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

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/25/google-makes-phone-logins-easier-with-personal-login-feature-for-android-l/

 

Android to move from Dalvik to ANT

http://phandroid.com/2014/06/25/android-l-migrates-to-art-runtime-abandons-dalvik/

 

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

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/26/5846726/chromecast-will-use-ultrasonic-sounds-to-connect-nearby-devices

 

Google begins removing search results under EU law

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/26/5844982/google-begins-removing-search-results-under-EU-right-to-be-forgotten

 

Apple discontinues Aperature

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/27/apple-to-cease-development-of-aperture-and-transition-users-to-photos-for-os-x/?ncid=rss

 

Apple to begin production of 4.7” phone

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-24/apple-s-big-iphones-said-to-start-production-next-month.html

 

Simon & Schuster to make all ebooks available to libraries

https://gigaom.com/2014/06/26/simon-schuster-makes-all-its-ebooks-available-to-libraries-following-successful-trial/

 

NSA posts first full transparency report

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/27/5849618/the-nsa-just-posted-its-first-ever-transparency-report

 

Missouri to amend state consitiution to require warrant for digital searches

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/23/missouri-may-amend-its-constitution-to-require-warrant-for-digital-searches/

 

Linux continues to dominate supercomputer operating systems

http://www.zdnet.com/linux-dominates-supercomputers-as-never-before-7000030890/

 

Facebook Frackups:

Facebook tries to recover bulk data from New York law enforcement

http://www.networkworld.com/article/2401462/facebook-tries-to-recover-bulk-user-data-seized-by-new-york-law-enforcement.html

 

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

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/17/5817408/youtube-reportedly-block-videos-indie-artists

 

T-Mobile to exempt music streams from data caps

http://gigaom.com/2014/06/18/t-mobile-exempts-music-streaming-from-its-data-plans-partners-with-rhapsody/

 

Google launches ‘Made with Code’ for women in CS

http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/06/19/google-launches-made-code-initiative-encourage-girls-code-backed-50m-pledge/

 

TrueCrypt advises against forking codebase

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/06/following-truecrypts-bombshell-advisory-developer-says-fork-is-impossible/

 

Update on US Marshal’s Bitcoin auction

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/us-marshal-hits-reply-all-reveals-those-interested-in-anonymous-bitcoin-auction/

 

Elon Musk plans solar factory in Buffalo, NY

http://blog.timesunion.com/business/tesla-founder-has-plans-to-make-solar-panels-in-ny/60493/

AT&T to be exclusive carrier for Amazon

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/18/att-will-sell-amazons-fire-phone-for-199-on-a-2-year-contract/

 

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

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/17/5817258/new-net-neutrality-bill-would-make-the-fcc-stop-internet-fast-lanes

 

FCC issues $34.9mil fine, largest ever

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/19/5824344/fcc-issues-signal-jammer-seller-largest-fine-ever-34-9-million

 

UK Intelligence revealed policy of surveillance of social network use

https://www.privacyinternational.org/press-releases/uk-intelligence-forced-to-reveal-secret-policy-for-mass-surveillance-of-residents

 

Pentagon to make the internet more secure from NSA spying

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/16/5814776/the-pentagon-is-building-ways-to-make-the-internet-more-anonymous

 

Science News

NASA to send drones to Titan

http://rt.com/usa/167124-nasa-send-quadcopter-drone-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

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/06/with-the-americas-running-out-of-ipv4-its-official-the-internet-is-full/

 

Feds to sell Bitcoins from Silk Road

http://www.cnet.com/news/feds-to-hold-a-bitcoin-auction-for-seized-silk-road-money/

 

Tesla’s patents are yours to use

http://thenextweb.com/dd/2014/06/12/tesla-tells-automotive-world-go-ahead-use-patented-technolgy/

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/all-our-patent-are-belong-you

 

Amazon launches Prime Music

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/12/5802898/amazon-prime-music-features-pricing

 

Starbucks rolling out wireless charging tables

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/12/5801716/starbucks-rolling-out-powermat-wireless-chargers-nationwide

 

Warrantless cellular location tracking is illegal

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/11/5801238/warrantless-cellphone-location-tracking-illegal-us-court-rules

 

NTT Docomo’s wearable SIM card replacement

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/10/5792024/docomo-portable-sim-wearable-authentication

 

Wheeler comments on broadband and state laws

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/state-laws-deprive-americans-of-broadband-internet-fcc-chairman-says/

 

Google just acquired Skybox Imaging for .5 billion

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/10/google-acquires-skybox-imaging-satellites/?ncid=rss_truncated

 

6-Bit Byte

School cancels reading program to stop ‘hacker culture’

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/06/school-bans-cory-doctorows-novel-for-lauding-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”

http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/4/5778770/netflix-warning-members-when-service-providers-cause-bad-speeds

 

Turkish ISP unblocks YouTube

http://mashable.com/2014/06/03/turkey-unblocks-youtube/

 

Sprint to buy T-Mobile, officially

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/tmobile-sprint-corp-idUSL1N0OL2MT20140605

 

Apple to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack?

http://www.engadget.com/2014/06/04/lightning-headphone-spec/

 

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

http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/05/amazons-3d-smartphone-is-powered-by-omrons-face-sensing-tech/

 

Google to offer end to end Encryption

http://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/bits/2014/06/03/google-offers-new-encryption-tool/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hpw=&rref=technology&_r=0

 

Microsoft calls on US Gov to end data collection

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/microsoft-calls-u-s-end-bulk-data-collection-stop-data-center-hacking/

 

Vodafone reveals calls from governments for data

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/06/vodafone-reveals-secret-wires-allowing-state-surveillance

 

Secret Service contracting for sarcasm detector

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/06/03/the-secret-service-wants-software-that-detects-social-media-sarcasm-yeah-sure-it-will-work/

 

6-Bit Byte

US Ambassador sworn in over Kindle

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/06/02/a-u-s-ambassador-was-just-sworn-in-on-a-kindle/

 

Glasshole.sh, a script to keep Glass off your network

http://www.wired.com/2014/06/find-and-ban-glassholes-with-this-artists-google-glass-detector/?mbid=social_gplus

 

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

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/30/what-to-expect-at-apples-wwdc-2014/?ncid=rss

Eddy Cue touts best product line in 25 years

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/29/5759262/apples-cue-weve-got-the-best-product-pipeline-in-25-years

Katie Cotton ends tenure at Apple

http://recode.net/2014/05/30/goodbye-to-all-that-today-is-katie-cottons-last-day-at-apple/

Truecrypt no longer supported, not trusted to be secure

http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/05/bombshell-truecrypt-advisory-backdoor-hack-hoax-none-of-the-above/

http://steve.grc.com/2014/05/28/whither-truecrypt/

https://www.grc.com/misc/truecrypt/truecrypt.htm

Bill to prohibit FCC reclassification

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2303080/bill-would-prohibit-fcc-from-reclassifying-broadband-as-utility.html

Turkish court rules access to YouTube not to be restricted

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-27623640

Europe’s right to be forgotten and Google

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/googles-right-to-be-forgotten-response-is-disappointingly-clever/

Google’s Self-driving car

http://www.cnet.com/news/google-unveils-self-driving-car-sans-steering-wheel/#ftag=CAD590a51e

Google to buy Dropcam, signalling home automation?

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/26/5753026/google-and-nest-considering-home-security

Facebook Frackups:

Facebook and pop culture

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/facebooks-year-tv/

Science News:

Photonic crystals signal new developments in RAM technology

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/photonic-crystals-used-to-make-optical-ram/

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. NeoCities.org throttles the FCC, and the band Vulfpeck runs a scam on Spotify. Happy Mother’s Day!
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SpaceX Injunction dissolved

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/spacex-injunction-dissolved-us-can-buy-russian-rockets-for-space-launches/

 

Archive.org’s Wayback surpasses 400 billion indexes sites

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2014/05/09/wayback-machine-passes-400-billion-indexed-webpages-covering-web-late-1996-hours-ago/

 

UN Reports 3 billion users by end of year

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/7/5690764/the-internet-will-have-almost-3-billion-users-by-the-end-of-the-year

 

Apple = Beats + $3.2 Billion

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/9/5698158/what-apple-is-really-buying-with-beats

 

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

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/05/htc-made-nexus-device-shows-up-in-android-source-code/

 

Google’s new GMail

http://www.geek.com/apps/google-is-testing-new-web-based-gmail-features-1593555/

 

Google buys Appetas

http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/07/to-battle-yelp-google-buys-appetas-a-website-builder-for-restaurants-will-shut-it-down/

 

Webhost throttles FCC as act of protest

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/web-host-gives-fcc-a-28-8kbps-slow-lane-in-net-neutrality-protest/

 

Hacking aboard Aircraft Carrier

http://www.wired.com/2014/05/navy-sysadmin-hacking/

 

6-Bit Byte:

Band Scams Spotify

http://gawker.com/an-enterprising-band-made-20-000-scamming-spotify-1573217228

 

Vibram loses class-action

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/vibram-required-to-stop-all-health-claims-about-its-fivefinger-shoes/

 

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

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/05/spacex-says-rocket-purchases-violate-russian-sanctions-gets-injunction/

 

SanDisk announces 4TB SSD

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/print/9248070/SanDisk_announces_4TB_SSD_hopes_for_8TB_next_year

 

Bill Gates no longer Microsoft’s largest shareholder

http://www.geekwire.com/2014/milestone-bill-gates-longer-microsofts-largest-shareholder/

 

Microsoft fixes IE security flaw

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/1/5671878/microsoft-internet-explorer-windows-xp-update

 

Google Glass hardware costs about $150

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/04/ok-glass-how-much-do-you-really-cost/

 

News about Amazon’s smartphone

http://bgr.com/2014/05/01/amazon-smartphone-photos-kindle-phone-images-exclusive/

 

Amazon’s same-day service in SF and Dallas

http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/1/5670630/amazon-offers-same-day-delivery-san-francisco-la-dallas

 

Target speeds switch to Chip and Pin

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/04/stung-by-data-breach-target-speeds-switch-to-chip-and-pin-card-readers/

 

6-Bit Byte

Yosemite bans drones

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/05/drones-banned-at-u-s-yosemite-national-park/

 

MIT bitcoin club giving $100 to all undergrads

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/29/5664512/mit-club-giving-100-usd-in-bitcoin-to-all-undergrads

 

Science News

Neutrinos might be the key to breaking the standard model

http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/04/forget-the-higgs-neutrinos-may-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

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/

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/

 

 

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