving $100 to all undergrads

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/29/5664512/mit-club-giving-100-usd-in-bitcoin-to-all-undergrads

 

Science News

Neutrinos might be the key to breaking the standard model

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/forget-the-higgs-neutrinos-may-be-the-key-to-breaking-the-standard-model/

 

TDH – Governmental Affairs

This week on the show I start by going over the news of the possible net neutrality reversal by the FCC, and move on the track of governmental affairs, from Pennsylvania’s sting on Uber and Lyft to SpaceX and their goal of an Air Force contract. Amazingly, Carnegie Mellon Computer Club successfully recovered some of Andy Warhol’s computer art from 1985. All that and more this week.

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FCC’s new opinion of Net Neutrality

https://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2014/04/fcc-changed-course-network-neutrality-here-why-you-should-care

 

Ride-sharing, and the cities they affect

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/as-ridesharing-firms-expand-cities-deploy-cops-in-sting-operations/

 

SpaceX sues Air Force to block contract award

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/04/25/spacex-sues-to-block-contract-award/8157667/

 

Microsoft becomes a phone manufacturer

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/microsoft-is-now-a-phone-company-as-nokia-deal-closes/

 

Apple’s iPhone sleep/wake button replacement

https://ssl.apple.com/support/iphone5-sleepwakebutton/

 

RasberryPi powered cell phone

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/man-uses-raspberry-pi-to-build-actual-working-cellphone-for-158/

 

Verizon relaying desktop browsing to Ad agencies

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-lazarus-20140425,0,2539606.column#ixzz2zvGVdsdK

 

Tech Giants agree to fund OpenSSL

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/tech-giants-chastened-by-heartbleed-finally-agree-to-fund-openssl/

 

Stanford’s password guidelines

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/04/stanfords-password-policy-shuns-one-size-fits-all-security/

 

Carnegie Mellon Computer Club finds Warhol images

http://studioforcreativeinquiry.org/events/warhol-discovery

 

Facebook Frackups

Facebook funds retrofit of Menlo Park police department

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/04/facebook-funded-silicon-valley-police-station-with-free-wi-fi-opens/

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/

 

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