TDH – Not to Scare You

This week on the show, I talk about some scary topics, like how a botnet may be forming by taking over WordPress instances, how a Russian supercomputer company has been put on a nuclear interest blacklist, along with many universities. I mention the birthday that manned spaceflight has recently had, and why I feel that Eric Schmidt’s goal of worldwide internet connectivity by 2020 is a little far-fetched. Enjoy!

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DOJ warns against letting AT&T and Verizon beat up smaller companies

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/04/dont-let-verizon-att-run-roughshod-over-smaller-carriers-doj-warns/

T-Mobile’s “revolution” with the iPhone 5

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57579466-71/t-mobiles-iphone-5-ad-is-a-low-budget-revolution/

Google Street View’s hyperlapse

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/04/hack-google-street-view-images-into-a-movie-with-a-hyperlapse-tool/

Eric Schmidt predicts the world online by 2020

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57579492-93/schmidt-predicts-entire-world-online-by-2020-is-he-right/

Huge WordPress attack could lead to botnet

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/huge-attack-on-wordpress-sites-could-spawn-never-before-seen-super-botnet/

US includes Russian supercomputer company in nuclear threat list

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/04/us-adds-russian-supercomputer-maker-to-list-of-nuclear-threats/

US, China agree to work on cybersecurity

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/13/us-china-us-cyber-idUSBRE93C05T20130413

 

6-bit Byte:

Microsoft tells Win7 users to rollback update

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/microsoft-tells-windows-7-users-to-uninstall-faulty-security-update/

Bitcoin Derivatives

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/04/taming-the-bubble-investors-bet-on-bitcoin-via-derivatives-markets/

Winkelvii claim 1% of all Bitcoins

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/04/winklevii-say-they-own-1-percent-of-all-bitcoins/

Facebook Frackups:

HTC First: the Facebook phone

http://marketingland.com/htc-first-facebook-fairsearch-android-39507

Facebook Home, the second coming of Facebook?

http://money.cnn.com/2013/04/11/technology/facebook-zuckerberg-home.pr.fortune/

Science News:

Boeing’s X-48C passes final flight

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11386_3-57579449-76/boeings-futuristic-x-48c-makes-final-flight/

Manned spaceflight celebrates a birthday

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/happy-birthday-manned-spaceflight/

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