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/

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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/