TDH – The Digital Hazard for OSX

This week on the show, I talk about some of the cool announcements out of Google’s I/O conference this past week, including the new form of phone unlock, and a refactoring of the runtimes in the OS. Also in Google news, they have begun compliance with the EU ‘right to be forgotten’ law. Meanwhile, Apple has discontinued Aperature, and plans to build a 4.7” iPhone. A potential win for the state of Missouri when it comes to personal security of digital communications. We talk about the NSA transparency report and Facebook’s attempt to recover bulk data that was turned over to New York state. All that and more!

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Google’s I/O conference this past week, Announces new unlock type


Android to move from Dalvik to ANT


Google Chromecast to jump air-gap, and talk to devices not on same network


Google begins removing search results under EU law


Apple discontinues Aperature


Apple to begin production of 4.7” phone


Simon & Schuster to make all ebooks available to libraries


NSA posts first full transparency report


Missouri to amend state consitiution to require warrant for digital searches


Linux continues to dominate supercomputer operating systems


Facebook Frackups:

Facebook tries to recover bulk data from New York law enforcement



TDH – Is Elon Musk Ironman?

This week on the show we talk about music in it’s latest incarnations, YouTube plans to block artist’s music videos if they don’t pay for the subscription service, but T-Mobile won’t be counting your music listening against your data usage on their plan. Google launches an initiative to get more young women interested in Computer Science, which I feel falls a little short of what it promises, but Google might be turning out the next generation of women coders for the drones that NASA is going to fly on Titan. We talk quite a bit about personal encryption and security, as we follow up with the TrueCrypt story and new revelations out of the UK regarding industrial strength data collection. A few FCC stories, regarding a bill in Congress to prohibit internet ‘fast lanes’ as well as the reason behind the largest fine the FCC has ever handed out. All that and a little more this week on the show.

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YouTube to block artists who don’t pay


T-Mobile to exempt music streams from data caps


Google launches ‘Made with Code’ for women in CS


TrueCrypt advises against forking codebase


Update on US Marshal’s Bitcoin auction


Elon Musk plans solar factory in Buffalo, NY

AT&T to be exclusive carrier for Amazon


Congress members propose bill to make FCC prohibit ‘fast-lanes’


FCC issues $34.9mil fine, largest ever


UK Intelligence revealed policy of surveillance of social network use


Pentagon to make the internet more secure from NSA spying


Science News

NASA to send drones to Titan


TDH – Full Address and Government Decisions

This week on the show, we speak at length about the recent news that the IPv4 addresses are essentially exhausted, as well as how FCC Chairman Wheeler wants to be able to preempt state laws for wireless broadband access. Tesla announces that all of it’s patents are free to be used by anyone, while the US Marshals Service holds auctions for the Bitcoins that were seized from Silk Road. Also of note, the 11th circuit court ruled that cellular location data can’t be obtained without a warrant, and NTT Docomo wants us all to use wearable SIM technology. I speak out nearly against the curation aspect of Amazon’s Prime Music service, in the context of it’s competitors, not Spotify or Rdio, but actual music on the radio. All that and a little more this week!

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IPv4 addressing is full


Feds to sell Bitcoins from Silk Road


Tesla’s patents are yours to use


Amazon launches Prime Music


Starbucks rolling out wireless charging tables


Warrantless cellular location tracking is illegal


NTT Docomo’s wearable SIM card replacement


Wheeler comments on broadband and state laws


Google just acquired Skybox Imaging for .5 billion


6-Bit Byte

School cancels reading program to stop ‘hacker culture’


TDH – Government Data Hogs

This week on the show, we talk at length about your data on the internet, and who and why they are interested in it. Hint: primarily to make a quick dollar. Specifically we make mention of Vodafone’s unprecedented multi-national review of secret data requests from governments, Microsoft’s call to the US government to end mass data collection and how Google’s new Chrome extension might help secure our emails. It is now official, Sprint has made an offer to buy T-Mobile, and like AT&T before it, we await regulator’s decisions. Turkish ISPs finally unblock YouTube, and Apple might ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack. All that and more this week.

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Netflix’s message to users: “Verizon is why your movie is slow”


Turkish ISP unblocks YouTube


Sprint to buy T-Mobile, officially


Apple to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack?


Amazon’s June 18th product announcement, and the tech behind it


Google to offer end to end Encryption


Microsoft calls on US Gov to end data collection


Vodafone reveals calls from governments for data


Secret Service contracting for sarcasm detector


6-Bit Byte

US Ambassador sworn in over Kindle, a script to keep Glass off your network


TDH – WWDC, Truecrypt’s future and some Google

This week on the show, I speak at length about what to expect out of Apple with all of the recent news of the company, and given that WWDC, starts Monday the 2nd. This is spurred on by Eddy Cue’s pronouncement that the coming cloud offerings are the best in a quarter century. Katie Cotton, one of the most influential communication execs in technology retired this week after 18 years of making Apple what it is. We dive into some of the theories surrounding the disappearance of TrueCrypt, which has for a decade been a standard for volume encryption. I speak against Rep. Bob Latta’s bill on Net Neutrality, and we talk about Google’s future moves in it’s ever expanding reach. All this and more this week.

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WWDC starts June 2nd

Eddy Cue touts best product line in 25 years

Katie Cotton ends tenure at Apple

Truecrypt no longer supported, not trusted to be secure

Bill to prohibit FCC reclassification

Turkish court rules access to YouTube not to be restricted

Europe’s right to be forgotten and Google

Google’s Self-driving car

Google to buy Dropcam, signalling home automation?

Facebook Frackups:

Facebook and pop culture

Science News:

Photonic crystals signal new developments in RAM technology

TDH – Good News for the Internet

This week on the show, I have two stories that continue my resolve when it comes to the power of the internet to be a resource of information for the human race. Specifically, the Wayback Machine surpassed 400 Billion indexed sites last week, and a UN report says that 40% of the world’s population will be internet users by the end of 2014. We also discuss what Apple’s purchase of Beats can and will mean, as well as one of Google’s new acquisitions, Appetas. throttles the FCC, and the band Vulfpeck runs a scam on Spotify. Happy Mother’s Day!
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SpaceX Injunction dissolved’s Wayback surpasses 400 billion indexes sites


UN Reports 3 billion users by end of year


Apple = Beats + $3.2 Billion


A Second (and third?) HTC-made Nexus device


Google’s new GMail


Google buys Appetas


Webhost throttles FCC as act of protest


Hacking aboard Aircraft Carrier


6-Bit Byte:

Band Scams Spotify


Vibram loses class-action


TDH – Announcements All Around

This week on the show, we talk briefly about the injunction that SpaceX was granted against the United Launch Alliance on account of the Russian sanctions, as well as Target’s accelerated attempts to switch to Chip and Pin credit card security. We talk some Amazon news, shots of their new phone and expanded same-day delivery. Also the hardware cost of Google Glass, it may surprise you. All that and more this week on the show.


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SpaceX says rocket purchases violate Russian sanctions


SanDisk announces 4TB SSD


Bill Gates no longer Microsoft’s largest shareholder


Microsoft fixes IE security flaw


Google Glass hardware costs about $150


News about Amazon’s smartphone


Amazon’s same-day service in SF and Dallas


Target speeds switch to Chip and Pin


6-Bit Byte

Yosemite bans drones


MIT bitcoin club giving $100 to all undergrads


Science News

Neutrinos might be the key to breaking the standard model


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


Ride-sharing, and the cities they affect


SpaceX sues Air Force to block contract award


Microsoft becomes a phone manufacturer


Apple’s iPhone sleep/wake button replacement


RasberryPi powered cell phone


Verizon relaying desktop browsing to Ad agencies,0,2539606.column#ixzz2zvGVdsdK


Tech Giants agree to fund OpenSSL


Stanford’s password guidelines


Carnegie Mellon Computer Club finds Warhol images


Facebook Frackups

Facebook funds retrofit of Menlo Park police department

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


Heartbleed vulnerability further exploited


The end of password based authentication?


Apple confirms aftermarket CarPlay support


Digital Public Library of America to add millions of records


Nike denies FuelBand shutdown


Longaccess is a new long-term digital storage solution

Followup to the Pono Player


In honor of Record Store Day, let’s talk about vinyl


Facebook Frackups:

Facebook’s friend model, and how we’ve changed


Facebook on the World Cup


Science News

Saturn’s new moon


Hunger and self-control, how Voodoo dolls showed the connection


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


Ad cookies Trace Internet Activity


Google’s Trademark “Glass”


Steve Jobs email about Samsung strategy


Conservatives slam Mozilla


Tesla model S Internal Network


webOS team releases interface to community


Science News:

Royal Society of Canada concludes wi-fi is safe


NASA suspends contact with Russia


Exotic materials exhibit super-symmetry



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