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/

 

TDH – Governmental Cognitive Dissonance

This week on the show I speak to more egregious violations of citizen’s privacy via NSA initiatives, either current or former, as well as some good will to be earned back by distributing the DNS root. I get frustrated with Neil Young’s desire to include ultra-sonics in your music, but you can have Brian Greene explain String Theory to you for free.

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Sprint owner vows price war if it buys T-Mobile

http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/03/sprint-owner-vows-massive-price-war-if-it-can-buy-t-mobile/.

 

NATO websites DDoS’d over Crimea

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/16/us-ukraine-nato-idUSBREA2E0T320140316

 

Stanford CS Students Meta-data Report

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/march/nsa-phone-surveillance-031214.html

 

NSA’s Facebook Malware Tool

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/03/15/nsa-facebook-malware-turbine-non-denial-denial/

 

CIA-Senate Spying Clash

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/15/290410093/senate-cia-clash-goes-behind-closed-doors

And the irony therein

https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security-technology-and-liberty/sen-dianne-feinsteins-nsa-reforms-bad-privacy-bad

 

US to give up control of DNS root

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/03/in-sudden-announcement-us-to-give-up-control-of-dns-root-zone/

 

Neil Young’s Pono Player on Kickstarter

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/neil-young-endorsed-music-player-kickstarts-past-1-6-million/

And why it is worthless:

http://evolver.fm/2012/10/04/guest-opinion-why-24192-music-downloads-make-no-sense/

 

Science News:

Learn Physics from World Science University for Free

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/03/world-science-university-wants-to-teach-you-physics-for-free/

 

TDH – Know Where You Get Your Info

This week on the show, I talk at length, and keep returning to the message of where information comes from, who you can trust with it, and why you might not want to. This conversation was spurned on by the new handsets announced at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona this past week, as well as the RSA conference, and the counter-conference TrustyCon in San Francisco also this past week. We learn about a major win for the 4th Amendment in Texas as well as particle physicists’ desire for more powerful supercolliders.

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Ferrari, Volvo And Mercedes to unveil iOS in car

http://9to5mac.com/2014/02/28/ferrari-volvo-and-mercedes-to-unveil-first-ios-in-the-car-integrated-vehicles-next-week/

 

RSA Conference this past week

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/at-the-rsa-security-conference-things-get-testy-and-then-they-get-awkward/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

 

Mt. Gox collapse, and Bitcoin Regulation

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/technology/mt-gox-collapse-spurs-calls-to-regulate-bitcoin/2014/02/28/df44f5c6-a0b7-11e3-a050-dc3322a94fa7_story.html

 

Open Cellular technologies for developing nations

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/cellulars-open-source-future-is-latched-to-tallest-tree-in-the-village/

 

FBI & Secret Service cellular interception via Google Maps

http://valleywag.gawker.com/how-a-hacker-intercepted-fbi-and-secret-service-calls-w-1531334747

 

In Texas, if you are in jail, your call records are safe

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/02/texas-appeals-court-says-police-cant-search-your-phone-after-youre-jailed/

 

Blackphone Followup:

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/02/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-security-focused-blackphone/

 

Boeing’s Deep Black (a la Blackphone)

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/02/deep-black-more-details-on-boeings-new-secure-android-smartphone/

 

6-bit Byte:

Twitch beats Pokemon

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/twitch-beats-pokemon-the-next-adventure-begins-sunday/

 

Science News:

Revival of the SSC, in search of more POWER

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/02/physicists-start-thinking-beyond-the-lhc-consider-reviving-the-ssc/