TDH – I’m not a lawyer

This week on the show, I talk briefly about the reparations that Sony is paying out as a result of the 2011 PlayStation Network hack, how Amazon has quite a bit of cash flow, and what Apple’s Public Beta of OSX Yosemite might mean for the desktop experience. We dive into why Twitter, Google and Facebook having a 70/30 gender split in their workforce might not be as evil as you might think, how judges don’t seem to understand how warrants work, and the fact that Apple just patented a wristwatch. I also freely admit that I’m no lawyer.

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Sony to pay for PSN hack in 2011


Less than one-third of Twitter employees are women


Amazon misses sales projections, still rakes in lots of money


Amazon announces Amazon Wallet, aiming to transition into offline point-of-sale transactions?


Judge’s warrant could undermine personal email security


Deaf advocacy groups don’t want Verizon’s accessibility argument against net-neutrality to stand


OSX Yosemite Public Beta released this week


Apple granted broad patent for the iTime wristwatch


Science News

You could have a Terabyte of memory in your phone


Japan’s Prime Minister wants a robot Olymics in 2020 alongside Tokoyo games


TDH – Confusion and Sadness

This week on the program, we start off by talking about technology that needlessly makes life ‘simpler’, Keurig’s new anti-copying K-Cup system and GE’s foray into Phillip’s smartphone controlled lighting market. Nielsen reports what we already suspected, that streaming is taking market control from downloads, at least in the US, and Google’s anti-webspan chief, Matt Cutts is taking leave for a few months. After talking about DARPA’s emergency response robot challenge, we go into examples of things that are threats to the open internet by 2025, misuse of the ECJ’s ‘right to be forgotten’, and revelations about how little you have to do for the NSA to follow up on your internet traffic. You also might want to steer clear of Facebook, especially if your mood is volatile. All this and more this week!
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Keurig’s DRM for Coffee


GE to get into the smart lights market


Music Streaming continues market hold


What will kill the free internet by 2025


Google’s anti-spam chief to take some time off


DARPA sets finals for robotics challenge


BBC doesn’t want Merrill Lynch article to be ‘forgotten’


Goldman Sachs got Google to delete a ‘sensitive’ email


Simple file encryption


NSA targeting any private conscious individuals


Facebook Frackups:

Privacy Group files over Facebook’s mood experiment