TDH – Policy Heavy

This week on the show I talk about a fair number of policy and governmental programs, as well as the possible public reactions to the decisions, things from the $10 billion per year crypto-cracking program and the FISA orders to the useage spike of Tor in recent weeks. Stick around for a defense of STEM graduates and I’m sure we will talk about tech products next week on the show.

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Text-based Bug fixed for 10.9 and iOS 7

http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/29/text-based-bug-that-crashes-apps-in-os-x-10-8-ios-6-discovered-fixed-in-os-x-10-9-and-ios-7/

iPhone 5S on September 20th?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/27/iphone-5s-release-date_n_3796403.html

Google’s smartwatch WIMM

http://gigaom.com/2013/08/30/google-wimm-labs-smartwatch-acquisition/

Gag order on Google and Microsoft regarding FISA orders

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/08/us-wont-let-microsoft-google-reveal-more-data-on-fisa-orders/

$10 Billion in Federal crypto-cracking program

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/feds-plow-10-billion-into-groundbreaking-crypto-cracking-program/

Tor usage spike

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/08/tor-usage-doubles-in-under-a-week-and-no-one-knows-why/

New Zealand abolishes software patents

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2013/08/29/new-zealand-just-abolished-software-patents-heres-why-we-should-too/?tid=rssfeed

Facebook Frackups

Attention seekers on Facebook

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/30/active-facebook-users-crave-approval_n_3843094.html

Science News

STEM is going strong

http://spectrum.ieee.org/at-work/education/the-stem-crisis-is-a-myth

Milky-way Black Hole is a picky eater

http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/08/the-milky-ways-black-hole-like-cookie-monster-loses-more-than-it-eats/

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