TDH – Privacy: A Social Construct

This week on the show I talk at length about the comment from Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist about privacy. He claims that ‘privacy’ as we know it is an anomaly of society, and I say that is a bad argument for getting rid of it. I also rebuke Samsung’s idea of pre-installing anti-theft software on your smartphone, and we pour one out for WinAmp, which will be no more after December of 2013.

 

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Google’s Cerf, “Privacy may be an anomaly”

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/20/googles-cerf-says-privacy-may-be-an-anomaly-historically-hes-right

 

Microsoft’s Xbox One Launch

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/22/5132732/microsoft-takes-over-times-square-xbox-one-launch-photos

 

Jury give $290 million more to Apple in Samsung case

http://gigaom.com/2013/11/21/jury-awards-290-million-to-apple-in-retrial-over-samsung-patent-infringement/

 

Carriers reject Absolute Lojack

http://news.yahoo.com/carriers-reject-kill-switch-stolen-smartphones-225739166.html

 

FCC to consider allowing cell calls at 10,000 ft.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130812/fcc-to-consider-cellphone-calls-on-us-flights

 

Not getting charged for Spam Texts

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5131320/wireless-carriers-end-charges-for-spam-texts

 

Hydrobee to charge your phone off a river

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/22/hydrobee/

 

Raspberry Pi now includes Mathematica

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/21/5130394/raspberry-pi-includes-mathematica-wolfram-language-free

 

The end of WinAmp

http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/11/after-15-years-of-llama-whipping-aol-shuts-down-winamp-for-good/

 

TDH – Free Information

This week on the show, I jump into the policy decisions of the new FCC chair, Tom Wheeler, as well as a big win for access to information out of the eight year long court case regarding Google Books. We look briefly at a new technology to replace the credit cards burning a hole in your pocket, and how and where people are turning for their news these days. All that and more this week.

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New FCC chair

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/16/5108920/new-fcc-chairman-tom-wheeler-starts-term-on-pro-consumer-note

Google wins book scanning case under Fair Use

http://gigaom.com/2013/11/14/google-wins-book-scanning-case-judge-finds-fair-use-cites-many-benefits/

IBM releases Watson API

http://gigaom.com/2013/11/14/have-at-it-programmers-ibm-makes-watson-available-via-api/

Amazon enters virtual desktop space

http://www.zdnet.com/amazon-want-you-to-run-windows-7-on-its-cloud-with-workspaces-7000023170/

Coin: to replace your wallet

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/14/5103820/coin-electronic-card-to-hold-all-your-credit-cards

CBS to air JFK footage

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/16/5111096/cbs-stream-four-days-of-its-live-coverage-of-president-kennedys

6-bit byte:

Adobe password leak turns into crossword, yet another thing that exists only because XKCD

http://www.theverge.com/2013/11/16/5111750/adobes-colossal-security-leak-becomes-a-playable-crossword-puzzle

Facebook Frackups

Facebook bids $3Billion for Snapchat

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/11/13/snapchat-spurned-3-billion-acquisition-offer-from-facebook/

People turn to multiple social news outlets.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/11/14/pew-study-social-media-news/3544443/

Science News:

Dramatic improvement of conductivity

http://news.wsu.edu/2013/11/14/accidental-discovery-dramatically-improves-electrical-conductivity/#.Uojs_8SkppU

TDH – NQS (Not Quite Speechless)

This week on the show I am left, not quite speechless regarding a couple of things, some of which are rather scary when you extrapolate the precedent, like the loss of your 4th amendment rights if you auto-identify as a hacker, or the high frequency spread of BIOS level malware. We explore what it means for the Obama administration to partner with reliability engineers from Google, Oracle and Red Hat to fix the issues with healthcare.gov. Will we get to the bottom of the genes that express mathematical aptitude?

 

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healthcare.org calls on tech companies for fixes

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-31/google-oracle-workers-enlisted-for-obamacare-tech-surge-.html

 

Google Nexus 5 actually announced

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/31/nexus-5-announced-specs/

 

Cisco to open H.264 for WebRTC penetration

http://gigaom.com/2013/10/30/mozilla-will-add-h-264-to-firefox-as-cisco-makes-eleventh-hour-push-for-webrtcs-future/?t=t

 

New FAA guidelines to allow more device use

http://techcrunch.com/2013/10/31/new-faa-guidelines-permit-more-device-use-all-the-way-from-take-off-to-landing/

 

If you believe in the 4th amendment, don’t say you are a Hacker

http://www.digitalbond.com/blog/2013/10/22/call-yourself-a-hacker-lose-your-4th-amendment-rights/

 

NSA may be tapping Google and Yahoo’s fiber

http://allthingsd.com/20131030/how-the-nsa-may-be-tapping-yahoos-and-googles-fiber-optic-cables/

 

badBIOS, an innovative form of malware spread

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/10/meet-badbios-the-mysterious-mac-and-pc-malware-that-jumps-airgaps/

 

6-Bit Byte

DNA source of mathematical aptitude

http://www.nature.com/news/root-of-maths-genius-sought-1.14050

 

Google was bored at Nortel patent auction

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/02/dealtalk-nortel-google-idUSN1E7601QM20110702