TDH – 100th Show!

This week on the show Erik joins me, and it is just like old times! We talk about T-Mobile’s latest consumer oriented policy, the possible implications of the launch of the HTC One (M8) running Windows Phone. Discussion of the launch of Windows 9 turns toward human computer interfaces as we move into new Beacon “Stickers”. A little bit of security talk this week as well, it seems the NSA might be helping to harden Tor, which is actually a good thing. We hope you enjoy!

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T-Mobile offering year of free data to converts


HTC One (M8) Windows launch


Windows 9 coming on September 30th


Estimote Beacon Stickers


iPhone 6 already gets redesign


Apple to ship reversible USB cables


NSA might be tipping off Tor developers


Researchers hack traffic lights


TDH – Snowden’s Legacy

This week on the show, we discuss the net-neutrality comments the FCC received, how a smaller telco hopes to shape the wireless industry in Africa, and how Amazon is going to lock horns with Square. We take a quick glance at Twitter’s aim to better it’s anti-abuse policies, as well as Apple’s diversity report. The main focus is on Wired’s piece on Snowden, how the FCC hopes to crack down on spying, and what is the best protection you can get right now when it comes to securing your online breadcrumbs. Lastly, I look forward to the 100th show, which is coming up next week.

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A look at the FCC’s open internet comments


Twitter vows to improve policies


YouTube updates TV app


Africell aims to disrupt telco giants in Africa


Snowden, and his legacy


Tor for the rest of us, device demoed at Def Con


New FCC task force for illegal use of cellular data collection


Amazon going after Square and PayPal


Apple releases diversity numbers


Apple’s renewed focus on iPad


TDH – I will not mention Lyft/Uber again period

This week on the show, we discuss Sprint’s withdrawl from the T-Mobile purchase, how Samsung and Apple haven’t really gotten past their petty money issues, and Wikimedia Foundation’s list of pages removed from Google results in the EU. I spend a deal of time ranting about Lyft’s latest idea, which lead to the affirmation as the title of the show. Switching gears, we highlight a doctoral student here at CMU for her work humanizing robots of the future, and praise Yahoo and Google for promising compatible end-to-end email encryption in 2015. Don’t miss the supermoon tonight, but if you do, you can catch an encore early in September. All that and more this week!


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Sprint withdraws T-Mobile bid


Samsung and Apple drop legal disputes (outside US)


Lyft launching carpooling service


CMU Spotlight:  the humanization of robots


Public Wi-Fi in Russia to require personal info


WarKetteh: using household pets for wifi recon


Homeland security contractor hacked


Yahoo to team with GMail for end-to-end email encryption


Wikipedia reveals ‘right-to-be-forgotten’ removed links


6-Bit Byte:

Disney can turn anything into a spinning top


Science News:

Supermoon tonight!


TDH – A Show Plan

This week seems a little formulaic on the show. We follow up on the gender diversity stories from last week, eBay is beating Twitter and Google, our blood boils with revelations about the insecurity of the ubiquitous USB flash drives, and new policies and requests coming out of Russia, including registering popular online bloggers. Tor warned us this week of a possible attack in early July aiming to deanonymize users, and then we jump into product announcements. Apple will buy Swell, the podcasting app, Google is rolling out support for Hangouts for businesses, and there is a new player aiming to buy (part of) T-Mobile USA. All that and more this week!

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eBay’s gender diversity


BadUSB: USB is no longer safe


Russia begins registering bloggers


Russia asks Apple to submit code review


FISA court owns Verizon stock


UK’s ruling on ‘Right to be Forgotten’


Tor warns of attack to deanonymize users


Apple to buy Swell


Google Hangouts for business


Amazon going after Square


Iliad offer $15bill for majority of T-Mobile


6-bit Byte

HP contracts with Gilt for smartwatch


Hilton to replace keys with your smartphone


Science News:

Scientists investigate radio bursts from space